Aug. 9th, 2013

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"Fruitvale Station" is playing at the Lexington movie theater.  I'm not going to go, on the theory that I would be screaming the whole
time and that might disturb the other viewers.    It's a docudrama about the 2009 murder of a subway rider in Oakland by a BART police officer, who said he mistakenly drew his gun instead of his taser.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BART_Police_shooting_of_Oscar_Grant
Flo's boyfriend lives in that neighborhood.  She was visiting in our house at the time of the shooting, but she's a user of that station otherwise.  I don't think she's likely to be involved in a brawl in a subway station, and she is never going to be a young black man, but the horror doesn't have to be personal to be horrible.
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In London - an upcoming version of Much Ado about Nothing.  With James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave as Benedick and Beatrice. Huh. The actors playing Claudio & Hero are the usual young age.
http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/cgi-bin/search.cgi?mytemplate=tp2&method=all&10000001=10002770

At a public meeting, after a question about repealing "Obamacare"
NC Congressman Robert Pittenger: "Do you want a thoughtful answer?"
Tea Party member "I want yes or no."
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/08/09/august-recess-pittenger

Kelly Beatty from Sky & Telescope magazine gave the analogy that the objects streaking across the sky during the Perseids are the like Grape Nuts.  Smaller than I expected.

San Francisco artist Ed Drew, who is also a soldier, documented his military companions in Afghanistan by making tintypes
http://eddrew.com/combat.php
I hadn't stopped to think that the images would be reversed, but it makes sense.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintype

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