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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Tonya Harding: Get Over It Somewhere Else

This morning, in yet another vain attempt to get actual news from a morning news show, I tuned to Good Morning America. Charlie announced that it was the first International "Get Over It Day," and I knew immediately that he was just encouraging a bunch of lunatics who think they can invent asinine holidays to justify binge drinking.

(If you really want to make up a holiday bring an entire race the gift of smallpox or do great things for our country and die so we can at least get a day off in the deal.)

Further upsetting, he introduced Tonya Harding as the poster skater for “Get Over It Day.” It’s been twelve years since the old-fashioned knee-bashing, but frankly, I really don’t care to hear about malicious, icky people who built their celebrity by being an accessory premeditated battery. They made her out to be a victim on Good Morning America when she admitted to having advance knowledge of the infamous beating in a plea bargain.

On their website, Good Morning America quotes Harding as saying of her fans: "They look to me as a normal person who has gone through some horrible thing.” I sure hope she was talking about the pain of realizing how stupid it was to create a sex tape, because I have absolutely no sympathy, and wish she would disappear into the dark hole of anonymity—or move to Bahrain, right next door to Michael Jackson.

If I had wanted a "Good Morning" so repugnant and depressing, I’d have gone out for an Egg McMuffin.



Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

I thought she was in Celebrity boxing. Too bad they don't have Celebrity shoot out.

3/09/2006 7:08 PM

Blogger Tea and Books, etc said...

I think she and Michael should get married. In Bahrain.

Nancy Kerrigan as Maid of Honour.
Scott Peterson as groom.
Joan and Melissa Rivers = hostesses.
Star Jones = Coat-check girl.

3/09/2006 9:52 PM

Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

Phos--she was in Celebrity Boxing. Don't think that someone hasn't pitched Celebrity Shoot-out to a major network. I'm sure they'd be right on it, too. If the no-fun lawyers hadn't nipped it in the bud.

Tea--That's a good idea. As long as they decide it just belongs in trashy magazines, and not on TV.

3/11/2006 4:48 PM


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