Doris Lessing died yesterday, as you may have heard. As I was making sandwiches for lunches this morning, I heard the NPR top-of-the-hour news announcement about her death, and it actually described her work as “seminal.” SEMINAL! I am serious, as well as seriously disgusted. Dr. Crazy offers some thoughts on her post-graduate discovery and appreciation of Lessing, both The Golden Notebook and her later works.
Last night I finished semi-binge watching Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black and am totally jonesing for season 2. SPOILER ALERT: Was anyone else impressed by the resonance of the last scene in the last episode to the scene in which Ralphie goes totally ape$hit on Scott Farcus in A Christmas Story? It was seasonally as well as contextually appropriate–like the Christmas Story scene, it was in an alley, and Scott Farcus’s nasty teeth are nearly as disgusting as Pennsatucky’s teeth. (But now I’m worried that Piper is going to spend Christmas in the shoe.)