Adore-Me na beleza da santidade. Toda beleza reflete um pouco quem sou. Estou operando Minhas obras em você, sou o artista divino criando a beleza dentro do seu ser. Minha principal função é limpar os destroços e a bagunça, abrindo espaço para que Meu espírito se aposse de sua vida. Colabore comigo nesse esforço, abdicando de tudo o que Eu escolher tirar de você. Sei do que você precisa e e prometo lhe dar tudo isso. E com abundância! Sua sensação de segurança não deve se basear em bens materiais ou no seu controle sobre as coisas. Eu o estou educando para depender somente de Mim e encontrar satisfação na Minha presença. Isso significa que você precisa se satisfazer tanto com o muito quanto com o pouco, aceitando ambos como a Minha vontade para o momento. Em vez de se apegar e controlar, você vai aprender a se desapegar e a receber. Cultive essa postura receptiva confiando em Mim em todas as situações.
Mas o amor… O amor verdadeiro mesmo, acontece quando a alma vai envolvendo o corpo e o mesmo se torna invisível aos olhos. Passamos a não enxergar o lado físico do outro, notamos somente sua alma despida com seus versos escritos ao longo da vida; onde lemos e descobrimos todos os seus defeitos, todas as suas imperfeições, todas as suas dores e mesmo sabendo disso, aceitamos e queremos pertencer a ela. Não enxergamos nada além da sua essência, nos apaixonamos pelo que ela leva dentro do coração. E sabemos que com isso, o passado também nem deve ser questionado, porque o que importa é o agora… O que veio antes, já não existe mais. O amor verdadeiro não precisa se basear em bens materiais, em passados apagados e esquecidos, e muito menos na aparência do outro. O amor só precisa dele mesmo e da vontade de fazer dar certo, pra perdurar por toda vida.
What’s funnier than a bunch of bizarre priests and their clumsy housekeeper who loves tea? Well, barely anything. Hence why this is my number one.
Father Ted is one of those comedy shows that always seems to be on a channel somewhere, and no matter the episode, I’ll end up roaring with laughter. I adore this show on a magical level, and it’s definitely hard to top.
2) Blackadder (1983 - 1989)
Rowan Atkinson at his finest. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Mr Bean, but Blackadder is just spectacular. Fast paced, sarcastic and hilarious, it’s another show that I can always just pick up and burst out laughing at. One of the most interest aspects of the show though is the different era per series, however keeping the same amazing cast. Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Tony Robinson’s characters also having a special place in my heart due to the antics and hilarity.
3) Fawlty Towers (1975 - 1979)
The quintessential British comedy sitcom. I don’t want to say too much about this, because if you have never seen it, shame on you.
4) Black Books (2000 - 2004)
Quite simply one of the greatest, but shortest, sitcoms ever created. Anyone who has actually seen this show has regarded it as one of their favourites of all time for good reason. Black Books follows the character of Bernard Black, the owner of a shoddy and sticky bookshop, and lacks all regard or care for people. The majority of the comedy is derived from Bernard’s two ‘friends’ who attempt to make his lifestyle more socially acceptable, much to his despair. I truly recommend checking out this show, but be prepared to be annoyed that there isn’t more!
5) Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1973 - 1978)
Probably one of the favourite comedy shows I watch with my Grandfather. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em follows the character of Frank, a childish, often moronic and insanely clumsy individual who only wants best for his family, although all he does is infuriate and anger people. A show with amazing catchphrases and hilarious situations, I simply adore this show.
6) Dads Army (1968 - 1977)
An amazing comedy focused on the Home Guard during the Second World War, the Home Guard were the volunteer army of those deemed ineligible for military service, usually due to age. The majority of the comedy derives from the pure uselessness of the group, and their lack of contribution to the war effort. The humour is often subtle and hilarious, I’d recommend it to anyone, I love it.
7) Porridge (1974 - 1977)
Ronnie Barker was one of the penultimate lords of comedy, that is all.
Porridge follows the goings on in the prison HMP Slade, following the character of Fletcher and his cellmate, an inmate serving his first sentence who Fletcher takes under his wing. The characters are strong and well written, as well as having amazing comedic timing and execution. The majority of the comedy comes from the interactions between the prisoners, as well as their relationships to the guards. It’s a show with a lot of heart and a lot of fun.
8) Red Dwarf (1988 - ?)
Sci-Fi and sitcom, a bizarre genre hybrid that was an amazing gamble, but alas paid off incredibly well for Red Dwarf. The show follows the interesting cast of characters aboard the ‘Red Dwarf’ ship, all of whom are odd and interesting in their own ways. Unfortunately, I would not do the show justice if I were to attempt to describe the plot, so I shall urge you to check it out yourself. Trust me when I say this is an amazing show though.
9) Only Fools And Horses (1981 - 2003)
One of the longest running and most popular sitcoms in Britain, for good reason might I add. The show primarily follows the family of Del-Boy, Rodney and their Granddad (who is later replaced by Uncle Albert due to the unfortunate passing of the actor). The show is set in Peckham, a district in the south east of London, known for it’s working class citizens, the comedy mainly deriving from the vast array of occurring characters, as well as Del-Boy’s constant attempts of quick-rich schemes, with his main catchphrase being, “this time next year, we’ll be millionaires”. The show is a lot of fun, and the characters are all well written and performed and it has truly earned its cemented place as being one of the best in British history.
10) Outnumbered (2007 - 2014)
Literally the most hilarious ‘family’ in Britain. Holy crap, I adore this show. The show is centred around a middle-class family who live in West London, the parents of whom, are ‘outnumbered’ by their 3 children. Jake, the typical teen, Ben, the hyperactive and strange child, and Karen, the oddly sarcastic child with a lot of questions, and a lot of answers. In essence, it’s a great show with hilarious situations, Karen and Ben being the funniest and most interesting parts of the show in all honesty. Even though it’s number 10 in my list, it’s amazing and I think everyone should attempt to watch this show.
And that comes to the end of my list, have I missed anything? What are your top 10 British Sitcoms?
@benwyattformayor has been sick for almost two weeks now and I can’t bring them soup like Ben Wyatt ‘cause I live so far away 😭 so here’s a quick Parks n Rec inspired soup recipe for when y'all get sick
(This isn’t canon obviously since the recipe isn’t actually stated on the show, it’s just an old style chicken noodle soup recipe lol)
•1/4 cup diced carrot
•2 tablespoons diced celery
•2 tablespoons chopped onion
•1 teaspoon butter
•2-½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
•2/3 cup diced cooked chicken
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
•1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
•1/2 cup uncooked medium egg noodles
•1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
1) In a large saucepan, saute the carrot, celery and onion in butter until tender.
2) Stir in the broth, chicken, salt, marjoram, thyme, and pepper; bring to a boil.
3) Reduce heat. Add noodles; cook for ten minutes or until tender.
4) Sprinkle with parsley, and you’re done!
Q was tired of fighting with his twin brother. If Em didn’t want to tell him what was happening at Five then that was fine. Em might be their head investigator of Paranormal Events but to Q he was still his annoying twin brother.
Q’s mobile alert chirped. Q shook his head. As if he needed more drama. Of course, Arthur Pendragon was at headquarters snooping around. Q’s day was getting better and better.
“When did Arthur return from Afghanistan?” asked Q as he gingerly walked around the crime scene. He hated being here. Why had M chosen him to follow around Em? Didn’t M know how much they fought?
“Is Captain Pendragon causing waves at Six again?Can’t you sic your trained assassin on him?” Merlin rolled his eyes at his brother.
Q remembered when they were best friends before Arthur had recruited Merlin to MI5. Before the incident that neither of them wanted to talk about but was the elephant in the room.
Q wished that he could forgive Arthur. Q wished even more that Merlin could forgive him.
These awesome women just Mulaned the shit out of the Army Rangers
For anyone who doesn’t know yet these two kickass women (Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest) just graduated from Army Ranger school which makes them the very first women ever. Needless to say it has created a shit storm amongst the sexist assholes that loiter around the internet and the whole thing has played out like this:
Haters be like:
Posting things like:
To which the official US Army Fort Benning Facebook responds like this:
Ben, chegaste em boa hora pra ver o mundo que gira veloz e a vida que corre demais. Ben, ouvi que você quer falar, sua mãe me contou que você tá demais e vendo as suas fotos me bate saudade. Ben, um dia você vai crescer, cansar de brinquedo, jogar e voltar com a tristeza debaixo do braço. Que os dentes caem e as pernas crescem demais, fantasmas voam depois que a luz se desfaz, mas não tem mistério não, não tem por que chorar. Ben, não deixa de ouvir os discos que eu dei, não perde um bom dia de onda no mar, não deixa de me visitar, seu moleque safado! Ben, não liga pro que vão dizer, nem ouve conselho demais, nem mesmo as bobagens que eu te falo agora (…) A vida é boa quando se brinca demais, quando se canta e não se olha pra trás. Só não se esquece que eu sou parceiro e sem mais
Nós seres humanos, nos sentimos incompletos a todo instante e muita das vezes procuramos nos completar em coisas erradas, mas que aos nossos olhos podem nos saciar. Alguns procura a sua metade em festas, outros em amores, outros em bens materiais, mas nada disso é capaz de nos satisfazer. Para ser completo, existe apenas um encaixe perfeito para o nosso coração, uma verdadeira alegria, Deus.