The Comedian's-eye View of 08/21/98
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 98 10:45:28 -0700
Subject: The Comedian's-eye View of 08/21/98
Excerpted-from: ShopTalk -- 08/21/98
Friday August 21, 1998
"I find it odd that the people at 'Today' felt that talk of stained dresses
and violent crimes was more suitable for morning TV than me joking about
whupping Ken Starr."
- Comedian Chris Rock on "Today" producers'
decision to cut his segment on the West Coast
Paradise Lost: The Clintons have begun a vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
"They needed an extra cargo plane to carry all the emotional baggage."
(The Daily Scoop)
Speak for Itself: A Cuban-born truck driver got a traffic summons in
Yonkers, NY, for being unable to speak English. "Police immediately booked
him on suspicion of being a New York City cab driver." (Mark Wheeler)
Back in Circulation: "The NFL returns to CBS this season, which also mean
most women will be returning to the Lifetime channel." (Andrew Wisot)
Crime and Punishment: The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that at the
end of 1997 one in every 35 Americans was on parole, on probation or in
jail. "And the others are still under investigation by Ken Starr." (Johnny
© 1998 Peter Langston