I ain't got nuthin' against Nancy Drew, 'cept I'm a bit afeered of my Supreme Ct. all being addicted to her. My bestest girlfriend had the complete Nancy Drew, and I even went and bought a couple myself though, by nature, I'm more of an Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators boy myself.
Glad to hear that I'm not the only Della Street fan left on the block. Now if only we can find some "Casey, Crime Photographer" fans.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joy Matkowski
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 16:48
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: talking tough
What's scary about Nancy Drew?
I just finished Perry Mason's Case of the Calendar Girls (or
something like that), in which he, Della Street, and the client were
climbing over a high estate wall topped with barbed wire and broken
glass, with a pack of dobermans leaping up at them with gnashing teeth.
The client left enough shreds of his clothes behind for the police to ID
him via his dry cleaners. Not sedentary.
James Michael Rogers wrote:
> What Fred Willard said. I too have dipped a toe (or more) in that world. Macho puffery is apt to get you hurt, and hurt badly. You have to make sure that "your mouth doesn't write a check your ass can't cash". Be polite and know where you are.
> By the way, did anyone else read the article in the NY Times about all of the female Justices being Nancy Drew fans? How scary is that? But what annoyed me was the alleged reporter saying that Judge Sotomeyor graduated to reading the "less-physical" Perry Mason stories. Less Physical - you've got to be kidding. I can't recall whether Mason actually started in Black Mask or not, but his early books were definately informed more by a Continental Op sensibility than they were by Judge Learned Hand. You can always tell the folks who know Perry Mason through Raymond Burr rahter than from actually having read the Gardner novels.
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