It started out simply enough.
There was a void in my Sunday nights that needed filling since Breaking Bad ended.
I was getting listless and irritable on Sundays without the possibility of the self-destructive everyman that was Walter White.
That's when my wife stepped in. She was tired of me walking around the house mumbling about ricin and Badfinger, so she sat me down on the couch to watch Downton Abbey with her.
She'd been watching the show for a while, but I abstained.
Now, every Sunday night we sit on the couch, tune in PBS and class up the joint. Sure, nobody has been dissolved in acid or had their decapitated head sent out on a turtle, but there is plenty of misery to go around and with the Nazis looming on the historical horizon, more is sure to be on the way.
These are some morose British rich folk. I keep thinking somehow they need to shoehorn some Smiths music into the background.
Of course, all this is just my way of leading up to the introduction of this week's cheesecake. Please say hello to Michelle Dockery.
Ms. Dockery plays Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey. Lady Mary is the eldest daughter of the Crawley Clan (I think) and is struggling to find a way to hold onto an inheritance that would rightfully be hers if not for England's oppressive patriarchal notions.
I wonder if she's considered a barrel of acid.
In addition to her work on Downton Abbey, Ms. Dockery has appeared in Red Riding, Hogfather, Hanna and Anna Karenina.
She also lent her voice to episodes of Family Guy and American Dad.
Let's hit the links.
Metal albums with googly eyes.
Enormous craft detected on Moon, others in space.
Testament - LIVE! - Oakland, Calif., 1988 [full set]
Back and Forth: Rob Delaney x Matt Pike
GET THAT CABBAGE! Adorable.
Fuck space! Space is scary.
Fuck Anna Kendrick! No...um...really...I kinda REALLY wanna fuc...ya know what...just watch the video.
The five most obviously drug fueled TV appearances ever.
Ten brilliant kung fu movie fights.
Funny celebrity equations.
Twelve controversies threatening the NFL.
And finally, Miami is full of foot long African land snails. Plan accordingly.