"This appeared in Rolling Stone with my essay about Columbine and is sort of a caricature of [Eric] Harris and [Dylan] Klebold taken from their high school photographs. I was making a statement about America, and it was definitely part of my reaction for being blamed for something like Columbine. I thought the title ‘Crop Failure’ was appropriate for several reasons. Columbine, some people might know, is a flower. And, obviously, [‘Crop’ represents] raising up your children and harvesting them properly. Something did go wrong here, and I think the farmers should be blamed, not the entertainers.” — Marilyn Manson (source) (link to essay in Rolling Stone)
On this day in 1997…
Dylan wrote his ninth journal entry. In it, he seems especially sad, angry, and suicidal. Read it here: (x)
Eric reprimands Arlene : "Baaaaaad!"
Dylan: "No, no, no!"
'Oooh god I HATE my life, I want to die really bad right now - let's see what I have that's good: A nice family, a good house, food, a couple of good friends, & possessions. What's bad - no girls (friends or girlfriends), no other friends except a few, nobody accepting me even though I want to be accepted, me doing badly & being intimidated in any & all sports, me looking weird & acting shy - BIG problem, me getting bad grades, having no ambition of life, that’s the big shit. Anyway…’ - Dylan Klebold’s Journal (4/15/97)