Saturday, September 8, 2007

Lucy Jordan

Does anyone remember "the ballad of Lucy Jordan?" It was an old Dr. Hook song that recounted the life of a housewife, who one day wakes up and realises that she is trapped in the suburbs. The song goes on to explain that since the option of an international jetsetter was no longer available, she decided to climb onto the roof of her suburban hellhole and end it all by jumping off.

Personally, I always imagined that Lucy lived somewhere like this anonymous $1.2 million San Diego box. If Lucy were alive today, she would also have to contend with crippling mortgage payments, as well as the misery of daily life as a domestic drudge.

Many thanks to Ford Prefect for this one. The listing can be found here.

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