You must be rather young yourself, if you truly believe that "no one can make anyone do anything." People make other people do things they do not want to do all of the time. Peer pressure is a dreadful thing, especially amongst the young, who desperately want to fit in. I did things I did not want to do until the day I retired. And it took until I was over fifty for me to get secure enough in my own mind to ignore peer pressure entirely. It was totally believable that Rossi would have succumbed to it as a teenager.
My view at his trial would vary, depending on whether the specific trial for which I was a juror was for murdering the men, who presumably were two of the six who castrated him, or whether it was a trial for murdering the women, who presumably were just white. I figure the murders of the men, under the circumstances, were fair. They deserved it. Those of the women were not, and for those, I would convict him. It may be Biblical "justice", to punish sins of a man onto his children several generations down, but it is not fair, and it is not right. It is no more fair to kill women for being white than it was to castrate him because of a lie, or for any other reason. I do agree that it was a very un-Criminal-Minds-type episode, but I found it fascinating. I remember those days, and I hope that the country leaves them behind soon. We haven't yet, and it seems there is always another minority group to oppress, but perhaps we are learning. I think the actor playing the killer was absolutely brilliant.
She said exactly the same thing last night on Letterman. In fact, she said that it was a condition of her originally taking the job. She told them that she could not commit to seven years, a standard contract, because it would interfere with her film career. Oddly, I was exceedingly relieved that the previews were deceptive and Fusco did not die, but I wasn't so horrified by Carter's death. Perhaps later. I liked the character, but I have become attached to Fusco. He is so sad. More interesting to watch...
I hate telephones. I hate ringing telephones. I don't like the sound. It was driving me nuts. What anybody knew was not my point -- I hate the sound.
Comfort may make for complicity in whatever is going on, whether one should be complicit with it or not, just to avoid shaking one's own comfort. As in, going along to get along. For slightly different reasons, I spent my youth leaving jobs or places whenever I got too comfortable. I was not looking for comfort in my life; I wanted challenges, and the excitement of feeling alive because things were NOT certain. But I made very few compromises. I did not have to. That was my interpretation of what she said, anyway. It resonated with me personally, just exactly as she said it.
Indeed. It was driving me nuts.
"I sure hope that next week opens with the happy and not the complicated!" Based on the preview, it didn't sound like they were going to be very happy. That's too bad, because they make an excellent couple.
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Thanks for referring us to that. You are right -- excellent interview with the writer.
I don't think that Cho being able to finish the quotation from the poem indicates anything other than that he is educated. I could finish that quotation before this show was ever thought of -- and I assure you, I am not part of any criminal conspiracy. I am just an old woman in Idaho who was educated in her youth. I don't think that point flies. I think that he was used to tell the viewers what the quote was, and Rigsby is not smart enough to know it, and Van Pelt probably isn't, either. Cho is. It was a writer's convenience.
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