California Inspects Spector and cannot decide. There is more to this than meets the eye.
September 26, 2007 10:55 PM   Subscribe

California Where the Rich do Fine While the Poor are Doing Time "Hell, you got to live with it, there's nothing else to live with except mendacity, is there?" Big Daddy, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
posted by Rancid Badger (37 comments total)

 
I'm ashamed, Big Daddy. That's why I'm a drunk. When I'm drunk, I can stand myself.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:22 PM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]




Tragedy Travesty. Although it's both, really.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:25 PM on September 26, 2007


Well, he doesn't look guilty.
posted by stavrogin at 12:09 AM on September 27, 2007


California Where the Rich do Fine While the Poor are Doing Time

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but it's not just California.
posted by IronLizard at 12:30 AM on September 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


i say anyone who makes more than 500k a year is guilty of whatever we say he is
posted by pyramid termite at 12:35 AM on September 27, 2007


i say anyone who makes more than 500k a year is guilty of whatever we say he is

Poetry. I'm going to put that on a t-shirt.
posted by eclectist at 12:40 AM on September 27, 2007


I wish I could afford those kinds of lawyers. Shooting people sounds therapeutic.

And um... pyramid termite, I just decided to look, and I think this (June 24, 2004) was the last time you used a period at the end of a sentence, or a capital letter at the front. You used them for a whole year and a half before then. I will never be so anal as to ask you to change, but I have to ask – was it conscious? Because it sure is noticeable now. It is like a gleaming neon pyramid termite sign.
posted by blacklite at 12:51 AM on September 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Phil Spector's trial is a mistrial because rich people in California have more money than poor people? Is that what this FPP is?

[Flagged as incomprehensible]
posted by fandango_matt at 1:11 AM on September 27, 2007


blacklite, would you please consider being funnier in all of your comments. It's been like three years and I've been trying to hold myself back, but, I can only bottle my emotions for so long.
posted by stavrogin at 1:13 AM on September 27, 2007


blacklite: He sold his account on ebay?
posted by IronLizard at 1:13 AM on September 27, 2007


I'm not saying anyone needs to be lynched. And I really do need to be funnier. Just noticing. All we have here is text after all, there's not that much that stands out.
posted by blacklite at 1:43 AM on September 27, 2007


Could you compliment me a bit more? Would that kill you? And take out the trash before I ask you once in a while.
posted by stavrogin at 1:45 AM on September 27, 2007


And um... pyramid termite, I just decided to look, and I think this (June 24, 2004) was the last time you used a period at the end of a sentence, or a capital letter at the front.

if there was a nobel prize for online obsession, you'd have just won it
posted by pyramid termite at 1:52 AM on September 27, 2007


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posted by stavrogin at 2:03 AM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Romance in the making.
posted by IronLizard at 2:29 AM on September 27, 2007


It's not like it took a lot of time. I just clicked on your name, looked at a few comment dates pretty much at random, and noticed that instead of some kind of gradual transition it was just boom.

I just wondered if maybe that was the day your dot key broke.

/derail
posted by blacklite at 3:01 AM on September 27, 2007


At least he wasn't running dogfights!
posted by bukvich at 3:39 AM on September 27, 2007


re: blacklite's derail, sung to the tune of Dylan's "Desolation Row"

yes he received your letter yesterday
about the time the dot key broke
when you asked him how he was posting
was that some kind of joke
this mefite that you've mentioned
he does not punctuate
but that's not worth a derail
blacklite, you ought to wait
cause phil spector, man, he's walking
you must have something else to say
instead of going on about
how termite writes, okay?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:45 AM on September 27, 2007 [4 favorites]


BTW, in case any of y'all missed it, here's my big fat Phil Spector FPP, from earlier this month.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:54 AM on September 27, 2007


Phil will be vindicated. Remember, they tried to nail OJ Simpson but Truth won out.
posted by Postroad at 4:32 AM on September 27, 2007


the blacklite derail makes this thread. ;-)
posted by a3matrix at 5:36 AM on September 27, 2007


Maybe there's a music memorabilia store in Las Vegas with his albums and fake autographs. This could be only part one.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:17 AM on September 27, 2007


stavrogin, you magnificent bastard.

This is the problem with link padding. I clicked three or four of the links in this FPP, and I had no idea it was supposed to be about Specter until I came and actually started looking over the comments.

Anyway, if it's just a mistrial, they can just try again until they get an acquittal or a conviction.
posted by delmoi at 6:20 AM on September 27, 2007


Here's a shitload of full stops to make up for the last few years of mr termite's painful negligence (it's like punctuation offsetting):

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posted by chuckdarwin at 6:31 AM on September 27, 2007


So pt gets to buy punctuation offsets? Does Al Gore know about this?
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:50 AM on September 27, 2007


It's worse man. These are voluntary offsets! What good will that do when the pixels are down and it's depunctuate or die?
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:54 AM on September 27, 2007


Are commas and semicolons acceptable forms of trade?
What about illiterates learning to read and write? Surely they don't have to deal with the same restrictions as the rest of us?
What about the ee cummings school - their poetic competitiveness will be damaged by these new onerous Big Grammar regulations?
posted by lalochezia at 8:44 AM on September 27, 2007


pyramid termite, I notice you never bothered to answer the question.

I judge you -- all of you -- when you use poor grammar.

Also, I detest FPPs that contain one-link-per-word. Seriously, why not describe what the links were about?
posted by deanc at 9:01 AM on September 27, 2007


Maybe this thread should end in a mistrial.
posted by blucevalo at 9:06 AM on September 27, 2007


i like pyramid termite's all-lower-case posts without periods

they're like little dadaist poems mid-thread

as though his perfectly formed thoughts appear on metafilter like wildflowers on the prairie

or something

don't be hatin' on pyramid termite
posted by fandango_matt at 9:16 AM on September 27, 2007


Metafilter: I judge you -- all of you
posted by InfidelZombie at 9:27 AM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


We should lock you away where you won't kill or maim us,
but this is LA, and you're rich and faaaamous...
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:47 AM on September 27, 2007


What was the defense's closing argument, "OJ did it"?
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:08 AM on September 27, 2007


More blacks, Latinos live in cells than in dorms.
What about the mentally ill who are in jail. Isn't a society judged by how it treats by those who are minorities? The eugenics movement here provided the fodder for Hitler’s racial ideas. The Nazi were exterminating women 52 years old and greater. That idealism of the 60's and the Democratic Party, the party of FDR, still informs my conscious. What happened to all the counter culture who were part of that decade did they just metamorphose into beautiful Neocons? Would Nixon would be a liberal today, and I kinda miss him.
posted by Rancid Badger at 12:40 PM on September 27, 2007


Could you please explain what Blacks, Latinos, Hitler, the Nazis, the idealism of the 60's and the Democratic Party, the party of FDR, Neocons, and Nixon have to do with the Phil Spector mistrial? You can draw diagrams or pictures if it will help explain your FPP.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:25 PM on September 27, 2007




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