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Christmas Countdown

Irish actor Frank Kelly passed away earlier today at the age of 77. His most famous role was Father Jack Hackett in the classic sitcom, Father Ted. But Frank enjoyed a long and varied career spanning nearly 50 years.

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The Pigeon

New York-based singer/songwriter Jeffrey Lewis published his brilliant parody of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven on YouTube yesterday.

Lewis has substituted the raven of ill-omen for an ill-mannered pigeon, relocated the scene to an apartment on the Lower East Side, and taken poetic licence with the verse by sprinkling it with dozens of Yiddishisms.

The result is one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a long while! XD

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Saturday Morning Shakespeare

Isn’t Wikipedia amazing? You can look up just about anything you can think of. For instance, did you know that Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane, that Shaggy’s real name is Norville Rogers, and that the show first aired on US television on this day in 1969? o_O

What Scooby’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t tell you, however, is that in 1993, writer Michael S. Schiffer made the shocking claim that a recently-discovered folio of Shakespeare’s Hamlet features a dramatic intervention by Scooby and the Gang in the climactic Act V, Scene II.

The link to the original page is broken, but kudos to Susan Stepney for preserving a copy of this wonderful parody and other classics.

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  • The Pigeon: New York-based singer/songwriter Jeffrey Lewis brilliantly parodies Poe by substituting the raven for a pigeon and sprinkling the updated verse with Yiddishisms.