1,509 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 29 April 2023”

  1. Maybe it’s just me and my concern for where we are all heading. I wanted some hope from Carroll & I didn’t find it. Again, maybe it’s just me.

    Vicki, I was very aware that I was reading an edited extract. The sudden last paragraph conclusion seemed quite out of place. So I think in fairness one should read the whole book. Not my choice at present for bedtime reading though. In another life I did know John Carroll via academia. He was one of the good guys even back then in the 1970’s.

    I’m going for escapism – I have a copy of Amor Towles ‘Lincoln Highway’ ready and waiting, billed as ‘an extraordinary journey through 1950’s America from the pen of a master storyteller’. Well, I really like his other American history tale, ‘The Rules of Civility’, and ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ is still one of my favorite recent novels and he did personally write to me commending my review of it in Quadrant – all good reasons to proceed into the nearly six hundred pages of it tonight.

    Signing off here now to start it. 🙂

  2. rosiesays:

    May 1, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Watched that Danish miniseries on the serial killer nurse Christiana Hansen last night.

    120+ kills

    most nurse serial killers – and there are a lot – are male

    is this one an exception?

  3. Without wanting to start a barney, here are some words defence counsel routinely use whenever some maladjusted scrote injures or kills normal people:

    No controls
    Not normally socialised
    Lashed out

    Well, its just the truth of it, and I’m not stating it from the point of view of the defense counsel who wants them let off scot free but from the point of view of the homeowner who leaves his car keys downstairs to avoid his family having these intruders anywhere near them upstairs should they remove some louvres and get in. Homeowner knows these out-of-control unsocialised kids could kill his family if they are thwarted, for they have form in this. They are wild animals. Feral children.

    They need incarceration and re-socialising. Not bail. Nor forgiveness. Nor a rap on the knuckles.

  4. New Mexico’s premier cycling road race introduce equal prize money for men and women this year. I see a trans walked off with the women’s cheque. Take that girls!

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