Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Bigot Question

Beloved! It is, of course, ridiculous. This whole Tintin affair, I mean, not the impending expansion of your lineage. Perhaps your virtues, and your sensibilities regarding censorship, just decided to skip a couple of generations? Perhaps they are waiting for … Continue reading

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Tintin in the Congo

My Dear,  I am writing to you from The Pit, where my spirits are currently residing. My grand-daughter came to visit over the week-end. She’s having a baby, the goose, and wanted to go through at endless length old family … Continue reading

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Borrowed Paperweight

Apology altogether accepted, and wholly unnecessary. As we know, imitation is the most sincere form of copyright infringement. And to reiterate my claim from an earlier letter: you most certainly would make a great addition to this department. The ability … Continue reading

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Semi-Sincere Apologies

My Dear, So what you are telling me is that you wrote me an observation a few weeks back. That I never responded to your observation at the time. And that I then trounce out the same observation as my … Continue reading

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A study of the upper case scarlet letter

You dear old thing! Yes, I believe I mentioned the Afghanistan thing in my letter of the 27th of september, prompted by the fact that the Beeb (that’s what they call the BBC, madam) put their entire remake of Sherlock … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary!

My dear, I will lift my nose (dripping like the November rain) from the books for just a minute to let you know I have had a rather exciting idea. First the background. As a little girl, I was given … Continue reading

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Reasons for reading

You would be a welcome addition to this department, Dear. And it is even conceivable now, since we no longer need to worry about that husband of yours as a devastating, possibly deal-breaking, spousal hire. You know about those, don’t … Continue reading

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