Thanksgiving Open Thread: Alice's Restaurant Edition

My Thanksgiving has begun with the great Thanksgiving tradition of hearing the 18 minute version of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant, recorded in 1967 on the radio. This year is the 50th anniversary! If you miss it on your local radio, you can listen here at noon and again at 6:00 p.m. MT.

If you're wondering where Alice is, she's here. Does anyone besides me still have a hardcover edition of her 1969 Alice's Restaurant cookbook in their kitchen? (Photo here.) It's filled with tasty recipes and very easy instructions. Her red chili recipe is still my favorite. And she uses ingredients you'll already have in your kitchen.

The line that stood out to me today: "If you want to end a war, you have to sing loud."

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you haven't already told us, what's on your menu and who are you spending the day with. This is an open thread.

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    Feasts (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 05:14:15 PM EST
    I just got home way over stuffed.  My plan to avoid the right wingers failed.  Alas they found out and crashed my party.  Whatever.  It was still fun.  And I got to spend most of the day alone with my sister while I cooked.  And if I do say so, I cooked.  As usual we ate early to accommodate the EMTs and cops who always have to work.
    The other feast was visual.  While I cooked I decided to PPV VALERIAN and the CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS.  I got thru the whole thing in bits a pieces with my sister.  
    I LOVE this movie.  I realize not everyone will.  Again whatever.  It is so beautiful.  Luc's movies usually are.  This one was IMO way less annoying than usual.  Probably because he only wrote the screenplay not the story.  It's from a graphic novel.
    But the best part, the very best part was Rihanna.  Being old I did not even know who it was until I came home a googled.  I am currently digesting (I will not even want to look at food for at least 24 hours) and watching it a second time.  With Alice's restaurant playing instead of sound.  

    Rihanna Is in Maybe 5 Minutes of Valerian and They Are All Spectacular

    They really really are.  She only does a very small amount of "acting" which is just as well.  And most of that is just her voice.  She is not really an actor.  But DA-um can she make a pole talk.

    So two reasons for this comment. 1) I absolutely love and recommend this movie and 2) simply to annoy, um anyone who might be horrified because she plays a stripper, a hooker and pole dancer who they will almost certainly see as her being exploited and blah blah blah.

    Happy turkey day.  And see VALERIAN.

    i brought some cookbooks (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:37:54 PM EST
    and got a bit creative, at least for that crowd.

    one thing i made was a couple of "onion pies" from an old family cookbook.

    which was sort of like a quiche but i think way befor quiche was cool.   they were very good.  recipe available on request


    I have a recipe (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:40:31 PM EST
    for that but it's called Vidalia Onion pie. I have never made it. But since you say it's good I might try it.

    Yes (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:58:40 PM EST
    That's what it was called

    So much food, so much laughing, so (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Anne on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:42:07 PM EST
    much craziness...and I wouldn't change a thing.

    And no one talked politics!  

    Turkey, of course; dry-brined, which is really so much easier and less messy than a wet brine.  Garlic mashed potatoes (the trick is to throw the garlic in with the potatoes as they cook, that way the flavor is sweet and mellow.  Cream cheese, butter and cream also contribute to the "aaaah" that turns into "mmmm" because you can't say "aaaah" with your mouth full).  Green bean bundles wrapped in bacon, and brushed/drizzled with a brown sugar/garlic/soy/butter sauce. A cranberry salad (heartier than cranberry sauce - has mandarin oranges, thinly sliced celery and chopped pineapple in it).  Peas and pearl onions.  Relish trays with carrots, celery, all kinds of olives and marinated mushrooms.  Dressing - not stuffing, since I don't put it in the bird.  Tons of gravy.

    Dessert was a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust, and a caramel pie (that was a new recipe and was just this side of mainlining sugar).

    My mom came - she is 87 and having some memory issues that seem to be worsening rather quickly.  One daughter, her husband and the two boys (the younger of which I started to refer to as "the tiny terror," because he is fast as lightning and always spots the most dangerous thing in the room and makes a beeline for it).  My daughter's in-laws came.  He was diagnosed in July with a grade IV glioblastoma - he's had radiation and chemo - the chemo part continues for the next 6 months - he is doing as well as can be expected and it was good to have him at the table.  I hope he is still there next Thanksgiving.

    My brother and his wife, and her mother, my niece and her fiance all came for dessert, which was good.

    Younger daughter was with her husband and the two boys at his uncle's for dinner - all happening at the same time, so no visit today.

    I drove my mom home and got back home to find my husband had cleaned up the kitchen and finished putting stuff away - thank God, because I wasn't sure I could do it!

    Anyway, much to be thankful for this year; it felt good to just be in the moment, enjoying the chaos of family, and feeling grateful for the many blessings of my life.

    Hope you all had a wonderful day!

    Tomorrow, I may not get out of bed til lunchtime...

    Yeah (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:57:21 PM EST
    Must be the position of the planets or something.  We also got through the entire thing without a single mention of politics.  Which is so weird for my family it did not fully sink in until I was home deep in the joint and vodka.

    Honestly I think everyone is exhausted.  Left and right.


    Oh yeah! (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 09:37:09 PM EST
    I learned today, well 2 important things.  One, every member of my very diverse political family is completely on board with not only medical pot but actually LEGALIZED pot.  That really surprised me.  In fact about 75% of the conversation was about the various strains and uses of pot.
    Not only THAT but I found out that my drug store, the one I have used for years and have a charge account is going to be a dispensary.
    And they all knew my doctor was giving out prescriptions and that he had applied ( or whatever you call it) to be a grower.

    It's like Christmas came early.

    It was the best day I have spent with my family in a really long time.

    Pistorius given longer prison sentence (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by McBain on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 10:54:50 AM EST
    Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.

    The court on Friday upheld an appeal by prosecutors, who challenged Pistorius' original six-year jail sentence saying it was too lenient for his conviction of murder in the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

    One more illustration (none / 0) (#29)
    by oculus on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 01:02:08 PM EST
    of a justice system superior to ours!  [Snk.]

    i checked wiki and googled several articles (none / 0) (#41)
    by linea on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 10:01:42 PM EST
    i can't knowledgeably comment on the south african justice system, yet, i imagine oculus is correct. i have also read that the police were sloppy with forensics and preservation of evidence. south africa would not be on my list of places with an impartial or fair justice system.


    Pistorius's neighbour Michelle Berger, the first witness on the stand, tells the jury she heard `petrified and blood-curdling screams' before the noise of gunshots at around 3am on the night Reeva was killed.

    my opinion, Reeva was the victim of domestic abuse. she fled and locked herself in the bathroom. i don't know whether she was beaten with the cricket bat before locking herself in the bathroom or if Pistorius in a furious rage simply beat on the locked bathroom door with the cricket bat. it seems a reasonable assertion that at this point, in anger and frustration, he retrieved his gun and shot Reeva through the locked bathroom door.

    just my opinion of course.

    Pistorius' aserts that he believed someone uninvited was using his toilet. even if Pistorius believed that, perhaps, some homeless boy wandered into the residence through an unlocked door to use his toilet. why would any reaonable person shot through a locked bathroom door?


    of course (none / 0) (#42)
    by linea on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 10:20:56 PM EST
    i'm not an expert on this case. this is just what i found from my research. so i apologize to anyone who more meticulously followed the details of the actual court hearing. i'm simply sympathetic to Reeva as the domestic abuse victim.

    Jeralyn has followed this case in the past (none / 0) (#47)
    by McBain on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 10:14:22 AM EST
    This is what she said the last time his sentence was altered...
    I'm firmly convinced the judge was right the first time, when she found the state failed to prove Oscar intended to kill anyone. More on her first verdict here.

    So Oscar already served his five year sentence, and now he gets another six, for the same event. That's 11 years all together for an accidental shooting. Too much time, especially given his vulnerability in prison and his deteriorated mental state.

    I don't really have an opinion as to the original sentence but I think a legal system should error on side of leniency. Once someone is convicted, the only corrections should be to reduce one's prison time, not add to it.


    i agree (5.00 / 1) (#53)
    by linea on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 05:20:05 PM EST
    that an appeal or review should only reduce one's prison time not add to it.

    That's horrible (none / 0) (#56)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 01:11:46 PM EST
    Why should someone show remorse when they claim to be factually innocent. And he did show remorse. South African's appeal system needs work. The trial court got it right the first time under South African law in my view, as I've written many times, including case cites. Just put "Pistorious" in the search box. I also watched much of the trial online.

    I read that he can appeal the new ruling. (none / 0) (#57)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 01:39:42 PM EST
    It's Pistorius without the "O" (none / 0) (#58)
    by McBain on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 06:03:42 PM EST
    To get most of your blog posts people will need to spell it correctly, or click here

    I can't stand it when judges or anyone use "lack of remorse" to justify a stiff sentence.  As you put it, someone could be innocent and not feel any remorse. If they're guilty, who's to say how someone should show their emotions?  Some people react to tragedy or adversity in strange ways.  


    I took part (5.00 / 2) (#30)
    by Repack Rider on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 06:26:19 PM EST
    ...in the oldest annual mountain bike event in the world, the Appetite Seminar, a Thanksgiving tradition in Fairfax California.  In 1975 a dozen riders went out to work up an appetite.  Now half the mountain bikers in the Bay Area show up.  Thanksgiving Day mountain bike rides have caught on in many locations since the original.

    I used to promote and lead this ride, but it no longer needs any help.  This year over 700 people turned out, despite no advertising, no sponsor, and no organizer.  Free beer afterward, courtesy of a local brewery.

    Shotime (5.00 / 1) (#32)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 09:23:00 AM EST
    Is re-running WEEDS.

    I had forgotten how great it was.

    My 97-y.o. mom (5.00 / 5) (#48)
    by Repack Rider on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 03:09:27 PM EST
    ...had an opinion piece published in the local paper yesterday.

    My parents met at the Liberty Shipyards where they were both employed during WW II.  My mother is working on her memoir, but writing it as poetry. She also takes part in a French conversation group and takes Pilates.

    Interesting. Good writer. (none / 0) (#50)
    by oculus on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 03:18:14 PM EST
    Amazing she can (none / 0) (#55)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 01:05:53 PM EST
    still focus to write at 97. You have good genes.

    We made Thanksgiving for ten, including (none / 0) (#2)
    by Peter G on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 07:43:27 PM EST
    one of our three grown daughters (the other two had plans in other cities), our daughter's partner, two international students from a nearby college (one from China and the other from Guam [yeah, I know, not technically international]), and four of our daughter's friends, mostly queer or trans (alienated from their own parents or otherwise not wanting to be with family), including a visiting rapper from Cuba who speaks almost no English. Everyone participated in cooking and baking a pretty traditional American t-giving dinner: roast turkey with stuffing cooked in the bird, cranberry sauce, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes (half topped with marshmallows), Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, home-made pies (apple and pumpkin [not canned]). Red and white wine; also Martinelli's apple juice for the non-drinkers. It was a lot of fun.

    I have to say (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:11:21 PM EST
    making a pumpkin pie from a pie pumpkin is an art. I have made one and it tasted like squash so I went back to buying the canned pumpkin.

    I'm assigned to the pastry/crust squad (none / 0) (#11)
    by Peter G on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 09:29:04 PM EST
    Fillings, including the pumpkin magic, is my wife's and daughter's department. They make it from a cookbook we got when my wife's aunt in Kentucky died. It's from the 1930s.

    I think I first heard Arlo on the radio in 1966 (none / 0) (#3)
    by Peter G on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 07:54:03 PM EST
    when I was a senior in high school, probably on WBAI but perhaps it was the folk show on WQXR ("Woody's Children"). I sojourned into NYC from my home in the Jersey suburbs (by bus and subway) to hear him live at least three times that year at some underground club in Greenwich Village ("Cafe Wha?", perhaps, but probably someplace smaller down the block). I seem to remember that when he performed "Alice's Restaurant" live it was more like 30 minutes than 18, but I could be romanticizing.

    I seem to remember a (none / 0) (#14)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 12:32:16 AM EST
    22 minute version. I never saw him perform it live though. The other song I love of his is Coming in to Los Angeles....

    Coming into Los Angeles
    Bringing in a couple of keys
    Don't touch my bags if you please
    Mister Customs Man

    I didn't realize the story behind it, and it's really funny -- "Arlo Guthrie Thanks the Narcs"


    I cooked a full (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 08:10:01 PM EST
    meal, turkey, green beans, stuffing etc. Oldest son could not make it so it was just the three of us. We talked about what we were thankful for etc. and basically it was just like any other meal we have around here.

    Went to my cousin's (none / 0) (#13)
    by caseyOR on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 09:47:55 PM EST
    for dinner. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie. All quite tasty.

    We have lost too many family members over the last few years. Our dinner table is not nearly as crowded as it used to be. My generation is now the oldest, which feels quite odd at times even though that is how life goes.

     We do have a new member of the family, my cousin's newborn granddaughter who arrived earlier this month. I got to sit and hold that tiny baby. It was wonderful. Calming, I guess. The tension, the constant inner rage I have had for the last year just slipped away for a bit. I highly recommend finding a baby to hold, with the parents' permission, of course.

    As just seen... (none / 0) (#15)
    by unitron on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 03:08:11 AM EST
    ...on the Tweet machine

    R.E.W.‏ @therealeatwood
    14 Jan 2016

    Arlo Guthrie's music career has spanned almost 50 years, which is roughly equivalent to 8 performances of "Alice's Restaurant."

    We flew into Honolulu earlier this afternoon. (none / 0) (#16)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 03:55:24 AM EST
    It's been a sunny but very windy day with some very high surf. Civil defense closed Bayshore Highway along Hilo's waterfront this morning into the Keaukaha district because the waves were rolling over the roads. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with Elder Daughter and family. It's a workday tomorrow for me up in Wahiawa in central Oahu, while the daughters are going shopping with their mother at Ala Moana. We return to Hilo on Sunday afternoon, and then I'm back here in Honolulu next week on Thursday and Friday.

    Enjoy your weekend, everybody, and be safe. Aloha.

    Problem: discover on Tues. (none / 0) (#17)
    by oculus on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 06:18:57 AM EST
    that controls to oven are not functioning. Solution:  Hamilton Beach electric turkey toaster. End result: moist, tender 14!lb. turkey.  Whew.

    "Roaster"!!!! (none / 0) (#18)
    by oculus on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 06:19:58 AM EST
    Truly (none / 0) (#19)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 06:58:50 AM EST
    with all the small appliances there are out there these days you almost could do without a lot of the big appliances.

    There is a turkey fryer (none / 0) (#20)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 07:01:38 AM EST
    Why not a turkey toaster.  Turkey poacher.  Turkey steamer.

    Speaking (5.00 / 2) (#21)
    by FlJoe on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 07:17:28 AM EST
    of toasted turkey.
    A new report from the New York Times offers the clearest evidence yet that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is getting ready to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

    like the rest of us (none / 0) (#22)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 08:51:01 AM EST
    Mueller is digging for those giblets.

    Our fresh organic (none / 0) (#49)
    by oculus on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 03:13:36 PM EST
    turkey had goblets but no neck.

    Mike Lcukovitch (none / 0) (#23)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 09:46:24 AM EST
    is a genius

    love the hat.
    love the expression on the face of Moore and the kid next to him.
    and i love you cant see Moores right hand.

    also (none / 0) (#24)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 09:56:08 AM EST
    the kid on the end is clearly craning also looking for the hand.

    achieved with two freakin dots in a circle.



    I saw (none / 0) (#25)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 10:36:27 AM EST
    this the other day. The tea partiers hate him so much that the AJC had to find a conservative cartoonist to put the paper too. They call us the snowflakes? ROTFLMAO.

    You know what snowflakes make? (none / 0) (#28)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 10:58:00 AM EST
    A fu@king blizzard

    All sins are not equal (none / 0) (#26)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 10:53:39 AM EST
    That said
    Harvey is so fu@ked.

    I love Uma

    tiger shot in Paris!! (none / 0) (#31)
    by linea on Fri Nov 24, 2017 at 08:54:47 PM EST
    friday evening in paris.

    a 200 kilogramme TIGER escaped from a circus and was wandering the southwest of the French capital. the tiger escaped from the Cirque Bormann-Moreno, which had just moved to the area and planned to open its doors to the public on December 3. the tiger was cornered by circus workers and then shot and killed by the tiger's owner on the streets of Paris. the owner was taken into custody by the police.

    social media erupted with images of the tiger wandering the streets of paris and later with images of the shot tiger and the police response.

    KONG, SKULL ISLAND (none / 0) (#33)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 04:56:29 PM EST
    Is on HBO starting tonight.  It's excellent.  It's from the guy who did the recent GODZILLA which was even better.

    They are planning a whole series, which is teased in KONG, of the great Japanese monsters.  Including KONG vs GODZILLA.  this is not your fathers KONG.  He's bigger.  A lot bigger and, stated in the movie, still groaning.  Which is needed to meet GZ.  

    My two fondest wishes is that I love long enough to see them all and to see life discovered off the earth.

    Screenrant (none / 0) (#34)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 05:18:34 PM EST


    The scene opens with Weaver and Conrad being held in an interrogation room shouting at unseen watchers. Conrad makes clear he won't talk to anybody - specifically the Russians - about what they saw on Skull Island (which is clearly being covered up), but Weaver makes clear she wants to bust the story wide open. Brooks and Jing Tian's San Lin (who was also on the island) enter, revealing that we're in Monarch HQ. Brooks calms the imprisoned pair down, revealing he wants to recruit them; he states that "Kong isn't the only King," leading to a slideshow of cave drawings that reveal not only Godzilla, but iconic Toho kaiju Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah (and one final shot of Gojira engaging with the latter). The scene ends with a fade to black as Godzilla's roar plays out at full volume.

    The scene isn't directly linking to Kong vs. Godzilla, rather setting up sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters, and for audiences not tracking the Monarch connections gives explicit confirmation that we're dealing with a very unique shared universe.



    Howdy (none / 0) (#35)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 05:41:25 PM EST
    it's now being reported what you postulated on Sunday about the AL senate race.

    Mr. McConnell and his allies have believed for weeks that disaster awaits, win or lose, if Mr. Moore remains in the race: Either the Democrats will claim the seat on Dec. 12, or Mr. Moore will win and thrust the party into an agonizing months long debate over whether to expel him.

    I don't remember what I said (none / 0) (#36)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 06:44:40 PM EST

    But that's a pretty easy one.  And "remains in the race" seems pretty settled.

    I really do think in crass political terms it might be better if he wins.  A democrat from AL is going to have reelection on his mind and will probably vote like a republican.  Although it's said he is sticking to being pro choice.

    Otoh Roy will make as good a poster boy, along Donald, as democrats from senator to dog catcher could ever possibly hope for.


    Well (none / 0) (#46)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 06:03:52 AM EST
    certainly Jones would make the purity brigade livid with his votes but I don't know how many of them there are in Alabama. Honestly I have no idea how he would be in the senate because Joe Manchin has surprised me with his votes.

    That being said even if Jones wins it is going to not make it a whole lot harder for Trump's agenda to pass since the GOP seems to hold together for these awful votes. And certainly the GOP is not going to change anything they are doing if they lose the seat in Alabama.


    my prediction (none / 0) (#37)
    by linea on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 07:06:19 PM EST
    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore will fail this election bid because enough Christians will decline to vote for him based on moral convictions.

    If Moore loses (5.00 / 3) (#38)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 07:24:19 PM EST
    It won't be because so called Christians find a moral conviction under a rock.   It will be because of people of color.  And possibly because  enough of the so called Christians are ashamed enough to stay home.

    Moore is ahead in the polls (none / 0) (#39)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 07:37:39 PM EST
    And the democrat is pro choice.  I wouldn't bet either way.

    I fell on the floor laughing. (5.00 / 2) (#40)
    by Chuck0 on Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 08:34:05 PM EST
    That is absolutely the funniest thing you have ever posted on Talkleft. Moral convictions??? Hahahshahahahaha!

    The (5.00 / 1) (#43)
    by FlJoe on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 05:23:02 AM EST
    Moral Hierarchy of Alabamans
      Nick Sabin
      Good ole Boy network
    Never bet on the Democrats.

    Oh-Oh (none / 0) (#45)
    by FlJoe on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 05:57:42 AM EST
    Auburn 26 Alabama 14, rankings sure to be scrambled tomorrow, if Moore wins on the 12th The Peds could actually have a claim to number one.

    Depends (none / 0) (#44)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 05:52:30 AM EST
    on which group of Christians you are talking about. Mainstream Christians or what some would call Mainline Christians have already announced they are against Moore. Evangelical Christians have embraced Moore and are still embracing him. It's going to take the evangelical variety sitting home in enough numbers for Jones to win. And if you think evangelicals are anything other than a white nationalist movement then you don't know much about them.

    I had a weird Thanksgiving (none / 0) (#51)
    by ruffian on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 04:46:10 PM EST
    Most binge watched Alias Grace, which was great.

    I didn't travel to family this year, and the local friends I usually spend holidays with when I don't travel went away themselves. so it was a low key weekend having out with the dog and catching on reading and TV.

    I'm into Tana French mystery novels these days. She writes about the Dublin Ireland murder squad, and I think she is a very psychologically insightful writer. She has 6 novels out and I just started the most recent.

    On audio I am sitting to Ta-Nehisi Coates' latest, 'We Were Eight Years in Power', in which he writes some additional biographical and context essays around his long magazine pieces written during the Obama years. He's such an original thinker and beautiful writer, I really love his work.

    Still reading 'What Happened' in short bursts that don't get me mad or depressed.

    I know I have written about the 'Undisclosed' podcast before. They dig into wrongful convictions, pairing up with both the Georgia and Penn Innocence projects. I started volunteering as one of their transcribers - something I can easily do, and makes me feel good to help such a great cause even in a tiny way. Strongly recommend the podcast, or consider donating to the Innocence Project of the state of your choice.  They do seriously good work.

    For fun there is a new parody true crime podcast called 'Done Disappeared'. Super funny.

    Anyway, back to work tomorrow - the end of the year is when I have to do all the really painful stuff at work - document updates, audit corrective actions...but I guess that's why they keep me around past my technical prime!

    me too (none / 0) (#52)
    by linea on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 05:16:20 PM EST
    i enjoyed watching Alias Grace too.

    Tana French (none / 0) (#54)
    by Towanda on Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 11:23:44 PM EST
    is very good.  

    As for TV, we are greatly enjoying the last season, now out on Netflix, of Longmire. And if you haven't tried it, the Longmire book series is another for your reading list.  The character of Henry is one of the all-time best, so spiritual and yet with dry humor.  


    I did watch a couple of early episodes of Longmire (none / 0) (#59)
    by ruffian on Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 10:02:09 PM EST
    it a lot. Will have to catch up.

    After I posted that I took in Season 1 and what there is of Season 2 of 'The Good Place' on NBC. It is really funny and smart with a big twist at the end of S1. Really enjoyed it.