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  1. The corollary of the long chapter pet peeve is bookmarks that are designed to be impressive as gifts —that are thick and heavy— so they tend to fall out of the book.
  2. Given that R Kelley is a predator skilled at manipulation, she might have been more hypnotized than an idiot, but also, IMO, losing your money is something you might be able to get over, whereas the PTSD of abuse cannot always be fixed.
  3. Here’s the NY Times obituary for Cokie: nytimes.com/2019/09/17/obituaries/cokie-roberts-dead.html
  4. Oh! That makes sense to me now. So they’re not saying nothing happened, just that nothing happened that wasn’t dealt with, right? Hmmm. So. Yeah. It seems like maybe it wasn’t dealt with before the assault and firing because there wasn’t enough evidence? But wasn’t it more than one person being racist? If so, there are still some bad apples on the crew —unless maybe they’ve been let go too.
  5. Sounds like the firing must’ve been ostensibly for a different reason. Since the person who was fired was also the person who AW accused of sexual assault, perhaps this is a serial offender who has thus far managed to piss off enough humans without leaving any evidence/witnesses, and eventually will get caught and outed. Or not.
  6. Good point. Someone has to clean "out the cop cars after the Saturday night vomit fests," and I'm guessing that sometimes it could be an otherwise intelligent person who was reared in a low income neighborhood and didn't have an opportunity to go to USC. So if mopping up vomit is community service, the punishment might just fit the crimes of the University Blues crew. I'm just not sure incarceration is much of a deterrent. It seems more useful as a place to put serial predators. But in the current social climate in this country, FH and LL are going to do some time --where, ultimately, it will be up to themselves to use the time for self-introspection --I'm just not sure that either of them will get very far with that --rarely do people change.
  7. It's a deterrent. Future people might think twice if they know they might spend some time in jail. Nobody really minds doing community service. Heck, you have to do it just to graduate from high school nowadays. How can a high school requirement be considered a punishment? And if you have a couple of million or more, a $30,000 fine isn't that big of a deal. I agree --and at first I disagreed with John Legend-- but how about if the fine is $500,000 with half of it putting a gifted and poor student through college? Seems better than prison, but YMMV.
  8. Nooooo! 😩 I was supposed to die first. How will I understand what’s going on without her? Condolences to her family who no doubt will miss her in ways we cannot imagine.
  9. Not even then. A person may confess before being caught just because they know they’re going to be caught and hope confessing first will buy them good will. IMO, the way to demonstrate contrition is through charitable work —which agrees with John Legend’s remarks in the Oxygen.com article above in which he points out that putting anyone in prison for trying to buy their kid an education doesn’t accomplish anything. —but putting Singer in prison for making money off of cheating is another thing.
  10. Sounds like your neighbor had a bad day at work; I bet he might have a peeve or two to share. Even though my current car is 10 years old, it is the only new car I ever owned, and I still feel sad when I look at every hit-n-run ding and scuff on it --most of them from car doors being flung open in parking lots.
  11. Oh, dear Stephen, you did NOT just use a Sharpie* to add to your List of Problems That Can Be Solved by Drowning Them in Booze, did you?!? (go to 1:11 mark at https://youtu.be/vS1C4D9SLgA) ___________ *Too soon! (after #SharpieGate) OTOH, I was already laughing before Stephen accidentally transposed "penis" for "pizza" ("Supremely Gross") --so apparently not too soon for me, since I was crying during the original hearings.
  12. The NY Times Best of Late Night section (scroll down to “Felonious Housewives”) sums up FH’s verdict for me: and: But, on further consideration, I now wonder if when judges know they are sentencing the first of several cases for the same crime if they consider what the heaviest and lightest sentences will be so the case before the judge will have a sentence proportional to the rest —hopefully so we don’t wind up with Tanya McDowell-type sentences —with my understanding being that McDowell’s drug sentence came after the 5 years for fudging on her home location —or do I have that backwards? (https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/tanya-mcdowell-homeless-mom-stealing-education-jail-felicity-huffman-college-scandal)
  13. But I do love the moment when Linda tells Leland that Monk tried to seduce her and we see Leland immediately and unequivocally reach the understanding that she is lying, because he knows Monk would never do that.
  14. Unfortunately, comprehensive doesn't cover anything caused by a collision. Oops. I should have typed “uninsured motorists coverage,” right? I too still have full coverage on my 10-year-old car for about $600/year which was really worth it 2 years ago when I got trapped in a flash flood. But since my car has less than 40k miles on it, if it gets totaled, it would be hard to replace for the monetary value assigned by the insurance company —which is my pet peeve.
  15. I seem to be the only one who thinks that the PrimeTimer "Ultimate Emmys Bracket" links to Full details in our kick-off page should be edited to read: instead of:
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