What bloggers are saying about the Kelly trial: Eve of the trial edition

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The trial begins in earnest Tuesday morning with opening arguments from both sides.

In the meantime, here's one last blast of web-based pre-trial hoopla to whet your appetite for justice.

New York's Gawker has already questioned the sanity of Chicagoans, based on last week's jury selection.

Now the New York Times itself is suggesting (albeit with the help of a DePaul University law professor) that the case could be embarrassing for Chicago.

Prof. Leonard L. Cavise told the Times, “It makes Chicago look like a laughingstock. It’s as if they said, ‘Let’s spend millions of dollars and six years, shut down an important courtroom, cause a media circus and end up either convicting him of nothing at all or on some charge that has nothing to do with what you really should get him on if he’s guilty: sex with children.’ ”

Meanwhile, the BBC wants to blame "boastful Britain" on Kelly, at least in part.

And this angry blogger thinks there are a lot of celebrities who need to be taught a lesson.

But this student thinks Kelly reminds her of Jesus, in a roundabout way.

Miss Pinky agrees with Mary Mitchell that young black girls should be better protected from sexual predators.

And Attorneymom says won't somebody please think of R. Kelly's family?

We're always happy to oblige, so here's the link Attorneymom provided to footage of Kelly singing "I Believe I Can Fly" to his daughter.

Yarly has a monologue gag of the kind we can expect to hear more of on the late night shows once the trial gets up to speed.

Kelly is well-known for wearing a mask, but here's Jia wearing a different kind of mask while she discusses the case.

Finally, this craigslister is looking for love, but he may not be going about it in the best way.

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