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Friday, March 11, 2011

I, Anonymous: A (Super) Delayed Retort From the Makers of Leverage!

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Remember way, way, way back when this I, Anonymous ran in June?

Jesus Christ, Leverage! How many fucking parking spots does your crew need to take out of downtown lots to film your piece of shit sorry excuse for a third-rate cable network void of a fucking show? I rarely drive to work, but when I do I expect at least one spot to be open in a two-mile radius of Old Town. What the fuck is your problem? Does each person on staff drive five cars to work? If you're going to take our lots, pay for our street parking and the tickets we're bound to get when we forget to feed the meter every 90 minutes. Or maybe you could do what the rest of us do and take the first spot available. And fuck you to the lot owners that exiled local business employees to street parking. Closing off a good 20 spots to make room for a catering area for these fuck necks? Are you fucking serious? I've only met one person who actually watches Leverage and he's a fucking idiot.—Anonymous

Well! Apparently word was carried (on the back of a sloth, presumably) to the producers of the show, leading us to this retort just in from one of the show's honchos. (He or she mailed it to the anonymous address so I'm not gonna say who, but let's just say they're key.)

LEVERAGE, INDEED! To answer some of the questions posed in "Lots of Leverage" (I, Anonymous confession, dated June 4th): Where to begin? How many parking spots does the Leverage crew need to take out of downtown to film the #1 rated cable TV drama[*]? The answer to that is somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 to 200, of which 90% are hard working Portland residents. I am trying to understand why the author of this confession cannot understand that the parking space for his job is [not] more important than the parking space of any other hard working Portlander. WOW, what a special person you must be. Yes, Leverage stops by downtown Portland on occasion and gobbles up some precious parking real estate, but it is for maybe 15 days in a year and in doing so spends millions of dollars in Portland's downtown economy. How come this writer didn't expose all of the parking dedicated to the various food carts parked in almost all of our downtown lots? Or what about all of the downtown celebrations we have here in Portland? I found it so easy to explain this without dropping one single F-Bomb.

Touché?

*HOLY SHIT, is that true?? Has anyone seen it? What is it about?

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