The Guardian: Damian Carrington: Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

On the one hand this makes me very sad, and scared, and angry. We have the worst kind of self serving politicians trying to isolate us from Europe under the guise of trade with, who know? What they should be doing is finding ways to integrate, and partner with other countries to do something about this. On the other hand I look at this story and think there’s a great film in their somewhere. What happens when nature collapses?


Finished watching S:1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

Somehow we managed to watch Season 2 before watching Season 1. Several of the things in Season 2 are now a lot clearer. Testament to the writing that we were able to watch the entire Season without realising. Also an insight into what can be understood by an audience. We just filled the gaps from Season 1 without thinking there was something missing. There’s a lesson in that for all writers; you can leave lots out and the audience still gets it.

Watched Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

This was horrible. Without being some sort of racist, this was not good. It pandered to all kinds of stereotypes that would not look out of sorts in a gross out comedy from nineteen seventy five. And it was sweet, saracen sweet l, like a movie by Hallmark, even thought Hallmark stopped being Hallmark ten years ago.