Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What I Learned From TV - September 2

Each time I do a post about What I Learned From TV, I’ll begin with the explanation from the first posting:

Now that my kids are grown, and Tom has retired, I’ve been able to go back to my natural sleep pattern which is to stay up late and get up late. Tom’s natural rhythm is just the opposite. So, he’s the lark and I’m the owl. And what this owl does in the late hours is watch television- not in the traditional way but through HuluNetflixTunnelBear, and Acorn TV. Most of the shows are British, though I am a great fan of a few American television shows, and have been watching some from other countries now that we have TunnelBear. Some of these shows Tom will watch in the mornings, but some of them are all mine. So, when I hear a great quote from a show I know he’s not going to watch, I’ll leave him little post-it notes near the computer keyboard. I had a notion this morning to begin a new ‘letter topic’ called What I Learned From TV so I can put up some virtual post-its for you to read and, hopefully, enjoy. Some are funny, some are educational, some are wise.

Common interest does not necessarily guarantee friendship.


How do you know if someone is lying to you? They use 'honestly' to start a sentence

From Bones:

Numerous studies have shown that profanity can be quite beneficial when used in moderation. Use of occasional profanity has been linked to increased circulation, elevated endorphins, and an overall sense of calmness.

From Boomers:

One man speaking to an old friend about his computer. "Look it found your house on Google Earth!"  The friend says, "Didn't know I'd lost it."

A police officer speaking of an 18-year-old who was "tweeting her little heart out. So little to say, so many opportunities to say it."


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    1. I have a good time jotting them down! Already started on the next batch.

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    1. It is a great quote, and a wonderful show. Available on Acorn here:

  3. Oh my. That last quote from Brokenwood Mysteries absolutely made my day! :) Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Debra

  4. Hmm... the Bones quote confirms a suspicion I've had for a while now ;-)

  5. Oh these are great Nan! Keep ' em coming! I'll share the one from Bones with Bill and also the last one...that's just too true!

  6. I haven't watched any of those shows, but I like the Bones one best; yes, moderate use of profanities is satisfying and relaxing.

    A friend of mine recently got TV adaptations of three Dorothy Sayers mystery novels - Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, and Gaudy Night - and I've discovered a wonderful actress in Harriet Walter and am a little in love with Edward Petherbridge's portrayal of Lord Peter Wimsey :)


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