Thursday, August 31, 2006


I don't understand CourtTV. I never have and I probably never will. Law and Order: Intensive Parking Unit has convinced people that the legal system is interesting in ways that it simply isn't. But whatever deep and important creepiness there is to John Mark Karr, why, oh why is Nancy Grace still covering him? Yes, he's a pedophile (though we don't yet know that he is more than a theoretical one), but he didn't kill JonBenet--pretty much anyone (who is not currently a District Attorney in Boulder) could have figured that out without flying him to the US--we aren't sure how much else he did other than possessing and trading in child porn (and, yes, that is truly horrible) and failing to show up for court appearances. It just isn't that interesting. I almost want to commit a crime just so Nancy Grace can get exercised about something interesting.


John said...

I heard one theory abour Karr the other day that actually struck me as interesting. In fact, I think it's the only time I've ever found him interesting. Consider: As lax as Thai law is about prostitution and sex with minors, there are (apparently) still transgressions for which one can be arrested, and the things that happen to child molesters in Thai prisons make the things that happen to child molesters in American prisons look like a very special episode of Blossom. A man desperate to get himself out of Thailand before the police there nabbed him might find extradition for a crime he knew he would be found innocent of an easy way to skirt customs. I just want to know what the fuck you have to do to get arrested in Thailand.

Moobear said...

FYI and warning, Nancy Grace is going to devote a full hour to John Mark Karr tonight, 09-01-06. Be sure and don't switch that dial!
8 pm EST.

God Bless!