Monday, July 31, 2006

Oh Boy! Picking up trash in the summer heat


After much haggling over with a judge on how to do his stint of community service, Boy George will be picking up trash off the city streets of New York for five days starting August 14. There's talk that he might be working either in the Chinatown, Little Italy, or Lower East Side sections of NYC. "It's not like he's going to be working in an air-conditioned office," said the Department of Sanitation spokesperson Vito Turso.

George was ordered to do community service after pleading guilty in March to false reporting of robbery. He called police with a bogus report of a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment last October, and the responding officers wound up finding cocaine inside.

The former Culture Club singer had been reluctant to fulfill his community service requirement, saying that his being assigned to pick up trash would create a media circus. He suggested that he'd raise money for an AIDS charity instead, but his plan was rejected. The judge mused that George's being assigned to clean up the streets would be a lesson of humilty for him. As the Divine Ms. Jimmi would say, "All I can say is, suck it up George. If one has to sweep the streets of the Apple, then do it with style. A little camp and one of those old colorful tramp outfits you used to wear would be hot!"

1 Comments:

Blogger The Divine Ms. Jimmi said...

oy! The heat is murder on the foundation!

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