Episode 270: Take Me to the River (Blood Meridian, Pt. 3)
Very Bad WizardsOctober 10, 202301:43:26118.59 MB

Episode 270: Take Me to the River (Blood Meridian, Pt. 3)

David and Tamler conclude their three-part discussion of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. We talk about the Judge’s coin trick by the fire and the question of the supernatural in the novel. Next we dive into the imbecile’s “baptism” by the river, and then try to wrap our heads around the cryptic epilogue. Baffled at first, we ultimately arrive at the definitive interpretation of the epilogue’s meaning. Finally we offer Hollywood some suggestions for choosing the director and cast for the long sought-after film adaptation.

Plus, we have nothing but praise for this study on measuring passive aggression. We really like it - I mean, we have a couple of issues with the methodology and the survey questions, but no, really, it’s a great paper… for a journal like that…

Lim, Y. O., & Suh, K. H. (2022). Development and validation of a measure of passive aggression traits: the Passive Aggression Scale (PAS). Behavioral Sciences, 12(8), 273. [mdpi.com]

21 Questions to Identify a Passive-Aggressive Person by Mark Travers [psychologytoday.com]

Blood Meridian [wikipedia.com]

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