[identity profile] elliemorris.livejournal.com
Has anybody seen the "By Jeeves" musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber? I'm not sure that I saw it mentioned here as I joined the fray rather late, as it is.
I'd have loved to see a Jeeves musical live, especially "Perfect Nonsense" which I once heard being called 'saucy' or something of the sort (a good article here) - but the dates didn't correspond to when I would be able to get away to see it, so I had to drop the idea. :(

You can get the "By Jeeves" musical on DVD, and while I do love it, I have to admit that there is a LOT of crack-y situations that make me roll my eyes; where Florence and Honoria mistook Bertie climbing through their window in a pig mask as a real pig, and the finale where everyone is dressed up as a Wizard of Oz character...

There is one song that I love, called "That was nearly us", a duet between sweet Bertie and Honoria Glossop. You can listen to it on Spotify and YouTube, though I don't have a link to speak of right now. The lyrics are hilarious, as is the more and more feverish and passionate way that Honoria persits despite Bertie's nervousness, and at one point Honoria calls him a "hot-blooded heterosexual"! At this, Bertie sounds perplexed and embarrassed, bless him!
Those two adjectives could certainly be wasted on poor Bertie, and I'm sure Indeed Sir could back me up on that one!
Do you think that was Sir Lloyd Webber employing a little in-joke about Bertie's sexual orientation to his lyrics, or could it be exaggerating Bertie's constant stream of engagements, as some people do interpret him as being a womanizer?

Also, has anybody seen a Jeevesian musical in person? How was it?!
[identity profile] katelynna10000.livejournal.com

This is really off-topic, but it has to do with Qi, which has to do with Stephen, and something that was posted here once, so yah. (Mods, if this is total trash, just discard it. But the com seems kid of slow, so I thought anything would he;p )

So I was watching Qi just now, and noticed that Sandi Toksvig says "Said Sophie" you can find it in this vid at about 13:28, but I'd suggest starting at 13:20 to get the full question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpwof-jqFcQ

this, I believe, is a reference to an old comic strip called "lucy and Sophie say goodbye" which was posted on here a WAAAAAY long time ago, and can be found here http://www.barnaclepress.com/list.php?directory=LucyandSophie

Does this mean that Sandi reads old semi-lesbian comics, I think so~

Also, as a bonus, the channel that episode of Qi is on has ALL the episodes, if you don't live in the UK and want to watch, like I do.

So yah, that's my little spam post. Bye.

[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
YOU GUYS

Tiny spoiler behind this cut. )

That's got to be intentional, right? I've also caught some Sherlock Holmes references in the original Jeeves and Bertie stories. The cycle is now complete! Mwahahahaha!
[identity profile] hazeltea.livejournal.com
Hugh Laurie's cover of "Police Dog Blues" is the Pick of the Week at Starbucks this week. Basically, somewhere on the counter is a stack of business card sized promos with a cute picture of Hugh on the front and a code to download the song off of itunes for free on the back.

Might I suggest the Chai Tea Latte, sir?
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
So, I have re-read all of the Jeeves and Bertie novels (except Aunts Aren't Gentlemen, which I've never read and still can't bring myself to read for reasons which are probably silly, but there you are) and I have started on the short stories. One of the ones I recently got through was "Pearls Mean Tears", which contains the following two paragraphs (bolding mine): 

Bertie and Jeeves have a tiff about a cummerbund )

Oh, Wodehouse! I know it's just Bertie's typical hyperbolic style, but that's not even subtext. XD

Also, I have a question. I could swear that there's a scene in one of the novels where Bertie is chatting with some goofy girl, and he is suddenly overwhelmed by an impulse to kiss her. However, something interrupts him at the last minute and nothing ever comes of it. Thing is, I've read through all the novels again and I haven't seen it. Am I just imagining this? Is it one of those things that's in some editions but not others? Was it one of the short stories instead of one of the novels? HALP!

[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
So, I've been meaning to read Wodehouse's non-Jeeves stuff for years, but I could never really get into it. However, I just picked up a copy of Leave it to Psmith, and oh lord, is it awesome. I love Psmith. I love Eve. Freddie Threepwood is so delightfully annoying.

I have a couple of discussion questions/possible prompts for you all. First, if you were to make a Psmith and Mike movie or TV series, who would be your ideal actors for the roles? (Personally, I immediately started seeing Psmith as Benedict Cumberbatch. I think he has just the right sort of weird elegance for the part.) 

Second, do you think Jeeves and Psmith would make the most dangerously awesome problem-solving team of all time, or would they just drive each other crazy? 
[identity profile] ellex42.livejournal.com
Seen on the side of an eighteen-wheeler on my way home from work: "Wooster Motorways Inc." Sorry no picture - I was driving, after all. But it pretty much made my day.
[identity profile] kakareen.livejournal.com
 Watching a particular program nearly everyday with my mother lately, I have come to a conclusion.

Jeeves would adore, I say, ADORE, Martha Stewart.

That is all. I apologize for leaving spam all over the floor, but I had to let that out.
[identity profile] amphitritie.livejournal.com


I purchased my first Wodehouse novel today; I read many in the library, but started mourning my lack of true ownership and set off to Barnes and Noble to resolve the dilemma. However, my joy turned to horror when I opened the first page to see these words (albeit this is a slightly abridged version):

The Libary of Congress has cataloged this paper back as:
Jeeves and the Tie that Binds | P.G. Wodehouse.
1. Jeeves (fictitious character) 2. Wooster, Bertie (fictitious character)
3. Single men - fiction 4. Butlers - fiction 5. England - fiction

Not even the Library of Congress is willing to recognize the difference between a Valet and a Butler. What a travesty.

BUT ON THE GOOD SIDE . . .

The cover actually is rather nice and doesn't make me cringe in pain (as most Wodehouse covers do.) Sorry about the fuzzy picture quality, but here it is.



And one of the clues in my crossword puzzle in New York Magazine today was "Gentlemen's gentleman."

Yup, you guessed it, the answer was five letters: v-a-l-e-t. This made me extremely happy.
[identity profile] toodlepipsigner.livejournal.com

Well, I'm sure I've seen it mentioned on this lovely little fandom: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: What ho, Gods of the Abyss!
What I wasn't sure of was whether or not anyone had linked the ability to read it for free to the comm. And so I do this now as my daily act of possibly unnecisarry charity. Because an act of necissary charity would be considered living beyond my means. My bad if it's already linked but I couldn't be bothered to check.
*steals back into the night* Enjoy!

Edited to include the fact that Jeeves giving Bertie the heimlich manoeuver is most amusing. My way of saying "I highly recommend this".
[identity profile] niektete.livejournal.com
I just had to share my ridiculous fangirling over recent events, so here's what happened.

Today at my English Grammar seminar group, the teacher wanted examples of sentences to analyze. What sprang to mind for yours truly? A few quote favourites from old Plum himself, namely:
"And Jeeves, no matter his moral defects, would never go about in skirts calling me Bertie." (this makes me want to write drag!Jeeves fic)
"Something must be done about this sex, or the whole fabric of Society will collapse and then what silly asses we shall all look." (a little misogynist, Bertie, but we forgive you)

And we analyzed them. I'm still in squee.

ETA: AND I FORGOT! Our lecturer says we should always remember "fanboys," if we want to get our linking devices straight. For, and, because, or, yet, so. FANBOYS! Made me giggle even harder ^^
[identity profile] kakareen.livejournal.com
While reading 'How Right You Are, Jeeves', I came across this lovely passage:

"The snag in this business of falling in love, aged relative, is that the parties of the first part so often mixed up with the wrong parties of the second part, robbed of their cooler judgement by parties of the second part's glamour. Put it like this: The male sex is divided into rabbits and non-rabbits and the female sex into dashers and dormice, and the trouble is that the male rabbit has a way of getting attracted by the female dasher (who would be fine for the male non-rabbit) and realizing too late that he ought to have been concentrating on some mild, gentle dormouse with whom he could settle down and nibble lettuce.

...

...I'm one of the rabbits and always have been."

Tie this to Jeeves being called the 'specific dream rabbit', and I'm picturing a happy pair of bunnies.
[identity profile] 2cbetter2.livejournal.com
Well I finished Season 3 over the weekend and purely laughed out loud watching the end of “Comrade Bingo”, Spoilers if you've not seen COMRADE BINGO )


 

[identity profile] starlightkissu.livejournal.com
First, I know that I've been quiet in the community, and I apologize.. I've just been a bit bust doing other things. I'm back now, though.

Secondly, I recently went on a trip to Oregon. My aunt lives there, and the first thing I noticed upon walking into her house...


...was this. )

Now, I'm off to look through the posts I've missed.....

[identity profile] kakareen.livejournal.com
A late night conversation about some unusually pretty boy being a 'Ganymede', or, a male that trumps most people's sexuality, lead to an interesting revelation.

You see, Zeus was an active pursuer of the ladies, despite how Greek he was. But then there was Ganymede. And he went unf.

And, more importantly, he KEPT HIM.

And then my lovely companion mentioned how 'Junior Ganymede' always made her giggle for that reason. I started to giggle along, but then....

O_O

BERTIE IS ZEUS.

PLUM JUST TOOK THE SEX OUT.

Bertie is Zeus, Jeeves is Ganymede, Agatha is Hera, Bingo is Apollo(or possibly Eros), Honoria is Artemis, Florence is Athena, Madeline is Aphrodite, Spode is Ares, and Gussie is Hephaestus.

We might have made the whole Parthenon pantheon(edit,ty!), but I saw something shiny.

DISCUSS. MAKE TOGA FANART.

EDIT: I'm keeping 'toga' because everyone knows what it is and it's fun to chant.

WIN.

May. 10th, 2009 11:31 pm
[identity profile] starlightkissu.livejournal.com
I love this shirt.
I'm so ordering it.

I just thought you all should know.

shop.cafepress.com/design/11599562

Just....WIN.

[identity profile] walkinghouses.livejournal.com

What  ho, all!

I was looking at the cast list for the 2010 release of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, and found that Stephen Fry is cast as the Chesire Cat. I can't wait to see that!

*banishes the plot bunnies* (Aunt Agatha as the Red Queen though...)
[identity profile] kakareen.livejournal.com
Going through some of my older members of my favorites list on YouTube, I saw this and thought, if she knew everything that was going on, this could be Madeline's theme tune.


Thou Shalt Not Spam Flists. )

[identity profile] diimmortales.livejournal.com
Just a quick word of fandom-love. I've had my internet out for a week now, and I've been pining for some Joosterfic-- and now I return and have not been failed!

Joining a gym so I can watch House on the treadmill was just not enough! I adore you guys!

*burrows into new fic*

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