Thursday, July 31, 2008
On Friday Jerry Lewis was arrested in the Las Vegas airport for trying to carry a gun on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. I didn't write about it because I saw it on Saturday and figured everyone would write about it, and so it would be old news by the time Monday rolled around. But, no one has because no one cares about Jerry Lewis despite the fact that he also took a turn with Marilyn Monroe.
Anyway, I saw some UK newspapers had picked up the story as well and so decided to write something because you need to just stop and think about for a second. Jerry Lewis is 82 years old. He looks 100 and acts 125. Why does this man even need a gun? Have you watched the Jerry Lewis telethon lately? Is this a man you feel comfortable with holding a gun anywhere?
What did Jerry think he was going to need his gun for in Detroit? He wasn't going to be paid cash where he was going. I doubt sincerely there are any mafia alive from 40 years ago who are still holding a grudge and they had lots of grudges against him.
I mean gets on a plane a falls asleep. He gets off the plane, gets wheeled to his limo, falls asleep in the limo. gets to the hotel, gums some food and goes to sleep. At what point is he figuring he is going to need a gun? Does he think the waiter at the early bird special is going to charge him full price so he needs to pull a gun?
Did the maid not put a chocolate on his pillow so he is going to forcibly make her hand over more chocolate while he holds a gun to her head? Jerry's manager says the gun was a prop and wouldn't fire. So, when he starts waving it around on an airplane he can shout it's only a prop. It won't fire, and then does his crazy ass heckle.