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Sunny and warm today. Currently, it's 76˚F. Yesterday, the temperature made it as high as 86˚F.

Many boxes were packed. We got through all the paleontology books, which comes to a couple of bookcases. Early in the day, we drove out to Pawtucket, to the storage unit, in order to gauge what needs to be done before we load its contents. Today, I have to put together Sirenia Digest 148 before I can think about packing.

Last night, dinner from New York System, and then, after more of the aforementioned packing, we caught up on Deadliest Catch. Crabs, crabs, crabs.


Given the support I have shown for the Roseanne reboot, I need to make it clear how angry I am at her Roseanne Barr's behavior the last few days. It's sickening, and it was right for ABC to cancel the series. I was willing to try and overlook her faults, because I believed the series had the potential to bridge a gap that desperately needs bridging, between the shrill far right and the shrill far left. But that opportunity has been squandered. I don't regret supporting the show, and I feel bad for the rest of the cast.


12:10 p.m.


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Michael Norwitz
May. 30th, 2018 04:34 pm (UTC)
I miss the old pre-internet days when a creative person could be a vociferous racist but all their communications were channeled through their publicist which weeded all that crap out. I'm actually not being sarcastic.
May. 30th, 2018 06:38 pm (UTC)
Many boxes were packed. We got through all the paleontology books, which comes to a couple of bookcases.

I am very glad to hear the remaining books are going at manageable speed.

and I feel bad for the rest of the cast.

This was one of the reasons I did not object to the eleventh-hour replacement of Kevin Spacey by Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World (2017), in addition to the fact that Plummer made a great deal of sense to me as 1973 J. Paul Getty; the only other paradigm on offer in November 2017 was Netflix's throwing out the entire production of Gore in post, which felt tremendously unfair to everyone involved in that movie who wasn't Kevin Spacey. Because film and TV are such collective endeavors, right now we do not seem to have a way of punishing artists who behave dreadfully while not also penalizing everyone else behind and in front of the camera, and I don't feel that "Well, she was willing to do production design on a film with Kevin Spacey, she deserves her work to be buried" is a suitable rebuttal. And who knows? It might have been a terrible biopic and sunk without ripple into the churning obscurity of on-demand TV. But it might also have contained the breakout work of someone I've never heard of, or just a very fine performance or two in the midst of the slush, because movies are unpredictable that way, and I will never know.

I guess "behaving decently so that your fellow cast and crew do not also get shitcanned" is not a sufficient motive for some people.
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