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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Killing Us (Not So) Softly

I have a feeling I’m not the first person to write about this. Nor will I be the last. Honestly, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed lately and haven’t had a chance to troll the blogs I enjoy or even major news sites, so this post may be overkill.

Sorry, that’s a poor choice of words.

You see, O.J. Simpson has written a book with the working title O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened, referring to the “unsolved” murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. O.J. is also scheduled to appear on Fox in an interview special airing in two parts on November 27 and November 29.

Many words come to mind—like “classy” and “tasteful,” albeit with the word “NOT” firmly before them. Simpson is making a mockery of the families’ suffering; he hasn’t said if any royalties will go toward the unpaid bulk of the $33.5 million wrongful death civil judgment he still has looming over him.

Don’t get me wrong. I support the U.S. justice system despite its flaws. I’d rather see someone who is probably guilty go free than see someone who is probably innocent be falsely imprisoned for life or murdered by the state.

But describing how you would have committed murders that most people think you got away with anyway is probably the most despicable thing he could do right now.

I shouldn’t say that—next thing you know, he’ll announce he’s recreating the crime with Nicole and Ron look-alikes.

At least NBC passed on the interview special opportunity, citing questionable taste. But not all publishers and networks see it that way, so I fear the precedent this will set—and the prospect of seeing these titles on the bookshelf:

Mark Foley, I Did Not Send Inappropriate Sexual E-Mails to Underage Congressional Pages … But If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, We Did Not Mean To Expose Janet’s Breast at the Super Bowl To Boost Our Careers … But If We Did It, Here’s How It Happened.

Bill Clinton, I Did Not Have Sexual Relations with That Woman, Miss Lewinsky … But If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.

Lee Harvey Oswald, I Did Not Take the Fall for a Vast Conspiracy To Kill President Kennedy … But If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.

Adolf Hitler, I Didn’t Kill Millions of Jews, Gypsies, and Others I Deemed ‘Undesirable’ … But If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.

Shame on you, O.J. You make me sick.

32 Comments:

At November 18, 2006 9:47 AM, Blogger Grafs replied to my musings ...

Exactly. How on earth did he think that we wouldn't see through it? I'm glad rules against double jeopardy exist, but sometimes...

 
At November 18, 2006 11:28 AM, Blogger cube replied to my musings ...

OJ is a narcissist. He misses the attention he used to have before the murders & now craves any attention, even if it's negative.

He is despicable, but so is the jury that allowed him to walk free.

 
At November 18, 2006 1:45 PM, Blogger Mimi replied to my musings ...

I think OJ's book is a big "F*%K YOU" to all of us. I wonder what his kids and family and friends who stuck by him think of it.

I think I agree with you that I would rather a guilty man go free than an innocent man in jail.

 
At November 18, 2006 3:31 PM, Anonymous Bruce replied to my musings ...

OJ- Be scared; be very scared. Fred Goldman will make you pay; I guarantee it...

 
At November 18, 2006 5:28 PM, Anonymous BarBarA replied to my musings ...

OJ is a friggin murderous sociopath and the woman who agreed to publish this crap should be ashamed of herself. I hate OJ. I have to see Nicole's grave often, she's buried next to my father. I used to find comfort in visiting his grave site...but now when I sit there all I can think of is that bastard OJ murdering her.

 
At November 18, 2006 8:38 PM, Blogger X. Dell replied to my musings ...

I particularly enjoyed the Lee Oswald reference. Appropriate for this time of year, don't you think? Especially in the D.C. area.

 
At November 18, 2006 9:30 PM, Blogger :P fuzzbox replied to my musings ...

He just disgusts the shit out of me.

 
At November 19, 2006 2:22 AM, Blogger Paige Burns replied to my musings ...

Agreed.

 
At November 19, 2006 11:31 AM, Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. replied to my musings ...

Good way to thread your way to Hitler! This whole debacle is just unreal. I don't know what to say. Maybe OJ got a fan letter from one of those killer fans and took it to heart...

 
At November 19, 2006 5:39 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

We seem to have consensus here--O.J. will NOT win the Nobel Peace Prize. Can anyone out there defend this??

-- david

 
At November 19, 2006 7:44 PM, Blogger Gyrobo replied to my musings ...

Fools! He's just trying to get into the real killer's head, so he can catch him!

 
At November 20, 2006 12:48 AM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

Justin and Janet was the best halftime show ever! Certainly the most tivo'd. halftime has been an AARP salute ever since

 
At November 20, 2006 2:39 AM, Blogger Ben replied to my musings ...

I agree David, he's treating the whole affair with disgusting contempt.

 
At November 20, 2006 7:53 AM, Anonymous LisaBinDaCity replied to my musings ...

He makes me sick too.

I am banking on karma handling this one...

 
At November 20, 2006 8:29 AM, Blogger Metal Mark replied to my musings ...

Maybe Axl Rose will put out a book called "My career is still furishing, but if I wanted to really screw it up then here's how I would do it..."

 
At November 20, 2006 11:15 AM, Blogger Curare_Z replied to my musings ...

DA you made me laugh about about a subject that's pretty much not funny. I can't defend him...because I think it's not only sick...but weird too.

 
At November 20, 2006 3:21 PM, Blogger KC replied to my musings ...

He's an attention-whore and a disgusting man.

 
At November 20, 2006 4:13 PM, Blogger KC replied to my musings ...

hey, I just read this in the news.

 
At November 20, 2006 5:41 PM, Blogger Grafs replied to my musings ...

Good...They nixed it. Maybe there is sanity somewhere in the world.

 
At November 20, 2006 8:58 PM, Blogger Trundling Grunt replied to my musings ...

Even the Fox people turned on this one, so it's dead. For now - they still have the tapes and (sad to say) I'm sure they'll appear sometimes.

Makes ya sick.

 
At November 20, 2006 9:40 PM, Blogger Mike replied to my musings ...

Yeah, I just saw that it's off for now too. He's a sick man.

 
At November 21, 2006 9:04 AM, Blogger OnMyWatch replied to my musings ...

I think they all decided to drop the idea because of your post, David. How does that make you feel? ;)

 
At November 21, 2006 9:50 AM, Anonymous fred charles replied to my musings ...

Fox finally came to their senses and dropped the book (after printing 400,000 copies) and whatever interviews were lined up. It's sad that they let it get that far.

 
At November 21, 2006 3:19 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Wow--I hadn't heard about the cancellation before seeing it here! I guess I should watch crappy entertainment news shows more often ... or perhaps this is a good thing.

OMW: I'd like to thank the Academy. And my parents, for teaching me the value of sticking to your guns. And all of my readers, for pretending that my posts matter ...

-- david

 
At November 21, 2006 6:14 PM, Blogger debbiecakes replied to my musings ...

Bravo, David. Even those Fox has decided to cancel the airing of the interview and sheepishly walk away with their fat foot in their mouth, what in the hell were they thinking? I would have loved to have been listening in on that meeting.

 
At November 22, 2006 2:03 AM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

David, lost to Dominic James(Richmond IN) led Marquette tonight, wtf happened?! It's really hard to root for Duke, but I am trying.

Have a nice thanksgiving!

 
At November 22, 2006 11:57 AM, Anonymous Rhea replied to my musings ...

Clever, clever.

 
At November 22, 2006 8:17 PM, Blogger The Phoenix replied to my musings ...

I'm glad the interview isn't going to happen. If we ignore OJ's stunts, maybe he'll hang himself.

 
At November 22, 2006 8:19 PM, Blogger Lee Ann replied to my musings ...

I am in total agreement!

Happy Thanksgiving sweetie!
Have fun and be safe!
~xo

 
At November 23, 2006 6:06 AM, Blogger goldennib replied to my musings ...

Can you imagine having him for a father?

Happy Thanksgiving.

 
At November 27, 2006 9:40 AM, Blogger starbender replied to my musings ...

hahahahaaa, I soooo luv your list! Brilliant!!!

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At December 05, 2006 4:45 AM, Blogger Mom of Three replied to my musings ...

So glad most of America were equally nauseated and both the movie and book have been pulled.

He deserves to rot in obscurity.

 

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