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As you may have realized, I've done a lot of driving lately. I have collected some bits of wisdom which I would like to share with you now.

1) Pat Benatar = musical genius.

2) If you are in the middle of nowhere, and there is only one radio station, it will be country.

3) It's impossible to stay grumpy while singing along to the chorus of "Werewolves of London." Try it.

4) If you do not like Depeche Mode, you are dead inside.

5) Listen to "Moving to New York" by the Wombats and "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend" by Black Kids.

6) If you get pulled over while listening to "Like a Prayer," the cop should be required to sing the chorus parts.

Also, a free tip: If the speed limit is 65, you are going 70 in the left-hand lane, and people are passing you on the right: UR DOIN' IT WRONG.

Date: 2008-07-09 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superquail.livejournal.com
So, I've been watching the second season of "The Tudors" recently, and guess who just showed up? None other than your very own Thomas Cranmer! He carries his wife around in a crate.

Of course, I immediately thought of you! I was rather surprised after all that you told me about the dude that the people at Showtime would choose to depict him as a sort of simpering yes-man to king Henry VIII. He was a true believer in purifying the church of superstition and idolatry, but I'm not sure he was right to annul the king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, or to make the king head of the church in England.

Date: 2008-07-09 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fellmama.livejournal.com
History hasn't been very kind to Cranmer. My own take is that he seized an opportunity to do something he genuinely believed in, and that he ended up getting his hands dirty because of it.

Date: 2008-07-10 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superquail.livejournal.com
Why was his wife always in a box? Or is that something they added in the show?

Date: 2008-07-10 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fellmama.livejournal.com
The story has it that that was how she was transported because they were married in secret. It's not known whether there's any veracity to it.

Date: 2008-07-10 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superquail.livejournal.com
Yeah, the show makes it look like he took her around in the box even when they were just going out to dinner at someone's house. They also make her seem like a total badass while he's a pansy. She's not even British. He met and married her in Nuremberg because it was legal for priests to marry there and so he took advantage of the situation. Unfortunately the marriage was not legal in England.

Date: 2008-07-10 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] love-pirate.livejournal.com
I LOVE the Black Kids! Good suggestion :-)

Date: 2008-07-10 07:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-07-10 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cronquist.livejournal.com
Actually, if you're in the middle of nowhere and there's only one radio station, the chances are dead even that it will be either country OR Christian talk radio.

Or, in one bizzare instance that will forever complicate a road trip I took across northern California, the one available radio station will be broadcasting an hour-long vintage radio program from 1943, complete with vintage commercials, with no explanation given for this behavior, then return to lame funk for the next two hours and fade out and never appear on your dial again.

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