They were doing a shoot for the TV show Limitless down at the Municipal Archives today. I’m a fan of the show, so that was fun. That’s Jake McDorman, the star of the show, being checked for exposure to … uranium? Plutonium? Who knows! I was hoping to catch some of the other actors, like Jennifer Carpenter, or Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and the guys who play Mike and Ike, but no go, alas. Still, fun.
The book I’m writing right now about how we treated the poor, the criminal, and the insane in the 19th century is a horror story.
I know I keep repeating this, but of course I could write about how we treat the poor, the criminal, and the mentally ill in this country now, and it would still be a horror story.
I’ve moved on to the penal sections of the book and it’s making me even angrier and more upset. The system is such that certain crimes and groups of people are focused on and they go to jail while other criminals and groups are left entirely alone. That is also the same now, thank you Matt Taibbi and your book, The Divide.
Finney, relaxing in the sunlight until …
He comes along.
I took a quick shot of a dog walker and then noticed I had walked into a film set …
It was for Blue Bloods, which I actually enjoy although the writing for Tom Selleck’s character, Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, got weird a while back. It got weird for the whole show really. There’s an unpleasant undercurrent I no longer like. Thankfully, it’s faint.
I noticed Limitless, another show I enjoy, is about to film in my neighbor, except I didn’t note the day. Hopefully not today because it’s SNOWING! YAY!
I’m trying to catch up on my email, and I just read an email from Scott Johnson, the founder of World Singing Day, and so I went to their website.
I watched the video below, and quite honestly, I thought at first that it was going to be … sentimental. And it was, but in the best possible way. It reminded me of Where the Hell is Matt? for singers. I teared up. It’s really quite charming and worth watching.
The next World Singing Day is October 22. Thank you Scott and everyone who helps and participates. It’s a wonderful thing that you’ve created, and I hope you have a great day in October!