Bonnie and Clyde is playing right now and it’s not really holding my attention. All I’ve read about it is that it’s taking license with the history of Bonnie and Clyde. No shit, really? A Lifetime bio-pic that plays fast and loose with the facts? Never fucking happen. If you’re looking for that, don’t tune into Lifetime, no matter what other cable networks are simulcasting it, shit. But it got me to thinking about John Dillinger.
John Dillinger was a product of his generation. He was the best and the worst the depression brought out in Americans. The country was in a shambles, everybody owed money, the banks were corrupt and suckered people into predatory loans, politicians were corrupt and didn’t give a shit about anything but getting themselves back in office. Sound familiar?