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09.23.08 41 Comments

So Dane Cook’s apartment complex in West Hollywood where he’s lived for the last 10 years is trying to evict him, because he reportedly lets his dog shit in the public courtyard and doesn’t clean up after it.  Dane Cook says evicting him from the apartment once occupied by John Belushi would jinx his career.  An excerpt from Cook’s filing:

“To live in the unit of one of the great legends was overwhelming and after moving in to that unit, I felt a creative drive that I had never felt before. It’s a little bit like the superstition that athletes have, before games, about a favorite bat or shoe, or the order in which they gear up; for me, this apartment has been the place where I’ve sat and worked on my comedy routines, and I can feel, and have felt, the presence of the true greats that lived there before me. It’s been a long road for me, in terms of developing my career as a comic, and the apartment is both a place of inspiration to me as well as a place where I go to feel connected to the source.” [Yahoo/E]

Hmm, let’s see if we can find any holes in this argument… *deep breath* If you want the court to consider something, don’t call it a “superstition”; if you liked the apartment so much, you shouldn’t have let your dog shit all over it; John Belushi OD’d in his prime which may not qualify as lucky; and your last three movies were Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, and My Best Friends Girl – the court would be doing the world a favor if it jinxed this hot streak.  At least, that’s what I’d say if I were judge.  That, and “I’m naked under this robe,” and “Here come de judge, here come de judge…”

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