Doc Martin – season 1

Warren got me started watching.

Doc Martin is a British television medical comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. …

The programme is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port IsaacCornwall, United Kingdom, …

Eight series aired between 2004 and 2017 …

The actor, Martin Clunes, is unusual and unusual looking. A touch of Mr. Bean.

The real star is the Cornish village of Port Isaac.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

The actress playing receptionist Elaine, Lucy Punch, is brilliant in the role. In fact the eclectic villagers are all entertaining.

But no racial diversity in Cornwall?

Before I started on the TV show I watched the 2001 movie called Doc Martin. Similar premiss. But Doc Martin is a much warmer and more charming character in the film.

Click PLAY or watch a movie trailer on YouTube.

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Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss

Ron loaned me a hard copy of Mike Reiss‘ 2018 book on his years working on The Simpsons. He was one of the first writers when the show started in 1989.

Hilarious. I recommend it.

I stopped watching The Simpsons back when every episode was controversial. They made fun of everyone and everything.

But I’m still a big fan. My Facebook avatar is Lugash, Lisa Simpson’s Gymnastics coach.

Ten years in … Family Guy launched.

Peter Griffin was fatter and dumber. Family Guy mocked topics sacrosanct to The Simpsons.

Surprisingly, many on The Simpsons writing team were offended.

 

Amazon.

Hard Luck Hank – book 7

No books make me laugh more or harder than the Hard Luck Hank series.

In this one Hank is getting married. To an out-of-work actress.

She’s a Damakan. As a species they are capable of “broadcast empathy.” Their acting skills are so powerful they are able to make people believe their portrayals are literally happening—even over remote transmission.

This book mocks actors and a whole lot more.

I was happy to buy and download the audio version of …

Hard Luck Hank: Dumber Than Dead (2018)

visiting the Adlards in Coeur d’Alene

Long overdue for a visit, I was happy to get off the bike for a week in the gorgeous North Idaho lake country.

Since my last visit the Adlards built Garage-mahal, bigger than their log home. Plenty of storage. 🙂

I happened to arrive just prior to final inspection for the Adlard’s new restaurant.

Candle in the Woods

I tried to make myself useful with last minute details.

At one point I was trimming Astroturf with scissors so the patio door would self-close.

Lack of expertise slowed me down as did non-stop libation from one of the best wine cellars in the State.

Old Goat … it’s working

As everything Adlard, Candle in the Woods is a class act. Plenty of attention to detail.

I was honoured to be one of the guests on soft-opening night. Thrilled to see Chef David Adlard achieve his dream.

On the weekend following Lisa took me out to her parent’s place where we enjoyed great conversation and fun on the lake.

I tagged along too for the Spokane concert with Steve Martin and Martin Short. Hilarious.

Finally, I was a LIVE guest on The Adventure Podcast. Always a treat.