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  1. Could be, but I think the old-time shirts were linen or cotton. Dog Man's shirt looked like knit. I've seen those for sale as sleepwear, but in the women's section. It did look comfortable. I pity the judge (or attorney) who has to explain to Mailbox Man that a simple touch can be assault. He probably pushed harder than what he admitted.
  2. The Great Divide: Obama to Trump -- it's an eye-opener. I'm a Liberal Democrat but I've voted locally for Republicans and Independents. My husband is a Republican but has also voted off the ticket. I've had a hard time understanding what happened in 2016 and this documentary is just what I needed. I guess I don't have any profound insights about the doc, except that there are some profound insights to be had -- like how Trump felt that his legitimacy was being questioned, with the investigation into Russian interference. It's ironic that he couldn't see that his Birther movement did the same for Obama. It's sad that (apparently) Trump was prepared to be "presidential" from the beginning -- to tone down his rhetoric and try to appeal outside his base -- but was stopped by Steve Bannon and others. I'll probably watch this more than once -- there's a lot to digest, even though none of it is particularly complicated. I'm interested in opinions of Trump supporters.
  3. I think it's partly the unnecessary CPS call and partly allowing her son to shack up with a teenager and make a baby. How bad must the girl's mother have been that the father gets custody of the other two girls? Damn.
  4. I agree. It's weird -- if they see that someone wants to be on TV, they move the camera off them, but when someone asks not to be filmed, they blow him off. I don't like the patronizing attitude some of the cops have. Calling people "bro" and "brother". They're not fooling anyone. Also the Come to Jesus/Fatherly talks about getting their life straight -- these people have been hearing that for years. If they didn't listen to mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, teachers, preachers, siblings, employers, friends -- they're not going to listen to you either.
  5. I want to know what happened with the guy in Nye County who said his wife drove off and left him. It's eye-opening, how much police work involves mental health/psychological intervention. Amazing that they (most of them) have so much patience. It's interesting to think about how different police work would be if marijuana was legal in all 50 states. Frustrating to think that what gets you a ticket in some states puts you in jail in other states. A few episodes ago they had a dealer who was released -- even after the cop found quantity and cash -- and a guy with a few buds for personal use went to jail. Makes no sense.
  6. I liked the Tudor in Des Moines. The owners should have done something about that black stuff on the garage though. It looked like mold but I've never seen black mold in the open air. It was nice to see three fairly distinct styles. I muted the episode -- wife's voice had a nasal quality, hard to listen to. Made me feel sorry for her husband, but I suppose he's accustomed to it.
  7. That's funny. I've written movie scripts in my dreams too, but they weren't as detailed as yours. All I remembered when I woke up was that it was an excellent movie. I've also solved world problems and made scientific advances and written books. And walked around in public topless, but that's universal, I think. Did anyone else catch The Late Show -- Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy. Los Angeles noir and it did remind me a bit of Chinatown, the seediness of some of the locations. The plot involved a cheating spouse, a kidnapped cat, and the body count was surprisingly high, especially for a story with a comic element. Carney was excellent, as usual, and Lily Tomlin -- dang. I'm not sure there was a script for her role. It was almost as if the director described her character and told her to wing it. She was perfect.
  8. Was it for Bloomberg? She's endorsed him. I fast-forward the ads so if there was one, I didn't see it. And I live in Iowa -- we've been bombarded with political ads for more than a year. I'll be so glad when the caucuses are over and the politicians can ignore us again.
  9. I'd really like to know how plaintiff saved thousands of dollars to give to defendant. Her demeanor made me think she has a mental disability of some sort. And JJ seemed to recognize that there was something amiss. Did she say plaintiff was "challenged" or "vulnerable" -- something like that. She was a bit more animated in the hallterview. And the plaintiff in the second case, whose only income is making soaps and lotions at home? Nuh uh. She's getting some kind of assistance or child support, or she has a regular job but doesn't want anyone to know.
  10. I feel the same way. I needed someone NOT to like in Sanditon, some conflict. None of the characters felt like real people, compared to everyone from Howard's End -- heck, even the postman there had personality. Charlotte's wide-eyed expression got old really fast. Lady Denham is way too mild and too friendly. (I've only watched the first hour though.) Maybe the thing would be to wait and watch Sanditon later, when Howard's End isn't fresh in my mind.
  11. Good point. But she'd wasted so much time -- she's terrible at repeating herself -- she was tired of the case and wanted it to go away. That case was one where JJ needed to use her listening ears. She didn't give anyone enough time to explain the deal they'd worked out, what the defendant did, and how much he was paid. I wonder how much of her confusion is on the producers. I assume they interview the parties, and don't rely solely on the papers filed in the local courts. ??
  12. Well, now I'm gonna have to see if I still have the book. The movie was quite different. The women in this movie were pretty strong. No fainting, and not a single scene of hand-to-horrified-mouth.
  13. The Woman in White, 1948, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young, Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith. I've read the book -- I think. I know I owned a copy and I remember picking it up and turning pages, but I remember nothing else about it. I tried to watch the movie awhile back but turned it off early. Must have been Gig Young's unfortunate moustache. This time I kept watching. I almost stopped again though -- Alexis Smith's Marian Holcombe came off as almost shrill in her first scenes. I guess she was going for welcoming and cheerful. (?) I persevered and was rewarded with John Abbott's portray of Frederick Fairlie, a combination of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons and the worst hypochondriac you've ever seen. It was hysterical. The movie has all the Gothic touches -- money and secrets and romance and class and greed and love but mostly the secrets. Even knowing that good will prevail, there was still plenty of tension, because you don't know how they will win out. And until the last few minutes, you don't know all the secrets. I really enjoyed this movie. There were a few times when the music (Max Steiner) took me out of the story, but only a few.
  14. I realize that. I was just joining the discussion about language. This show needs a small talk thread.
  15. Looks like we all need to be careful about hyperbole and euphemisms and metaphors, etc. Those tools make communication colorful and interesting, relatable, and yeah, sometimes offensive, if they're misinterpreted. Sensibilities will be offended, but intent needs to be considered. I don't think we should stop saying "witch hunt" because of 400-year-old injustices. And I'm sorry, but people just didn't know any better and the "justice system" was very flawed (still is). Hell, bodies were exhumed and put on trial, and some courts prosecuted animals! "Lynching", on the other hand -- that history is way too recent. People can stop using that word any time.
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