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  • Sharp Objects Ep. 8 - Milk

    Everyone's giving A.Ron props for calling the dollhouse teeth floor - and yes, that was a pretty badass call.  But, if I remember the podcast correctly, it was Jim who planted the seed in A.Ron's head by remarking that Adora's actual ivory floor was made of teeth.  So I'm giving a shout out to Jim for the proto-call - hell of a job Jim!
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  • Unwarranted Concern with the Boys BlacKkKlansman review goes here...

    Jesus, this thread is out of control.  Instead of a bunch of white people tripping over ourselves to tell other white people who's more racist than who, we should just go hang out with our black/mexican/asian/indian friends and talk to them about their life experiences and culture.  Share a meal together.  Get to know them a little better.  Ask what they think should be done to combat racism and then bring that back to the forum.  That's the kind of thing I want to learn about.
  • Sharp Objects Ep. 2 - "Dirt" - No Book Spoilers!

    I've been enjoying the deep cut Zepplin tracks in the first couple episodes and it got me thinking about how this ties into the plot.  The Zepplin tracks are used very deliberately, e.g. Camille physically selects the song as she's driving around.  The music seems to take center stage during these scenes as opposed to being just background or mood setting music.

    I remembered that Led Zepplin and, most prominently lead guitarist Jimmy Page, were really into the occult.  In 1970, Page purchased a supposedly haunted English manor previously owned by famed magician and occultist Aleister Crowley.  Soon after, Page staged a magic ritual at the manor with two other members of the band, Robert Plant and John Bonham - the fourth member, John Paul Jones, refused to participate.  This ritual was designed to impart unimaginable power and something akin to everlasting life.  While Led Zepplin went on to become one of the largest and most successful rock bands in history, a series of strange mishaps began to occur, leading many to believe in a "Led Zepplin curse".  These mishaps included a number of negative tour events but also included near fatal car crashes, the death of Robert Plant's 3 year old son, and the death of John Bonham.  

    Jimmy Page also produced the music for a film project by noted Crowley disciple Kenneth Anger, called Lucifer Rising.  The original lead actor ended up being part of the Manson Cult and getting sentenced to life in prison for murder.  The music Page produced for Lucifer Rising was some of his creepiest and was used as the intro to the song In The Evening.  In The Evening is used in Sharp Objects episode 2.

    So, does this suggest the occult is alive and well in Wind Gap?  Is there a generations long curse running through the town?  Have the town's most successful families sold their souls in exchange for worldly delights?  I don't know but I'm becoming very interested to find out.