Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Vile Legacy of John Stamos

At the checkout counter of the public library today, securing some books for my sons, I happened to see a DVD boxed set for the third season of Full House. As if that weren't disturbing enough, there was a reserve slip stuck inside the box, indicating that someone had put in a special request for this copy of the third season of Full House. It would be one thing, I suppose, to pick up a DVD of Full House on impulse, maybe because you had just seen the Olsen twins in a copy of US Weekly and you saw the box on a shelf and wanted to remind yourself what they looked like when they were four, but this was evidence that someone had plotted to obtain a copy of the third season of Full House. They planned this in advance, going out of their way to watch Full House.

My question is: how much extra time do you have to have on your hands such that you will make arrangements to acquire the DVD of the entire third season of Full House? And how much critical imagination do you have to lack? Goodness knows, I have wasted far too much time in my life, but at least I have not sunk to this.

Man, sometimes people really depress me.


MJN said...

You're looking at just one free borrowing from the library; how many people have actually purchased this set? People have spent money for the purpose of watching Season 3 of Full House over and over again. It's ranked #1,937 on Amazon.com. I'd guess that over 1000 copies of Season 3 have been sold. Now THAT'S depressing.

Don't forget that Seasons 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 are also popular sellers.

T. Nawrocki said...

At least I can comfort myself with the idea that I may never come into contact with a person who would pay good American money for season three of Full House. But I came frighteningly close to seeing the person who reserved season three of Full House, and that person lives in my neighborhood.

Now that's scary.