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    Breakfast Entertainment, Manuel-style

    I love performing arts, especially comedy. However, this weekend I found myself a little too close to the “stage” for my liking. It seems that Manuel from Fawlty Towers is alive and well and working in a hotel restaurant in Cheshire. A last minute trip “up north” to bludgeon an incompetent to death meant I had to book us into the only hotel available in the area. The large ex-country house had been quite nicely restored, some modern touches here and there but still largely old-school. The hotel was quite…

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    Let’s end queer-baiting on our screens

    AfterEllen.com has written a great article here on queer-baiting. For the two people left on planet earth who don’t know what queer-baiting is – it’s that tiresome practice of television shows drawing in queer audiences by using subtext and hinting at a romance with no intentions of ever following through. Usually accompanied by “no homo” jokes to appease the straight audience. I am done with queer-baiting, it’s exactly the reason I stopped watching Rizzoli and Isles. I have never seen a show use queer-baiting so rampantly and offensively before in…