I May Have To Call In Sick Today: Longmire Returns

Before I do this thing, I have to chuckle for a moment. I post some controversial stuff from time to time on this blog. I’m not shy about offending people. I did, however, find it interesting that my Facebook followers dropped after I post a nice tribute to Martin Milner. Who, in the name of God, would be offended by that post? I’m guessing that today’s post will drive off their friends as well. So be it.

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My boss may wonder why I’m calling in sick today after having an entire week off from work. Simple: Season four of Longmire is available on Netflix, and I plan to binge watch them. Yes, pretzels, chicken, soda, and ice cream are all laid in and ready to go. Here’s the trailer:

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s some of the best writing on television. Craig Johnson is the author of the series of books that inspired the television show. A&E Network foolishly let it go a year ago for the best reason of all: it didn’t appeal to the target demographic.

For those outside the television world, that means that old farts like me watched the show instead of young farts who will buy stuff and keep on buying it for the rest of their lives. It is a proven concept in advertising that if you get them young enough you keep the for a lifetime. I know I regularly haul home huge quantities of Tang and Space Food Sticks. I also buy… well, fact of the matter is that the theory only applies to some people. I have changed my tastes quite a bit since I was in the prime 18-35 demographic.

I have more money now. I buy better stuff now. I subscribe to Netflix now. I guess that may result in some loss of revenue for the folks at A&E but they’ll no doubt soon roll out a very revealing show on Mexican wrestling groups in Nova Scotia. I understand it’s quite the reality series. No doubt much better than Longmire.

Sorry for the Rick Roll. I can’t help myself. You see, I have to get to bed so I can be ready for Longmire when it comes out at Midnight. I think that’s when… I’ll find out.

In the meantime, why don’t you saunter over to the Red Pony and have a beer. Tell Henry Standing Bear to put it on my tab.


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