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Nac Mac Feegle

The Ramtops have many legends about the Nac Mac Feegle. One, similar to the legend of Waylands Smithy, says that if you leave sixpence and an unshod horse at a certain Feegle cairn overnight, then in the morning the coin will be gone, and you will never see your horse again either. Another says that […]

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Hamish and Dougal

I’ve only caught one episode of You’ll Have Had Your Tea, but it was terrific. Sly and smutty. The ideal combination. The spin-off show was named “You’ll have had your tea” in reference to the formulaic manner in which every Hamish and Dougal sketch began on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Each sketch starts […]

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And the Band Played Badly – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/opinion/09mccallsmith.html?_r=1&em&ex=1205294400&en=2577a894a7e814e3&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin Another well-cured article that bears posting. In fact, I’m surprised nobody had “discovered” it ahead of me. Certainly speaks to why Stumble Upon is loosing its grip on me… Alexander McCall Smith explores that bizarre British tradition of supporting those “artistes” (cf. Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, William Topaz McGonagall) who are so outlandishly bad […]

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