Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Anniversary of the Lacrosse....What?

This is the 1 year anniversary of the Duke lacrosse party incident/event/whatever you want to call it.

Much (too much?) has been written on this. But too much suffering has taken place also. I don't know what happened; maybe no one really knows what happened that night. But a lot of lives have been ruined, from the accuser to the players, the coach, and a lot of people in Durham.

My commemoration of the anniversary will simply be what I believe to be the single best piece done on the whole affair.

And that is: The Saturday Night Live Skit, with Amy Poehler sending up that idiot Nancy Grace from Headline News. The line in the skit where Amy points out that it must be harder for false victims, because they have to make up consistent stories that people then pick apart, was brilliant. Easier for actual victims, Amy says, because "they just have to remember stuff."

The audience didn't know whether to laugh or not at many points, and so just tittered nervously. And I don't blame them. This is as savage, and well-conceived, a piece of social satire as any I have seen in years.

(Nod to DiW for the link to Jumpcut. The original link on YouTube was taken down)