I did not write on Monday. I am sorry about that. My sleep pattern was thrown off by a nap I took in the early evening after I got home from the Archives. I turned in early because I had to get up early on Tuesday to take Newbie to the vet.
His appointment went well. I got him back in the afternoon and we watched some stuff on the pvr.
Tonight we watched "Moonshine", the new CBC show set in Nova Scotia, and filmed in the Hubbards area. The first two episodes were pretty good, but tonight's was very strange, introducing some unusual family arrangements that are a little hard to parse. And then, out of the blue, they made a Goler family reference, which pulled me out of the show entirely.
Even today, nearly 40 years after the terrible events surrounding the family and what they did, this story is hot to touch. People told so-called Goler jokes as a way to cope with the stark reality of what they did, and whom they did it to. Those jokes are in such poor taste that I will not repeat them here, but they are not hard to find.
It was an unusual choice to mention the Golers on a show shot in Nova Scotia, that takes place in Nova Scotia, and which is broadcast on a woke network like the CBC, which is afraid to say boo in case it offends ghosts. I can predict that there will be some kind of backlash, that someone will take offence and complain and the CBC will issue some apology and maybe go so far as to cancel the show, which is already filming its second season.
They have done this kind of crazy thing before. They cancelled a show last year while the season was still running because the executive producer had lied about the extent of her Indigenous ancestry. The show was gone, even though it was pretty good and portrayed a largely Indigenous set of characters.
Let's see what happens with "Moonshine".
I think I will turn in. I have to work on my next Frank article on Wednesday and prepare for a phone call in the afternoon.
See you tomorrow.
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