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  1. If not at Galaxy's Edge, at least they will sell through Williams Sonoma. Nevarro Nummies™ Macarons "Inspired by a sweet moment when a young Nevarro student debated sharing his treats with the Child, 21st-century artisans in California have created these ethereal French-style almond macarons capturing the essence of this scene with Nevarro Nummies™. For authentic galactic flavor, each exquisite treat is artfully hand-piped with a rich, creamy vanilla filling." However, they are selling for the excessive price of $50, so I'm going to stick to my local non-tie-in version.
  2. In case this is useful for anyone.
  3. Zhuzh is generally believed to be Polari, and seems to have been around since the mid-60s. "Borrowed from Angloromani yuser (“clean”, verb) and yusher (“clear”, verb), from Angloromani yus-, yuz-, yuzh- (“clean”) and yush- (“clear”), from Romani žuž-, už- (“clean”, adjective). Cognate with Hindi उज्ज्वल (ujjval, “bright”)" says the Wiktionary.
  4. My TV stuff includes a stress ball in the shape of an anatomical heart with the Hannibal logo, a plastic business card with the alphabet used for the tv show/movie Alien Nation that you could use to decipher Tenctonese graffiti, a Bada Bing! glass from The Sopranos, a couple of bottles of True Blood soda, a vintage Watchers pendant from the old Highlander tv series, and an 'audio book' that is nothing but Agent Cooper's Dictaphone notes to Diane. There's also a few Funko Pops, and then 30+ books, but no one really wants to see all that listed.
  5. He didn't get it wrong, it's just funny to say that he did because it allows for donut jokes. ["Where the Myth of JFK’s ‘Jelly Donut’ Mistake Came From", Smithsonian Magazine]
  6. I loved this series. I started watching it because I was a criminalistics geek and a fan of Lance Henriksen, but very few of my friends even knew the show existed. I've had better success lately just by handing people season 1 of the DVDs. I also think its dark sensibility is well-suited to our times now, even if things like the tech are twenty years old. If you're interested in reading more about the series, there's an excellent book called Back to Frank Black. It has essays as well as interviews, and it's a pretty dense book (just over 500 pages). Also, "All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Lance Henriksen's preferred registered charity, Children of the Night, an organization dedicated to rescuing America’s children from prostitution."
  7. I've been really enjoying this podcast in general, so thanks for telling us about it!
  8. I grew up in Seattle and we had grits.
  9. FX begins a five-part documentary on Jeffrey MacDonald tonight at 8pm, based on Errol Morris's book A Wilderness of Error. "When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives challenges our very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing a chilling possibility: MacDonald may be an innocent man." Which gives you a good idea what the spin on this is going to be.
  10. I thought it felt a little frantic in its pacing, but I chalked it up to it being her first episode. I follow her on Twitter and I have her book (which was really good), so I might be cutting her more slack about her nervousness. I do think that it takes the basic idea of the crime for granted, like, "Okay, we all know the story, but I want to look at it more forensically." I'm going to give the series at least another episode before giving up on it, in case it finds its footing.
  11. Was it "The Curious Life and Death of..." with Lindsey Fitzharris?
  12. New question: Does anyone know of any sites that they consider especially valuable for informative recaps? I'm only actively following "The Safe Negro Travel Guide to Lovecraft Country" on The Root, so I know I must be missing other good writers. [Yes, I know of the podcast Lovecraft Country Radio; I'm specifically looking for text, please.]
  13. I really hope that there's going to be some sort of companion book of the show when it's done. I'd love to see the notes about references, costume design, set design pieces that have greater significance than we might notice at first, and so on.
  14. Lovecraft Country Is Packed With Supernatural Symbolism, says Architectural Digest
  15. I don't think it was her fear of being raped, exactly, but taking advantage of any anxieties she had about Tic. They'd last been best friends when they were young and in their science fiction club, but when he comes back as a man and a veteran, she's wondering if she can trust him like she used to. What if the war changed him and he's not the same as the person she liked / loved? The snake imagery was in her mind because of that biblical painting (hidden below in case someone doesn't want to see snake peen), and the magic of the house used that just to make things worse.
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