Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Internet makes everyone look so professional -- even the commenters on my blog, who bother to open with a compliment, then link me to a vitamin regimen. Have you ever gotten that junk mail with the hand-written envelope, and the post-it note attached to a "clipping" that says "Hey - how have you been, though of you when I saw this," and it's a...vitamin regimen? Or the emails that are always convincingly from the same name as someone you actually write to (even when it is spelled KaryLou or Baxter) but it just a coupon for an over-the-border vitamin regimen?
Well this story is not really like that.
I went trolling for a better score, and found a claim on the entire series -- PLUS pilot film, plus Meg Foster (ugh, FFWD right through that mess). Did I dare? Late Night, plus wine, plus a driving saxaphone theme song... yes I did. It looks legit. I promise you, it looked legit.
The package arrived some time later, covered in stamps and a chinese shipping bill. and here... we...go.
Let me say - the claims were correct. It is indeed all there, packaged in those color-copied boxes you find at the flea market tables (kind of air brushy, and mostly purple). Complete? You bet -- complete with the LA TV station bug they were recorded from.
I would like my academic readership to consider floating a course on "The Great Debate: Career vs Family in the Dialogue of Cagney and Lacey." It's fascinating. And I think we know that the consequences are one makes you a drunk and the other makes you a shrew.
oh, ouch. well, that stings more than a little.