Department of Self-Parody

“Take Tarah Lyczewski, a 20-year-old living at her family’s home in Sunnyside, Wash. When she found out that her father was moving in with a woman who was most definitely not her mother, what did she do? She didn’t shrug her shoulders and argue that, after all, nobody now observes those dusty customs of fidelity and monogamy. No, she built a 7-foot ‘Scarlet A’ on her front lawn–for adultery–complete with red garlands and a flashing strobe light.”

–Wendy Shalit in the Wall Street Journal, May 21, 1999