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Order yourself a strong cup of Luke’s coffee, because Gilmore Girls is back. Gilmore Girls was a thing before things were things…or was it? Utterly ignored by the Emmys and rarely earning anything more than a 5 share in the ratings, Gilmore spent much of its run as your crazy aunt’s favorite show that you never watched. Ten years ago, there wasn’t even a proper book about it…until the one whose cover you’re looking at. My essay was the book’s final act.

Now that we’re in November 2016, I find it amusing to compare a piece I wrote exactly ten years ago to the show’s reboot that just happened, which sometimes — sometimes — plays like mediocre fan fiction. After all, this reboot wouldn’t have happened without the rabid fans, and this piece…deals with them before anyone connected to the show¬†did. I’ll have more to say on the reboot at some point. For now, where I lead, will you follow? For the first time ever on this blog, stroll down memory lane to a place I call late 2006 and try to remember what we thought then about Lorelei, Rory, and the internet:

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