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A Brit a Day [#1225]

AMC has put me on a forced hiatus from the ‘Breaking Bad’ marathon–Season 5 reruns don’s begin until late tonight. So in the meantime, I’ll tell you that Wikipedia has once again given me an insight into an actor and his character with comments that Bryan Cranston has made about his childhood–

 “My mom and dad were both broken people, and because of that, they were incapacitated as far as parenting. They weren’t capable, and we lost the house in a foreclosure. We were kicked out.

Bryan Cranston is partly English on his father’s side, so he qualifies as today’s Brit.  He is a huge inspiration to me since he got this ‘role of a lifetime’ when he was about my age.  I can’t wait for tomorrow night’s finale. I really wish him well in his life after BB–can’t hope for the same where Walter White is concerned.

Bryan Cranston in Wikipedia is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Cranston#Early_life

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A Brit a Day [#1217]

It starts tonight!!  ‘The Hollow Crown’ 4-part series from BBC starts tonight on PBS.  The first episode is ‘Richard II,’ for which Ben Whishaw won a BAFTA.  One more week, then, until Hiddles becomes Prince Hal.

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A Brit a Day [#1209]

The top image is from HenryIanCusick.com, the official website.  The bottom one doesn’t really need a caption, does it?  And the middle one….I posted it just because I wanted to see HIC swagger with a handgun once again.  9 pm on Friday 9/27–I can’t wait!

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A Brit a Day [#1202]

I’m enjoying “Broadchurch” immensely, and I especially like it when David Tennant wears his reading specs.

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A Brit a Day [#1196]

This autumn’s entertainment is shaping up nicely.  Tom Hiddleston.  The Hollow Crown on PBS.  And Thor 2.

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A Brit a Day [#1153]

I met the incredible Alicexz at Anime Expo last week!  I think this may be my favorite thing that she’s ever done, and it just happens to be of Matt Smith.

I bought a print of this beauty below directly from her, thereby circumnavigating the BBC who’ve licensed it! Let’s hear it for negating the middle man!

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A Brit a Day [#1151]

Normally, because I live in California, when I like an American TV show I have to stay off the internet [specifically Tumblr] for 3 hours before a new episode airs here in the Pacific time zone if I don’t want it to be spoiled.  For new episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ on BBC America, the ban increases to 8 hours.  But because BBCA delays new episodes of ‘Top Gear’ by so long, I will have to censor my internet use for each episode of the new series for 8 days!  My self-imposed blackouts will overlap!! That effectively means all summer.  I can’t go all summer without typing ‘james may’ into a search engine.  And my Tumblr dashboard will explode from the built up pressure of unread posts.

Good thing I’m going to take a week’s break from this blog to go to Anime Expo in LA.  Good thing live coverage of the Tour de France has begun.  That will keep me occupied until the third week in July.  And if I miss a stage, all I have to avoid is the news.

See you in a week.

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A Brit a Day [#1128]

[Art from Tumblr.  I’d love to credit the artist if I knew who they were.]

Today’s post is for that niche fan who loves James May’s ‘Man Lab,’ and furthermore, loves the almost fatherly interaction that James has with twentysomething Rory Barker.

At normal speed, the clip from the whelk stall experience [below] is endearing, but BeastlyBones of Youtube [whom I found on Tumblr as the lovely Beth: http://themagiciansward.tumblr.com/me] has turned it into something downright adorable.  She writes, “I was trimming for some GIFS and stumbled upon the speed options.”

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A Brit a Day [#1118]

It just came to my attention that all 8 episodes of the BBC series ‘Party Animals’ with Matt Smith are streaming on Netflix….until 6/1/13.  That gives me less than 3 days to see them all…

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A Brit a Day [#1116]

A few years ago, James May became an honorary flight attendant for a day on the world’s most exclusive airline, courtesy of the United States Air Force.

On the right of the lower photo is Major John “Cabi” Cabigas, his pilot for the excursion in a Lockheed U-2 spy plane to the edge of space.  Best wishes to all who serve and who have served in the U.S. armed forces on this Memorial Day.