Good morning my lovelies. This day? Sucks just as bad as yesterday. But today it sucks with a sore throat. *le sigh* I'm not going to babble about what's wrong or where the pits in my life are, instead I'm going to use you guys for the kind of random useless knowledge I know is your speciality.
When I was a kid (probably no older than 12) I remember seeing a show on PBS (though it may have been originally a BBC show given that it was just lousy with accents and it had a better production value than our regular PBS). The basic premise, as far as I can remember it, is that you've got this kid.. it's the winter holidays and he goes home from school. While he's at home they get a visit from a traveling Punch and Judy show and the guy from the show gives our young hero a magic box. If you press the latch one way it makes you go very small. If you press it the other way it makes you go very fast. Clearly our young hero must now protect the magic box from the forces of evil. The Punch and Judy guy? One of the good guys. That's all I remember except that it may have been based on a book.
Y'all, I'm about to claw my damned eyes out trying to figure out what this is. I've spent the last day and a half making DAMN sure I don't have it confused with anything else and reminding myself that things I'm remembering are actually from "Neverwhere" or "The Dark is Rising" and I think what's up there is the actual story as far as I remember it.
Help? (wilfulcait and insidian are excused as they've already assured me that I'm not insane but that they have no idea either)
Nevermind. Caitlin found it. Thank f-ing God. Now I can use my brain for other things. How are you guys?
Yoinks ago I listened to a radio play on NPR called "Ruby Three: Galatic Detective" and have never met one soul upon this earth who ever heard it. But now you've given me the idea to Google it and see if it's out there on CDs or something!