Tag Archive: amusing me

Dec 19 2015

I’m not alone in my Star Wars shunning!

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A good friend of mine who is married to a self-confessed Star Wars nerd (who is also a good friend of mine) recently confessed to having never seen any of the Star Wars movies. The subject came up when she asked me if Dr. Darling or I were interested in seeing the new film with her husband, …

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Dec 13 2015

In case you ever doubted the charm of a British accent

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I’ve always been a sucker for a British accent (and yes, I know there are at least a dozen variations of them).  But this fun segment with some members of the case of Downtown Abbey perfectly demonstrates why. Stephen Colbert asks Hugh Bonneville (the Earl of Grantham), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Allen Leech (Tom …

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Nov 25 2015

Is there a message here?

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In the past few weeks, I have been gifted two different paracord bracelets by two different people who know me in two very different contexts. The first one came from the Alpha Geek … father of my youngest Goddaughter and one of my oldest and dearest Swedish friends. He knows our interest in the outdoors and fashion preferences well, …

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Nov 23 2015

Kate Winslet with an Aussie accent is all kinds of win

It’s no secret to readers of this blog that I am a long-time fan of Kate Winslet. She’s s been on my radar ever since her debut in Peter Jackson’s 1994 masterpiece “Heavenly Creatures.” What might not be quite as obvious is my love of Australian films. I thought it started with 1989’s Dead Calm …

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Sep 29 2015

Kim Davis goes Gilbert & Sullivan

This brilliant parody set to the tune of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” will appeal to all the word geeks and musical theater lovers among my 14 faithful readers. It’s pretty much perfectly perfect. But somehow I doubt Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis would get it.

Sep 27 2015

Duct tape 1, IKEA 0

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Anybody who’s ever assembled a piece of IKEA furniture will appreciate this video featuring actor Ryan Reynolds. I take this as further proof that duct tape can pretty much solve any kind assembly or repair problem. Maybe IKEA should consider including a small roll of it along with the infinite number of bolt, nuts, screws …

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Sep 23 2015

Ariana Grande is pretty grand, especially when she’s Celine

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I have this vague idea that I’m not supposed to like Ariana Grande. A quick glance of her Wikipedia entry shows she was a child star on Broadway and then a Nickelodeon TV series. She’s released a couple of album that have done pretty well in the U.S. I also remember hearing something about an …

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