Wednesday, November 15, 2006

On Simpson's Book and Special

O.J. Simpson has produced a book and accompanying TV special called, If I Did It, Here's How It Happened. More great art from Judith Regan, publisher and TV magnate, it seems.

The entire premise of the book (and special) reminds me of an old Bill Cosby routine about shop class. A "clever" student puts a bullet in the furnace and it explodes. The teacher makes a couple of failed attempts to flush out the culprit. He then says something like, "Whoever would put a bullet in the furnace couldn't respect their mother very much."

That's more than the guy who did the deed can take. He calls out to the teacher, "I didn't put the bullet in the furnace and quit talking about my mother."

Simpson is trying to cash in on fascination with the case and his now-infamous celebrity to produce a book with a tortured premise. I hope he makes no money from the project, unless he needs the cash to pay off the wrongful death verdict rendered by a civil court.

(Ann Althouse doesn't like the grammar of Simpson's title.)

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