This is the conversation Ken Cannon and I had last night while watching our programs.
ME: Louis C.K. had a funny bit about The Grapes of Wrath. [I watched LCK's HBO Special on the way home from Amsterdam, so now I'm the annoying person who's all "LCK said this" and "LCK said that." It's a problem. But I own it.]
KEN: Oh yeah?
ME: About the ending.
ME: You remember the ending, don't you?
ME: You are so busted. You did NOT read that book.
KEN: Yes, I did.
ME: You would totally, totally remember that ending if you'd read it. That was the point of LCK's monologue.
KEN: I read it.
ME: No. You didn't.
KEN: I did. I just don't remember the ending.
ME: Stop. Please. Here's what happened. Your sisters read that book for you.
Those sisters earned most of Ken's A's in high school. But I'm happy to report he earned all of his own A's (and there were many of them) thereafter.