Category Archives: television


Over breakfast this morning I indulged in some idle chat with my older son. “What should we get Daddy for Christmas?” I asked. He thought for a while. “A rattle,” he said, finally. “A rattle?” “Yes. He would like that.” … Continue reading

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My Idle Hands Encountered the Devil Television Today

Dear The Learning Channel, I watched part of two episodes of your show, A Baby Story today. I have seen your show before. It’s a cleaned up, pretty version of labour and delivery and it always features a happy ending. … Continue reading

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Emergency Cookies!

I found myself at a new food-concerned blog today, called everybody likes sandwiches and I was happily scrolling through lots of delicious recipes when I saw a link to an oatmeal cookie recipe. So I followed. It was a post … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry: It’s Only One of Two Posts about America’s Next Top Model

I realized today that I only have to watch tonight’s The Makeover episode of cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model, which I am not so much watching as, well, scrubbing off in the shower, and then I don’t have … Continue reading

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Scattered Roundup of Wrong Things

First o’ all: I turned on the TV recently. Wrong. It’s July. There’s nothing on. Except the shows that are on after my bedtime, like Swingtown, of which I enjoyed the first episode so record on, you crazy PVR. Instead … Continue reading

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