Tag Archive: Anglophilia

Jan 06 2013

This old Downton Abbey parody may be new to you

It may be hard to believe, but this rampant Anglophile was kind of late in jumping on the Downton Abbey train. I blame this squarely on the vagaries of Swedish television programming practices. The first two seasons originally aired here in 2011 (early spring and late fall, respectively) but on a night and time when …

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Dec 17 2012

PBS Launches Cheeky Line Of “Downton Abbey” T-Shirts


via queerty.com The ideal Christmas gift for any Downton fan!

Dec 14 2012

10 Totally Adorable Photos Of Young British Choristers Ice-Skating


via buzzfeed.com If “The 12 Days of Christmas” carol was rewritten to reflect gifts that one might actually receive in this century, this collection of images from Buzzfeed totally would make the cut for the 10th Day of Christmas. In fact, I think I’m going to get my True Love on it right away! Seriously, …

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Oct 24 2012

Because men can’t handle the truth about “Aunt Flo”


via jezebel.com A man’s Facebook rant about misleading ads for feminine hygiene products prompted the above response from one of the makers of those products. Be sure to watch all the way to the end … it’s worth it. Gawd, I love British humour.

Jun 05 2012

Banksy’s Diamond Jubilee Gift to Queen Elizabeth


World-famous British graffiti artist Banksy created the following homage to QEII for her Diamond Jubilee and then made it freely downloadable.  How cool is that?

May 20 2012

Downton Abbey gets the Fresh Prince Treatment

Thanks to the schizophrenic scheduling habits of Swedish TV programmers, I am just now getting around to watching the first season of Downton Abbey. This, despite the fact that everyone who knows me (a rampant Anglophile with a love of history) has been telling me that it was worth risking the wrath of Dr. Darling …

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Feb 28 2012

I may actually have to watch Vasaloppet this year


Sweden’s annual “Vasaloppet” cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday in March and widely believed to be the longest and oldest of its kind in the world, is hugely popular in this country. Although it is typically won by one of the sport’s elite athletes, virtually anyone crazy enough to want to ski 90 …

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