Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Something else that I just can’t ignore from this Monday & this weekend’s aftermath is the fact that we’re not getting the OJ TV special and “if I did it” book. Of course, I mean, you have to say this is a good thing, despite the sickening fact that OJ already got his money (I’m assuming), and the sad state of America fact that 99% of you mofos would have watched this thing and felt like shit guilty in the morning. But, what does it say about race relations, the discomfort that still exists between black and white, these two possibly yet probably not so diametrically opposed independent phenomonens, of mike Richards tossing out n-bombs (emphatically) like the paperboy on his route down main street, and OJ getting his mea culpa (with a twist) blocked from the voracious eyes of the jaded and emotionally unattached public, a public that has seen so many fake murders and fake atrocities and real horrors made to appear as digital copy that we absorb it like a sponge takes on water while you do your evening dishes. Not sure if that’s a question or a statement, but I know it has some kind of bite to it. Fuck it, good night.
update: I don't know, though, the more I think about it, I mean, part of it I think is that Jerry's a good guy and wants to pull kramer out of the gutter, but it is right before Christmas, right before the biggest shopping day of the year, and he's trying to pimp a new DVD that happens to have a guy on the cover of it that dropped about 80 consecutive n-bombs in a nightclub over the weekend, so, yeah, jerry does have quite a big chunk of change tied up in cleaning up Michael Richards' image, so, uh, I guess scratch his man of the year parade, at least for the time being. I still thought it was a nice gesture though, for all the good that it did, and I think it did a little. but Kramer's got more splainin and damage control to do and, frankly, there's just no way the world's ever gonna see him the same way again. I mean, lower & higher echelon public figures have been almost permanently castigated for much, much, less, some deservedly so and some not so deservedly so. this one is pretty deservedly, at least for a while and until some real and semi-intelligent contrition has been displayed, contrition that doesn't try to muddle up the issue with katrina references and antiquated use of terms like afro-american. shit like that makes him look evasive and ignorant. and if he's ever gonna at least semi-repair this disgrace, he's gotta come across on-point and aware. anyway, took some serious balls to show his face on live tv so soon after the shit-storm though. but point-blank, kramer, that was some fucked up shit, so get used to your pariah suit for a nice long spell. salud.