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I had a very nice Tuesday! I did chores early, went out to get bagels, then came back here to wait for Cheryl, with whom I ate the aforementioned bagels and watched Crazy Rich Asians
, which she had not seen yet. Then Paul came home and we all went to see Jojo Rabbit
, which is alternately shocking, funny, upsetting, insane, sad, and like nothing else -- I have seen people compare it to Mel Brooks and Roberto Benigni films, neither of which is really true. The comic parts are biting and there are a couple of scenes that are horrible to watch, which I don't mean as a criticism since this is a movie about Hitler Youth and the Holocaust; it needs to be horrible, and it needs to point out all the ways in which Nazis need to be exposed as hypocrites and self-deluded fools instead of grand unrelatable Evil.
We had dinner in the food court after the movie, where we ran into a couple of younger son's friends. Then Cheryl had to drive home and I made Paul watch part of The Little Mermaid Live
, mostly so I could see Queen Latifah, Auli'i Cravalho, and the moray eels -- a lot of it looked like a giant mess, but I wasn't fully paying attention! I was more focused on Emergence
, which has gotten very interesting the past couple of weeks and I was really hoping for a second season until I saw what looks like a really dopey twist coming up in next week's episode. As always I'd rather a show I enjoy be canceled before it turns stupid and drags on. Since fall continues to be lovely, here are some photos of Longwood Gardens overcast and drizzly outdoors last weekend:
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