On Thinkin' 'Bout Consent And Alzheimer's

At the beginning it sounded complicated. But when the doctor had said she wasn't capable of consent, because hospital staff thought dude needed to be told explicitly, and then he went right in and got at her behind the bed curtain in the room with another patient, and when his daughter was intervening with the hospital trying to keep him from having access, it seemed simpler. I was really appalled by this.

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On A Controversial Ranking of Mr. Darcys

@Claudia Sherman@facebook Is no one going to take care of that?

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm 0

On Estate Jewelry: Dead Cromwell Edition

The red bow thing in the invisible setting. That is so god damned beautiful.

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm 1

On Little Known Facts About Jack & Diane

Wait. She was not an actual debutante? Was that ironic?

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On The Worst Time Kris Jenner Taught Me To Make Pumpkin Bread

Nicole Simpson was her best friend?

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm 0

On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Funny Face

Also, re Hollywood Homely, it fits so nicely with the idea that if you're not trying to be beautiful, no one will think you are. Even if the raw material is there, you have to enhance it with all sorts of crap. Put in some effort.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm 1

On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Funny Face

When Audrey and Cary Grant were making Charade (great movie, great book) he was said to have been very uncomfortable with their age difference, and asked for rewrites so that young Audrey was chasing after him and he was (kind of) fighting her off saying she was too young for him. Guess he saw Funny Face.

Kay Thompson being DV, the Think Pink number, so great.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm 1

On This Is Not A Mitford Eulogy

Team Decca! Read her letters.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm 0

On I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

Or, you just changed your mind.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm 0

On Ask a Psychic

@CaitlinRenee Mary Roach has a really great bit in Spook about how people with actual grants to study these things objectively test psychics, and the first thing is, the readings have to be blind, where the reader can't see any reaction from the subject, and you have to offer the test subjects transcripts of multiple readings, some of which are not theirs. Then the readers pick the ones that seem on the mark to them, and that's how you grade them. And, they fail. When they can't adjust their reading according to the reader's reaction many psychics refuse to participate. The ones who will don't do any better than random selections.

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm 3