That tragic event is nothing more than a footnote in history to him. Yes, he chose a very bad analogy, but he could have chosen Jim Jones as well. He already had it in his mind that Zeus ate his children (death by an all powerful being) so cult killings and deaths would have been on his mind as he thinks of Coach as a cult type leader of his tribe.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
He mixed his Manson and Jim Jones analogies together. After saying he wouldn't be Sharon Tate, he said he wasn't drinking the kool-aid..... whatever, dude....
I had been pulling for him a bit since he was such an underdog, but I'm very ready to see him go at this point. His bit is played.
I was going to mention the "kool aid" reference as well.
Finally, Cochran is out of the game. He annoyed me to no end and now Ozzy has sent him packing. Good riddance!
He's too young to have lived through the Manson/Tate stuff...he knows there were murders, but the focus in later years has always been on the Manson/cult followers and the hold Manson had on them, not on the victims. He may not even know that Tate was so pregnant. Ditto the Jones/Kool Aid reference...he's probably only barely aware of the origins of the phrase, just has heard people say, "don't drink the Kool Aid" when they mean don't swallow what some leader says blindly. Could be wrong, maybe he's an avid true crime follower, but I'm guessing most people his age couldn't give you details on those crimes. He may go to Harvard Law, but that doesn't mean he's any more informed on the dramas of boomer era youth than his peers.
So I'm willing to cut him some slack on those references. Not that I don't think his peers (and he) SHOULD be better informed!
I am too young as well, but I was aware of it. To use it at all in relation to himself here is think was ignorant on his part.
"Irregardless? That's not even a real word. You're affixing the negative prefix 'ir-' to 'regardless', but, as 'regardless' is already negative, it's a logical absurdity!" ~Steve Smith
"Once I swore I would die for you, But I never meant it like this."
Hey Cochran, count me among those who love you! Looking forward to your Survivor return.
"When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."