"Girlfriend in a Coma" - The Smiths
- Can I just note that I find Oscar Pastorious's claims that he shot his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder to be about the least credible thing I've heard since OJ dedicated himself to finding the real killers. Jesus. Maybe our defense lawyer friends can open my mind, but Christ this seems preposterous.
- I don't know about you, but I have this sense that Lindsey Graham is in the habit of acting out the flogging scene in Lawrence of Arabia with John McCain playing the Jose Ferrer role and that he uses "Benghazi" as his safe word.
- Roy has been cracking me up with his coverage of the "Downton Abbey" is the greatest conservative show ever meme in the right wing blogosphere. Now I confess to being a Downton watcher and to also understanding that it is pretty much just a highfalutin' soap opera, so I won't make fun of its appeal. But the idea that one could walk away from it thinking that it is somehow an affirmation of contemporary right wing values is a bit much. Especially given the aristocratic disdain for hard work and capitalism portrayed throughout the series -- to be a "tradesman" is about as damning a sin as there could -- it is fascinating to see the wingers try to call this world their own. They are strange little people.
- Speaking of BBC series, I did actually start watching the original House of Cards again and want to once again urge any of you who have not seen it to check it out. It's absolutely fabulous as they say. I'd like to see our winger friends claim it as a testament to conservative values.
Time for bed. Leave your defenses of Pastorius, Graham, and costume dramas in comments.
Consider it an open thread as well.