From the Beeb

20 October, 2009
Rat Fink

Every once in awhile, I’ll go to the BBC to see what’s shaking.

IFC-TV is running a series of Python reunion movies and documentaries: Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyers’ Cut). At least we can see the video clips (I guess Brits can’t).

I just like this title.

Maybe Madonna should just buy the whole building.

Roman Polanski is fried. I really have mixed feelings about this whole thing. What do you say?

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Mavis
Mavis
20 October, 2009 6:59 pm

I don’t have any news from the Beeb, but here’s a little trivia news from here:

Vic Mizzy, who most probably don’t even know, died. He wrote the theme songs from 2 well known 60’s television comedies – Green Acres & The Addams Family.

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Artillius Merchclod
Artillius Merchclod
21 October, 2009 10:35 am

What part of the Polanski case do you have mixed feelings on?

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Art Merchclod
Art Merchclod
23 October, 2009 11:57 am
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I think that since quaaludes and alcohol were involved and since she (according to most reports) said “no”, it should be considered non-consensual. And even if it was consensual…she was 13…so its not legal even if it was consensual…regardless of whatever winking understandings there may be or have been about that sort of thing in Hollywood. I don’t think right and wrong are on a sliding scale. Just because something is the norm in a certain context doesn’t make it right or ok absolutely. I would classify rapists, especially rapists of children, near murderers on the “bad person who shouldn’t… Read more »

Ross
Ross
21 October, 2009 7:01 pm

Who’s to say her story was true? Polanski. He pled guilty in a deal that amounted to statutory rape, but then bolted before his final sentencing. He’s a fugitive from justice. Meanwhile her own testimony at the time clearly incriminates him and hardly suggests that she was fine at the time. And ‘exile’? Exile is living in Siberia, not Paris. I would LOVE his version of exile. All of this is his doing. This is his creation. Time may heal all wounds but it doesn’t expunge an outstanding warrant. If nothing else, he was egotistic and arrogant enough to go… Read more »