• It's 100+ degrees, let's talk December

    It's 100+ degrees, let's talk December

    As we move closer to our 20th day in a row of temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, the word on the street is that we might top out at 97 degrees next Wednesday. So, with December just on the horizon, it seemed like a great time to explore a long-running tradition in the UK […]

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  • Tellyspotting's summer book club suggestion #1

    Tellyspotting's summer book club suggestion #1

    Before Summer ends (I know it hasn’t ended as we’re getting reading to hit our 15th day in a row of temperatures in excess of 100 degrees), I thought I’d add to your summer reading club list with a few titles over the next couple of Sundays that will be of particular interest once you […]

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  • Max Headroom – the classic Talking Head

    Max Headroom – the classic Talking Head

    Some say, if you remember the 80’s, you didn’t have fun. But, if you do remember, hopefully you also remember one of the great television talking heads of all-time….Max Headroom. For those that may have been absent in the 80’s, Max was born in Britain. He first appeared as the irreverent host of “The Max […]

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  • Manzes – The Home of Pie 'n' Mash

    Manzes – The Home of Pie 'n' Mash

    Just a little diversion today to get our strength up tomorrow for what will be a lengthy production day starting at 5:30am with Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen, Vicar of Dibley and Tom, The Old Guys) followed at 3:00p with Penelope Keith (Margo, Good Neighbors and Audrey, To the Manor Born) and then, possibly, Karl Howman (Mulberry, Mulberry). […]

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  • John Cleese humbles Entourage star

    John Cleese humbles Entourage star

    Multiple Emmy Awards aside, Entourage star, Jeremy Pivens, knows comic genius when he sees it. Especially, when the comic genius happens to make a cameo appearance on the hit show. In a “we are not worthy” scene reminiscent of Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar meeting Alice Cooper backstage in Wayne’s World, Pivens greeted comic legend, John […]

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  • Happy 70th, Ringo

    Happy 70th, Ringo

    Hard to grasp the concept that one of The Beatles turned 70 on Wednesday. Right up with there with the realization that in 2010, both Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club are 25 years old, Seinfeld has been off the air for 12 years, The Simpsons are entering their 22nd year on television […]

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  • Dame Judi Dench rose tops Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

    Dame Judi Dench rose tops Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

    Seems fitting that a rose inspired by the greatness of Dame Judi Dench would top the seller’s list at the end of the first day of this week’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The “drama queen” rose, with red and white stripes, is described in The Telegraph as having a “light but descent scent”. Dame […]

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  • Anyone up for an argument and get credit from Oxford at the same time?

    Anyone up for an argument and get credit from Oxford at the same time?

    Ever wanted to know the difference between a good argument and a bad one? Think you know how to identify and evaluate arguments? Now you can learn all about arguments including the nature of, the different types, argument logic and how not to mistake bad arguments for good ones thanks to the University of Oxford. […]

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  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks

    I know, I seem to start every post with “…the greatest British comedy of all-time” but, in this case, I really mean it. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is nothing short of brilliant. Here, Douglas Adams’ masterpiece collides with, who many consider the greatest Doctor Who of all-time, Tom Baker as he clashes with the […]

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  • Top Gear….say it isn't so

    Top Gear….say it isn't so

    One of the greatest shows on television, Top Gear, is, in the immortal words of Graham Chapman, has been tagged as “being too silly” and is being asked by the BBC to tone it down this year. This translates to the show cutting back on the comedy stunts and giving the series a more serious […]

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