i want my story told
Boston Legal on dvd. There is some shockingly good acting going down there by William Shatner and James Spader and the show is pretty fascinating it is a heterosexual man love story which I have not seen pulled off anywhere before except in Wedding Crashers but that is not what I am thinking about right now —
There is this episode where this client, clearly unfamiliar with prison and also unsane, wants to go to trial in spite of the fact he can get a good deal with no time served if he will just settle but no he wants to risk prison and go to trial because —
He wants his story told. [This is when the lawyers should drug him, take the deal on his behalf, and wake him up after but they do not I guess that violates bar rules or something.] Anyway —
The guy wants his story told. He thinks it is so important his story be told [more important than his freedom, more important than his life, more important than his family] he is willing to risk prison to get it told.
In. A. Court. Of. Law.
[Remember that part. In. A. Court. Of. Law.]
And he is probably going to lose — only James Spader represents him so he does not lose he wins AND gets his story told.
[I so want James Spader to come talk to my skeevy building owners.]
Here is the thing. Since I was a little kid I have been seeing characters on law shows go to trial because they want their stories told. Want people to be aware of and know their stories. But does this really work? Ever?
The last court case stories I saw even get news attention [I do not watch a lot of news so maybe I missed some but these were the stand outs] were Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, Martha Stewart, and Paris Hilton. So you tell me. Does some little guy in Boston stand a chance in hell of getting any news attention for his court case or trial? Will those get his story told? Known? Seen? By anybody?
That dumb guy should have taken the deal and started a blog.