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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

What Where They Thinking?

We don't watch the show The Simple Life and don't suppose we ever will. Of course we have heard of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, even here behind the pinhole. There is no accounting for other's taste, but could someone explain how these two idiots and their producers thought an internship in a funeral home would be funny? Better yet, why would an owner of a funeral home open his doors to such tackiness? Really adds to New Jersey's reputation doesn't it?

Several viewers are horrified by Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's latest internship on "The Simple Life." Hilton and Richie worked at the Kohler Funeral Home funeral home in Wood-Ridge, NJ.

They spilled what seemed to be ashes on the floor and vacuumed them up, they filled in a grave while wearing fancy clothes and held a fake funeral. One viewer says it was "totally tacky." She tells the Record of Bergen County that her father's casket
was in the same room as the mock funeral.

Another woman says her "knees were shaking" while watching Hilton and Richie help an old couple shop for caskets.

According to John Podesta, the owner of Kohler Funeral Home a disclaimer at the end of the show said no human bodies were used in any of the scenes, but that failed to appease some viewers.

Podesta said he has received few complaints and would not have participated if he thought the episode would hurt the funeral home's reputation. He said the funeral home was not compensated for hosting the show's taping.


At 10:33 AM, Blogger Sluggo said...

By FAR the dumbest part is that they weren't paid for the use of their business. He thought he would be getting free advertising? At last the definitive refutation of the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy Podesta is a moron what on earth was he thinking Paris Hilton was going to do for his failing biz. My family and several others in town have decided to ban Kohler Funeral Home. Something so sacred could be made to look so disgusting.. This guy must be hungry for a buck... The lights are never on in this place anymore stay away

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