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I watched a bit of an episode of Matlock today. I don't know which episode it was because someone else was watching it and I joined halfway through. It doesn't really matter though because I hear that you fancy yourself something of a competent fact checker so I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.

Anyway, let me set the scene. It all took place in a courtroom as you might have gathered, and Ben Matlock was questioning a man that was sitting in the witness box. If you are, or were, a fan of the show you probably know that almost every episode involves Ben offering up what the District Attorney to objects to as conjecture. That's there I want to begin this, with Ben offering up conjecture.

Witness: "That's crazy!"

Ben Matlock: "It's crazy enough to be true."

And you know what? It was true!

A story doesn't have to be "sane" to be true. It has often been said that truth is stranger than fiction and in my particular situation that is very much the case.

Do you know why? Because we're dealing with people!

And what do we know about people?

To borrow a line from the first episode of Columbo, "People don't always do the rational thing."

Yes, I am well aware of the fact that I am talking about fictional characters in a fictional television program, but do you know what else is often said? Art often imitates life.

See? Not so crazy!
anonymous Other February 14, 2020 at 10:31 pm 0
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^^ I like what you did there. You called them out by calling them "competent fact checkers." Then you used television programs to drive home the validity of your crazy story about being watched. You threw in a couple of cliches for good measure and closed out by taking a veiled shot at the "fiction" of your opponent's story. Well done.
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