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Old 10-03-2009, 04:31 AM
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Turns out the extorter (extortionist?) delivered a "movie script" with accounts of Dave's activities and was given a $2 million check for it and then was busted after he deposited it.

Dude was probably doing a combo of licking his chops and holding his breath and then the first and second shoes dropped. Oops. Crestfallen.

Letterman might end up wishing he'd just paid him the $2 mil.

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:47 AM
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Why? Maybe Lettermen's old lady is ok with him screwing around.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:55 AM
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Logically it’s not too hard to say where this will go. DL did the right thing by coming out with it. The worst it will cost him is his job (highly doubtful), marriage (plausible) and whatever property loss that causes, but at least he didn’t cave to an extortionist.

If DL gets fired, someone else will snap him up in milliseconds. He has a loyal following in the 10s of millions of fans, he is also a very wealthy man. Most fans expect or at least tolerate this kind of behavior from celebs for the reason that it is about 99% predictable.

Had DL folded, the fuk wad extortionist would have had a free license to come back again and again. Now the perp will likely go to jail after giving most of his income to attorneys, and no doubt also be fired from his cushy job.

If the perp wasn’t a toothless moron he would have just sold the move script and let the chips fall where they may.

If DL isn’t happy enough in the marriage to maintain fidelity then there would be no real loss to him by divorce. He certainly won’t lose access to his child and can probably replace everything he really cares about, even after giving half his estate to the ex. PLus he'd have no problem finding another GF.

I’d call Letterman’s solution an win win.

That said, I've never really cared about the lives of celebrity. At the end of the day wealth brings a level of contempt that puts most celebs in the category of sleaze bags. My dad called the phenomena “having too much fuk you money.” DL is obviously no different than the majority.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:40 AM
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That said, I've never really cared about the lives of celebrity. At the end of the day wealth brings a level of contempt that puts most celebs in the category of sleaze bags.

My dad called the phenomena ďhaving too much fuk you money.Ē DL is obviously no different than the majority.
Thankfully, you don't have such a life to live or it would be a tragedy.

Bet your Dad was on the other end of the "fuk you" or he wouldn't be complaining.

Looks like you got your green eyes from your Dad.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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Logically itís not too hard to say where this will go. DL did the right thing by coming out with it. The worst it will cost him is his job (highly doubtful), marriage (plausible) and whatever property loss that causes, but at least he didnít cave to an extortionist.

If DL gets fired, someone else will snap him up in milliseconds. He has a loyal following in the 10s of millions of fans, he is also a very wealthy man. Most fans expect or at least tolerate this kind of behavior from celebs for the reason that it is about 99% predictable.

Had DL folded, the fuk wad extortionist would have had a free license to come back again and again. Now the perp will likely go to jail after giving most of his income to attorneys, and no doubt also be fired from his cushy job.

If the perp wasnít a toothless moron he would have just sold the move script and let the chips fall where they may.

If DL isnít happy enough in the marriage to maintain fidelity then there would be no real loss to him by divorce. He certainly wonít lose access to his child and can probably replace everything he really cares about, even after giving half his estate to the ex. PLus he'd have no problem finding another GF.

Iíd call Lettermanís solution an win win.

That said, I've never really cared about the lives of celebrity. At the end of the day wealth brings a level of contempt that puts most celebs in the category of sleaze bags. My dad called the phenomena ďhaving too much fuk you money.Ē DL is obviously no different than the majority.
Lettermen will be smiling up until the sexual harassment lawsuits are filed by the platoon of women who now realize they were all being played by a Player.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:51 AM
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Thankfully, you don't have such a life to live or it would be a tragedy.

Bet your Dad was on the other end of the "fuk you" or he wouldn't be complaining.

Looks like you got your green eyes from your Dad.
Actually i've done pretty darned well financially and in most other regards. But I donít worship wealth or celebrity. Based on your over abundance of comments, thatís clearly beyond your comprehension.

And, yes, my eyes are green.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:01 AM
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Actually i've done pretty darned well financially and in most other regards.

But I donít worship wealth or celebrity. Based on your over abundance of comments, thatís clearly beyond your comprehension.


And, yes, my eyes are green.
As good as Bill Gates? Sultan of Brunei? Are you even in Letterman's class? IF you could even get close, call me.

Yes and your disdain on wealth is also evident. OF course it isn't because you aren't there or even close. IF you could attain it and decide it isn't good for you and give it up, I'll admit you might have a point. Till then, it sounds like "sour grapes"

What a coincidence. Green eyes on a proverbial green eyed monster.

Sour grapes is an expression originating from the Aesop Fable The Fox and the Grapes. It always refers to an unattainable goal and human reaction to it. It can mean to deny desire for the unattainable item. More often, it refers to the nature of humans to rationalize why they wouldn't want it anyway. The phrase has come to be synonymous with bitterness in most modern contexts.

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Old 10-03-2009, 11:05 AM
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Lettermen will be smiling up until the sexual harassment lawsuits are filed by the platoon of women who now realize they were all being played by a Player.
Possibly, but we don't know how many and there is no law on their side. He clearly wonít cave to pressure, and he knew about that risks long ago. Plus given his job, he probably has at least a couple attorneys on payroll.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:11 AM
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As good as Bill Gates? Sultan of Brunei? Are you even in Letterman's class? IF you could even get close, call me.

Yes and your disdain on wealth is also evident. OF course it isn't because you aren't there or even close. IF you could attain it and decide it isn't good for you and give it up, I'll admit you might have a point. Till then, it sounds like "sour grapes"

What a coincidence. Green eyes on a proverbial green eyed monster.

Sour grapes is an expression originating from the Aesop Fable The Fox and the Grapes. It always refers to an unattainable goal and human reaction to it. It can mean to deny desire for the unattainable item. More often, it refers to the nature of humans to rationalize why they wouldn't want it anyway. The phrase has come to be synonymous with bitterness in most modern contexts.
Thanks for proving the concept is beyond your comprehension.

Clearly you keep the sour grapes thing over your front door as well as on your sleve.

Now try and make a comment that isnít irrelevant. Oh, thatís right, in 9+ years you have yet to do that even once.

Go worship a $100 and cling to the fantasy that any female other than maybe your dog finds you attractive, LOL.


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Old 10-03-2009, 11:30 AM
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As good as Bill Gates? Sultan of Brunei? Are you even in Letterman's class? IF you could even get close, call me.

Yes and your disdain on wealth is also evident. OF course it isn't because you aren't there or even close. IF you could attain it and decide it isn't good for you and give it up, I'll admit you might have a point. Till then, it sounds like "sour grapes"

What a coincidence. Green eyes on a proverbial green eyed monster.

Sour grapes is an expression originating from the Aesop Fable The Fox and the Grapes. It always refers to an unattainable goal and human reaction to it. It can mean to deny desire for the unattainable item. More often, it refers to the nature of humans to rationalize why they wouldn't want it anyway. The phrase has come to be synonymous with bitterness in most modern contexts.



For it to be "sour grapes" wouldn't the person have to have NOT attained something he wanted? We don't know if the poster did if fact achieve his goal. I thought the post sounded more like "disgust" than "envy" The English idiom "sour grapes" - derived from this fable - refers to:
  • the false denial of desire for something sought but not acquired
  • the denigration and feigning of disdain for that which one could not attain
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:36 AM
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WOW...I was under impression that this is an open forum, everyone can express point of view so why you need to be so harsh guys?
Just chill out, we are just talking....
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:09 PM
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Thanks for proving the concept is beyond your comprehension.

Clearly you keep the sour grapes thing over your front door as well as on your sleve.

Now try and make a comment that isnít irrelevant. Oh, thatís right, in 9+ years you have yet to do that even once.

Go worship a $100 and cling to the fantasy that any female other than maybe your dog finds you attractive, LOL.
Thanx for proving once again that those that cannot achieve something make the loudest noise when others achieve it.

It just comes up when I see people like you.

I learned from you.

Ah well, that shows it all on how small you think. I wouldn't worship a $100 bill. If I were to worship something, it would be way more than that.

Edit: As to the female thing, nice try getting me to date you by telling me no female would want me. Sorry, not that type. Nice attempt. Of course, seeing that you are the sour grapes type, your expected response would be "No, not me. Even if I were gay, I wouldn't find you attractive" or something on that order.
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Eliot Spitzer. You know how he got caught? Patterson was his look out.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:42 PM
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For it to be "sour grapes" wouldn't the person have to have NOT attained something he wanted? We don't know if the poster did if fact achieve his goal. I thought the post sounded more like "disgust" than "envy" The English idiom "sour grapes" - derived from this fable - refers to:
  • the false denial of desire for something sought but not acquired
  • the denigration and feigning of disdain for that which one could not attain
I'll bet money that link DIDN'T and neither did his father. Hence the disgust. Like I said, if he had attained it and given it away to lead a simpler life, I would respect his comment. However, such a comment from someone who has not attained it sounds like sour grapes to me. That is, unless you believe that I could have been famous and wealthy but decided to lead a simpler life because I would lose my friends and be surrounded by sycophants.

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