People often ask if I get souvenir swag from movie studios, and the answer is, for the most part, no; I’ve repeatedly asked that they not send me stuff, as it won’t make it any more likely that I’ll like their movie, and it clutters up my already-beyond-cluttered desk. So it’s rare that a box comes in the mail, but one came yesterday, from the “Deliver Us From Evil” people, and it was a theoretically cute stuffed owl.
And now I’ve seen the movie, which is fairly ridiculous but nonetheless creepy, and am convinced that the owl is STARING AT ME . . .