• David Walliams conquers the Thames for Sport Relief

    David Walliams conquers the Thames for Sport Relief

    A wee bit harder than his gig as host of the 24-hour Panel show that he did for Comic Relief this past year, but after 8 days and 140 miles, the official David Walliams vs. The Thames challenge for Sport Relief is now over.  Along the way, Walliams battled a stomach virus, high tide, low […]

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  • TV's Downton Abbey would be so proud

    TV's Downton Abbey would be so proud

    If you’re ITV, you just can’t pay for this kind of press leading up to the premiere of the new season of your most highly successful series in some time. Scandal = audience in the 21st century. It’s definitely a case of art imitating life rather than the reverse when it comes to the mega-hit, Downton […]

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  • The Man in the Rubber Mask

    The Man in the Rubber Mask

    Powell’s Bookstore in downtown Portland. Bookstore mecca. Billed as the largest new, used and out-of-print bookstore on the planet, it occupies a full city block with over 3500 sections and over 68,000 square feet of nothing but books. Ok, there’s a not to be missed coffee shop too, but, essentially, it’s books, books and more […]

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  • The London Underground in a multi-screen world

    The London Underground in a multi-screen world

    Harry Beck was a London Underground employee who, basically, decided that the physical locations of the mostly underground stations were irrelevant to travelers of the day whose main desire is to know how to get to one station from another. It was the topology of the railway mattered. His uncommissioned idea was make clearer design […]

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  • The Prisoner – Lost of the 60's?

    The Prisoner – Lost of the 60's?

    In television, series finales are a completely different ballgame from season finales, for one simple reason. The individual who originally envisioned the series, the writer, knows going into the finale, that what the viewer will ultimately see, will be a program that ties up all loose ends and all questions will be answered. Uh, right. […]

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  • UK riots – live BBC coverage

    UK riots – live BBC coverage

    No words can possibly describe. For a live look at what’s going on in London and surrounding areas, here’s a live link to BBC coverage. Be safe London.

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  • Happy Great British Beer Festival 2011 to all!

    Happy Great British Beer Festival 2011 to all!

    We (or you) may already be several days into the 2011 Great British Beer Festival, but there’s still plenty of beer and plenty of time to sample over 1000 different real ales, ciders and foreign beers from around the world. So much for the saying, so much beer, so little time. In the case of […]

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  • What was supposed to be a sneak peak at Downton Abbey 2, well….

    What was supposed to be a sneak peak at Downton Abbey 2, well….

    As with any “teaser” clip, no matter the length, it’s always been a fine line between maddening and anticipation. An all-too-short clip that I screened early Thursday, was to give millions of extraordinarily patient fans a first glimpse at what’s next for both the residents and servants of Downton Abbey. At only :12 seconds, it […]

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  • London Twenty Twelve…365 days and counting

    London Twenty Twelve…365 days and counting

    Today marks, officially, 365 days and counting until the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics where the eyes of the world will be on London for the Games of the XXXth Olympiad. I know, where does the time go. While everything looks like smooth sailing on the outside, it does so for a reason. There are […]

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  • A Hollywood view of 221b Baker Street

    A Hollywood view of 221b Baker Street

    There are times that you don’t want to pay attention to the man behind the curtain, take a sneak peek underneath the back of the circus tent or spend time of the website, howstuffworks.com. There are times, however, that getting a behind-the-scenes peak at something means the finished product is closer to reality that you think. Such […]

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