Random Stuff: Water, a controversial Indian film about Hindu widows, is opening the Toronto Int’l Film Festival. My daughter recommends this Seattle Times story about the bride who called off her wedding but gave a big party for homeless people.
I just heard on the local news that the video the Taliban took of the Chinook helicopter hit also shows seven U.S. servicemen being executed. Which means, I guess, that seven of them survived the crash. God.
I’m picking my daughter up from work a bit late today. A man jumped out the window on the third floor above her office. (She doesn’t know the people upstairs.) He lived despite many broken bones and a skull fracture, but the police cordoned off the area for over an hour, and also cleaned up the blood. It’s a strange world sometimes.