PREFACE: There will be no comment on the movie mentioned below. It will be understood rather that the movie does not reflect my tastes and is not something I’d watch except that, well, I’m married, and compromises are made. ENDPREFACE.
Mr Manzi, your larger conclusion and argument is good but the seed from which it sprung is incorrect: one can easily imagine reasons to finance the camcorder, at least if you’re not keeping it. Clearly you didn’t see the movie “My Date with Drew.”