Worse Human Being: Mark Blount or Charles Manson?
Name: Charles Manson
Vitals: November 12, 1934 – Present
Famous For: Organizing a cult that would commit the famous Manson-Tate murders; being a complete psychopath.
Little Known Fact: Wanted to be a musician. He was actually a friend of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys recorded a song Manson wrote.
Case for Being a Terrible Human Being: Inspired this. Oh, and that whole cult/murder thing.
Name: Mark Blount
Vitals: November 30, 1975 – Present
Famous For: Being this person’s doppelganger; “playing” basketball; chewing gum; having concrete blocks in place of human hands.
Little Known Fact: Has actually recorded 21 rebounds in one game. No, really!
Case for Being a Terrible Human Being: The man doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anybody but himself. Put together a run of “slightly above mediocre-ness” long enough in the 2003-2004 season to trick the Boston Celtics into giving him a large contract (6 years, $39 Million), then proceeded to not put forth any effort again. Following a trade, he then proceeded to blast the Celtics for 16 points and 10 (!) rebounds in his first game against his former team, skipping down the court like a jackass and showing something that I almost mistook for emotion—before realizing it was Mark Blount and that he was incapable of such things (similar to rebounding).
Verdict: This is a tough one. Here we have a man who is responsible for unspeakable atrocities, of whose name brings about cringing for an entire group of people! And we also have Charles Manson, who seems like a pretty bad guy too. I don’t know. I guess I’ll say Manson. But not by much.