Diana and I watched the first few episodes of Downton Abbey a while back. It was good, but we weren't dying to see what happened next and it fell out of our viewing queue. Diana even found it more enjoyable to read the Tom and Lorenzo recaps then to watch the show itself. (I find the same is true of Project Runway All-Stars). Still, I found this SNL skit very funny:
And The Onion reports that watching an episode of Downton Abbey counts as reading a book.
In 1789, the governor of Australia granted land and some animals to James Ruse in an experiment to see how long it would take him to support himself. Within 15 months he had become self sufficient. The area is still known as Experiment Farm. This is my Experiment Farm to see how long it will take me to support myself by writing.