"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Girl of the Day - Gemma Freakin' Jones!!!

The Duchess of Duke Street is probably the favorite TV program of all time in our household, at least among the triumverate of the Regular Guy-Regular Wife-Regular Son.   We freakin' love Gemma Jones playing Louisa Trotter, the kitchen girl turned chef to royalty turned hotelier in Edwardian England.   Funny, profound, heartbreaking, you name it, it's got it.   They just don't write TV shows this well anymore, and it's not close.

Anyway, happy birthday to Gemma Jones, who turns 71 today.

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