co miller :)

  • you: mary's death is important!!! it is important so sherlock stops being arrogant!! and it is important the show has conflict!!! john and sherlock need conflict or the show is stagnant!!!!
  • me, an intellectual: in episode 5.8 of elementary, Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes decides that he is far too clever to continue attending recovery meetings. Joan "played by Lucy Lui whose character is not a cheating hypocritical white male" Watson points out to Sherlock that addicts who continue going to meetings maintain their recovery better than those who don't. After some crime solving and self reflection, Sherlock takes Joan's advice and returns to regularly attending meetings wherein he acknowledges his arrogance and starts on the path of unlearning his arrogance. This happens as a result of mutual honesty and respect between him and his best friend/equal partner Joan "played by Lucy Lui whose character is not a cheating hypocritical white male" Watson and Sherlock's disposition for self-reflection and the best part??????? No women were killed to make male characters more interesting because Elementary is not written by misogynistic wankers who openly admit to not reading valid critiques of their show, but is written by decent humans that care about their audience AND the sensitivity of their content.
  • P.S. If you are anti!elementary, or a tjlc person pretending your fetishistic misogyny is lgbt representation, this post is not for you so please kindly don't interact with it.
Emmerdale stars join Danny Miller at his glittering charity ball

Emmerdale stars were out in force to support co-star Danny Miller at his glitzy annual charity ball.

Danny and actor pal Daniel Jillings set up the Once Upon A Smile bereavement charity five years ago, and their annual ball has become one of the biggest events on the city social calendar.

This year’s bash was the biggest yet, and Danny was joined by a host of his co-stars in glamorous form to head up the red carpet at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate.

That included Gemma Atkinson, Michelle Hardwick, Amy Walsh and Laura Norton all rocking black ensembles - and at the finale of the night heading onto stage to show off their amazing singing voices as the Emmerdale band Main Street.

Adam Thomas arrived with stunning fiancee Caroline Daly in a gorgeous scarlet gown, while his twin brother Scott Thomas joined the revels with his Love Island girlfriend Kady McDermott in a full length and fabulous white gown.

 Danny’s on-screen sister, 16-year-old actress Isobel Steele, from Salford, also wowed guests with a stunning performance playing the piano and singing a selection of songs at the start of the night.

The event was compered by Danny’s entertainer dad Vince Miller, who announced on the night that he is now retiring from showbusiness after an incredible 65 years in the biz at the age of 82.

Danny and Daniel introduced guests to the ball with their now trademark comedy video, this year the Dans making a playful nod to Vince no longer being able to host - and that they would have to become the new “Ant and Dec” to take on the duties!

Thousands of pounds were raised for the charity, which helps families who have suffered a beareavement.

Guests were left in tears after the emotional speeches on stage from Kelly Willison and Emma Knighton with their personal stories of how they became involved with OUAS and setting up parents group, Not Forgotten, to help families with the grieving process.

Danny said: “It has been another incredible night, to see so many people out tonight supporting the charity.

“It’s always quite nerve-wracking to organise the charity dos. But we rely on the vital funds from events like this so it’s great to see all the support.”

The Emmerdalers were in true celebratory mood - fresh from winning the BAFTA for Best Soap last week, and with high hopes for more success at the British Soap Awards being held in Salford next month.

Manchester Show Choir started the night, while Indie band Toploader delighted guests with a surprise performance at the finale of the night, before giddy new dad, Capital Breakfast radio co-host Nigel “Wingman” Clucas, took the party into the early hours with his DJ set.

Although we were impressed with his stamina given it was his first big night out with his wife since the arrival of their gorgeous baby daughter Lyla!


Patrick’s Podcast Primer

Hey everyone, podcasts tend to be what help me stay energized, focused, and entertained throughout the week, so I figured I’d put together a primer of the ones I listen to. Check out a brief description, link to Soundcloud, and info on when each one generally updates. 

The Friend Zone (updates: every Wednesday)

Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain?

The Read (updates: every Thursday)

Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.) As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.

Another Round (updates: every Tuesday)

Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

Last Name Basis (updates: irregularly)

Last Name Basis is a sometimes regular podcast hosted by married couple, Franchesca & Patrick. Each week they discuss what’s going on in the world along with what’s happening in their lives as a married couple.

Color Full Lives (updates: every other week or so)

Loudspeakers Network and State Farm present a special edition 8-episode podcast, Color Full Lives, geared towards people of color looking for advice on how to get started (or advance) on their lives and dream careers. 

Overinvested (updates: every Monday)

Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can’t stop thinking about.

Two Brown Girls (updates: once at the beginning of each month)

Two Brown Girls is a pop culture, film, and television podcast hosted by writers and critics Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay.

Invisibilia (updates: several episodes every summer)

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. 

Welcome to Night Vale (updates: twice a month)

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. Welcome to Night Vale.

Olivette Miller, celebrated “swing” harpist of the 1940s, was born 101 years ago today (February 2, 1914) in Illinois. Here parents were Bessie Oliver Miller, a 1900’s chorus girl and the venerable actor, comedian, writer and producer Flournoy Miller, who co-wrote and produced the groundbreaking Broadway musical “Shuffle Along.” Raised on Harlem’s famous Striver’s Row, Ms. Miller graduated from East Greenwich Academy, a private Methodist boarding school in Rhode Island in 1931, and went on to study music in Paris and at Juilliard. She originally planned to play concert halls but after being “bitten by the night club bug” she turned to more popular music. Ms. Miller’s stunning beauty and colorful love-life kept her in the newspapers almost as much as her performances around the country and the world. She performed with both Lena Horne and a young not-yet-a-superstar Dorothy Dandridge in the 1940s, top notch night clubs in Hollywood, Chicago and New York, and made a few appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the 1960s. I’m still trying to pin it down, but by my count, she was married at least six times. The Chicago Defender reported her impending divorce from her first husband, Channing Price in November 1934 and in October 1939, the New York Amsterdam News reported that Ms. Miller, who had married a musician named Oett Mallard two years earlier, gave birth to their son, Alvin Miller Mallard, on October 1, 1939 in Denver, Colorado. She was married to the dancer Freddie Gordon in the 1940s and in the 1950s to the comedian Bert Gibson and performed and toured with him across the country. In the 1970s, when she sued Flip Wilson for copyright infringement over a sketch he did on his show that Ms. Miller claimed was lifted from her father’s work in “Shuffle Along,” her name ws Olivette Miller Darby. By the early 1990s, she had a bit part as a maid in the film “A Rage in Harlem” and was billed as Olivette Miller Briggs, due to her marriage to the dancer Bunny Briggs. Ms. Miller died on April 27, 2003 at the age of 89. Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.


Getting all nostalgic and drawing the lads as they were at the very beginning (ladies coming soon)

Click here for the girls’ edition

Bonus: a Very Important addition by my friend Joe who wanted to play with my graphics tablet