Monday, July 21, 2008

Snakes in a MFKN Courthouse

Every so often someone descends from the large intestine of celebrity into the bowels of the judicial system, and today in Athens was no different. Samuel L. Jackson, star of about half of the movies you've ever seen, was in court in support of a distressed relative this morning. In keeping with the tradition of every action star sighting in history, it is my duty to point out that he was not as big as I thought he'd be. Clad in a dapper seersucker suit and minus any gaudy accessories (although I didn't get a look at his wallet) he blended in surprisingly well for a guy whose made millions by screaming. Under different circumstances, SLJ would be the kind of guy you'd love to get to shout some line into your cell phone to record for posterity, but today was not that day. Almost to ironically to be believed, the dispute that landed his cousin in hot water began in a basketball game at the Ramsey Center, when another player felt that the cousin was giving out a little too much instruction said, "Alright Coach Carter, let's just play." Sentencing in the case was deferred until August and courtroom regulars are certainly hoping that will lead to a sequel.


Anonymous Crewzin777 said...

Isn't it ironic (in an Alanis Morrisette kinda way) that Samuel Jackson played the title role in the Coach Carter movie. When you get right down to it Samuel Jackson started this mess in the first place.

Snakes on the m'fin' basketball court at Ramsey!!!

7/22/2008 10:48 AM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

that's a hilarious cut-down, incidentally. did slj's counsin beat his ass for it?

7/22/2008 1:32 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i'm imagining the guy knew slj was his cousin, seems like way too much of a coincidence. but that's a seriously high quality cut either way.

7/22/2008 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rest of the story is just crazy--there is a Ramsey center scuffle that breaks up, then reconvenes in a fkng wildwest shootout on Appleby Dr, one block from where Mrs. Colonoscopy and I used to live. My client (one of three codefendants, who is currently in prison) ended up kicking in the victim's apartment door with a ski mask and gun, only to be shot in the stomach.


7/22/2008 2:23 PM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

how embarrassing!

7/22/2008 3:17 PM  

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