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Friday, April 25, 2003

It Must be Love?

This would be my luck: I'd finally find someone to marry, then...

Rapid Divorce for 'Gross Infidelity'
Thu Apr 24,10:05 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German couple have been given a quick divorce on the grounds of "gross infidelity" after the wife moved in with her new lover just four days after her wedding, a court said on Thursday.

"Normally couples must be separated for a year before a divorce can be granted," said presiding judge Christian Kropp in the town of Sondershausen, eastern Germany. "But given the extreme circumstances, we made an exception here."

The 19-year-old woman married the 25-year-old army sergeant on Dec. 21. On Christmas Day she left him to live with a man she had met five days before getting married.

This, incidentally is pretty much the story as how Jerry Seinfeld met his current wife, no joke.

She had literally just returned from her honeymoon, met Seinfeld, and figured he was a much better catch than the showbiz guy she already snared, so she dumped him. Not a peep of disgust on this from the general public, even though it was widely reported. Like O.J. Simpson, Seinfeld's on TV, so he can do whatever he wants and our culture will give him a pass on it. How nice.


Fair Use Notice


Is it just me, or do you also read the story below and see it as the perfect example of why our society is headed into the toilet???

Simpson Has No Plans for Reality Show

By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

LOS ANGELES - Contrary to widely circulated reports, O.J. Simpson said Thursday he won't be the star of a reality television show, but might consider becoming a news commentator for actor Robert Blake's murder trial.

"I have no plans in any way to do a reality show even though people have approached me about it," Simpson said in a telephone interview from his Miami home. "I'm not looking to do anything. I don't have agents out there looking for something for O.J."

Simpson said he's been contacted about a reality show that would chronicle his day-to-day life but he's not interested.

"There's no plans in the Simpson family to have any cameras coming in our house," he said.

But Simpson said he knows where the new reports came from: He's aware of video footage shot during his travels to a series of hip-hop concerts in 2001 and 2002.

"To be honest, this footage would get pretty boring," he said. "Maybe for a half-hour it would be interesting but not for a series."

He said the videos show him arriving at airports, signing autographs and talking at hip-hop concerts.

"I had a lot of fun," he said. "We were welcomed everywhere. But this was not meant to be shown anywhere except as rebuttal to those who say I'm a pariah."

Urban Television Network Corp., a Fort Worth, Texas, satellite and cable channel, and Miami production company Spiderboy International said they're planning to create 13 one-hour episodes of the show using archived footage of Simpson.

"We've got everything done, the reality show is coming," Spiderboy founder Norman Pardo said Wednesday. But Simpson's lawyer said he hadn't been contacted about it.

Urban America has about 70 affiliates and reaches 22 million households.

As for commenting on the Blake case, he said TV outlets have contacted him, but he declined to name them.

"I'd love to do it," he said. "I think I have a lot of insight. I don't know if he's guilty or not but I know there's no such thing anymore as innocent until proven guilty."

Blake is accused of murdering wife Bonny Lee Bakley in Los Angeles in 2001. He's free on $1.5 million bail and is scheduled for trial in October.

Simpson, a football Hall of Famer, was tried and acquitted of murder after the 1994 slayings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, but a civil jury later held him liable and ordered him to pay the victims' survivors $33.5 million. He hasn't worked since then because any money he makes could be seized to satisfy that judgment, which remains largely unpaid.

"I'm well aware of my situation," he said Thursday. "I didn't commit the crime and I don't think these people deserve anything. I'm not putting myself in a position of having to give them anything."

I've read five books on the subject.
Is there any sane person who doesn't think this guy got away with murder???


Sunday, April 20, 2003

Yeah! Let's Celebrate!!

It's TV-Turnoff Week!!


NPR You Crazy???

I've written about the pompous jerks at NPR and my local affiliate several times before (see this page and scroll down a bit).

I didn't renew my membership, for all the reasons mentioned in the 2/25 rant. The other day, in a mailing, they gave me another one...

In a solicitation to renew my membership, the geniuses at WVXU sent me a piece of paper with the usual pitch and check-boxes for me to select how much I want to donate for membership.

Keep in mind, the last time, I gave them the absolute minimum, $35. These - no joke - were the amounts they gave me to choose from:

__$ 5,003.23
__$ 51,123.23
__$ 52,123.23
__$ 53,123.23
__$ 54,123.23
__$ 55,123.23
__$ 56,123.23
__$ _____ Other

It's obviously some kind of clerical or computer error...but I'm tempted to fill-in the "Other" line with what I'll really be giving them: a sincere invitation to kiss my butt.