Television

  1. It is 1925, and change is coming to Downton. No one who watched Sunday night’s episode could possibly have missed this point. Repeated by numerous characters, it was underscored by the rumors of impending staff reductions at the Abbey -- and even more by the auction held at a neighboring manor house, Mallerton, after its owners have been forced to sell.

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  2. "The Toast turned into a Kyle Mooney video channel so gradually, I hardly noticed."

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  3. "Ahh, you got it all wrong, Homer, it's not like that!"

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  4. "It's a simple arsenous-monoxide nicotinal preparation, taken bronchially as an infumation."

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  5. To understand Petra and Jane, we have to first look at who connects them: Rafael. Or rather, what draws them to Rafael, for often ill-advised romances stem from trying to find in someone else what you yourself struggle to grow in yourself.

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  6. What a sad and sorry week this has turned out to be. Here is a video of Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys singing "Kitties Are So Nice."

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  7. LOOK I GET THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS TO PERIOD ACCURACY AND DON'T WANT YOU TO ASK THE FEMALE CAST TO PLUCK BACK THEIR HAIRLINES BUT IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK THAT MARGARET TUDOR NOT BE TAN WITH FRESH LIP FILLERS

    DON'T GET ME WRONG THAT ACTRESS IS OBJECTIVELY BEAUTIFUL AND HER LIP FILLERS ARE GOOD BUT NO ONE HAS AN UPPER LIP LIKE THAT NATURALLY

    I MEAN I'M SURE SOMEONE SOMEWHERE DOES

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  8. "Richard, you're our youngest panelists. You were how old when Channel Four started?"

    "Five?"

    "D'you remember anything about it?"

    "I..I didn't mind it. I thought it was fine. It was all right. I...I approved it, I thought, yeah, go - go ahead. To be honest, I wasn't massively consulted on the whole process."

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  9. I have long regretted that one of my first lesbian-antennae moments wasn't the result of a better movie. It was the scene where Andrea cuts her hair off to disguise herself as a boy in Motocrossed, a Disney Channel Original movie that ran continuously during the summer of 2001 that I saw, conservatively, four hundred times.

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  10. "The day the letter arrived, I was due in court..." So begins Stephen Fry's best work this side of Wilde.

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  11. "I'm Garth Marenghi. Author. Dreamweaver. Visionary. Plus actor. You're about to enter the world of my imagination. You are entering my Darkplace."

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  12. One of the loveliest thing things about having an out gay member of ABOFL was that it never felt like a joke when sketches ended with the two of them kissing or falling in love. It was a joke, obviously, it was all jokes, but the idea of two men or two women kissing wasn't the punchline.

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  13. Just a bowl of jam with some bread crusts tossed in
    Sponge cake (sponge flavored) with four raisins on it
    Honestly I think just a grapefruit-flavored soup with pistachios and rose petals on top for some reason?
    Cake with two colors but no flavors

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