Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Why Lie

Most of you have already read the expose of the book A Million Little Pieces where the author, James Frey, greatly exaggerates his claim to infamy. If only Mr. Frey would have done a little research he could have wrote a true non-fiction book about a man that really does know what it’s like to be an addict and jail bird.

The man pictured above is Henry Earl. Henry has probably more experience being arrested than any man alive. As of today, Henry has been charged with 935 offenses and spent 3601 days in jail. The average number of days spent in jail a year are 267.21 and the average duration of days spent out of jail is a mere 1.61 days.

Here is small excerpt from a MSNBC report on Henry Earl.

Known around the college town as James Brown, Earl will do a little jig for attention and money—anything to get some hooch. He shows up at house parties; he wanders the streets with fried chicken in his pockets; he shakes hands; he drinks. Generally regarded as harmless, he is tolerated by most and even loved by a few. ~MSNBC

To tell you the truth, I would rather read the memoirs of Henry than of some wacko making money off of lying about being a criminal. Really, how pathetic are you when you have to make up a bunch of stuff about yourself to have a decent story?


At 9:59 AM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Hey, I'm a drunk!
Buy my book!

I guess I have to write it FIRST!, before it can be read.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Tyler D. said...

And one day he kills everyone. Not that I would like the story to take that twist, but I could see it happening.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Henry is just a drunk and not much more. I only saw 3 or 4 things on his rap sheet that wasn't public intox.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Uber said...

Super pathetic! Which is way more pathetic than just plain ole pathetic. Hey, fried chicken in pockets is at least mildly amusing.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger a4g said...

He clearly is not being helped by incarceration. We ought to give him no more than 60 days jail time and then a good healthy dose of rehabilitation.

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Contagion said...

Some people will do anything for money and attention. Obviously Fey is one of them.

At 6:14 AM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

But Henry will only do things for booze. You got to respect a guy for having such a simple goal.


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