Video: National Lampoon's lost "Seinfeld" episode; Update: Mel Gibson defends Richards

Because if you can’t laugh at the misfortune of vicious racists, whose misfortune can you laugh at?

What I said the other day about him maybe having a screw loose might be closer to the mark than I thought. The aftershock about him claiming to be Jewish when he really isn’t is odd, too. Maybe he’s just lying to get cover for the anti-semitic things he said to hecklers earlier this year, but I wouldn’t put this sort of kookiness past him:

“Technically, not having been born by blood as Jewish and not formally going into a conversion, it was purely his interpretation of having adopted Judaism as his religion,” Rubenstein told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “He told me, ‘I’m Jewish,’ when I asked him.

“He said there were two mentors who raised him and who had a big influence on his life, and they were Jewish. He said, ‘I agree with the concepts and the religious beliefs of Judaism and I’ve adopted Judaism as my religion,”’ Rubenstein said. “He really thinks of himself as Jewish.”

The new Season 7 DVD is selling like hotcakes, by the way — up 75% over Season 6. Short of child abuse, there’s no such thing as bad publicity in America.

Update: We have ourselves a moronic convergence.