Fun_People Archive
5 Jun

Date: Mon,  5 Jun 95 11:34:35 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: O.J. JOTD

[You may have noticed that Fun_People has been relatively OJ-free, but if this
attribution is credible, the following joke is certainly unusual... -psl]

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Wendell Craig Baker <>

Joke told recently in Judge Ito's's courtroom.  One of Mr. Simpson's
lawyers approaches his client "I have good news and bad news," he says,
"Which do you want to first?"
    "The bad news," Mr. Simpson says.
    "The bad news is that it is yor blood all over the crime scene,
that the DNA proves it."
    "Well, so what's the good news?"  Mr. Simpson asks.
    "The good news is that your cholesterol is only 130."

What is noteworthy is not the joke itself but who was telling it, where,
how and to whom.  Much to the chagrin of Mr. Simpson's lawyrs, it was told
by Judge Ito himself, in his robe, at the bench, to Mr. Cochran during a
break in the trial.

Source: New York Times, Monday June 5, 1995, page A8.

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []