Paleo Retiree writes:
- Should all Americans be given a basic monthly income?
- Con artist of the year.
- “I’m 40 years old going on 65,” says an ex-lineman. “God knows what I’ll feel like when I’m actually 65 years old.”
- Why is the Swedish establishment still in favor of joining the Eurozone?
- Some smart and lovely words from Lloyd Fonveille in praise of a late John Ford western.
- Jake Thomas takes a stand for Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II.”
- Charlton Griffin gets a rave for his recent production of “Dombey and Sons.” Charlton is a great producer and narrator of audiobooks.
- I’m feeling safer already.
- Netflix Instant Recommendation Du Jour: “Fatal Attractions,” a somber and thoughtful British-made documentary series about people who are driven to bond and live with dangerous animals, from crocodiles to tigers to poisonous snakes. (It often doesn’t work out well.) Gorgeous photography featuring lots of shallow focus; impressively staged re-enactments; fantastic and sinister footage of terrifying and beautiful creatures; moving and informative interviews with friends and experts … All of it done in a style that deliberately evokes subdued and classy psychological horror pictures. This isn’t the usual loud, clattery, set-in-Idiocristan reality-TV show. Instead, it’s a series of character studies — deep looks into a peculiar kind of madness: the attraction some people have not just to animals but to wild and predatory ones. Where does it come from? Why do they feel they can get away with it? The Question Lady and I have found the series fascinating, and have enjoyed every episode of it.