¶ Posh: My good friend Yvonne just tipped me off to a fantastic send-up of cooking shows, starring Richard E Grant at his twitissime, “Posh Nosh.” The show is a hundred years old, so you’ve probably see it already…
¶ Mad Max: Poor Max Mosley — so to speak. For my part, I can’t imagine anything more in keeping with Formula 1 racing than recreational sado-masochism. One does wonder, though, what Lady Redesdale would have said. “Every time I see “Peer’s Daughter” in the newspaper…”
§ Nosh. Astonishingly, the BBC appear to have walked away from the show, which is nothing but scenes of the class struggle in Wilts. Looking for a paella recipe? Listen for Joanna Lumley in the outro.
§ Mad Max. Interestingly, mention of Mitford connections is quite conspicuously absent from the press coverage that Daphne Guinness has been getting lately. She is Mr Mosley’s niece, and yet another of Diana Mitford’s good-looking offspring. (The gorgeous Michael Roberts photo isn’t available online, but check out pp 112-13 of the current issue of Vanity Fair. (Nº 576)
§ Cartographic. The thickness of outlines makes a big difference in the representation of free-standing land masses. (Thanks, kottke.org)