Thursday, December 3, 2015

Norm Macdonald Clip of the Week

This week's "Norm Macdonald Clip of the Week" is ripped straight from today's headlines!

Oscar Pistorius first gained fame for being the first runner to compete in the Olympic games despite the fact that he had no legs. Dubbed the "Blade Runner" for the prosthetic legs he would wear during his races, Pistorius was an inspiration to people around the world.

On Valentine's Day in 2013, one of two things happened, depending on whose story you believe. According to Pistorius, he believed his South African house was being broken into, he got out of bed, grabbed his gun, and fired at the bathroom door which is where he heard the commotion. The person behind the door was the girlfriend of Pistorius and she died from the wounds. He claims it was an accident in a moment of terror. The prosecution contends that it was done on purpose after an argument.

Originally, he was charged with accidentally killing her. Spent a little time in jail and was on house arrest. The ruling was overturned and he was now found guilty of murder. USA Today has all the details over at their site. 

In this clip from Conan O'Brien's TBS show last summer, Norm and the gang talk about Pistorius. Norm contends that the murder doesn't trouble him, but the fact that Pistorius is a cheater for running in those races with prosthetic legs. We get a few jokes out of it, then Norm hilariously turns around the original point and makes Conan and Andy Richter look like idiots.

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