OJ’s “acquittal suit” headed for the Smithsonian?

Folks at the Smithsonian have indicated that they wouldn’t accept it, but apparently OJ Simpson has his heart set on donating his “acquittal suit” to the Smithsonian. No word as of yet on whether or not he’d include those “ugly ass” Bruno Maglis that he killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman in.

I haven’t been to the American History Museum since they offered me a job about a dozen years ago, but I seem to recall there being a case containing Fonzie’s Jacket, Dorothy’s ruby slippers, an early iteration of Kermit the Frog, and Archie Bunker’s chair somewhere in the basement. I’m guessing that’s where OJ sees his suit being forever preserved. Love the guy or hate him, you have to admire his comically large balls.

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9 Comments

  1. trp
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    I’d rather see the well Baby Jessica fell down on display. Far more positive.

  2. Posted March 3, 2010 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Like it or not, it was an enormous moment in our collective history. And, in time, it might be appropriate to address this particular murder case within the Smithsonian. I just don’t think the driving force behind such a move should be the desire of the man who got away with murder.

  3. Sam
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Why not Nicole’s bloodstained clothes? Those still exist, and they’d be a better representation of the event.

  4. Jules
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Completely agree with Sam. There’s nothing comic about that murdering son of a bitch.

  5. Posted March 3, 2010 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Are you kidding? If any one article of clothing is identified with this case, it is the glove.

  6. Edward
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I wish there were a way for the OJ trial to be stricken from American history.

  7. Kim
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I need to verify it, but I heard a few days ago that there’s a new crime museum somewhere that’s co-owned by John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted. They’ve got Ted Bundy’s VW and lots of other creepy stuff. It seems weird to me though, as Walsh’s son was killed by a serial killer.

  8. Kim
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Here’s an article about the museum. It’s called the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, and it’s in DC.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/18/AR2010021803532.html?hpid=sec-artsliving

  9. trp
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    I think there needs to be a museum more geared toward this variety of “enormous moments in our collective history” that don’t quite fit in the mainstream museums. Sort of what the Experienced Music Project, which is a museum committed to Jimi Hendrix/everything underground from the 60’s to new wave, is to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Terri Schaivo’s breathing tube? The well Baby Jessica fell down? Phil Spector’s wigs? The possibilities are endless. It could jump start Water Street.

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