This post began its life as a would-be appendation to my first review of "Stud City," but at some point I realized it was substantial enough that I probably ought to just cut it off into its own thing.
In so doing, I am making an assumption that there is literally anyone on Planet Earth who gives enough of a shit about "Stud City" for an exercise like this to be worthwhile. Anyone other than me, that is; I myself do care enough, though I am not sure why. Nor am I sure that that is a thing I should feel good about. But hey, here we are. And now, if somebody out there who cares about the story gets curious as to the specifics of how the original version differs from the Different Seasons version, well, by golly, this blog has got them covered.
I like to have an image of some kind near the front of my posts. Normally, I'd use the cover of the source the story at hand came from, but in this particular case, I did that the first time. So instead, let's turn our eyes to Google Images, and see what can be seen. I now present to you the five most incongruous images which appear when searching for the phrase "stud city."
|I ... don't know. (https://www.billboard.com/files/media/Charlie-Brown-and-Snoopy-red-c-billboard-1548.jpg)|
|This appears to be a deepfaking of two James Francos into Stand By Me. Sure, I guess that's a thing you could do with your time. (Says the guy who just spent days comparing textual variations for "Stud City.") (https://images.vice.com/vice/images/articles/meta/2013/08/06/keep-standing-by-me-1413295808177.jpeg?crop=1xw%3A0.7453416149068323xh%3Bcenter%2Ccenter&resize=2000%3A*)|
|It's got a 19 in it, so it was a natural. (https://cdn.nba.net/nba-drupal-prod/2019-11/nets-bed-stuy-city-edition-diagonal.jpg)|
|Good God no. (https://riotfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/TOP-5-SEXIEST-SANTAS-web.jpg)|
|It's a real place, apparently. (https://www.peterson.fr/medias/apollo/programme/17483/vue-programme.jpg)|
With that foolishness out of the way, here comes another type of foolishness altogether.