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Monday, January 27, 2014


Eli the Goat - one of the Mistress’s charming handcrafted finger puppets.

Some time ago, I wrote a post that described the vaguely remarkable fact that my posterior is removed by only two degrees of separation from those of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy. Strange, but true.

As the Missus and I were watching Downton Abbey last night - yes, Esteemed Readers, I do watch Downton Abbey - we both realized that we are, in like wise, connected with Masterpiece Theatre host Laura Linney.

It seems that Miss Linney collects needle-felted finger puppets - specifically, the ones hand made by the Mistress of Sarcasm. It’s a thin sort of connection, but nevertheless, it exists. Two degrees of separation once again.

Appropriately enough, Miss Linney’s earliest acting credit was in the 1990-92 period, when she was an understudy in a stage production of - what else? - Six Degrees of Separation. How ’bout dat?


K-nine said...

Speaking of... I have ordered 3 myself. One big Jack, one blue Jack and one Merlin the cat.

Elisson said...

K-nine, that places you in the august company of Laura Linney, Martha Stewart, and many other people with Exquisite Taste and Discernment. ;-)

Kevin Kim said...

Six degrees of synchronicity! I was just thinking about Six Degrees of Separation. How strange is that?

(Perhaps it's not strange at all!)

Elisson said...

Pretty strange, Kevin... but then again, I've had to recalibrate my Strange-Meter several times in the course of my life.