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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life

posted by on May 8 at 15:37 PM

Some Hollywood swag arrived in our office today—promo materials for the upcoming Nancy Drew movie.

Nancy’s been a longtime freelancer for The Stranger’s In Other News column, so we’re all thrilled for her here at the paper.

Just in the first few pages of Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life, which came with the swag, there’s some great advice:

“When bound and gagged, you can still tap out HELP in Morse code to attract attention.” —The Clue of the Tapping Heels

“Don’t let strangers lock up your house after you.” —The Witch Tree Symbol

“Loophole in moral code: It’s okay to steal car if it belongs to your kidnappers.”—The Whispering Statue

and some dating advice:

“If a guy keeps driving you around on his motorcycle so you can run pointless errands, he probably likes you.” —The Message in the Hollow Oak

“A young lady with some judo skills can take care of unwanted advances in short order.”—The Whispering Statue

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What if he's driving me around on a scooter, does that work?

Posted by Jordyn | May 8, 2007 3:46 PM

It's being directed by the same director as the movie "Dick", which I absolutely loved. Looking forward to it.

Posted by cool | May 8, 2007 3:51 PM

This advice ranks up with this advice from Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las

Posted by elswinger | May 8, 2007 3:52 PM

Man, all I can imagine when I hear "Nancy Drew" is Kristen Bell! Damn you Veronica Mars!

Posted by nomi malone | May 8, 2007 4:03 PM

Not bad advice, even if most people don't know Morse Code any more.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 8, 2007 4:21 PM

New MySpace description:
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Posted by Enigma | May 8, 2007 4:21 PM

Nancy Drew was my dream woman. I read dozens of those things. Much sexier than the Happy Hollisters.

Posted by Fnarf | May 8, 2007 4:53 PM

"When stranded in a strange city, peeling for money is preferable to streetwalking." - Scream for Ice Cream

Posted by vegetable lasagna | May 8, 2007 5:13 PM

Go ahead with the morse code, Nancy, but you are probably better off texting a message.

Posted by lawrence clark | May 9, 2007 1:37 AM

"Dick" really is definitive film on Watergate. Easily better and more comprehensive than even "All the President's Men".

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