Oct 11, 2010

pseudonymity for the win

Entertainment Weekly interviews The Simpsons producer Al Jean about the Banksy opening sequence.

Did you learn more about the identity of Banksy?
I never met him. Even my emails back and forth to him, I would email Bonnie, who would email his producer, who would email him. I’m pretty sure it’s really him because if it wasn’t him, the real Banksy would have said something.

But would he have? If you were the real Banksy, and you didn't actually do this, you probably wouldn't come forward, because "you" had just pulled off a tremendous media hack, without lifting a finger.

Note: I don't use phrases like "For the Win" lightly.