“Fargo” isn’t about Fargo, and isn’t set in Fargo, and wasn’t filmed in Fargo, but otherwise, sure: Fargo, in that off-kilter, quirky, oh-Jeez Cohn-Bro style. Whether it has the charm of the first season, can’t say; it didn’t start well, with that black-and-white sequence supposedly set on a movie location in the 40s. It’s meant to foreshadow the eventual appearance of Ronald Reagan, for some reason. They got the movie title wrong. Things didn’t look like that. A small detail, but you wonder why they didn't try harder.
You can overlook someone insulting a character as “Short Round” in 1979, five years before the Indiana Jones character made his appearance; that could be a reference, as someone told me on Twitter, to munitions. But this . . . this is just inexcusable. A guy enters a diner and asks for coffee, and this is what the waitress brings.
You know what’s wrong with that, right? And even if he had asked for decaf, well, if I remember 1979, we were still serving packets of Sanka with a metal container of hot water. Fresh-brewed came later.
Here’s the main drag of the town; IIRC, it’s supposed to be Luvurne.
It’s actually Canada. Fort MacLeod, Alberta.
ROUND UP THE POSSE So, who’s the internet focusing its beams of ire on today? This woman. She’s suing her 8-year-old nephew for breaking her wrist when he gave her a hug.
Connell, who doesn't have children of her own, says her life in a third-floor Manhattan walk-up has been "very difficult" since that day. Her social life has taken a serious hit as well, she says, "I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate," Connell said.
The article notes that the little boy lost his mother recently, and seemed confused when giving testimony in court. Follow-up in a few weeks, perhaps, about the abuse she got in social media.
Only 500 Facebook links, but the week is young.