This week I received an inquiry from an advertising broker who wanted to place an ad on the VDC website and pay me some money. With visions of early retirement, I asked for more info. Turned out they wanted to pay me $50 to insert some text into the description of the vinyl Mother of the Bride doll to the effect that a smart collector would want to contact such-and-such an insurance company to protect such a valuable and delicate item. (This text was to be placed in the sentence directly after I described the doll as “poor quality.”) After I got done rolling on the floor and laughing, I politely declined the offer. Oh well, early retirement will have to wait a while longer.