Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Mad Men
1x06 Babylon [2nd watch]
It's interesting how much episodes of Mad Men flow into each other, almost as if it was written as one thirteen-hour long piece and then just chopped up at regular intervals. Which does it a disservice, to be honest, because this episode rounds itself off as well as progressing ongoing threads; but I distinctly remember that episode 7 continues elements of this one to the level that any other show would surely have considered it a Part Two.


The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
It's the 10th anniversary of The Gruffalo this year, in which time it seems to have become a classic of young children's literature. I've never read it before though (unsurprisingly, considering my age). It certainly lives up to its reputation however.
(Like most good young children's books, it's also poetry, hence the additional tag.)

Family Guy spoofs Christian Bale

And does so brilliantly.