Video: Less prophetic than pathetic

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
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updated 2/9/2007 1:12:43 PM ET 2007-02-09T18:12:43
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Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Some contenders are lucky — or unlucky —enough to be nominated more than once.

The bronze, to Brice Pfanenstiel of the Atlantic Theaters in Atlantic Beach, Fla. Some woman called him up and complained about the name of one of the films on the marquee, so he changed the name.  The film, “The Vagina Monologues.”  Now at that one theater, renamed “The Hoo-haa Monologues.” 

The woman said the sign made her niece ask what a vagina was.  It’s a common, everyday object, found around the house.  One passerby said the change was moronic, telling a local television station, “The Hoo-haa Monologues,” sounds like a country band.  No, I’m not going to make the joke there. 

Runner up, O.J. Simpson.  That $675,00 advance he got for the unpublished book, “If I Did It” -- Fred Goldman, father of Simpson victim Ron Goldman, has got a court order freezing the money until a hearing on the 20th.  Simpson claims he’s already spent the money. 

But the winner, blogger Jonah Goldberg.  On this date two years ago, Feb. 8, 2005, Goldberg wrote, “I predict that Iraq won’t have a civil war, that it will have a viable constitution and that a majority of Iraqis and Americans will, in two years time, agree that the war was worth.  I’ll bet $1,000, which I can hardly spare right now.”

Goldberg also said the blogger to whom he offered the bet could, if he won, give his winnings to the al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade.  So, it’s two years later.  Where’s the money, short stuff?  Goldberg says the rival blogger never actually accepted the bet, so he doesn’t owe him or anybody else the 1,000 dollars.  Kind of a metaphor for the entire war, isn’t it?  Jonah Goldberg, less prophetic than pathetic, today’s Worst Person in the World. 

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