Rachel Maddow, who basically everyone wants to hang out with, lost one of her "mentioned by every damn interviewer" quirks recently, when she got drunk and bought a TV.
If the beloved and ever-so-slightly over-exposed MSNBC host was going to give in and buy a TV, this was the way to do it without losing too much cred: According to an interview in an upcoming issue of Dossier, Maddow got wasted on classic cocktails (see, don't you just want to hang out with her?) and made one of those regrettable weeknight drunk trips to Amazon.com.
Cole: On a lighter note, people love to talk about the fact that you are on television and yet don't actually own a television.
Rachel: Oh no, I got drunk last Thursday and ordered one on Amazon! (Laughs) Susan and I ordered take-out Chinese and I made cocktails and then somehow it just happened. I mean, it wasn't like we were on some total bender or something—it was a weeknight—but I woke up the next morning and there was the confirmation email stating that we had indeed bought a $400 television. Of course, since we were drunk, we had it shipped to the wrong place, so now we have to get this giant box all the way to NYC from our place up in Massachusetts and figure out how to install it. Neither of us have had a TV in years and years. The last time I lived in a house with the TV was in 1990, when I moved out of my parent's house to go to college. Now there's a giant box with a TV sitting in Susan's art studio waiting for us.
Yeah, Rachel, that's how we ended up with the 2-disc unrated edition of Live Free or Die Hard and NFL Football Follies. And you know what? We regret nothing.
But now someone has to ask her if she's actually getting cable. It's nothing but American Idol and Hell's Kitchen out there otherwise. Of course, if she wants to borrow some DVDs, you know, we have a lot of good stuff.