I’ve been a little surprised about the media attention commemorating the 20 year anniversary of the O.J. Simpson debacle. And I’m wondering whether anybody cares about this ancient bread and circus. At the time of the whole episode, my family was busy with very small children, we had no television or smart phones. While I knew, intellectually, that this circus was ongoing, I managed to avoid the whole thing.  (except for my brief brush when I met Fred Goldman, and had no idea who he was, to his apparent annoyance.) In fact, I suppose, to this day, I could probably serve as an OJ juror since I still know nothing about the case and trial. The one magazine I read, and I still get in paper form, is the Week. The Week is based upon the premise that if something happens that is truly newsworthy, it will have seven days of legs. So if you only want to hear about what is important, you only need to hear the news once per week. And for what its worth, American mass killings of fewer than twenty fatalities are rarely deemed newsworthy any longer. Its a great idea to consider the news cycle as a seven day litmus test. Amongst other things, we would safely be able to conclude that in the past six years absolutely nothing newsworthy has happened. But I would be interested in knowing if anyone who follows this blog cares about the 20th anniversary, why they care, and what they are doing to commemorate the big day.


I’ve been a little surprised about the media attention commemorating the 20 year anniversary of the O.J. Simpson debacle. And I’m wondering whether anybody cares about this ancient bread and circus. At the time of the whole episode, my family was busy with very small children, we had no television or smart phones. While I knew, intellectually, that this circus was ongoing, I managed to avoid the whole thing.  (except for my brief brush when I met Fred Goldman, and had no idea who he was, to his apparent annoyance.) In fact, I suppose, to this day, I could probably serve as an OJ juror since I still know nothing about the case and trial. The one magazine I read, and I still get in paper form, is the Week. The Week is based upon the premise that if something happens that is truly newsworthy, it will have seven days of legs. So if you only want to hear about what is important, you only need to hear the news once per week. And for what its worth, American mass killings of fewer than twenty fatalities are rarely deemed newsworthy any longer. Its a great idea to consider the news cycle as a seven day litmus test. Amongst other things, we would safely be able to conclude that in the past six years absolutely nothing newsworthy has happened. But I would be interested in knowing if anyone who follows this blog cares about the 20th anniversary, why they care, and what they are doing to commemorate the big day.