If you enjoy language, deep thinking about humanity, or any kind of provocative thought, I encourage you to watch a new five-part series on BBC 2, Stephen Fry’s Planet Word. In the BBC’s impenetrable wisdom, it has chosen not to show the series on BBC America yet, nor in the near future. There is, after […]
If you’re reading this tonight, Sunday night October 24, you still have time to get to your TV and set your DVR for this show: Sherlock on PBS. Masterpiece Mystery: Sherlock (trailer) And if you are reading this Monday or later and missed it, you can catch one of the many repeats. Which you’ll want […]
K5jKBwkXr44 I fear British television will always be more interesting than American television. Consider, for example, the above clip from QI (Quite Interesting). Can our Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader even hope to compare? I think not.
Jedi, originally uploaded by PhillipWest. Monday night I started to feel a little ill: chills, tiredness, headache. Tuesday I was focused on making it to and through meetings and a presentation at Refresh Pittsburgh, all of which were quite engaging and interesting. But by Tuesday evening I could tell that all was not well — […]
s_yXtaICt3Y I’ve been a longtime fan of Hugh Laurie. He’s such a wonderfully charming fool in Jeeves and Wooster, and he’s brilliantly nasty in House. This weekend I’ve been watching episodes of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, a sketch comedy show he and Stephen Fry did on the BBC in the late 1980s and […]
yWuBgWNMUM8 The DVD I currently have from Netflix is that of the BBC television show The Extras, Season 2, Disc 1. I’ve had this DVD sitting on my coffee table for weeks. I love this show, but every time I think I should go and watch it, something stops me. That something is my hatred […]