Saturday, April 23, 2011

Betty and the Real World

Fate Takes a Hand:

Lally (ugh) uses Interflora to send flowers for Mr. van Linssen:
Back in 1920 a florist, Joe Dobson, of Leighton's Seedsmen and Florists in Glasgow, and a nurseryman, Carl Englemann in Essex were looking to increase their business. They knew of the Florists Telegraph Delivery Association (now known as FTD, Florist's Transworld Delivery) which had existed in the US since 1910, and applied to join as foreign members. In 1923 the UK arm of the FTDA was officially formed and had seventeen members across the UK.

Lally (double ugh) tells Peter that while she's in London she'll pick up a Beano from the bookstall.  Peter wasn't in need of a natural enzyme supplement to curb gasses in the digestive tract:

The Beano comic takes its name from the English word beano which can be loosely interpreted as a good time.  Its iconic characters such as Dennis the Menace, Roger the Dodger, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, Calamity James, Ivy the Terrible and Billy Whizz have become known to generations of British children.

The Doctor's Girl:
Cousin Charles takes her out to a movie described as 'a triumph of modern cinema'.
The prosecution rests...
Here are the top grossing films of 2000:
1 Mission: Impossible II
2 Gladiator
3 Cast Away
4 What Women Want
5 Dinosaur
6 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
7 Meet the Parents
8 The Perfect Storm
9 X-Men
10 What Lies Beneath

I'd like a show of hands for Gladiator.  Because if Russell Crowe isn't a triumph of modern cinema...