You may or may not have seen an item from last week in which Senator Barack Obama cited Matador TV obsession “The Wire” as his favorite programme (aspiring First Lady Michelle, however, prefers “The Dick Van Dyke Show”). And while that’s all well and good, in the interests of being totally fair about this specious pop culture stuff that has nothing to done with anyone’s ability to govern, I’d like to throw some much-needed street cred in the direction of Sen. Hillary Clinton.
As some of you might know, several years back when I was down on my luck, I resorted to eBay’ing some of my most prized possessions in the hopes of raising rent dough. My DVD copies of “Bring It On” and the not-nearly as successful sequel, “Bring It On Again”? Sold for a mere pittance. Autographed copies of the 2-issue print run of Patrick Amory’s Too Fun, Too Huge? The winning bid was $175 from a man in Vancouver (who sent a bad check.)
But one of the toughest items to part with was The Mentally Ill’s “Gacy’s Place” 7″, an Illinois scuzz classic that fetched $130 when eBayer “chelsea1980” swooped in at the last minute. She claimed the single was a birthday gift for her mother, who supposedly considered herself something of a Chicago punk aficionado (the buyer insisted her Mom had once dated Naked Raygun’s Marco Pezzati), and had a particularly obsession for “rare records featuring Presidential wives on the front cover”.
Anyhow, I shipped the single to an address in Palo Alto and never thought much about it until now. But I’m not telling you who to vote for.