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“Nowadays Your Kids Would Get Taken Away….”

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Revenge to Ridiculousness: Healing Through the Absurd  

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Part 2: “Nowadays Your Kids Would Get Taken Away….”

In 1979 Nancy’s best friend, Jill Parenteau, was murdered by serial killer Rodney Alcala.

In the second part of Revenge to Ridiculousness, Nancy and Pitchforks discuss the now inconceivable freedom and lack of supervision that kids had when she and Jill were growing up in Eagle Rock, CA. She reveals for the first time since Jill’s death how she herself once came close to horror, and how she was able to deal with it.

Nancy describes Jill’s blossoming from an awkward child into a much sought-after teenager, and recounts some amusing anecdotes from their adolescence.