June 29, 2002

Everybody's got their one or two songs that turn 'em into sentimental Cameron Croweish music-as-signifier-for-prefab-yuppie-emotions dorkasses. Today I have listened to the Ronettes' "I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine" five times. Oh god, it's SO GOOD. This is the beginning and end of true heartbreak. It's like when Lisa humiliates Ralph Wiggum on the Krusty the Klown Show by telling him in front of the entire viewing audience that she's not interested and just finds him pitiful and annoying, and when Bart plays the tape back at home, he says "Watch this, Lis. You can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half."