Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Today's big laugh

I was listening to Glenn Beck's radio show on my Walkman like I do every morning and he started it by telling some of the facts behind the rape case of a former Lasalle University basketball player. The victim was at a party, sitting on the guy's lap and talking in detail about how she gave oral sex to one of his teammates. Then she did 8 or 9 shots of 99 proof alcohol, went to the kitchen and vomited in the sink. The player then went into the kitchen and started having sex with her, while another player forced her to give him post-vomit oral sex. The victim admitted to not saying "no," but maintained she was too drunk to say anything. After saying all that, Beck played the ending of "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from A Mighty Wind ("...more precious than a pot of gold"). It may be wrong, but I laughed out loud at work today.

Modern courting is a beautiful and special thing.

4 comments:

The Law Fairy said...

Oh wow.

Definitely wrong, but I blame Beck. Seriously, who can listen to that song without laughing? Nothing like envisioning an awkward kiss between Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy...

Micah said...

It really was one of those "you had to be there" things. Beck by no means was making fun of the incident...just the overall behavior of the youth, I think. He basically said that this story would be great to illustrate to parents to discuss with their children - boys and girls - not to put themselves into those types of situations.

Obligatory AMW quote: "This is not an occult science. This is not one of those crazy systems of divination and astrology. That stuff's hooey, and you've got to have a screw loose to go in for that sort of thing. Our beliefs are fairly commonplace and simple to understand. Humankind is simply materialized color operating on the 49th vibration. You would make that conclusion walking down the street or going to the store."

The Dubin said...

Surprised that girl didn't know that BLEEEAAAARGGGH means yes. Anyone who's cool knows that.

Micah said...

In addition to "rape jokes aren't funny," that was the other big thing they taught us at orientation.