Everyone's favorite television Nazi, Arte Johnson, formerly of Laugh-In, has been after Commissioner Walter Kennedy for a chance to become a referee in the National Basketball Association. Johnson made his request on the grounds that he had played sports "all the way through the sixth grade." It was Kennedy's view that Johnson's 5'4" height might be a hindrance. "Reluctantly, I have come to a conclusion that you are too short to join our officiating staff," he said. Johnson then threatened a lawsuit charging the NBA with discrimination on account of height. Verrry interesting. But dumb.