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The Carlisle Cooperative came to the conclusion that somebody has to go study David Tennant in the wild. By which we mean, in his native habitat, his flat. I mean, it is only fair that we be thorough for the sake of science, and the Cooperative hereby volunteers to conduct extremely detailed experiments on the following topics:
Don’t worry. We will be sure to write up our findings and publish them in a scholarly journal for everyone to read. Then we’ll hit the lecture circuit. We believe our presentation will contain A LOT of visual aids.
Got any topics we missed? Tell us what they are!
( Yes, We've Been Gone a Long Time. Forgive Us? Collapse )
Things are quiet here in the Cooperative--we don't have a story in the works (yet), there's no fresh Who, nor even pictures from filming, and a number of us have yet to see Hamlet.
So what's a group to do?
Mock things, of course, And, in this particular instance, mock the US Life on Mars. It all started innocently enough yesterday, when the Honest Porcupine was bemoaning her job. The Honest Porcupine is a Woman of Much Writerly Talent, and it was suggested she put in for a job with io9; her classic Honest Porcupine response was, "That would be one of the best jobs ever. Well, at least until I had a deadline and an assignment I didn't want, like: Give us 600 words on how the US LoM is superior to the original. To which I'd reply, "How about two words? I. Quit.""
The Compiler, being a clever sort, immediately rejoined with, "You could take that topic and twist it. "Reason No. One the US LoM Is Better than the Original: The lead actor isn't nearly as compelling, so the show isn't nearly as addictive, and this is better for your social life, because you spend less time watching the show alone in your apartment.""
At which point things spiralled out of control, and the following list was born.