The trap came disguised as a tweet, something about O.J. Simpson — the murders, renewed interest, disbelief. I read it by mistake and got sucked right back into the quagmire, dammit. I wasted the better part of a year consumed by that case and I’ve no desire to rekindle the flame.
Well, too late, I got the damn tweet and read it by mistake.
Tweet, ha! It was a Trojan Horse and before I knew it I was checking out Jeffrey Toobin’s The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson at the library. The whole way home I warned myself, ‘don’t do this, don’t do this, do not do this.’ I did it.
Long story short and good news, the spell’s been broken. Oh, I’m still cheesed and disgusted, but I’m not consumed. Heck, I even discovered a couple of fun tidbits. For example:
℘ F. Lee Bailey wears elevator shoes. He’s also a tax dodger and newly bankrupt.
℘ Robert Kardashian, infamous aider and abbettor, is the father of those Kardashians. He passed away in 2003.
℘ The Star Trek character of Spock is said to be based on William Parker, former chief of the LAPD. Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek’s creator, worked with Parker as a young police officer. Who knew?
℘ Marcia Clark is now an author, but so is O.J.
And now, I’m officially letting it go — the bloody gloves, the slow-speed chase, the sleazy ‘Dream Team’, Kato Kaelin, everything. I‘ll remember O.J.’s victims, however, and wish them peace.
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