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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

O. J. Simpson's How to Get Away with Murder...Not!,or I'll take Celebrity Criminals for 200,Alex!

It was announced today that not only would O.J. Simpson have a book about the murders entitled"If I Did It,Here's How It Happened" out by November 30(just in time for holiday shopping!)but would also be interviewed in a two-part special on Fox later this month by his publisher,Judith Regan. If you're not sure what the subject matter of this book is,here's a description:

"O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes," the network said in a statement. "In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade."

Well,I guess Mel Gibson can breathe alittle easier now that he's been officially knocked out of the Crazy Celebrity Spotlight with this major league act of chutzpah. This should be quite a boon to comedians everywhere who have gotten such good milage from this whole thing over the years:

Just when you thought tastelessness has reached it's limits,there is yet another layer of scum to be scrapped off the bottom of the barrel and splattered forth for public consumation. Nevermind the did-he or didn't-he question for the moment-why would a man who has two young children by his deceased wife,put out a book about how he might have murdered their mother? Bad enough that this whole ordeal has probaly given them some horrific emotional scars but to compound that with this "well,if I really,really wanted to kill Mommy and her new boyfriend,I would've been smarter about it than those cops said"attitude is mind blowing.

I know that plenty of people will say"Hey,he has the right to tell his story! He was acquitted(in criminal court)." Yeah but if you're lucky enough not to go up the river for something that bad,is it smart to rock the boat? Even a crazy guy like Robert Blake,who had one of the worst alibis on paper,knows to stick to his lie!

Well,this special should get the all the high ratings(during November Sweeps,what a coincidence!)the network wants and the book may sell very well,for awhile. My curiosity is as peaked as the next person's but there are some things that even I don't want to stomach and this is definately where my gamepiece lands on Stop,Go Directly to PBS. Gear up,folks-this should be quite a sideshow for weeks to come.


Jake McCafferty said...

I heard he's trying to have the revenue from the book placed directly into his pension. Why? Apparently that's the only thing the Goldmans and Browns can't touch to fulfill their civil judgments against him.


Pop Culture Diva said...

My dad just asked where O.J. was. I hold him responsible for conjuring up the devil. O.J. is a pig. He needs to go sit down somewhere. Seriously. Enough.

Robin Brande said...

I hold the publisher responsible, just like all those parents out there who let their little girls participate in those sick beauty pageants. What the grown ups thinking?

lady t said...

What kills me about this(amongst other things)is that OJ's publisher Judith Regan has publicly stated that she considers this book"his confession". As Kyle's mom would say"WHATwhatwhat!"(Too bad South Park has just wrapped the tenth season up,I'd love to see them rip on this)