Checking my voice mail at the Reader office can be fun. Once Martin Mull left a funny message about parties. Sometimes a PR person will call, asking if I want to interview some celebrity. Or I'll get five calls from a PR person working for a local musician, and they want some kind of coverage. Their messages are like the ones Jon Favreau left on the womans answering machine in Swingers.
The one I got yesterday was funny. A woman that's a songwriter in Florida, is trying to track down Adam Lambert. She had read the story I wrote about him.
Adams dad had told me he was getting calls from people that would send pictures. poetry, and art work. Others wrote songs they wanted Adam to perform. He was worried when some folks were able to get his work number. So, it was funny to experience that first hand.
It was also funny to see all the shows and websites reporting that when Lambert appears on Rolling Stone in their next issue, he'll be announcing that he's gay. Wow! That's the shocker of the year.
As I was eating breakfast this morning, I caught a few minutes of The View. Nothing like listening to five of the biggest idiots on the planet discuss topics of the day.
Barbara Walters was upset that when people talk about David Carradine and they asked her about "auto-erotic asphyxiation," she didn't know what that was. She then scolded everyone for assuming she'd know what it was, and how could she know what it was, since it's something freaky she doesn't participate in.
Well...I don't think she realizes, that people don't assume you are participating in something, necessarily. But when you are an entertainment reporter, you know a little about things relating to pop culture, crime, celebrity habits, etc. Even if you are over 75.
A few famous people have died this way. And there have been a few other famous cases that made the news (a year ago, there was a cop that died in a weight room who was participating in this; I think that was locally, too).
But the weirdest sex related story of the day involved a case in North Carolina. And it again involved Craigslist.
A man hired another person to break in and rape his wife at knife point. A few problems with this scenario, though. First, they had two kids in the next room. Second, the wife wasn't privy to any of this.
I initially said that if the police catch the rapist, they might not be able to charge him with anything. He could claim that he just assumed the wife was involved willingly. Although, you think she would've been there during the negotiation of all this.
After all, a married couple doesn't hire a maid without telling their spouse.
Although, it would be a lot less terrifying to walk into your house and see a middle-aged, overweight woman with a Hoover...instead of a guy raping you while your idiot husband stood by watching.
They should lock him up and throw away the key.
Of course, he'll probably end up only doing a few years. Hopefully, though, that will be enough to let authorities see to it that he never has anything to do with his kids again.
And if there's any justice in the world, while he's in the hole, he'll get a taste of his own medicine.