Just in case you're terminally bored and there's no hope of any relief, you can tune in to a 30-year-old, played-out story of no intrigue involving a beautiful movie star:
Yacht captain blames Robert Wagner for Natalie Wood's death [Updated] - latimes.com: "A yacht captain claimed Friday that he lied to investigators about Natalie Wood's mysterious death 30 years ago and that he blames the actress' husband at the time, Robert Wagner, for her drowning in the ocean off Southern California.
The former captain of the boat alleged on the "Today" show Friday that Wood's husband, actor Robert Wagner, was responsible for her death.
Dennis Davern said he is now urging homicide investigators to look into Wood's death."
The billionaire media hucksters like Murdoch and Zuckerman, and the others in the CIA's pocket who don't have the same name recognition, feast on this dreary type of fascination with long-dead celebrities. It's the perfect antidote to the real, perplexing issues that bedevil society, and would have led to blood in the streets unless the tensions were skillfully defused by propaganda and mindless distractions.
The Natalie Wood story was big in the supermarket tabloids, as she and her husband were up there with Liz and Dick in the Inquirer and other similar topical venues of sleaze and cornpone schlock.
So it's hardly surprising, really, to see the fascination with these people take another run around the course -- just for old times sake. Even the LAPD is playing along, since it's a good break from the OWS police brutality story.
Never have so many been so deluded by such meaningless drivel.