Leo McKern, who starred as Rumpole in the British TV series, Rumpole of the Bailey,has died. My wife and I had read all the Rumpole books before seeing the TV series, and McKern WAS Rumpole. RIP.
kitty maki is the shiznit! I MUST have some! Amazing handwoven functional art that achieves three things of greatness: (1) denigrates cats (I despise them), (2) glorfies sushi (I love it), and (3) gives you a place to store your TP (I find it useful).
You can’t make this stuff up: a strange story of a radical field buttockectomy in Alabama. It’s the heat. And the humidity. And the culture of violence that pervades America, especially the South. I’m a Southerner, so I can make these accusations. [hat tip to Scooter, who doesn’t have a link to link to]
In general, I liked it. I didn’t go in with great expectations (as with Episode I), and I waited a week or so. SPOILERS ahead…
Continue reading I finally saw Episode II
The other day, I was watching Happy Days on cable. It was the episode from late in the show’s run where the Fonz is water skiing while wearing his leather jacket. While skiing, a shark appears, and Fonzie has to use a ramp to jump over the shark and escape. I realized that the episode must be the source for the phrase “jump the shark” (which, in TV talk, represents the point at which a TV has outlived its usefulness). According to this story, I’m right. I love it when that happens.