Sorry to pile onto the Larry King joke-a-thon, but I just read a very witty column in Time magazine and I wanted to share it with Living Single readers. Reporter Belinda Luscombe begins by reminding anyone not keeping up with celebrity slings and arrows that Larry King may be on the verge of divorcing for the eighth time. She christens King the "octospouse." (See why I love this column?)
Here's Luscombe's key question, perhaps posed with tongue nestled in cheek:
"How many marriages are too many? Statistics show that more second marriages break up than first ones and more third marriages - about 75% -- break up than second ones. Given that trajectory, shouldn't a referee step in after the third or fourth and suspend play for the good of all?"
Maybe, Luscombe is suggesting, marriage licenses should be revoked. They revoke drivers' licenses, don't they?
There are several reasons why I'm happy that this essay was published. First, Larry King is completely and totally obsessed with other people's dating and mating lives and their marriage prospects. He always asks about those things. He asks even when his guest is Bill Maher. I remember an interview he did with Sheryl Crow after she had broken up with Lance Armstrong. King sometimes seemed more interested in Crow's thoughts and feelings about Armstrong than just about anything else in her present or future life.