Not to brag, but we have in our possession a copy of Amy Poehler's book, Yes, Please. It feels amazing. No, it literally feels weighty and like HarperCollins shelled out for the fancypants, heavyweight paper stock. It feels important. It has heft. We can't wait to read it. But first, we have to talk about the author photo.
It seems that while we're going to use Poehler's book as a chance to get to know her better, she's already using it as a vehicle by which to approach someone she'd like to get to know better. That's why she's donned a captain's hat, a pipe, and an ascot in her author photo.
"Amy Poehler is a writer, actress, producer, and director. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her two boys. She hopes this book will get her invited onto her hero Judge Judy's yacht, Triumphant Lady," the bio reads.
We did a little digging and found out that Judge Judy does, in fact, own a yacht called Triumphant Lady. According to a post on Trulia, the vessel is 152 feet-long, has five cabins that can accommodate 14 guests, and sold in 2010 for $16 million. It sounds pretty luxurious.
This isn't the first time Amy Poehler has publicly proclaimed her love for Judge Judy. She channeled the famous TV adjudicator in an Old Navy ad. Judy shows up in deleted scenes from Poehler and Paul Rudd's recent rom-com farce, They Came Together. When asked for words she lives by in a 2011 interview, Poehler said, "Anything Judge Judy says. She said, 'Beauty fades, but dumb is forever.'"
With all the unintentional press Amy Poehler has been doing for Judge Judy, the least she could do is invite her aboard the Triumphant Lady. Oh captain, my captain!