Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Homer Simpson is Not a Model of Civic Responsibility

Via BoingBoing comes this story of a man who attempted to be a real life Homer to avoid jury duty:

On a questionnaire that all potential jurors fill out, Ellis wrote that he didn't like homosexuals and blacks. He then echoed those sentiments in an interview with Nickerson.

"You say on your form that you're not a fan of homosexuals," Nickerson said.
"That I'm a racist," Ellis interrupted.
"I'm frequently found to be a liar, too. I can't really help it," Ellis added.

Mr. Ellis is following the Homer plan almost too well.

Quoth Homer: "Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races."

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