Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
"Eric Stevens"<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
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Ah. British. No wonder. Sorry. We get British soap
opera junk like Downton Abbey, and fake ethnic
Irish bands singing Danny Boy, on our PBS in the US.
I guess probably because it's cheap or free. Also
because there's a weird Anglophile cult among
American self-appointed highbrow types. Anything
said in a British accent is thought to be well thought
But as far as I know, SM has never made it to
American TV. At any rate, I've never seen him.
I'm guessing NZ probably has more crown influence.
(What about NZ TV? Aside from Nicole Kidman I'm
not aware of any NZ media influence.)
If it's any consolation, I do know about Marmite.
(No, I wasn't stupid enough to try it. We Americans
may be hayseeds, but we're not that dumb.)