What's the world coming to?

October 19, 2002

MEMO to the woman who was recruited to be on MTV's stunt show "Jackass" and who is suing because she was injured and humiliated: Why do you think they call it "Jackass?"

Truth be told, she might have a case. Far be it from us to say otherwise.

But she would have a heck of a lot more credibility if she hadn't been selected from the audience at a taping of what can only be called Idiot TV.

This isn't exactly something people attend -- or even watch -- so their friends will think they're urbane sophisticates. Injury aside, the humiliation charge is a little hard to swallow.

It's a pity bad taste and worse-than-sophomoric humor aren't against the law. Then she'd have an airtight case.

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