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Awesome!

I've seen it before but it never gets old.

Time to get pedantic...

It's not called a bikini because it's a woman's swimsuit. It's called a bikini because it's a two-piece woman's swimsuit.

Two kinis? That makes no sense atoll!

Randy Jackson said:

Time to get pedantic...

It's not called a bikini because it's a woman's swimsuit. It's called a bikini because it's a two-piece woman's swimsuit.

Coming up next, Alan Moore's animated response to Saturday morning Watchmen ....  Well, maybe in another dimenion.

Randy Jackson said:

In honor of Doomsday Clock:

December's here!

The Legend of Mouse Tower. I was just reading a translation of a German poem that refers to the story, and it was new to me:

(describing the decorations on a stove)

...Here you may see where on the tile

Stands Bishop Hatto's towered isle,

While rats and mice on every side

Swim through the Rhine's opposing tide.

The armèd grooms in vain wage war,

The host of tails grows more and more,

Till thousands ranged in close array

Leap from the walls on those at bay

And seize the bishop in his room:

An awful death is now his doom;

Devourèd straightway shall he be

To pay the price of perjury...

from Eduard Mörike, "The Old Weathercock: An Idyll", trans. Charles Wharton Stork, in The German Classics vol. VII ed. Kuno Francke

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I'm reading A. E. W. Mason's The Prisoner of the Opal (1928). There's a jokey use of the expression "praise from Sir Hubert", which was quite new to me. Here's what it means and where it comes from.

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This seems to be a thing of Morton's. His play Speed the Plough gave us the off-stage Mrs. Grundy, an excessive, puritanical guardian of conventional moral standards. "What would Mrs. Grundy think?" became a figure of speech, as a mostly-ironic way of suggesting something wasn't quite up to moral standards.

The fame of the play and expression seems most likely to be the source for Miss Grundy's name.

(And-- changing from Morton to Hilton-- Weatherbee was the name of one of the school's previous headmasters in Goodbye, Mr. Chips)

As for CW's Riverdale, what would Miss Grundy think?

Luke Blanchard said:

I'm reading A. E. W. Mason's The Prisoner of the Opal (1928). There's a jokey use of the expression "praise from Sir Hubert", which was quite new to me. Here's what it means and where it comes from.

This post displaced the thread List of Manga That I Own from the homepage.

I wasn't familiar with Morton's name at all, but apparently some of his works were hits in his day. That there must be many good, forgotten plays is one of my idée fixes.

If the shooting script still exists, London After Midnight is a movie that should be remade, unless, of course, someone with a time machine can nip back and retrieve a copy of the original.

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