I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that the Bayeux Tapestry, one of the world’s greatest works of art, has finally been finished—some 900 years after it was commissioned to mark William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings.
I know I’m happy—though not so much because the tapestry is complete but because I no longer feel bad about the quilt I started three years ago and haven’t worked on since.
I realize I have plenty of time.
Sob, gasp, snuffle. Season three is over! Sob, gasp, snuffle. But here's something to keep you active: Kyle Hilton has created four sets of Downton Abbey paper dolls to print out and play with. Never mind that—sob, gasp, snuffle—two are dead! Note the different expressions you can choose from, depending on how the character is feeling. I found these dolls on Vulture, where you can enlarge and print. Have fun. Sob, gasp, snuffle.
Poor Mary will never—sob, gasp, snuffle—be happy again. Check out the naked Mr. Pamuk!
Is there any game more baffling than cricket? But really, who cares about learning the rules when there are so many more important things to pay attention to: those dapper white uniforms; the tea the spectators drink and the cucumber sandwiches they eat; the word “wicket;” and the cool and genteel nature of the game itself. Who cares how it’s played?
Maybe you never thought about this—I know I never did— but the hedgehog has been around in some form or other since the time of the dinosaurs. How on earth did they survive? I mean, if the sabre-toothed tiger couldn’t hang on, how could a tiny hedgehog?
In case you've been in a cave with no access to television for the past three years, Downton Abbey is a Masterpiece series about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era.
Warch the Sesame Street Muppets spoof Downton Abbey as Carson, the proverbial butler, serves Lady Grantham, the proverbial lady of the manor at the proverbial dining room table.
What do you do if you are a newspaper competing for readers and your main competition has an extremely popular cartoon character that is stealing your readers away?
That’s what Britain’s Daily Express was facing back in the 1920s, when people still depended on newspaper to get their daily news—unlike today when newspapers are gasping for their very last breath and struggling with this internet/social media environment that has forced them to change just about everything they ever knew and understood about the news business. But I digress.