Friday, December 23, 2005

Da Letterman Code

This isn't really about Advancement (though Lou Reed has been known to appear on David Letterman's show from time to time), but I thought I'd share this with you because it's interesting. From Yahoo!:

David Letterman...has a female fan accusing him of sending coded messages to her over the airwaves. And he also has a New Mexico judge who has issued a restraining order for him to stop. Lawyers for Letterman this week asked for the restraining order to be thrown out, saying, "The claims made are obviously absurd and frivolous."

Letterman's Los Angeles-based attorney, Jim Jackoway, said in a statement on Wednesday that the order "constitutes an unfortunate abuse of the judicial process." Santa Fe District Court Judge Daniel Sanchez signed an order last week requiring the star of the CBS "Late Show with David Letterman," which is taped in New York City, to stay at least 100 yards away from Colleen Nestler and to refrain from contacting her.

Nestler claimed in her petition for a restraining order that Letterman had caused her bankruptcy, mental cruelty and sleep deprivation since May 1994. She asked that in addition to being barred from approaching or contacting her that Letterman be ordered to not "think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering."

...Nestler wrote that she began sending Letterman "thoughts of love" in 1993 and that he responded to her on his show through the use of code words, gestures and "eye expressions" conveying his desire to marry her and train her as his co-host.
This is the most brilliant use of reverse psychiatry I've ever heard. She's got him fighting for the right to see and communicate with her. Genius.

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