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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Rat Fink Reply:

Wow Mave, I did not see that. Two great songs from shows from our youth. We watched ’em every week!

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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? ReplyRat Fink Reply:October 21st, 2009 at 11:48 amI’m torn because, yes, he did the crime. And while I know it doesn’t excuse what he did, the girl has since come forward and said on several occasions that it didn’t destroy her childhood; she was not permanently emotionally damaged. Cripes, a 13-year-old losing her honor, even back in 1960-whatever, was not earth-shattering news — especially for an aspiring model. The “casting couch” was in full swing back then, maybe even moreso than now because of the harassment threat. So… 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 »