There are a couple of things going on in pop culture that I just have to talk about. I don't get magazines or watch the "magazine" tv shows, but I do live and breathe the Today Show and I try to occasionally catch the news. I also have all of you keeping me up to speed. I will sometimes hear or read something and will then Google it to get more information. Here are two things that I need to comment on:
Obviously, he has had sex with his co-workers. He admitted it. I don't really like to get into the messiness of other people's sex lives, affairs, infidelity and I'm not really going to now. What bugs the hell out of me is the idiot who tried to blackmail him (of course, I am assuming he is guilty of this and will have to rewrite something later if it turns out he is not). He/his attorney keeps saying things like "He has proof that Letterman was sexually harassing his employees." "He has proof of blah, blah, blah." All of that is well and good. But there is where I think the guy is an asshat - it's not your job to call him out on those things. You can't take him to court for sexual harassment unless it was you he harassed. Letterman potentially being guilty of sexual harassment is NOT an excuse for you to blackmail and certainly not an excuse to consider yourself not guilty of blackmail. If Letterman is guilty of sexual harassment and you have proof, it's great that the women involved have an advocate should THEY want to pursue charges. However, if what you say is true and your whole defense of your actions is that you have proof, why didn't you go to the police with it instead of accepting a 2 million dollar check? Oh, and now it appears the reporter/blackmailer found some undelivered love letters from his girlfriend and ex-intern for Letterman and the reporter decided to hand deliver one to Letterman. I am choosing to interpret this reporter nut job as a L-O-S-E-R. (If it turns out I am wrong, I will recant.)
Jon and Kate
I have never really followed the show, but about a year or so ago, my oldest watched it faithfully and I would catch bits and pieces. They were a cute family, though Kate was a little pushy. As a mom of three (me), though, I can totally understand her need to be in control when you have a family of ten. Imagine what it would be like if it were otherwise. As for Jon. He is an ass. Funny how for the last however many years the show has been on television, he had no problem with it or thought the show was a detriment to his kids. BUT, within days of his name being removed from the title, all of a sudden he's concerned for their well being. Yeah, we're really too stupid to not see the coincidence there, asshat. Julia, at Sometimes Lucid, posted a video of Jon on Nancy Grace's show. Man, she let him have it. In the past, Kate always kept him in line and spoke for him. Now apparently, he has turned that responsibility over to his lawyer because he can't put a sentence together. He tried to explain that he was putting a stop to the show for his kids, but he would not answer why he did that NOW and not long ago, or at least earlier on when he and Kate started having marital issues and there might have been a chance to work it out. I am choosing to interpret this nut job behavior of late as L-O-S-E-R. (If it turns out I am wrong, I will recant.)
And now, I apologize for blogging about something so really unimportant, but I just had to get it off my chest. There you have it. Later I will be back to more important topics, like my youngest son mooning kids on the bus or my latest shopping spree.
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