Monday, August 21, 2006

I wonder if he got miles?

Can I just say I'm a tad wary of this story about John Karr, who has supposedly confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey in Colorado a decade ago, and has just been extradited from Thailand, where he had been living for years.

Let's remember, the press, especially the cable networks, had already tried and convicted the parents for killing their daughter. Or it was JonBenet's big brother. Now it's: "Oops, ok, maybe they didn't do it, but THIS guy - yup, he's the one!"

They never learn from their excesses.

There are people who, for some bizarre reason, will confess to crimes they didn't commit. I've also heard a theory that he was about to be arrested in Thailand for some horrendous crime, and, not wanting to face Thai justice, said he did this, guaranteed to get him extradited to the U.S.

Listen, he may very well have killed that little girl; he clearly is some sort of wackjob, with sexual and other problems, but I wish they would wait to let it play out in court before they start the breathless theorizing.

I will say, according to the AP, the bastard apparently flew back to the U.S. in better comfort than I usually enjoy:

Before takeoff, Karr took a glass of champagne from a flight attendant and clinked glasses with (the agent accompanying him), who sipped orange juice.

Karr first dined on pate, salad, fried king prawn, steamed rice, broccoli and chocolate cake. He also had a beer -- crushing the empty can with his hands -- and then had a glass of chardonnay.

Karr appeared to order the drinks himself.

He later dined on roast duck with soy sauce and yellow noodles, and for his third meal had pizza, chocolates and a bottle of Evian.

Meanwhile, I'm usually stuck in the middle seat in front of the flight's obligatory crying baby, trying to choose between rubber chicken or rubber salmon, and paying $5 for a fucking tiny bottle of Jack.


dusio said...

Awesome blog. Funnier than hell. The world needs more people like you.

Anonymous said...

hehe if I dont get the crying baby then I get the guy behind me who either keeps banging his knees into the back of my seat, or else putting his tray up and down a million times. Soooo annoying on a long flight!

Anonymous said...

Was he flying first class or something? Who paid for that?

Not a hipster said...

l.w.t., I always sit next to the fat person that spills over onto my seat. Nothing against fat people, but for crying out loud, don't give me a dirty look when my elbow gets lost in your stomach.

I agree with you JBK, that people need to hold off before judging him to be guilty. But regardless of that, why the hell were they serving him alcoholic drinks?

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