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Mr. T on Jury Duty

April 30, 2009

Apparently Mr. T has turned up for jury duty in Chicago. He didn’t get picked, though. Really, if you’re a defence lawyer, would you want Mr. T on the jury? For that matter, would you want him if you were the prosecution?

Mr. T reminded reporters of his catchphrase as he left the courthouse:“You’ve got to testify! Tell somebody about it. God is good!. I pity the fool that don’t get it. If you’re innocent, I’m your best man, but if you’re guilty, I pity that fool.”

In related Mr. T news, here’s a true story. When I was a teenager, we were on a major family vacation — my mother, brother, grandmother, uncles and aunts — when we bumped into an old friend of my uncle’s girlfriend in a little town called Bobcaygeon, Ontario. This cool lady joined us on our houseboat and I sat there for an hour before I realized I was hanging out with Robin Duke from Saturday Night Live, a Canadian comedian of huge talent. She later went on to play, and I am not making this up, Mrs. T. on SNL, hawking Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix. There are few things funnier than a skinny little Canadian woman with a mohawk imitating Mr. T.

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