Texts From Nancy Drew
August 7, 2012 9:50 AM   Subscribe


 


I liked this bit from "Ask an Undiscovered Spider:"

"Half of Spiders Are Undiscovered."
—Behind every good spider is ... another spider.


There is a motto!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:07 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Worth it for the unexpected murder in the last third, which made me laugh. Poor George.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:11 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]




Love these. I read The Hardy Boys and the Three Detectives religiously. When I finished all those, I reluctantly (at first) read Nancy Drew and she kicks all five of those boys' behinds.

My favorite modern quote about her comes from TV's Castle:
AGENT SORENSON: “Really? We’re going to waste time on the insights of Nancy Drew here?”

RICK CASTLE: “Is that supposed to be an insult? Because Nancy Drew solved every case.”
Damn right she solved every case.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:54 PM on August 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


MCMikeNamara: "Worth it for the unexpected murder in the last third, which made me laugh. Poor George."

Not poor Bess? :)
posted by theredpen at 1:50 PM on August 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
This was better than I expected.

Why do kids do that extended letter thing? WHY?
posted by Mezentian at 5:22 PM on August 7, 2012


I enjoy all of Ortberg's work, but I will not go to that link because I'll end up crying over The Return of Ghost again.

(I love The Hairpin!)
posted by ladygypsy at 6:08 PM on August 7, 2012


Not poor Bess? :)

Well, I was trying not to spoil it too much. Also, if I remember my limited exposure to Nancy Drew, Bess probably drove her to it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:47 PM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


ladygypsy: "I enjoy all of Ortberg's work, but I will not go to that link because I'll end up crying over The Return of Ghost again.

(I love The Hairpin!)
"

You warned me. But yet I clicked it at work in an already sad mood.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:00 AM on August 8, 2012


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