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A few years ago, a roommate and I Netflixed a portion of the first season of Punky Brewster. It was one of those months-later arrivals in which you open the red envelope and stare at the little white sleeve with zero recognition until Ah, yes -- alcohol and the Netflix queue.
In a fit of nostalgia, aided in no small part by a hangover-induced inertia, we fired up the disc and spent an hour or so pretending to enjoy the trip down memory lane when in actuality, we were feeling old and betrayed by something that failed on all accounts to live up to expectations.
I mention this because the Punky Brewster revisitation of 2008 taught me a few things. One, Netflix, like Facebook, should come with a "Sunday Afternoon Reset" button. Two, revisiting obsessions from one's youth only occasionally yields satisfying results.
Take the shamrock shake
. This McDonald's milk shake is a thing of legend in fast-food circles. Like a comet of mint-like, semifrozen food stuffs, the shamrock shake comes around but once in a great while, bringing with it hysteria of near McRib proportions.