“Come,’ he said, ‘come, we must see and act. Devils or no devils, or all the devils at once, it matters not; we fight him all the same.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula
Linky Friday: Devil May Care
Linky Friday: Devil May Care
[Dv1] The Mahoning Valley has seen this movie before, and heard about savior trade deals only to be disappointed. Instead of the Black Monday of Youngstown Sheet and Tube 40 years ago, this time the devil is in the details on the new USMC trade agreement and the future of the Lordstown GM plant.
[Dv2] Not only is it a bad PR look, but someone should let them know the devil is already inside the house.
[Dv3] There’s that phrase again; “After Paris, the devil is in the details,” according to Brookings Institute on the Paris Agreement.
[Dv4] We actually are having a national debate over the meaning of “Devil’s Triangle,” and since it’s 2018 that means a fight over the Wikipedia page defining the term.
[Dv5] Flames shoot from a hole in the ground as high as 12 feet in the air for 40 minutes, and weeks later nobody seems to know why. It is Arkansas, so anything is possible.
[Dv6] “Gothic self-pity and contempt, and sympathy for the devil: Sarah Perry introduces Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin”
[Dv7] “‘Dancing with the devil’: Retired EMT survives life-threatening infection”
[Dv8] There’s that phrase, again: “Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for governor spar over education”
[Dv9] Nice lede you have there: “Houston could have become a real-life Westworld, but instead the city council has unanimously voted to pass an ordinance that effectively blocks a proposed “sex robot brothel” from opening.”
[Dv10] So after nearly 40 years of being a cult classic, the Evil Dead films and lore have taken the next logical step…and become a stage musical.
[Dv11] “I’ve read Dracula a million times; it always started with Jonathan Harker on the train. But that’s page 102 of the manuscript; the first 100 pages were stripped out,” adds Barker. “His publisher pushed it back, ‘We can’t do this [say it’s a true story];’ Jack the Ripper was running around, people were scared to death at the idea of a vampire.”
[Dv12] So how exactly did the “evil nuns terrorize” thing get started, anyway? NPR is on the case.
[Dv13] As a Christian, I don’t see a problem with this: “The Satanic Temple Indiana Chapter is “adopting” part of a rural Zionsville highway and the Indiana Department of Transportation this week installed roadside signs displaying the group’s name.”
[Dv14] Asking the hard questions and debating the great issues of our time: The Takeout on “Is candy corn delicious or Satan’s earwax?”
[Dv15] Contrarian opinion: “Mullane: Lighten up, snowflake, the country ain’t going to hell”
[Dv16] The Smithsonian takes a look at a book that covers various concepts of hell.
[Dv17] I have been, and continue to be, a Tesla skeptic, and their current excuse of being in “logistics hell” is not helping change my mind. They seem to be really good at big ideas and innovating tech, but if you aren’t good at the important things (such as turning a profit and getting your product to consumers) you are not going to be successful, despite media hype.
[Dv18] The downside to teenage campaign volunteers who care too much: “Abigail Spanberger’s campaign for Congress fired four teenaged campaign volunteers after they apparently left a rude note on the front door of her Republican opponent, Rep. Dave Brat.” “Rot in hell, Dave,” was the message left on the front door of Rep. Brat’s home.
[Dv19] As the father of four daughters, my short answer is, “Ask them, I’m not.” How in the Hell Are People Paying for Weddings? Vol. 2
[Dv20] “Everyone Wants to Go to the Moon Again—Logic Be Damned”
[Dv21] “Damned at birth:” “Anne Hamilton-Byrne is 97 years old and reportedly shrunk and frail. But her influence lives on in the lives of the children who were taken at birth, locked away, drugged with LSD, beaten, brainwashed and starved. The children were given new names, dressed in matching clothing like a bizarre version of the Von Trapp family, many with their hair bleached to make them look like siblings.”
[Dv22] Before “Children of the Damned,” there was the first film “Village of the Damned.”
[Dv23] “The Americans are here,” a German officer wrote, according to historian Edward G. Lengel. “We can kill them but we can’t stop them.” The hell that was America’s bloodiest battle, 100 years ago.