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Two Scots trapped in an elevator

When is voice-activated lift technology not a good thing? When you’re Scottish …

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Giving Public Enemy a lift

When Kevin Wells met Public Enemy

Photographer Kevin Wells drove the members of Public Enemy to their show.
Photo credit: Kevin Wells/Twitter

When rap group Public Enemy had a no-show taxi in Sheffield, England, British photographer Kevin Wells offered to drive the group in his Ford Focus. Hilarity ensues.

I love this story.

(And yes, that is Flava Flav back there with the glasses and hat. Where’s his clock necklace?!)

Highlights from NYC trip

NYC view from taxi

A view of the NYC skyline from our taxi

Earlier this month, we took a weekend trip to NYC to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We took the red eye on Jet Blue Friday night and flew back home Monday evening. It was a fine time to visit – the weather was unseasonably warm (high 60’s) and bright and sunny.

Some of the highlights:

1. Staying at Courtyard Marriott Manhattan/Soho (on hotel points alone!) Great hotel and location for exploring the area. Very clean with a really friendly and helpful staff. Added bonus of having a Starbucks inside for an early morning caffeine fix.

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Yorkshire Mr. Men

Yorkshire Mr. Men

Ah, I love the Mr. Men series. Mr. Tickle, Mr. Messy, Mr. Nosey. So iconic!

But this did make me laugh – well, why not a Yorkshire Mr. Men series, right?!

Rachel’s English trifle in real life

Okay, who remembers Rachel’s English trifle from “Friends”?

Well, someone in the U.K. has made it – with beef sautéed with peas and onions. And the sight of this might be one of the highlights of my day.

Rachel's English trifle

If you missed seeing that winning episode the first go round, here is a snippet!

The difference between U.S. vs. U.K. ebola news coverage

This bit by British comedian Russell Howard made me LOL. Enjoy.

People with no kids don’t know

Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past two days. My daughter caught a stomach virus and it’s been rough. She’s doing much better now. My car, on the other hand, still smells of vomit. C’est la vie.

Speaking of kids, I wanted to share this video from stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre, which cracked me up and spoke to me as a parent. (BTW, last year, he was reported to be the highest grossing comedian in the world. Who knew?)

“My Blackberry is not working” comedy sketch

So this comedy sketch from Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield is making the rounds again – and it is still funny!

For the non-Brits in the room, the only things to note is that Orange is a mobile phone company in the U.K. and I had to Google “dongle,” which probably has nothing to do with nationality and more to do with my lack of techy lingo.

Anyway, go forth and enjoy!

Ode to John Oliver

Jon Stewart has returned to “The Daily Show,” after leaving the show in John Oliver’s very capable hands for the past 12 weeks while he shot a movie. I’ve really enjoyed John Oliver’s British spin on the news this summer. He’s a great comic and will be sad to see him go (don’t get me wrong, I still love Jon Stewart!).

Here’s a mixtape of John Oliver’s best “Daily Show” moments!

43 Things British People Know To Be True

Thank you, Buzzfeed, for this comic gem of a list: 43 things British people know to be true.

The list starts with …

#1. The Jeremy Kyle Show attracts the best guests

Jeremy Kyle Show

Read this if you need a laugh!