Thursday, November 15, 2012

Amber & We'll Pay For This Later

I feel guilty, but I also know we'll pay for it when the revolution comes.

Our ever-watchful James brought the odd relationship between tea and chimps to light with this passage from the Annotated Prachett File, a weird world of words about which I knew nothing until tonight.

For the entertainment of their younger visitors, British zoos used to have the tradition of holding Chimpanzees' Tea Parties, where the chimps were dressed up and seated at a table, drinking and eating from a plastic tea set.

Chimp tea parties have remained in the British consciousness due to the TV advertisements for PG Tips tea bags featuring chimps pouring tea.

Huh. So there's that.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Amber & Discoveries

I loved Nancy Drew as a lass. My mom bought me the yellow-spined cloth editions whenever we found them at yard sales, and I devoured them--when I wasn't too terrified to uncover my eyes and look at the covers.

I remember The Clue of the Dancing Puppet being the most terrifying of them all.

I wasn't terribly brave. (And still am not.)

And I loved TV.  So, how did I not know about this show?

It's basically the plot of Felicity (young girl moves to city for college) but instead of finding herself, Nancy finds the answers to mysteries along the way.

Why, the second episode even features Scott Speedman as a moody on-again-off-again love interest from her hometown who follows her to the city.

J.J. Abrams, I am onto you.

Also, 1995 Nancy Drew, I am into you.