Please note I’m cross-posting this from the General Questions section — I think it most definitely screams for the hand of the master to resolve – but I am not the originator.
I’ve heard Paul Simon’s song, “Me and Julio down by the Schoolyard” more times than I would care to, and I really can’t figure out exactly WHAT the singer and Julio did down by the schoolyard.
The chorus goes, “It’s against the law/ it’s against the law/ what my momma saw/ was against the law”
Apparently, whatever she saw was so bad that she “turned round and spat on the ground/ every time his name was mentioned/ when papa found out he began to shout/ ‘Gonna stick him in the house of detention’”
Later, we learn , “In a couple of days they’re gonna take [him] away/ but the press let the story leak/ when the radical preacher comes to get him released/ he’s all on the cover of Newsweek”
So exactly what was this heinous act? I’d love to get the straight dope on this…