What with my terrible inability to draw and my not being a "computer ace," I'm not quite sure how to add to more description of the Sword in the Stone ride. Sadly, odds are that I should have taken "computer ace" or drawing classes in college; unfortunately, I did not. I tried to take a photography class once, but unfortunately it was over-subscribed and the teacher booted me out. Not that a photography would help me in this quest.
Sunday, February 15:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature – “Why We Love Cats and Dogs.” That's an awfully presumptuous episode title, don't you think? As far as I'm concerned, "we" do not love cats and dogs, "we" simply don't. "We" like dogs, "we" like dogs a lot, an awful lot, but "we" can do without cats. I wonder if the animal behaviorists herein can explain why that is.
9:00 – 10:30PM
Masterpiece Classic – "Oliver Twist (Part One)." They're doing it again, or, if you prefer, they're doing it "more." Laura Linney hosts the tale of young Oliver, and Oliver is played by William Miller. And, the show even has Timothy Spall as Fagin. I like Spall, you probably do too if you recognize the name (you'll certainly recognize the face).
10:30 – 11:00PM
American Stamps. Have you ever wondered exactly how they make a stamp – the hours and hours it takes to think about what the stamp should look like, to actually make it look like the conception, and then to mass produce them? Frankly, I haven't. I've wondered why the post office can't seem to get an envelope with a stamp on it to my address with any consistency or regularity, but I haven't wondered about the stamps themselves.
Monday, February 16:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Wichita (Hour One)." Kansas – Auntie Em, girls named Dorothy, and dogs named Toto. It all makes me wonder if we'll be seeing something from Oz (not Australia, the real Oz) here in Wichita. Who knows, perhaps there'll be some shoes that removed themselves from a witch when her legs shriveled up. The only question is if the shoes will be ruby or silver. Me, I'm going with William Jennings Bryan.
9:00 – 10:00PM
American Experience – "The Lobotomist". The New York Times - yes, that New York Times - hailed the lobotomy as a "surgery of the soul." Turn out that they may have made a mistake. A mistake was also made by Walter J. Freeman, who helped make the surgery popular (albeit for a short period of time). Learn more about Dr. Freeman and his surgery here.