Russel shares a few dramatic moments from his latest 3rd Lt Stanley book, as Vic ads his own commentary to the quality of the melodramatic fiction. Vic’s absurd come backs are in full swing, even as Sade enters with disturbing news about her friends and neighbors.
The conbersation switches to examine the curiosity of Mr Donahue’s dread of vacations. It’s all related to his job on the night shift, and having his sleep cycle disturbed for his 2 week break from his job. Sade explains even more details that complicate the matter when family obligations enter the mix. It’s all enough to make Vic encourage Russel to keep reading from his book about the pulp fiction hero.
- Russell reads extensively from an unnamed 3rd Lieutenant Stanley book (more than two and half minutes of airtime.) Other than the mushy stuff with Lady Margaret, the 3rd Lieutenant has his hands full with two mountain lions, a lizard and head-hunting counterfeiters. His weapon arsenal is impressive: two automatic revolvers, a dagger, a pound of dynamite, a pile of poison, a length of stout twine, a sealed drum of deadly gas, a flask of acid, a basket of [unintelligible], a jar containing a black widow spider and a leather case full of straight-edged razors: (edited)
- In the book, Lady Margaret has a solid gold, diamond-studded bottle of smelling salts.
- Sade says Mr. Donahue hates leisure and prefers to be busy with his hands.
- Mis’ Donahue’s parents live in Pontiac, Illinois.
–Trivia provided by Jimbo, as found at the Crazy World of Vic and Sade.