Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Christmas Gift for Nobody


Now that Phil Spector has been found guilty of the death of Lana Clarkson by second degree murder, is anyone surprised?

My question for today: Do rich people feel freer to be weird, or does weirdness bubble up regardless of wealth and status?


For earlier related posts, please see:

http://eriklerouge.blogspot.com/2007/08/all-evidence-to-contrary.html

and

http://eriklerouge.blogspot.com/2007/03/freaks-come-out-with-money.html

Today's Rune: Partnership.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or maybe it's that weird people are more likely (driven?) to become rich.

-JC

Bubs said...

Weirdness is evenly spread, but the wealthy don't have to worry about its consequences as much. Remember, poor people are crazy, rich people are "eccentric".

Johnny Yen said...

I think that Spector would have been a whackjob regardless of wealth or not-- he just got away with more because he was wildly rich. I agree with what Bubs said-- my grandfather used to say that quote.

We have that Phil Spector Christmas album.

Sidney said...

I have noticed that with actors they tend to get weirder the more famous they get. Not sure if it's the strain of being famous or weirdness that was always there being unleashed.

I guess I was a little surprised that they got a conviction, though I've always felt he was guilty and that the argument that she somehow killed herself didn't hold up.

Charles Gramlich said...

Having the money to buy lots of drugs may have an effect.

Lana Gramlich said...

There's still time for endless appeals, time for things to fade from the public eye & a nudge nudge wink wink behind closed doors. In the words of Styx, "We all know it's the American way." (Although, admittedly, that was about money.)

the walking man said...

When I get my hundreds of millions I'll let you know then.

jodi said...

Eric, I suspect that Phil Spector was always a strange ranger, but with money comes a certain fearlessness. Maybe the affordability of a good lawyer gives some comfort, although in his case, it didn't matter.

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