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2003-04-22 11:05:30 PM  
Wil: Laugh, or go insane. Or nail Ozzy's daughter when she's not looking or acting like a whore. Or nail Christina Ricca anytime. Or....

I need to get a girlfriend. It would so rock to touch an actual girl!
2003-04-22 11:07:03 PM  
"I'll take 'Really bad ideas' for $500, Alex."
2003-04-22 11:07:39 PM  
Venturi_Effect keeping wil on the straight and narrow with friendly reminder... either being a good friend, or malicious (and plotting) enemy!

2003-04-22 11:09:18 PM  
Jikel Mortan

Cochrane has efectively put race relations in this country back 50 years because of his whole "Black people don't commit crimes, it's all a frame-up by whitey." attitude. I try, I really try to be accepting and respectful towards people of color but everytime a black suspect who is baltantly guilty pulls the race card in order to generate enough self-guilt from the white jurors, it almost makes me want to bring back lynch mobs. Just look at the semi-racist comments this thread is making post. I usually never post crap like this but people like OJ tend to bring out the worst in me.

I hope the admins and mods understand that I am not really racist and this is just my way of explaining how much OJ pisses me off. Please, don't ban me over my criticisms of that monster. I feel just as hateful towards Scott Peterson.
2003-04-22 11:09:26 PM  
His son? WTF? The kid was about, what?--8 or 10 when this happened? That's just loony.

"If I did do it, it must have been because I loved her very much." Oh, yeah--this man needs a TV show. He could confess right on the air, and no one could do anything about it. Besides kill him, I mean.
2003-04-22 11:11:33 PM  
"How to Murder Your Wife And Get Away With It Because LA Just Had a Race Riot Last Year"

They need to shorten the name, though.
2003-04-22 11:12:00 PM  
From the Urban American TV Network Website:

Urban America Television is dedicated to serving Urban America with the latest programming and information desired by today's urban families. Our action packed programming includes the talk show Jon, Dr. Sherman C. Gee Allen, and many more. We feature daily movies by famous African American actors along with a first class Reality TV series featuring Crimestrike, State Police, and the Award winning Animal Rescue.

Ah, so "urban families" (WTF?!) want to see a reality show with a murderer? Really? Ooh- it does say that the shows will be "action-packed"... Maybe capturing the carnage on film will be enough to convict him next time (but I'm not betting on it, if he gets a jury lke last time).

Also, not to put too fine a point on it, but can we just be DONE with this "African American" shiate? Those who use that ludicrous nomenclature are easily as "african" as I am Eskimo (which is to say, NOT AT ALL).

2003-04-22 11:12:35 PM  

I think OJ's loss of his civil case will prevent any litigation against people that call him "murderer." If I am wrong, I am sure some legal-type Farker will correct me.

It disgusts me that OJ will profit from murdering the mother of his children and that poor guy.
2003-04-22 11:13:30 PM  
And to be fair, I say we airdrop Scott Peterson into some middle eastern country with harsh anti-american feelings. Who's left?
2003-04-22 11:15:14 PM  
As a friend once said to me, "A attractive and successful African-American isn't a black person; it's an ignorant person."

Works for me. I know of a few white people that are fit to be called this, including the aforementioned Scott Peterson.
2003-04-22 11:15:48 PM  
He should dress like Goucho Marx and name it "You Bet Your Wife".
2003-04-22 11:16:12 PM  
Emperer-Jay The prosecutor, Christopher Darden, wrote a book after that trial that totally reamed Cochran for the way he used race. Since Darden is black, it was a pretty interesting read. I guess Cochran accused Darden of being an Uncle Tom for the prosecutor's office, stuff like that. I hadn't read much about Cochran before that, but from that book alone he sounds pretty scummy.
2003-04-22 11:17:20 PM  
fark no.
2003-04-22 11:18:26 PM  
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2003-04-22 11:18:38 PM  
I might have my sources mixed up Cryinoutloud, but I believe Chris Darden was on Dennis Miller Live once and said close to what Jay has, that Cochran has pushed back race relations around 50 years. If I wasn't lazy git I would dig up a transcript.
2003-04-22 11:19:31 PM  
Ok, I've gotta ask Dualm4s...whats up with the monkies?
2003-04-22 11:20:16 PM  
The critics are going to slice this one to bits
2003-04-22 11:20:34 PM  
monkeys 0wn j00
2003-04-22 11:22:09 PM  
Other sponsors for the show:
K-Bar Knives
Bruno Magli Shoes (of course)
Kleenco, Inc. (specializing in removing blood stains)
Any others...?
2003-04-22 11:23:30 PM  
whatever the hell type of gloves he had, too
2003-04-22 11:23:51 PM  
04-22-03 11:20:34 PM Dualm4s
monkeys 0wn j00

No, monkeys raised me. What's up with the pictures? and don't lie, I'll throw poop.
2003-04-22 11:24:34 PM  
Done, done, on to the next one.
2003-04-22 11:25:01 PM  

Here is a link that talks a bit about that episode of "Dennis Miller Live".

[Geocities, so it will die soon.]
2003-04-22 11:27:15 PM  
What better way to sell the new Nichole Brown Simpson PEZ dispenser?
2003-04-22 11:28:36 PM  
It disgusts me that OJ will profit from murdering the mother of his children and that poor guy.

Imagine how the families of the dead ones feel. Those two Brown girls stalking and terrorizing O.J.--now that would be a show. They're both lookers too, or at least they used to be.
2003-04-22 11:29:39 PM  
OJ is intelligent, articulate and well read not to mention very urbane and used to scrutiny. I'm predicting absorbing television
2003-04-22 11:31:34 PM  

I'd blame the jury first, and the prosecution somewhat, really.

Cochran, as far as I know, merely put up a competent defence of a despicable worm -- which was his job. Since the bulk of the evidence pointed straight at his client's guilt, he played what might have been the only card he had -- relying on the sympathies of the blacks on the jury with the defendant, and their suspicion of The Man.

The jury, however, I'd blame rather harshly for positively responding to that ploy, and the prosecution for failing to convince them otherwise.
2003-04-22 11:32:51 PM  
2003-04-22 11:38:27 PM  
Well, think about it... What got the highest ratings in 95? That's right OJ Stabsons trial.
2003-04-22 11:39:40 PM  
He isn't going to sue someone for slander for calling him a murderer. He would be wasting money on a case he would certainly lose. Being found not guilty at trial does not mean that no one is allowed to call you names or they will automatically be guilty of slander.

Also, assuming he did prove his case to a jury that Wil or someone else slandered him, there is a matter of the damages. How much was OJ's reputation hurt by someone calling him a murderer? Not very much. Juries in cases like that usually award a dollar.
2003-04-22 11:41:15 PM  
If Wil kills OJ, will he get his own show?
2003-04-22 11:45:08 PM  
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2003-04-22 11:49:17 PM  
Dear OJ,

How do you murder people with those boxing gloves on your hand?

2003-04-22 11:49:30 PM  
OJ can't sue for slander for being called a murder since he lost that civil case that was brought against him for unlawful death. Basically that judge called him a murderer and made him pay money instead of going to jail.

Or was that overturned and I never heard about it?
2003-04-22 11:50:40 PM  
That was priceless in more than just the mastercard sense. I guess you will be doing exclusively film work.
2003-04-22 11:51:13 PM  
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If the show's not a hit, you must acquit.
2003-04-23 12:01:35 AM  
OJ didn't do it, cause i did!
wil [TotalFark]
2003-04-23 12:05:38 AM  
I think I'll be using the "Feh" defense.

oh, uh, allegedly killed them, i mean. allegedly got away with it. allegedly allegedly allegedly.
2003-04-23 12:07:38 AM  
You cant really blame Cochrane for OJ getting off. That is the job of the defence attorney. The people I would blame are the LAPD and the LA DA Office.

According to a documentary I saw a while back (I cant remember the name of it), on the night of the murder the same crime scene team went straight from the murder site to OJs home. This is a complete violation of procedure, because it makes cross-contamination much more likely.

They also found that blood samples taken from the crime scene contained a preservative. This preservative should only be used in samples taken directly from the suspect, while sample from the crime scene should be unadulterated. Finding the preservative in the samples from the scene meant either correct procedure was not followed or the samples had been swapped, deliberately or accidentally. As a result, the DNA evidence from the blood stains was considered unreliable.

There are numerous other examples of the prosecution team making errors. The system is set up so the burden of proof is on the prosecution (police and lawyers). Either through incompetence or deliberate evidence-tampering, they failed to make their case and OJ went free.

I personally believe he either did it or is protecting the person who did. However, so much evidence has been lost that I doubt we will every be able to tell for certain unless someone confesses.
2003-04-23 12:14:38 AM  
This show will be a cut above the other reality shows....
2003-04-23 12:15:05 AM  
O.J. is definately very twisted if he thinks hes gonna get good ratings. i mean he's a convicted murderer for Christ sake.. I just really feel bad for the kids mostly.. And i hope nobody watches his stupid lousy show.. I think Will got it right what he said about it.
Thats all
2003-04-23 12:23:33 AM  
Asshats, all of them.
2003-04-23 12:24:36 AM  
reality show? It's more like a one man Soprano's.
2003-04-23 12:25:17 AM  
this is a america, people will watch this show. They love killers! Btw, what's up with americans now-a-days? Why is OJ still walking? I thought christian fundimentalist take care of guys like this when the law doesn't. They must be too busy protestiong and/or killing abortion workers.
2003-04-23 12:25:34 AM  
The people responsible for this show should be drawn and quartered.

Hey Wil, perhaps OJ can give you a few pointers on how to butcher people....

/got nothing
2003-04-23 12:28:13 AM  
whatever the hell type of gloves he had, too

That would be Aris-Isotoner.

/reads too farking much
2003-04-23 12:30:10 AM  
Right now I'm waiting for TLBreer to jump in with his defense of OJ.
2003-04-23 12:41:14 AM  
Here's a positive spin, all the money he makes goes to pay off the judgement against him.
2003-04-23 12:41:55 AM  
I can't wait till the season finale when he murders the camera crew
2003-04-23 12:44:44 AM  
Actually Kitty he was never convicted although if evidence had been handled better and Mark Furman chose his words more carefully he may have been.
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