Former Vanity Fair staffer John Ortved has written an unauthorized, iconoclastic, and -- if his recent article in The Daily Beast is any indication -- up-chuckingly funny history of the best TV show ever created. No, you don't get to ask what the best TV show ever created is. You see, being a hardcore Simpsons fan is like being a 'Nam vet -- if you weren't there you wouldn't get it, and if you were there you don't need to talk about it. (Except maybe to reminisce about the scene where Bart breaks a chair over Homer's back while he's in the tub. *Tear.*)
Anyway, go buy a copy -- apparently it makes Matt Groening look like a complete putz, which on the Controversy Index is just a notch below this. Fox doesn't come off that well, either, although that's slightly less of a shocker.