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Are We There Yet? vol. 208

Some of you may have seen the story recently about an insurance case in Ireland. Kamila Grabska sued her insurance company for the equivalent of $820,000 for the loss of past and future earnings. She claimed that a 2017 car accident caused the injuries that left her unable to work. She alleged debilitating pain that left her unable to lift heavy objects and occasionally unable to leave her bed.

A court in Limerick recently dismissed her claim and suit when a picture emerged from 2018 showing her winning a Christmas tree-throwing contest in the city of Ennis. An entrant wins the contest by throwing the giant Spruce the farthest. I couldn’t find the prize that goes to the winner, but it’s probably a little less than $820,000.

There seem to be a number of morals in this story. Maybe the most obvious is to not commit fraud or get pictured doing something contrary to the image you are trying to present. My takeaway is to just be a decent, honest person. And try composting rather than throwing trees. No one ever takes a picture of someone composting.

Take care and stay safe.


True Detective Night Country (Max)

Set in the fictional northern Alaska town of Ennis during a polar night, “Night Country” is a fast-paced snapshot of a community roiled by corruption, death, and darkness. The town is roughly half Native Alaskan and half white. The cast mirrors this makeup, though its Native actors come from a wide range of Indigenous backgrounds.

The season opens with the disappearance of an international group of scientists from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, an isolated laboratory on the outskirts of town. Chief of Police Liz Danvers (played by Jodie Foster) is sent to investigate the abandoned station. There, she finds few clues aside from a severed tongue — a possible connection to the murder and mutilation of a local Iñupiat activist named Annie Kowtok six years prior.