Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for July 12, 2014

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.
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  • Mr. Sloane
    Nick Frost played the titular character in this six episode series from the Sky. It’s 1969 and Mr. Sloane is having a crisis – he’s lost his job, his wife has left him, and his mates treat him like shit. Over the course of the series, we find Mr. Sloane gathering his own inner strength and defining who he should be versus of who he really is — with the help of an adorable American girl, of course. The series ended on what us American’s call a cliffhanger because as all of this is ending for him, there is so much more beginning. But what will Mr. Sloane do? We may never know (as of right now, there is no plans for a second series), but reading this interview with the creator has me thinking that might actually change.

Weekly watching:   The LeftoversTrue Blood, Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire, A Place To Call Home, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Elementary


  • BBC Two Orders Viking Drama “The Last Kingdom”, BBC America To Co-Produce
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to appear at #sdcc on the panel for Penguins of Madagascar
  • Dead Snow 2 is coming
  • Face of Jane Austen revealed after forensic research
  • Dropping the F bomb
  • Sleep with Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock bedding coming from Dreamtex
  • Last Tango in Halifax filming gets underway
  • Authors dress up as their favourite characters
  • Twilight of the Pizza Barons
  • “Sailor Moon”: The Explainer

What have you read/watched/listened to this week?

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