Sunday, March 04, 2007
Real Life in a Cartoon
I just caught the beginning of tonight's Simpson's. The Principal and someone else (maybe the mayor or the chancellor)were turning away a family of kids who had never been to school because they did not want their scores lowered. Lisa Simpson catches wind of this and sets about writing a news article to expose this cover up. Unsure of how to stop her, they think of offering her a bribe, kind of what Bloomberg just did by hiring a parent to work with him for $150,000 a year. Now Lisa Simpson is a cartoon personality with character who cannot be bought off so easily (they think of offering her a Gap gift certificate) so they come up with another way to dissuade her, making her a tutor and working on her ego issues.
It's funny how a kids cartoon, like the Simpson's echoes real life.