In a display of art imitating life, the first-ever animated double entendre (hereafter called DE) lived and ranted at the Groton Board of Education meeting Aug. 13. Assuming a countenance of pomposity, the DE pontificated about honesty, ethics and trust. The DE elevated himself above the board and the attending crowd, ostensibly gaining the moral high ground expressly to discredit another member of the board. Why? A communication from the board attorney was leaked to the press. And who is that member? Well we don't really know because the DE didn't know either.
Or did he?
Trapped by his own language, the DE moved quickly to the role of psychic, insisting he knew for certain the offending member but hadn't a scintilla of proof. There was ample innuendo and rumor he brayed, clearly supporting a ruse to libel someone he didn't like. Seeing his position was fast losing credibility, he bellowed oratory and angst punctuated by gesticulation threatening never to attend another executive session, which must have vexed the mesmerized members. In a final display of haughty defiance, he vanished into the night, leaving an astonished gathering to hope this animated vestige of duplicity would never speak again.