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I think I've made a huge mistake.

I introduced my kids to Mr. Bill. Now I know why my parents rolled their eyes whenever we said in high pitched voices, "Oh nooooooooo!" This can only end badly. (Death or scientific experiments.)

I have made a punch every New Years Eve that is notorious for being deceptively strong (and very tasty.) Because today's recap for Glee is the Brittany-centric ep where everyone hallucinates about Britney Spears means there are a LOT of Bingo spaces covered, I needed a punch recipe. So feel free to go grab that, it's quite a tasty number to have in your arsenal (and be prepared to double it.)

I'm getting a taste of freedom tonight: we drop off school supplies for Miss Emily and then they're all spending the next two nights with Grandma (my step-mom.) The Mr. and I are going to get up to as many monkey shines as possible, maybe toss some shenanigans in there, who knows.

Livin' on the edge. OH, Brits! Have you seen The Hours? Or is that premiering in the US and the UK tonight? It looks like a more introspective Mad Men.


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Aug. 17th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Mr. Bill!! Yeeess you are more awesome for introducing your kids to him. XD
Aug. 17th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I second this!
Aug. 17th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yay! Mr. Bill is an important part of their education. At least my father thought so. I think my mother got tired of our play-dough reenactments.
Aug. 17th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who used a statue of the Infant of Prague to do a Mr. Bill type series. To this day, whenever I see an Infant of Prague picture, in my head (or even out loud) I say, in my best Mr. Bill voice, "I am the Infant of Prague."
Aug. 17th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, Britney/Brittany. So cracktastic. So hilarious.

"I am more talented than all of you."
Aug. 17th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
I love that episode SO MUCH.
Aug. 17th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
I am delighted that you have passed along "Mr. Bill" to yet another generation. "Oh nooooooo!" will never get old. Well, not according to my parents. Spoil sports.
Aug. 17th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
I've really enjoyed The Hour, but I don't think it's much like Mad Men at all aside from the mid-century period.
Aug. 17th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay - I've been reading articles that compared the two, as if they're going down similar story/genre paths, but that The Hour is doing it better. I'll probably check it out to see what's the what.
Aug. 17th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'll be interested to hear what you think of it! Social issues and such are definitely addressed, but it seems more...plotty? than Mad Men, if that makes sense.
Aug. 17th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
HA HA I have fond Mr Bill memories...and now they have a Mr Bill dog toy where I work, which is awesome and makes me giggle.
Aug. 18th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
The Hour has aired four episodes, I think, in the UK. As for the comparison to Mad Men... hmm. It's not doing the same kind of storytelling via form and style - actually, it's more of a noir-ish mystery/drama with some lovely social critique. I'm enjoying it a great deal and the performances are TERRIFIC, but I'd say Mad Men is more interesting television.
Aug. 25th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Mr. Bill! I was introduced to him as a child, although I can't remember exactly how.

The Hour! Have you been watching it? I finished the first "series" last night, and it's been renewed for a second. I know that the BBC America version cuts for time, with each episode around 50 minutes from the original 58.
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