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Opening Arguments

Mr. bad example

A rap star's secrect past uncovered, and it turns out he was -- ready for it? -- not such a bad guy:

So there was no conviction. There was no prison term between 1999 and 2002. And he was never "facing 75 years," as the singer claimed in one videotaped interview.

Remember when stars tried to clean up their pasts?

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Bob G.
Thu, 04/17/2008 - 11:28am

...And were a LOT more deserving of the title "STAR".

Look at what people are willing to settle for...and that's what they'll get...every time.


Harl Delos
Thu, 04/17/2008 - 12:41pm

Originally, star billing meant that the name appeared *before* the title of the movie.

And originally, professionals were people who professed to be experts, and who dispensed advice, sometimes in the form of ink on paper, to a clientele.

These days, both words are used to describe considerably less elite individuals. Banks and insurance companies were the first ones to make widespread use of "title inflation", naming everyone who didn't handle a broom a "vice-president" but it didn't take long for other industries to discover that it was a lot cheaper to give someone a fancy title than it was to actually pay them a decent wage.

And now we have grade inflation, social promotion, and a nation of illiterates whose jobs are being taken by Asians. It shouldn't surprise us that there are more people who speak English in China. After all, there are in North America, and far more people who speak English in America than there are people who speak an American language.