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February 02, 2004

Reviewing the situation

Just so readers don't think I'm totally naive.

I wrote last night that I thought that the Justin/Janet breast thing might have been truly an onstage accident.

I am becoming persuaded that it was not an accident, but that it was intentional. It'll be interesting to see how this story plays out.

Posted by jghiii at February 2, 2004 03:40 PM
Posted by: Jo Ann on February 2, 2004 06:38 PM

Yes, come on over to our side, Jack. We will show you the way. (Okay, now I'm just freaking myself out.)

Yeah, no doubt it was on purpose. I agree it's not a big deal, but it's gonna get talked about because there is absolutely nothing else going on in this country for us to discuss. :-)

Posted by: Jack Hodgson on February 2, 2004 07:34 PM

"because there is absolutely nothing else going on in this country"

Yeah, well there is that "electing the next president of the united states" thing. But, I know what you mean: nothing important.

Posted by: sherman on February 2, 2004 07:53 PM

The election? Hard for me to care. For all our progress in diversity, it's still just a bunch of straight white guys in the running to lead us. It's one of my gripes about Iowa & New Hampshire. I can't believe those two states can equal more than 2% of total Democratic votes, and yet they may have selected the candidate. It amazes and disturbs me that NH and Iowa could have derailed the campaigns of Clark and Dean.

So, until John Kerry reveals Teresa Heinz's boob in public (as opposed to George Bush always revealing himself to be a boob in public).....

Posted by: RickF on February 2, 2004 08:28 PM

I find it fascinating that more people voted in the recent election to select the Mayor of San Francisco than voted to select the Democratic winner of the New Hampshire primary.

Talk about a lack of diversity in views (you excepted of course, Jack) in a very small group of people having a major impact on our future.

I can tell you that if the first primary in the nation was held in San Francisco, you'd end up with a much different Democratic frontrunner than you have coming out of New Hampshire!

Posted by: Jo Ann on February 2, 2004 08:59 PM

Hey Jack: What's this? Are you not getting my sarcasm? I'm your straight man, Jack! (And there's one for Sherm.) Happy face = sarcasm.

Sample -
Hey Sherm: What do you mean "no diversity"? What about Al Sharpton? He has a good shot at being president. And then there is Joe Lieberman. He's white, but he's also Jewish. He should have been vice president this term, so I'm sure he'll be our next president. And, if you mean you want someone who plays in your sandbox, well, there's Dennis Kucinich. :-)

I kid about Dennis.... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: dah on February 3, 2004 07:59 AM

Jack is not as trivial as the rest of America, scroll up two entries in his blog, he is trying to get us talking about the more important things such as our next president. But maybe we are all bored with that right now. I guess we need something to rave about that is really not important and new. We will be doing this pres thing for another 10 months and Janet/Justin will be old news buy the end of this month.

Buy the way, any one remember brother Michael, and all his scandals? What about the Super Bowl show he did some years ago with all the little kids on stage and him dancing around grabbing his stuff every time there was a camera close up…anyone remember that?

Posted by: sherman on February 3, 2004 12:07 PM

What do Michael Jackson and WalMarts have in common?

They both have boys' pants 50% off.

Thank you, thank you. Enjoy your meal.

Posted by: Jo Ann on February 3, 2004 05:49 PM


Regarding Michael Jackson... Oh yeah! I forgot about that! Back in the early '90's with like a million kids on stage. That's funny.

Remember back in the 80's when the half time show was "Up With People"?!! Ah yes, those were the days...

Posted by: SHERMAN on February 3, 2004 06:02 PM

today's chron:

Jackson said the incident, which exposed her right breast, went further than planned. A spokeswoman for Jackson said a red lace garment was supposed to remain when Timberlake tore off the outer covering.

Posted by: AP on February 5, 2004 01:53 AM

California Man sues CBS, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

CORONA, CA (Corona Times) - A man is suing CBS, Janet Jackson and
Justin Timberlake for an on-air incident involving the exposure of one
of Ms. Jackson's breasts.

Steve Bosell of Corona, California has filed a lawsuit claiming that
the incident left him physically ill, induced vomiting,
psychologically scarred his children and has ruined sexual relations
with his wife.

"I just couldn't believe what I saw during the Superbowl Halftime
Show. How could CBS allow Justin Timberlake to expose one of Janet
Jackson's breasts on the air?" Bosell said. "I had just eaten two
foot long sub sandwiches, which I bought at the local Subway sandwich
shop. When Janet's breast appeared on TV I became physically ill and
vomited before I could even make it to the restroom".

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