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the book of general ignorance


I am not a regular QI viewer. Even though it’s got my beloved Stephen Fry, it’s just too long and too much to get into (hence my fear of Dr. Who – which I’ll get into later). However, I get a blast out of watching the highlights on youtube. They’ve released “The Book of General Ignorance” which chronicles common mis-truths and darling things like that.

I’m a sucker for these types of books, I’m just a factoid nerd!

Anyway – I have been addicted to this tumblr and of course I have to share this:SIDE NOTE: I caught an episode of Dr. Who (the one with David Tennant) where this hospital suddenly disappears and reappears on the moon. The sci-fi stuff I’m not yet crazy about but I can already tell that the quirky Doctor is a character I can love. But it takes time!! I’m scared of being sucked into another fandom!!! That’s the difference between these damnable English shows and American shows. I love Mad Men, but the love isn’t self-destructive.

PS. Parade’s End airs next week – there goes my sleep




all in a day’s work

I have so much love to give – and finding a new subject is a tireless joy.

PS. I’ve been getting some posts asking me to divulge my “obsessions list”. Well, the most succinct way to present that is to ask you to look up “Cultures of the United Kingdom”

PPS. I googled Dr. Who, the information and general STUFF that’s online is inexhaustible! I don’t know if I’m ready to jump in yet. I think I’ll go and reread all 90+ Wodehouse stories first. I recently watched Wogan on Wodehouse and it completely rekindled my love for the comic master.

PPPS. the Paris Review has all of its catalogue of interviews online (even the W.H. Auden on!) Go and read them!!

PPPPS. Yeah, this is why I need new lenses, and don’t sleep enough.