January 3, 2013
The Ludicrous Charms of Downton Abbey

At the center of it all is the master of Downton, Robert, Earl of Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville. Imagine Tony Blair stripped of that wolfish gleam of self-interest, inflated with 20 or 30 brisk strokes of a bicycle pump, squeezed into a tweed hunting jacket, and then sent out into the world with a fixed frown of genteel incomprehension.
Read more. [Image: Miles Donovan/AP]

Currently cracking us up: “20 or 30 brisk strokes of a bicycle pump”.

The Ludicrous Charms of Downton Abbey

At the center of it all is the master of Downton, Robert, Earl of Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville. Imagine Tony Blair stripped of that wolfish gleam of self-interest, inflated with 20 or 30 brisk strokes of a bicycle pump, squeezed into a tweed hunting jacket, and then sent out into the world with a fixed frown of genteel incomprehension.

Read more. [Image: Miles Donovan/AP]

Currently cracking us up: “20 or 30 brisk strokes of a bicycle pump”.

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