Tell me a story: Audible, the audiobook seller, asked actor Aidan Gillen, who plays the scheming Littlefinger on “Game of Thrones,” to record the narration for Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” an ancient how-to on military strategy often consulted by business executives.
Why stop there? Other celebrity audiobook narration we’d like to see: State Auditor Troy Kelley reading “Record-Keeping for Dummies”; murder suspect and “Jinx” documentary subject Robert Durst reading Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood”; and presidential candidate and filibuster phenom Ted Cruz reading Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.”
Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: Tonight on PBS, the “This Old House” crew sands, stains and seals a wood floor.
It must be pledge week. This may be the biggest draw for PBS since original host Bob Vila’s famous “watching paint dry” two-parter.
Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1982, Argentina seized the Falkland Islands from Britain. By June, Britain had retaken the islands.
And just a month after that a colony of southern rockhopper penguins took the island from the British.