On October 31 last year, my parents’ doorbell rang. This isn’t surprising, it was Halloween. But this particular time it wasn’t a trick or treater…at least, not the traditional type…but it was the son of my mother’s late best friend. They hadn’t seen him for years, but he’d stopped by to let them know he’s [...]

Are you lost, Jack?

ABC re-ran last season’s final episode of LOST tonight. I was working and I only watched a few minutes of it, but that was sufficient for a big belly laugh!

They decided to include fake Closed Captioning on the bottom of the screen…actually, they were more like those pop-up bubbles containing trivia, tidbits, and such, but [...]

Kennedy Harbor

I don’t usually post about political stuff, but this was too funny to pass up. First, a little background:

On Sunday, Caroline Kennedy, daughter of late President John Kennedy, endorsed Barack Obama for president. We’re told this is the first time she’s ever made a public endorsement.
On Monday, apparently not wanting to be overshadowed, Sen. Teddy [...]

MIA: Dental Floss

Have you seen my dental floss?

I can’t find my dental floss.

How can a person lose a container of dental floss?

I don’t know, but I can’t find mine. It’s not behind the bathroom mirror, where it is supposed to be. It isn’t behind the other bathroom mirror. Nor is it in either vanity drawer or [...]

Austen’s Men

As part of their Complete Jane Austen website, PBS has a section about the men of Austen. Go to this page and then select "Show the Men," which is a giggle itself. Once you’re there, read some of the descriptions for a good laugh. A few comments:

I think they have exaggerated the "current or today [...]

Stages of Life

I received the following in an email from a friend. I don’t mean to be overly sensitive, but it seems to me that I’ve been indirectly called a cow. Do you not agree?

On the first day, God created the dog and said:

‘Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who [...]

The Key to Success?

Hmm, too bad I don’t know John Williams. Otherwise I could do a similar storyline myself and be a billionaire. Them’s the breaks.

(I’ve seen the above on a few blogs, but nobody credits the creator. No infringement intended.)

Persuasion — 2007/8

The first episode of PBS’s "The Complete Jane Austen" has just aired. They started with the novel Persuasion, which is one of my favorite Austen books.

Hmm, what to say about the adaptation. Overall it was a fairly decent production, but…and there are some huge BUTS:

The ending was very odd and to be honest…a disaster! What’s [...]

Masterpiece’s In-”Complete Jane Austen”

As I mentioned here, this coming Sunday night PBS will begin airing adaptations of all six Jane Austen novels…ode that there were more. PBS is calling this the "Complete Jane Austen."

But is it really complete? PBS has acknowledged that they are airing shortened versions of each adaptation. This is not a surprise, it seems [...]


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