Friday, April 20, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury
There are times that I wonder where this shaky journey that I'm on will go.
There are certain facts: 1) You don't die from Parkinson's Disease, 2) On the other hand, you can die from one of the symptoms; 3) There is currently no cure; 4) Everybody dies of something.
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, those are the facts. They are not in dispute. Now what of the defendant, Marc Sherman, aka Groucho Marc, aka Jello Marx, aka Marc I Am, aka Oscar Marcinson, has he led an exemplary life?"
"He freely admits to at times in his life having been selfish, sloppy, sarcastic and lazy. As a matter of fact that is written on his CURRICULUM VITAE (Latin for aren't I a pompous ass? It would have been just as easy to say Resume). Will this life altering disease change him?"
"So at 55 years old, much closer to the end than the beginning, has the defendant exhibited any remorse? Constantly. But what that that mean, words and thought are meaningless with accompanying deeds."
"So, Mr Foreman of the Jury, have you reached a verdict?"
"Yes your honor we have, the defendant has exhibited no propensity to change so we sentence him to a life sentence with himself."