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Category 3: Category 1
Date: 27 Feb 1999
Remote Name: dyn1-tnt12-199.detroit.mi.ameritech.net
Bob, You're right. I did miss the Green Hornet/green eyed monster connection and I haven't followed up on anything regarding Ted Turner (check out The Invisible Warriors and do a search for Ted if you want to know what I think of him). I wouldn't put anything past him. But I checked out Kato and found that his name, the video he made, etc., were more likely than not to have been inspiration for the killer rather than indications of guilty knowledge on Kato's part. He could have easily burned O.J. or cleared him with the slightest change in his testimony on two crucial points if he had wanted to do either. He took the Fifth on his lawyer's advice because he thought he was a suspect. I have little doubt that the precise manner of Nicole's death was calculated to make him feel that way, so he would slant his testimony against O.J. to clear himself
My interest in the name game is only that which is likely to have been played by Mark Fuhrman. The whole idea was to do what Hhhana and Pat Crowe did in the second chapter of the book-to try and look at things through Fuhrman's eyes. I wanted to know what I would see if I shared his documented interests, his values, his personality, his physical appearance and his experiences. We do share some military skills the killer would have required. We both know the tricks used to get most people to choose the wrong answers on "easy" multiple choice questions (hint: the less thought it takes to get some "right" answers, the more likely they are to be wrong).
Given everything he said about himself in the McKinny tapes, on the witness stand, in television interviews and in his book to explain his use of the n-word, there are certain themes that come up over and over again. One is obsession. Another is substituting himself and others for characters in popular screenplays and Shakespearean dramas that somehow relate to O.J. or Nicole. He also has a penchant for making "slight" changes that turn evidence of O.J. innocence on its head, the way Iago did to Casio and Desdemona.
The man shows every sign of being obsessed with O.J. Simpson and his own stardom. In BEETLEJUICE, for example, the title character's real name is Betelgeuse-a very big star. But because most people aren't familiar with it, they see it or recall seeing it as a composite of things they are familiar with-beetle and juice. That's the trick that was played with the IH Scout and the Ford Bronco. It's the trick he played with the no-name shoes O.J. wore to the recital at the Paul Revere Middle School and the Bruno Maglis the killer wore to Bundy.
O.J. stands for Orange Juice as well as Orenthal James and Juice is another name for O.J. Simpson. In one scene Beetlejuice puts on clothes identical to Adam's and says, "We shop at the same store." Mark Fuhrman bought the suits he wore to the trial at a store where O.J. bought his. He was wearing a dark sweatsuit when Kathleen Bell first saw him. Fibers from dark blue clothes were found on Goldman's shirt and on the socks that Fuhrman found in O.J.'s bedroom. The more I look at it, the more I think it was the killer not Marcia Clark who made the mistake of thinking O.J.'s dark sweatsuit was blue instead of gray. So much of what he did comes straight out of the movies that when I saw DOUBLE INDEMNITY, in black and white, I was actually expecting to "see" the killer in dark blue clothes. I could see that they were dark. Barbara Stanwick said they were navy blue.
Please let me know what else you turn up on Turner. The character of Piper in THE RANDOM FACTOR was modeled to a great extent on him. Though I fear conspiracies of shared perception now rampant in popular culture because of him and his wife, I don't think they have anything to do with Nazis. On the other hand, I can't think of anything Ted and Jane wouldn't do for power.--Jasper