After the cut...well, best put the kettle on first.
Big week coming up, with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival hitting Netflix on Friday, and the new season of Doctor Who starting Saturday! Reactions will be here next Sunday, and may be slightly spoilery.
Also this week, there'll be a new installment of The Sound Abounds, featuring...well, check back soon to find out!
I wanted to take a moment to direct your attention to some materials concerning tea dueling. It's not my creation, as much as I wish it were. It was created by Geof Banyard (a.k.a. Doctor Geof) and John Naylor (a.k.a. Tinker), and expanded upon by many participants. Please do take a moment to check out their website, The Honourable Association of Tea Duellists.
I've mentioned my indebtedness to the inimitable Madame Askew! She is a Tiffin Mistress of the highest renown, and when our mutual friend Amber introduced me to tea dueling, Madame Askew's videos were a delightful way to find out more! Here, she explains the basics:
And here is footage of her, and her trusty companion The Grand Arbiter, supervising duels!
To find out more about the marvelous Madame Askew and her Temporal Entourage, drop by their Facebook page! Lots of discussion, and a weekly Facebook Live video from the Madame and/or The Grand Arbiter!
And if you should have doubts about the wonders and power of tea, here are five well respected gentlemen to set you straight.
And if that wasn't enough persuasion, then perhaps this splendid chap can help.