Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Another One Bites the Dust (Remix) Queen, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel 4:20 No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young) 4:11 These Are the Days of Our Lives 4:21 Thank God It’s Christmas (Non-Album Single) 4:19 51 Songs, 3 Hours 27 Minutes Released: Nov 13, 2000 Queen Few bands embodied the pure excess of the ’70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deeply into camp and bombast, creating a huge, mock-operatic sound with layered guitars and overdubbed vocals. Queen’s music was a bizarre yet highly accessible fusion of the macho and the fey. For years, their albums boasted the motto “no synthesizers were used on this record,” signaling their allegiance with the legions of post-Led Zeppelin hard rock bands. But vocalist Freddie Mercury brought an extravagant sense of camp to Queen, pushing them toward kitschy humor and pseudo-classical arrangements, as epitomized on their best-known song, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Mercury, it must be said, was a flamboyant bisexual who managed to keep his sexuality in the closet until his death from AIDS in 1991. Through his legendary theatrical performances, Queen became one of the most popular bands in the world in the mid-’70s; in England, they remained second only to the Beatles in popularity and collectibility in the ’90s. Despite their enormous popularity, Queen were never taken seriously by rock critics — an infamous Rolling Stone review labeled their 1979 album Jazz as “fascist.” In spite of such harsh criticism, the band’s popularity rarely waned; even in the late ’80s, the group retained a fanatical following except in America. In the States, their popularity peaked in the early ’80s, just as they finished nearly a decade’s worth of extraordinarily popular records. And while those records were never praised, they sold in enormous numbers, and traces of Queen’s music could be heard in several generations of hard rock and metal bands in the next two decades, from Metallica to Smashing Pumpkins. The origins of Queen lay in the hard rock psychedelic group Smile, which guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor joined in 1967. Following the departure of Smile’s lead vocalist, Tim Staffell, in 1971, May and Taylor formed a group with Freddie Mercury, the former lead singer for Wreckage. Within a few months, bassist John Deacon joined them, and they began rehearsing. Over the next two years, as all four members completed college, they simply rehearsed, playing just a handful of gigs. By 1973, they had begun to concentrate on their career, releasing their debut album, Queen, that year and setting out on their first tour. Queen was more or less a straight metal album and failed to receive much acclaim, but Queen II became an unexpected British breakthrough early in 1974. Before its release, the band played Top of the Pops, performing “Seven Seas of Rhye.” Both the song and the performance were smash successes, and the single rocketed into the Top Ten, setting the stage for Queen II to reach number five. Following its release, the group embarked on its first American tour, supporting Mott the Hoople. On the strength of their campily dramatic performances, the album climbed to number 43 in the States. Queen released their third album, Sheer Heart Attack, before the end of 1974. The music hall-meets-Zeppelin “Killer Queen” climbed to number two on the U.K. charts, taking the album to number two as well. Sheer Heart Attack made some inroads in America as well, setting the stage for the breakthrough of 1975’s A Night at the Opera. Queen labored long and hard over the record; according to many reports, it was the most expensive rock record ever made at the time of its release. The first single from the record, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” became Queen’s signature song, and with its bombastic, mock-operatic structure punctuated by heavy metal riffing, it encapsulates their music. It is also the symbol for their musical excesses — the song took three weeks to record, and there were so many vocal overdubs on the record that it was possible to see through the tape at certain points. To support “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen shot one of the first conceptual music videos, and the gamble paid off as the single spent nine weeks at number one in England, breaking the record for the longest run at number one. The song and A Night at the Opera were equally successful in America, as the album climbed into the Top Ten and quickly went platinum. Following A Night at the Opera, Queen were established as superstars, and they quickly took advantage of all their status had to offer. Their parties and indulgence quickly became legendary in the rock world, yet they continued to work at a rapid rate. In the summer of 1976, they performed a free concert at London’s Hyde Park that broke attendance records, and they released the hit single “Somebody to Love” a few months later. It was followed by A Day at the Races, which was essentially a scaled-down version of A Night at the Opera that reached number one in the U.K. and number five in the U.S. They continued to pile up hit singles in both Britain and America over the next five years, as each of their albums went into the Top Ten, always going gold and usually platinum in the process. Because Queen embraced such mass success and adoration, they were scorned by the rock press, especially when they came to represent all of the worst tendencies of the old guard in the wake of punk. Nevertheless, the public continued to buy Queen records. Featuring the Top Five double-A-sided single “We Are the Champions”/”We Will Rock You,” News of the World became a Top Ten hit in 1977. The following year, Jazz nearly replicated that success, with the single “Fat Bottomed Girls”/”Bicycle Race” becoming an international hit despite the massive bad publicity surrounding their media stunt of staging a nude female bicycle race. Queen were at the height of their popularity as they entered the ’80s, releasing The Game, their most diverse album to date, in 1980. On the strength of two number one singles — the campy rockabilly “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and the disco-fied “Another One Bites the Dust” — The Game became the group’s first American number one album. However, the bottom fell out of the group’s popularity, particularly in the U.S., shortly afterward. Their largely instrumental soundtrack to Flash Gordon was coldly received later in 1980. With the help of David Bowie, Queen were able to successfully compete with new wave with the 1981 hit single “Under Pressure” — their first U.K. number one since “Bohemian Rhapsody” — which was included both on their 1981 Greatest Hits and 1982’s Hot Space. Instead of proving the group’s vitality, “Under Pressure” was a last gasp. Hot Space was only a moderate hit, and the more rock-oriented The Works (1984) also was a minor hit, with only “Radio Ga Ga” receiving much attention. Shortly afterward, they left Elektra and signed with Capitol. Faced with their decreased popularity in the U.S. and waning popularity in Britain, Queen began touring foreign markets, cultivating a large, dedicated fan base in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, continents that most rock groups ignored. In 1985, they returned to popularity in Britain in the wake of their showstopping performance at Live Aid. The following year, they released A Kind of Magic to strong European sales, but they failed to make headway in the States. The same fate befell 1989’s The Miracle, yet 1991’s Innuendo was greeted more favorably, going gold and peaking at number 30 in the U.S. Nevertheless, it still was a far bigger success in Europe, entering the U.K. charts at number one. By 1991, Queen had drastically scaled back their activity, causing many rumors to circulate about Freddie Mercury’s health. On November 23, he issued a statement confirming that he was stricken with AIDS; he died the next day. The following spring, the remaining members of Queen held a memorial concert at Wembley Stadium that was broadcast to an international audience of more than one billion. Featuring such guest artists as David Bowie, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Def Leppard, and Guns N’ Roses, the concert raised millions for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was established for AIDS awareness. The concert coincided with a revival of interest in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which climbed to number two in the U.S. and number one in the U.K. in the wake of its appearance in the Mike Myers comedy Wayne’s World. Following Mercury’s death, the remaining members of Queen were fairly quiet. Brian May released his second solo album, Back to the Light, in 1993, ten years after the release of his first record. Roger Taylor cut a few records with the Cross, which he had been playing with since 1987, while Deacon essentially retired. The three reunited in 1994 to record backing tapes for vocal tracks Mercury recorded on his deathbed. The resulting album, Made in Heaven, was released in 1995 to mixed reviews and strong sales, particularly in Europe. Crown Jewels, a box set repackaging their first eight LPs, followed in 1998. Archival live recordings, DVDs, and compilations kept appearing through the new millennium. The Queen name was revived in 2005, but this time with “+ Paul Rodgers” appended to it. Rodgers, the former lead singer of Free and Bad Company, joined Brian May and Roger Taylor (John Deacon remained retired) for several live shows, one of which was documented on 2005’s Return of the Champions, a double-disc release issued by the Hollywood label. International touring continued, as did a new studio album featuring Rodgers’ vocals. Released under the “Queen + Paul Rodgers” tag, The Cosmos Rocks appeared in September 2008, followed by an American release one month later. Reception was decidedly mixed. Rodgers departed from Queen in 2009 and in his wake came a new compilation called Absolute Greatest. TV appearances followed over the next two years, including a spot on the 2009 American Idol finale where they performed with Adam Lambert, and then in 2010 Queen wound up leaving their home of EMI for Island, which brought all of the group’s recordings to Universal Records. A new round of reissues followed in 2011, along with a performance with Lambert at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and the vocalist soon became a fixture with the band, as Queen performed several big concerts and television performances in 2012 and 2013, followed by a full tour in 2014. Also that year, Queen released another compilation, Queen Forever, which was anchored by reworked versions of three old songs, including a solo number by Mercury where he duetted with Michael Jackson. The archival live album, A Night at the Odeon, featuring the band’s 1975 Christmas Eve performance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, appeared in 2015. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine ORIGIN

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Bill Cosby sentenced to jail

Video Image Bill Cosby sentenced up to 10 years for sexual assault 0:53 Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault.
September 26th 2018 2 days ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Network News/World/ Sixty women have accused the 81-year-old entertainer of sexual assault. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images Source:AP
BILL Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison after an epic legal battle over sexual assault accusations.
“It is time for justice,” said Judge Steven O’Neill, who also fined the entertainer $35,000. “Mr Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come.”
The former TV star was convicted on April 26 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault after drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004.
Mr O’Neill Quote: d from Ms Constand’s statement, saying Cosby took her “beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.”
And it was a joke that stand up comedian Hannibal Buress told on stage in 2014 that led to Cosby’s treatment of women getting public attention.
“Bill Cosby has the f**kin’ smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress said at the time.
“He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the ‘80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”
Buress also urged the audience to go home and Google “Bill Cosby rape” and see what results came up.
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The 81-year-old did not take his opportunity to speak in court, smiling and chatting with his defence team before he was led away in handcuffs.
Cosby burst out laughing in court – moments after he was sentenced
He was seen cracking jokes with his team in Montgomery County court, as sheriff’s officers swooped in to take him directly into custody.
But his mugshot told a different story, showing the disgraced star looking downcast, his reputation in tatters.
Bill Cosby’s mugshot shows the disgraced star looking downcast after he was locked up for three to ten years for sexual assault. Source:Supplied
Victim Andrea Constand smiled as she left the suburban Philadelphia court after her abuser was finally sentenced. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP Source:AFP
Cosby was taken into custody immediately, rather than being permitted to remain under house arrest pending his expected appeal, as some had feared could happen.
Wife Camille, who has stuck by her husband despite accusations by 60 women, was not present. But she released a statement claiming he “was denied his right to a fair trial.”
The disgraced star’s publicist Andrew Wyatt delivered an extraordinary speech following the first high-profile court case of the #MeToo era. “This has been one of the most racist and sexist trials in the history of the United States,” he said.
The spokesman claimed some of the accusers were “white women who make money off of accusing black men of being sexual predators.”
Mr Wyatt said Cosby was “doing great” and “knows that these are lies”, adding: “They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. Not saying Mr Cosby’s Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries.”
Ms Constand smiled and hugged her supporters as she walked out of Montgomery County Court in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Cosby was taken away in handcuffs following the epic legal battle. Picture: Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP Source:AP
The 45-year-old said ‘life as I knew it came to an abrupt halt’ after Cosby assaulted her at his home in 2004. Picture: Brendan Smialowski / AFP Source:AFP
In her victim impact statement, released by prosecutors today, she described the horror of the sexual assault and its effects on her psyche. “At the time of the assault, I was 30 years old, and a fit, confident athlete,” said Ms Constand, who was then director of operations on the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a trustee.
“Nothing could have prepared me for an evening of January 2004, when life as I knew it came to an abrupt halt.
“The man I had come to know as a mentor and friend drugged and sexually assaulted me. Instead of being able to run, jump and pretty much do anything I wanted physically, during the assault I was paralysed and completely helpless. I could not move my arms or legs. I couldn’t speak or even remain conscious. I was completely vulnerable, and powerless to protect myself.
Former model and Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson said ‘here’s the last laugh, pal’ as the TV star was sentenced. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Slocum Source:AP
Cosby is taken into custody after he was sentenced on three counts of indecent assault and branded a ‘sexually violent predator’. Picture: by Brendan Smialowski / AFP Source:AFP
“After the assault, I wasn’t sure what had actually happened but the pain spoke volumes. The shame was overwhelming. Self-doubt and confusion kept me from turning to my family or friends as I normally did. I felt completely alone.
“We may never know the full extent of his double life as a sexual predator, but his decades-long reign of terror as a serial rapist is over.”
“I’m grateful to Andrea for standing strong,” Kathrine McKee, who sued Cosby for defamation, told CNN. “I suffered for 40-plus years. He’s got three to 10 years. He shows no remorse whatsoever. He’s not sorry at all.”
‘HERE’S THE LAST LAUGH, PAL’
The judge earlier declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator”, meaning lifetime community notifications of his whereabouts, counselling and a deep stain on his reputation.
Former model Janice Dickinson, one of his accusers, said in court: “Here’s the last laugh, pal.”
Lili Bernard, another accuser who was at court, said: “There is solace, absolutely. It is his fame and his fortune and his phony philanthropy that has allowed him to get away with impunity. Maybe this will send a message to other powerful perpetrators that they will be caught and punished.”
Ms Constand, left, embraced fellow accuser and former model Janice Dickinson following the ruling they have fought for over many years. Picture: Pool Photo via AP Source:AP
Cosby accuser Victoria Valentino, left, and friend Lisa Talmadge look emotional after the sentencing at Montgomery County Courthouse. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP Source:AFP
Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents some of the accusers, said outside court: “This is a very important day … We’re glad that judgment day has finally come for Mr Cosby.
“Mr Cosby has shown no remorse.”
She said justice had still been denied for many of his accusers.
‘FINALLY, BILL COSBY HAS BEEN UNMASKED’
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told a news conference: “For decades, the defendant has been able to hide his true self and hide his crimes using his fame and fortune.”
The prosecutor said Cosby had “hidden behind a character” — Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show — but “now, finally, Bill Cosby has been unmasked.”
During the two-day sentencing, Mr Steele spoke of how being sexual assault was a “physically violating experience” and how Ms Constand was tormented by “pain and anguish” after the crime.
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— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 25, 2018 Today a PA court deemed #BillCosby a Violent Sexual Predator b4 sentencing him. For decades people maligned &decried his accusers as LIARS. It took 60+ accusers 2 finally bring his survivors justice &vindication. Have we learned nothing? #IBelieveDrFord #IBelieveDeborahRamirez
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 25, 2018 I TOLD YOU I HADN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU MOTHERF***ER!!!! https://t.co/Jj43NIXGOY
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) September 25, 2018 Sure, I mourn the idea of Cosby — as in the TV show that made me want to attend a black college and heightened the importance of a black family. But my mom is a rape survivor and I survived a rape attempt as a preteen. I have negative fucks about what happens to Cosby.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 25, 2018 “Nobody is above the law,” he added, noting Cosby had failed to accept responsibility. “He seemingly thinks that he hasn’t done anything wrong.”
Mr Steele asked for a five- to ten-year sentence in a state facility to be imposed, as well as the maximum $35,000 fine. “We ask this because of who he is behind the mask, behind the act that he perpetuated for all of the years he did and that he used to victimise.”
But defence lawyer Joseph Green said “frenzied public opinion doesn’t drive legal consequences” and said the legally blind entertainer was unlikely to reoffend at his age.
He asked the judge to consider how Cosby would fare behind bars at 81 years old. “How does he fight off the people who are trying to extort him?
“Mr Cosby is not dangerous, 81-year-old blind men who are not self-sufficient are not dangerous — except perhaps to themselves.”
Sexually violent predator Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years.
Justice, just a little.
Here is part of the statement my brave, beautiful client Janice Dickinson was prepared to read in court this week, had the judge allowed it. pic.twitter.com/MMPI5e5zEc
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) September 25, 2018 Who said the Universe doesn’t have a sense of humor: amid Trump and the GOP’s defense of Kavanaugh that allegations happened decades ago, Bill Cosby is sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for something that happened decades ago.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 25, 2018 BILL COSBY BEING PUT IN CUFFS FITTIN TO IMPROVE MY MOOD.
Only 3 percent of rapists ever go to jail so this is a RARE MOMENT! #unlikesomeconservativeswouldhaveyoubelieve
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) September 25, 2018 Look how many years, how many women, how many stories, how much evidence it took to finally get 1 conviction of a powerful celebrity in the #Metoo era. Bill Cosby sentenced 3 to 10 years.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) September 25, 2018 ‘ALL I AM ASKING FOR IS JUSTICE’
Ms Constand briefly addressed the court on Monday, saying: “The jury heard me. Mr Cosby heard me. Now all I am asking for is justice as the court sees fit.”
Her tearful mother Gianna read a heartbreaking victim impact statement.
She said learning of the attack on her daughter in 2004 was “a rollercoaster that never came to an end” and “became a nightmare” for her, too.
“Not only was I listening to Andrea’s nightmare but I had my own battles,” she said, describing how Cosby and his lawyers had destroyed the family’s reputation. “I had some volatile communication with Bill Cosby that caused me to have physical ailments that still last.
Cosby’s wife Camille was not present as he was taken into custody. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP Source:AFP
Ms Constand said she was ‘paralysed’ as the man she thought was her mentor and friend ‘drugged and raped’ her. Picture: Brendan Smialowski / AFP Source:AFP
“I sacrificed years of pension loss to take care of my mental health. I worry about my daughter, live in fear of her physical and mental state of mind and realise this event has contributed to so much pain and sadness in my life.”
She said Cosby was right when he told her he was “a sick man”, and he had “protected himself at the cost of ruining many lives.”
Ms Constand’s father Andrew said he felt such “sadness for my wife and daughter” that he had been unable to think and had to take pills to help him sleep — eventually doubling the dose.
Her sister Diane Parsons said her happy, energetic sibling was a changed person after the crime, “frail, nervous and weak”. Ms Parson said she was “shocked” and felt “helpless” to assist her sister.
SEMINAL #METOO MOMENT
Cosby’s spokesman Mr Wyatt said the former Cosby Show star was “still America’s Dad”, as he walked into court on Monday afternoon.
A crowd of protesters, accusers and Cosby supporters gathered at court on the outskirts of Philadelphia for the disgraced performer’s sentencing.
One protester pushed a Cosby mannequin on a trolley blowing bubbles, with signs on it reading “America’s first #MeToo conviction” and attacking the statute of limitations, which prevented most of his 60 accusers from pressing charges.
Cosby was taken to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. Picture: AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma Source:AP
In April, the comedian was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his mansion of the outskirts of Philadelphia in 2004. Picture: David Maialetti-Pool/Getty Images Source:Getty Images
The comedian pointed at the crowd as he walked in, but remained silent while his lawyers fought on his behalf — as he has largely done throughout his high-profile trial, apart from one outburst.
That came when the prosecutor asked the judge to revoke his bail at an earlier hearing, claiming he was a flight risk and had a private plane. Cosby shouted: “He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole!”
The hearing opened with a discussion of whether Cosby should be branded a “sexually violent predator. “I came to the conclusion that Mr Cosby does in fact meet the criteria to be classified as a sexually violent predator,” said Dr Kristen Dudley, a member of Pennsylvania’s State Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, citing the nature of his relationship with Ms Constand.
“He used that friendship, that relationship, that trust to take advantage of her using drugs and alcohol and when she was rendered unconscious or sedated.”
Ms Constand yesterday called for ‘justice as the court sees fit’. Picture: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool Source:AP
The former entertainer was taken straight into custody. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images Source:Getty Images
Dr Dudley said witness testimony from his two trials “creates a picture of Mr Cosby, who befriends women and during course of the relationship was supplying them with drugs or alcohol to sedate them” and violating them for the “sole purpose of his sexual gratification.”
Testifying for the prosecution, the psychologist claimed Cosby had a mental abnormality, a “paraphilic disorder” in which he targeted “nonconsenting women.”
Ms Constand, now 45, spoke with her abuser and former mentor after the attack, as is common with sexual assault victims trying to make sense of what has happened to them.
“The sound of his voice over the phone felt like a knife going through my guts,” she said in her statement.
Defence lawyer Mr Green argued that a key factor in branding a “sexually violent predator” was the risk of re-offending — and that the literature shows that risk declines with age. He said the legally blind 81-year-old would have few opportunities to meet and victimise anyone else.
Ms Constand’s family said the ‘pain and suffering’ caused by the attack and the attempts to smear their reputation had ruined their lives. Picture: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool Source:AP
Cosby, pictured with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt, will spend three to ten years in prison. Picture: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool Source:AP
Mr Green also noted that the “paraphilic disorder” Dr Dudley applied to the former Cosby Show star had only become a possible diagnosis in the past few years.
Cosby has been under house arrest after posting a $1 million bail. He was only able to leave his home with advance permission, for medical reasons or to meet lawyers.
He was living with wife Camille, who has stuck with him throughout the accusations, saying there had only been “affairs”, which the couple had resolved privately.
Ms Constand was the only victim to give evidence at Cosby's first trial, which ended in a mistrial with the jurors deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous decision.
At the retrial, five other accusers were also permitted to give evidence.

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Casual Mating

(Source: newyorker.com )
Man raised by wolves struggles to adapt to human life but stays for the women.— New York Daily News .
Hey, are you Cathy? Steve. Steve Schumacker. So great to meet you. I have to be honest—this is my first dating-app date.
Thank you! I’ve actually had the beard for quite a while.
Yeah, mostly setups.
Excuse me, could we get two drinks? A glass of Merlot for the lady, and I would love anything with mezcal or elk blood.
Sorry about that, just a little “wolf humor.” So, you’re from San Francisco.
You know, I think New York and L.A. are both great cities. Of course, I could never live in Los Angeles. I don’t drive.
I was actually really close friends with the alpha. Oh, shit—am I bragging? Look, I knew the alpha before he became the alpha, so I forget that it sounds like bragging to other people. Anyway, yeah, we’re probably, like, each other’s best friend.
I’m in therapy, too.
To be honest, we spend most of our time talking about my childhood. There are a couple of years there that my therapist seems to really want to focus on.
I’m a Klonopin guy. You?
That’s a good question. We didn’t have religion out in the wilderness, obviously, so anything organized makes me feel a little weird. But, culturally, yeah, pretty Jewish.
I’m having a great time, just need to use the restroom real quick. Oh, there’s a line; I’ll just go outside on the sidewalk. And in those bushes a little. And maybe by that tree for good measure.
So both of your parents are doctors—what was that like for you?
Mark told me—sorry, Mark is my therapist—Mark told me that when it comes to parents, it’s important to hold two truths at once. So I think to myself, yes, my parents loved me, and also, sure, they let me be raised by wolves. But I’m trying to let go of my anger. It’s, like, how do you have kids and not mess them up, right?
Mark says that I can be a little codependent. According to him, that comes from being raised by a pack, which, I dunno, I would never have made that connection, but Mark’s amazing.
I couldn’t agree more. I honestly think all men should be in therapy.
Thanks, I just bought it. I’ve been back in human civilization for a decade—I think I should know my way around a cardigan by now!
I love your laugh.
I hope this is O.K. to say, but I feel like we’re connecting, so here goes—you really remind me of the moon.
I actually hate my smile. Seriously! I’m super self-conscious about my teeth. They’re, like, all tiny and flat.
No, no—I’m the lucky one right now.
All right, our cab’s here. I hope you like my place—it’s a little drafty, but it’s near a stream.
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