Lizzie Grubman
July 20, 2001 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Lizzie Grubman is beginning to lose her clients finally. As posted earlier this is an interesting story.
posted by da5id (20 comments total)
this is exciting news and will help make things much clearer for me as I begin my weekend, now worry -free.
posted by Postroad at 7:45 AM on July 20, 2001

Years ago I had a ticket I believed wrongly given me. I sought the advice of a psychologist friend and asked if I should fight it for principle or pay and forget it. he told me to do the manly thing, the mature thing: pay the ticket and get on with things. Shit does indeed happen. But why make mounds of it?
posted by Postroad at 7:47 AM on July 20, 2001

postroad: it's called schadenfreude.

healthy? no.

satisfying? yes.

why? she's a bitch.
posted by o2b at 8:30 AM on July 20, 2001

Postroad: ?
posted by davehat at 8:33 AM on July 20, 2001

postroad: it's called schadenfreude.

Well, if you can assign a german label to it, it must belong here.

This post belongs here.
posted by jpoulos at 8:51 AM on July 20, 2001

hey, man, schadenfreude is an English word!
posted by o2b at 8:58 AM on July 20, 2001

I have not got a fucking clue what is going on on this thread.
posted by davehat at 9:00 AM on July 20, 2001

I love reading about car accidents. Also, I have a big interest in the public relations business. So interesting, and very exciting to see these two hobbies merge. People like me with these two hobbies have been ignored for too long. Maybe they'll merge this with that missing person story in the DC area.
posted by Mo Nickels at 9:01 AM on July 20, 2001

Mo: Thanks for talking about something relating to the original post. I was starting to get a feeling that I may be in an altered state close to one mentioned in a tale I related here recently....
posted by davehat at 9:06 AM on July 20, 2001

ok, enough on-topic posts; back to defending my honor:

schadenfreude is a time-honored metafilter tradition.

where would we be without it?
posted by o2b at 9:12 AM on July 20, 2001

o2b: on topic?
posted by msacheson at 9:23 AM on July 20, 2001

hey, o2b, I have to contest you labelling schadenfreude as unhealthy -- quite the contrary, it keeps me young and wrinkle-free!
posted by lia at 9:30 AM on July 20, 2001

There is no topicâ„¢
posted by davehat at 9:31 AM on July 20, 2001

Oh, that Lizzie Grubman! I've hated her for years, the stuck-up yuppified high-falutin puttin-on-airs bitc ... uh,

Lizzie Who?

Clue: Nobody outside of NY and LA cares about this story. Trust me on this one.
posted by dhartung at 11:02 AM on July 20, 2001

they should, otherwise she'll slide and not be punished.
posted by tiaka at 11:07 AM on July 20, 2001

Lizzie Grubman is beginning to lose her clients finally.

I read this way too fast and thought it said that Lizzie Grubman is beginning to lose her clients anally. What a mental image for a Friday morning.
posted by kindall at 11:18 AM on July 20, 2001

I thought it was Lizzie Borden at first. I didn't even know she had clients.

Now, wait, sixteen people were *run down*? Or kinda nudged? Are they dead or bruised?
posted by solistrato at 11:29 AM on July 20, 2001

dhartung: Actually, no one knew (outside of California and on Capitol Hill and K Street and certain agricultural circles) who Gary Condit was before either, but now everyone does and cares deeply. Right. And he still hasn't been charged with anything. Even the, "Did he hold info from police?" issue is built upon a foundation of anonymous source quotes. It's all gossip.

Granted, I did know who Lizzie's dad was, from reading about the music industry over the years. The scandal also hits about as many social pressure points (SUVs, class, spin doctoring, arrogance of power) as any of the past decade. On the whole, it has about as much relevance to my life as the shark story, or the Menedez Brothers or whatzerface the child beauty queen or Baby Jessica or the castrating wife, etc. But no less. Just a thought. Why bother with any of these type stories?

The Nepal regicide story, by the way, kicks the living blankety-blank out of any American scandals, and it's still far from played out.
posted by raysmj at 12:07 PM on July 20, 2001

Listen, I have nothing against schadenfreude. My grandmother used to make it every Oktober, with cabbage and sausage. Mmmm Mmmm Good!

Sorry, i'm getting far too silly.

Customer: (Long pause) A palindrome...?
Owner: Yeah, that's it!
C: It's not a palindrome! The palindrome of "Bolton" would be "Notlob"!! It doesn't work!!
O: Well, what do you want?
C: I'm not prepared to pursue my line of inquiry any longer as I think this is getting too silly!

posted by jpoulos at 12:33 PM on July 20, 2001

Solistrato, the damage varies by degree, but my friends went to high school with one of the sixteen, who broke her pelvis and at last report is still in the hospital. Not a minor story from a police-blotter perspective.

Still, shame on me for knowing this much.
posted by werty at 11:22 AM on July 24, 2001

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