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Sterling Archer Draper Pryce

You have to be a pretty big fan of two very underwatched series to get these jokes, but luckily I am.  You got Archer in my Mad Men! You got Mad Men in my Archer! Sterling Archer Draper Pryce.

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Wayne and Wanda

These guys popped into my head tonight, complete with enthusiastic Sam the Eagle intro.  Oh ye gods, I miss the Muppets. Wayne and Wanda are a singing duo who performed regularly during the first season of The Muppet Show, often introduced by Sam the Eagle, who approved of their “wholesome, uplifting, and decent” act but […]

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Dame Edna to Retire

Barry Humphries is hanging up the rhinestone specs. I used to love staying up late to howl at the Dame Edna shows, so I find this sad news, but as Barry is almost 80 I suppose we can grant him some rest. This is just one of Everage’s comedic techniques, which have occasionally spurred controversy, […]

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Homeland

After it showed up on a bunch of AV Club writers’ end of year best-ofs, I gave Homeland a try. HOLY CRAP. I’m not a TV viewer who can resist spoilers, usually, but I held off with this show until the last episode, when I was so wracked with tension I had to surrender to […]

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Walter Cronkite – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Cronkite Reports of Walter Cronkite’s poor health led me to think about how much he reminds me of David Attenborough: Both are national treasures in an avuncular mold – trustworthy and humane, but with a moral streak that they’re not afraid to show when someone needs a good talking to. And they’re both irreplaceable. The […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrk3zZmksE Another diaspora Scots phenomenon: The inability of North Americans to understand the accent. I’ve got friends who’ve had lengthy conversations with my parents only to reveal afterwards that they only understood about 50% of it. (This despite the fact that my parents have been here for nearly 40 years, and no longer sound anything […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHz2eUdMyCA Two very funny, very charming boys illustrate the accent-recovery phenomenon that occurs when diaspora Scots sit down for a wee blether.

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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/09/article-1179926-04DFBB0C000005DC-319_468x479.jpg A cute and cuddly primate interacts with a lemur.

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Cathys EC Caf&

http://www.eccafe.org/sto/bcameron.html Bill Cameron’s last piece of journalism: An account of living with the cancer that eventually killed him. Fittingly, it won him a journalism award. RIP, Bill.

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http://www.rrj.ca/issue/2000/spring/314/ Getting nostalgic for a wonderful former CBC reporter leads me to the heartbreaking news that he died a few years ago. There was nobody on Canadian TV quite as witty, refined, and credible as Bill Cameron. Such a loss for his family, for the industry, and for the faltering CBC. Carolyn Jack, producer of […]

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