Is anyone besides me finding Law & Order's "ripped from the headlines" storylines ghoulish and voyeuristic? Tonight the fine folks at NBC are offering as entertainment a thinly-veiled version of last year's murder of Adrienne Shelly. She was the actress found hanging in her shower, and who at first was thought to have committed suicide. A construction worker was later arrested and charged with her murder.
If our hope that people won't parade another human's personal tragedy out for entertainment pleasure is not a reasonable one, perhaps we can at least start being more candid about the true nature of our fascination. It's got to be easier dealing with a wolf engaged in a macabre self-gratification ritual when he's not wearing the clothing of a sheep claiming a scholarly interest.
On the other hand, Coca Cola is now out with an extra-caffeine version. The dream comes true, at last. (I'd say "be still my heart," but it seems inappropriate to in this case.)