Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I Did It! (With Arnelle's Help)

Call her crazy, call her ghoulish, call her sick, but when Howling Latina heard that Ron Goldman's family was trying to win the rights to "O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened," she thought it was knee-slapping funny the title was going to be switched to "Confessions Of A Killer."

Well, the Goldmans won and the book is set to be published in September with a teeny minor change in the "graphic presentation of the book's title."

Slate Magazine
writes in reviewing the book that the title remains the same, but the "word If is shrunk to the point of near-invisibility." You need a star gazing telescope to be able to find it.

Does the book purported to be "118 double-sided pages in length" shed any new information?? Is it any good?? In other words, is it worth a read?? From the original script, Timothy Noah of Slate seems to think so. The book details with unvarnished candor how and why O.J. physically abused his wife, Nicole Brown, and then killed her and her friend, Ron Goldman.

Indeed, as Noah observes, O.J.'s persona is quite persuasive as author-killer. He begins the book "not as an exercise in counterfactual speculation but rather as the God's honest truth." The verbiage, "to be honest' appears in this book no fewer than 29 times," Noah writes. "O.J. relates with gusto some gruesome details about how he killed Nicole and the man he believed to be her lover."

If a reader wants to peer into the mind of a sociopathic killer, this book is for you.

You see, Nicole was a slut and a druggie who slept around with his buddies and deliberately drove poor O.J. crazy. She had it coming...all the way. "Nice people don't go around getting themselves knifed to death," O.J. comments.
"I'm tired of being the understanding ex-husband. I have my kids to think about,"
So for the sake of the children, he killed her. And now that we're told O.J. did it and why, inquiring minds might still want to know if he had an accomplice.

O.J. confesses he did.

In his soon to be bestseller, O.J. introduces the character of "Charlie" with little fanfare and insight and then reveals that "Charlie" helped him cover up the double homicide. Many pseudo-detectives have always thought O.J. needed an insider to make his get away.

But who is "Charlie"???

The evidence points to O.J.'s 25-year-old daughter at the time, Arnelle L. Simpson. In more recent times, Arnelle negotiated the book contract between O.J. and HarperCollins; she was also to be the beneficiary of the profits; and, oh, she was also at O.J.'s house on the night of the murder.

Daniel M. Petrocelli, one of O.J.'s dream team defense attorneys did some sleuthing and agrees with HL to the extent that she is one of three possibilities.

Petrocelli's accomplice theory argues that Arnelle along with his long-time friend, Allen Cowlings and his personal secretary, Cathy Randa are three likeliest candidates.

Who might Simpson call? Who were the people closest to him? Who could he trust? Cowlings had returned from a party and was at home alone. Arnelle was in her room alone. Cathy Randa was at her home alone. All were familiar with Simpson's home property.
Howling Latina is unconvinced. Cowlings and Randa might be great loyal friends but blood is infinitely thicker than friendship.

Nope, HL thinks the only person O.J would ever trust with his deep dark secret is his daughter. O.J.'s oblique references and probable "misdirections" notwithstanding, he did it and she helped him.

I think more updates and will be returning. I have filtered for qualified edifying substance of this calibre all through the past various hours. Judi Online
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