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Speaking of random stuff, I was looking at my "on this day" thing on Facebook and was reminded of the most ridiculous museum display that I ever saw. This was in a car museum in Los Angeles. I get that this dude is "trying to fix the car" but I think something very different is conveyed...
Also a part of the same exhibit, I love how the other dude just looks really confused and not-approving.
Also, can someone explain this asinine notion of his "calendar" to me? Are we meant to believe that he, as a teenager, kept a detailed calendar which would include honest details of his life and that he still has it? Not to mention, is his personal calendar going to contain things like "went to a party, got drunk?" First off, unless he didn't go to a single party in high school (which would certainly fly completely contrary to his mega-douche yearbook page), they still haven't honed in on what party it was so what does that even add up to? I literally almost spat my coffee out yesterday when they said he would provide his "calendar." What the fuck is that? How stupid are we supposed to be?
Also, I think sexual assault or no, after reading that guy's yearbook page I don't want him deciding anything on a Supreme Court level. Like all of us, I went to high school with THAT guy. Even if none of this had come out, all I need is that page. Fuck that guy.
Also, to this Trump "why'd it take 30+ years? Where's the police report?" shit. I was touched inappropriately when I was a child and it really didn't resurface to my mind until my early 20s. I just repressed it, and even after that I only told my immediate family (it was my cousin and there was a lot of baggage). Anyways, it just laid dormant in my system until one night it flooded out. I suppose I was aware that he was a creep who had been creepy to me. It wasn't TOTAL repression, but it floated around in my consciousness like unconnected dots. Even after that realization, I still didn't know what to do with the knowledge (aside from a fair amount of drinking, crying, and getting really angry). So many years had gone by. His character was already known by then because of other incidents and adding my story wasn't going to change anything, particularly all those years later. I was almost 3 times the age that I was at the time. The relevant part though is that this notion of a timeline problem is false. Sometimes (more accurately "quite often" according to my understanding) these things take time to process. Sometimes after all that time you just want to move on with your life, but it doesn't change what happened. When my cousin was on trial (this happened in my 30s. Apparently he hadn't changed as everyone had been promised. He is in prison now.) I spoke to the police and told them what I could, but even then, knowing that he had been inappropriate with me, I kept telling them "this is what happened, but I would be a terrible witness" still doubting that there was no blame to be placed on a 7 or 8 year old kid having trouble in the bathroom. These are complicated stories and difficult things to put out in the world. Filled with emotion and doubt and fear. Is it completely outside the realm of possibility that Kavanaugh is innocent? No. I wasn't there. I don't know these people, but they have nothing to gain but a world of shit and to hear these various Republicans in the Senate or the White House speaking as they are is so fucking disgusting I can't stand it. From "where's the police report" to "this little hiccup" to a just out and out dismissal of these women. Accusations true or false, these people are entirely soulless. Seeing President Trump's comments on this yesterday (I'm not sure if they were from yesterday or the day before, but the "it's been 30 years, where's the police report" line he's been towing) sickened me.
I've started my first week of finance a course through Harvard Business Online (obviously their requirements aren't terribly stringent, Ha!) and I had a lot of fun with the first week's coursework. It's all pretty exciting. We took 14 mystery balance sheets (by percentage) and had to assign them by a list of companies from different industries and taught us how to work through it. Then we looked at a company over 5 years and had to try to divine what was going on within them. It's pretty fascinating. Very cool format where you watch a short video of conceptual teaching (1-3 minutes) and that leads to a bit of written info and a question is posed that you give your thoughts on and read the thoughts of your fellow students, and you basically move through in that format. Very cool way to learn. I'm really psyched (though I'm a little nervous about the quiz for the week, one concern that I have about learning this way is it's great to grab concepts, but if they test on details I'm not sure how cemented they are becoming for me).
I’m bummed to see it go, but I like the opportunity for it to go out on a high note as opposed to hanging on too long. I could definitely see Legion as a show that could get really bad if they tried to stretch it too far. I’m excited to see how it ends. Bummer, but I support the call.
The casting news doesn’t move me much, but I’m curious to see how they do in new roles.