An eagle-eyed Google-Fu-proficient TTAG reader found the incarcerated author of The Atlantic Monthly’s anti-gun agitprop on…wait for it…pof.com. Yup, the murderer (born 1977) is actively seeking a relationship on the Plenty of Fish dating service. To be fair, Johnlennon1977 lists his city as Attica, New York. Apparently, he’s a “lifeguard.” To be fair (again), I imagine one must guard one’s life fairly rigorously in prison. Anyway, here’s the main point: there’s no way that Mr. Lennon wrote that Atlantic pro-gun control ed without copious (unattributed) editorial intervention. Check out the spelling, punctuation and word choice in his “About Me” after the jump. Meanwhile, I’ve got a few choice words of my own for the Monthly’s editors: “panacea” my ass. Thanks for giving this killer a national forum for dissing Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Not . . .
I’m a NY City kid, grew up in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. I come from a good working class family, who are very supportive. I’m mostly Irish, tall, dark and handsome… winks and smiles. When discussing my past, Iam candid. In brief, I entertained a shallow, dopey lifestyle, and wound up with a whole slew of time, I do take full responsbility for my crimes. Accapting life on life’s terms was important to me. I’m sober, I don’t smoke, I exercise and try to live mind, body, and soul. im spiritual(not religious),does sound a bit cliche, but it works for me. Overall,I’m at a good place in my life; Im content. I would even venture to say-I’m happy. I mean, I’m not walking on clouds or anything As you can imagine, Attica can be a morbid place, but I try to detach from the physicality of it all and focus on my individuality. Education is awesome. I consume myself with reading and learning. I’m an avid student of the financial markets. However, I’m versatile, we can vibe and correspond about anything. I’d like to hear about your interests and goals and accomplishments. Writing is cathartic, so write and I’ll listen. Which brings me to materialize from this; I suppose I want to experience a relationship I’ve never experienced, but belive I deserve . So, if you’re funny, independent, ambitious and willing to break away from the norm, drop me a line.
John Lennon (04A0823)
Attica Correctional Facility