March 14, 2007
My Secret Soft Spot for the Brits
Regular readers of this blog know by now that, after having spent a good deal of time in England, I'm not terribly enamored of the Brits. Okay, that is probably putting it mildly, given the frequency with which I make anti-British posts. But I do secretly have a soft spot for those Brits, as I remembered today while working on the 1963-1970 study of Political Change in Britain. In this study, pollsters asked respondents what time of day they voted, and one of the multiple-choice answers was "after tea." How can you not love a people so devoted to tea that they all drink it at a specific time? In case you are wondering, "after tea" is 5 - 5:59pm.
Posted by eklanche at March 14, 2007 03:12 PM
The Brits' saving grace is that they keep producing great music. Last week I discovered this new soul singer who's apparently making it big over there, Amy Winehouse. Her big hit is called "Rehab" (you can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD5sahXoj0U ) Substitute the words "grad school" for "rehab" and it fits you, Em, to a tee.
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