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December 11th:  ordered an item from Amazon, with 2-day shipping (Prime membership).

December 20th: not only had the item still not arrived, it hadn’t been shipped.  E-mailed customer support.  Informed that the item is actually back ordered, with no date of when it’ll be back in stock.  $10 credit applied account for inconvenience.  Check online elsewhere, find in stock at B&  Place order, apply discount coupon, item is now cheaper that it was at Amazon.  Item cancelled at Amazon.

Doctor Who Christmas Specials blu-rays (up to Last Christmas) with TARDIS bluetooth speaker.  Should arrive next Thursday.


A while back, when they first announced that Peter Capaldi was leaving Doctor Who, and speculation began on his successor (i.e. the 13th Doctor), there was the usual talk of an actress taking over the role.

Talk like that has gone on for as far back as I could remember, even before I watched the series.

When Tom Baker was leaving the series, and the possibility of a woman taking over the role, Starlog Magazine got blasted for writing an article tiled ‘Nurse Who?’ implying that a woman can only be a nurse.

Sadly I’d recently seen the same comments, and worse, from people on Twitter.

Anyways, one of the first women who I thought of for the role was Jodie Whittaker, since she had worked with incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch.

I put that thought aside, until this weekend, when the frontrunners for the role were Kris Marshall, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tilda Swinton… and Jodie Whittaker.

So I jokingly said on Facebook that I’d be okay with Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, since she’d fought aliens before, in Attack the Block.

I got up this morning to watch the announcement after the Wimbledon Men’s Final, and was surprised to see this:

For the second straight time, my suggestion for the Doctor’s replacement was been picked.  I said that Peter Capaldi would make a great Doctor, days before the official announcement.

Welcome aboard the TARDIS, Jodie Whittaker!


“… Is that what you think it’s about? I’m not trying to win. I’m not doing this because I want to beat someone … or because I hate someone or because I want to blame someone. It’s not because it’s fun. God knows it’s not because it’s easy. It’s not even because it works because it hardly ever does. I do what I do because it’s right. Because it’s decent. And above all, it’s kind. It’s just that. Just kind. If I run away today, good people will die. If I stand and fight, some of them might live … maybe not many, maybe not for long. Hey, maybe there’s no point in any of this at all, but it’s the best I can do, and I will stand here doing it until it kills me. You’re going to die, too, someday. When will that be? Have you thought about it? What would you die for? Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall.”

I don’t want [him] to go.