- Nicole and OJ as star-crossed lovers.
Looking to make murdering your significant other even sexier this Valentine's Day? Throw in a pair of complimentary handcuffs.
Over four special days next week, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment invites couples to "delight their dark side" with exhibits on "various crimes of passion." Couples will be bound together for the "unique Valentine's Day journey," which the museum calls a "way to show their love" for "those darker romantics among us."
A taste of the evening's programming: The museum teased last year's event with an exhibit on the case of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson. Had he done it, I guess he was just guilty of loving her too much. Hitting closer to home: Many of the passion-crimes featured in the exhibit "took place in the D.C. metropolitan area." Given that the D.C. police department alone receives over 20,000 domestic violence-related calls [PDF] a year, the exhibit certainly won't be lacking in material!
I get it: In America, high-profile cases of intimate partner violence sell. And exploiting that cultural weakness even further by turning murdering your wife into a sensual romantic evening? That will net the museum $30 bucks per couple—$31 if you elect to make those handcuffs furry.