Today, as I was getting ready to go see The Book of Eli, I happened to catch the 1st 10 minutes of a court tv show. The plaintiff, in the case, was Rodney King. By way of introducing himself to the judge, King said, "I am the same Rodney King who was beaten in Los Angeles." Just in case we had forgotten or were too young to remember, King brought along a DVD containing the infamous footage of him being beaten in Los Angeles.
"At the time (of the beating,)" the TV Judge asked, "were you on any drugs?"
"Yes," King replied, "and today, by the Grace of God, I am sober."
The TV audience broke into lukewarm applause.
It turned out that the case was somehow connected to King's current career as a "celebrity boxer."
Life remains odd.