o.j. revisited

jailThe 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! trojan horseIt 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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