Friday, January 13, 2006

Life mirrors "The Simpsons"

After reading this excellent reduction of Frey-Gate by Meghan O'Rourke, I'm reminded of an episode of "The Simpsons" where Homer is being pilloried for supposedly making a move on the underage babysitter. At one point, the accuser (who knows she's bullshitting everyone) musters some crocodile tears for the audience of a Sally Jessy-type show as the host remarks, "Your tears mean more than real evidence ever could."

The acceptance of James Frey's confabulations = "If a book moves you, it's true."