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Woe of Snow and Tales of Blue Whales
My consecutive-workday streak of early morning appointments ended today- buried under close to a foot of snow that fell primarily after 5 this morning. Our driveway didn't get cleared until past 11.

But that's all right.

The snow also made the day largely dead and likely delayed some mail I was waiting on- but not the eighth, countem, eighth separate notification I've received for a client from Bank of Asshole over a single bankruptcy filing.

No matter.

The Patricheats pulled out a miraculous last-second goal line stand to win their fourth Super Bowl, doubtless turning their coach and quarterback into even bigger insufferable asshats than they already were.

Even that's okay today.

Why? Because QI is finally back where it belonged all along:)

BBC America announced Friday it has acquired quiz show QI, which stands for "quite interesting."

The show is hosted by Stephen Fry—who also will host The EE British Academy Film Awards—and is a panel show in which contestants are rewarded for answers that are “quite interesting.”

Each season has a different letter of the alphabet as a theme. Season J will premiere with three back-to-back episodes on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

In and of itself, that's not that big a deal: Hulu's been carrying on-demand airings of J, along with I before it and K after it, for months now. But the likelihood is strong that they will now have the open door to go back to the early series years we've never seen, and that they'll get the L in there in relatively short order.

Also unspecified at last check was whether they'll be the longer XL versions. I'd tend to think YES!, because those are 45 minutes on Auntie and thus, with commercials (yes, sorry), will fill an hour format much as the standard Doctor and Orphan Black airings do from the same commercial-free lengths.

Even better, it's likely these series will now be offered stateside on DVD sooner. The Beeb has been horrid in getting these to market in US-playable format, whereas BBCA tends to get their collections out fairly quickly after airing.

As for that commercial part: well, yeah. Until the BBC comes to its senses and offers a worldwide equivalent of paying the licence fee in exchange for unlimited commercial free access, at least the commercialed episodes can be recorded and the adverts zapped during playback.

John Hodgman is so thrilled, he's jingling his Windows 8 charms;)

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