Wednesday, April 24, 2013

THIS WEEK IN DOGTOWN

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I have instructed the servants to prepare for my arrival at my home in the suburb of Mope Town. I'll probably stay in Mope Town until Elvis Aaron Schwarz returns in one month. Will I recognize him after all that time? He could change his appearance completely.






Also taking place this week, Middle Child and I are having our first-ever argument. Middle Child thinks that some guy name Tanning Chatum, or whatever, is better looking than Elvis Aaron Schwarz.

Here is Chatting Tanus:

Yeah, I think my name might be Channing Tatum.
Miss Junebug hasn't seen my movies.
I look kind of like a dumb thug
My face is too full and my jaw is gigantic.
I don't know why Middle Child thinks I'm so good looking.

Hi! Remember me?
I'm Elvis Aaron Schwarz.
Need I say more?


Middle Child, what in the hell is wrong with you? Apparently we need to get you some glasses.

Although I'm going to stay in Mope Town for a while, PBS is making me exceedingly happy (during the few hours of the day that I'm not drowning my sorrows in vodka).

We have the second season of Call The Midwife:



Chummy has gone off to be a missionary, but I hope she'll return. I have all sorts of back story about the series now that I've read Jennifer Worth's books.

On Masterpiece Theater, we have Mr. Selfridge, about American Harry Gordon Selfridge, who opened Selfridge's Department Store in London and changed shopping forever.


Jeremy Piven plays Mr. Selfridge. I like Jeremy Piven, and the show is interesting and energetic.

And now PBS has yet another British offering that I like. It's called The Bletchley Circle. It's about four women who were cryptographers during World War II. Following the war, they team up to use their skills for crime solving.


Hurry, because The Bletchley Circle is only a three-part miniseries. The first episode is available on pbs.org, or you might find it on Sunday night after Mr. Selfridge.

You can probably still catch a great documentary, made by Ken Burns and his daughter, called The Central Park 5. Remember the Central Park jogger, who was brutally attacked and raped? Five young men were coerced into confessing to the crime, and they went to prison. Years later, someone else confessed to the crime. The documentary might be in rotation on your PBS station (my PBS station repeats shows multiple times), and I know it's available for at least a bit longer at pbs.org.

See ya on the flip side.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

24 comments:

  1. I have just gotten into Call the Midwife (only until DA is back for the new season, though)and I think I really like it. Maybe I should move to Great Britain since shows from there are all my favorites...

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    1. I want to at least visit. Every English major should go to England. I want to wander the moors like the Bronte sisters and die a dramatic death from tuberculosis. Well, maybe not the last part.

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  2. Elvis is definitely better looking than that Channing guy. What kind of name is Channing, anyway? ;)

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    1. You are so much more intelligent than Middle Child. Channing is a stupid name for a stupid looking guy.

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  3. Mrs. C. is into Call the Midwife. I can hear the birth screaming down in my study and I'd close the door to keep out the wailing if I had a door.

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    1. Did you pass out when your son was born? Women are entitled to their wailing.

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  4. Good to know you've got lots to keep you busy whilst in Mopeville...including defending the marvelous---and far superior---good looks of Mr. EAS.

    Thanks for stopping by to pick up your award - before I even came to tell you about it, and this is why you deserve it. :)

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    1. Ach, mein liebchen. I hope I spelled that correctly.

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  5. That flashing EAS is mesmerizing and seizure inducing. Chatting Tanus. That's funny. And how do you take your vodka?

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    1. Yes, the flashing Elvis is giving me a headache, which he does not do in real life. He cures headaches. I like vodka with diet cherry 7-Up, or with just about anything. (The truth is I rarely drink even a glass of whine.)

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  6. I rented "This Is 40" tonight. I'll have to let you know how it is if you haven't seen it. :)

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    1. Oh, I saw a preview for that. It looked like fun. I'll probably go ahead and put it in my queue.

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  7. I am watching call the midwife and think it is one of the best shows

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  8. I can always appreciate a handsome man!

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    1. Oh, yeah. We're never too old to look.

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  9. LOLOLOLOL!!!!

    I laughed so hard when I read this: my jaw is gigantic.

    But you HAVE to look at this picture! Wah-bam! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/channing-tatum-sexiest-man-alive-people-2012-photos_n_2125046.html

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    1. Just give up, Middle Child. You know I win. I'm me.

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  11. I'm sorry but I agree. Baseball cap dude looks like a thug to me, too. No comparison to Elivis. Not even in the running.

    I already had my computer TV thingie set to record The Central Park 5 and you know I am now waiting for the next two episodes of The Bletchley Circle, too. PBS has some wonderful programming! Up here they are showing The Dust Bowl series again right now. That was really good, too, if you like documentaries.

    As long as you are still talking to us I guess I can tolerate you living in Mopeville for a few weeks. ;) I don't like to know you might be sad, though.

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    1. You are so intelligent, so wise. I've seen The Dust Bowl series before, but I'm recording it so I can watch again. Love Ken Burns. You needn't be concerned about me. EAS is exceptionally good about calling and texting.

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  12. Well I like Channing too:P Specially in Step up. He dances well. Selfridges seems an interesting movie.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. PAPS, you are welcome to take Tanning Tanus home with you.

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