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posted by hama7 (14 comments total)
(yes, I know dammit)
posted by hama7 at 7:24 AM on January 30, 2003

I will now always think of them as D'sheevs and Voostyr because of that banner on the front page and my dim, inaccurate memories of Russian pronunciation.
Just recently (like the last few days) I've been transferring th' wife's Wodehouse books-on-tape (read by the wonderful Frederick Davidson for the most part) to CD. Dig the synchronicity!

(Spell Check: Wodehouse=whorehouse. Whatever would Plum say?)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:32 AM on January 30, 2003

I say, dashed assuming of those Russian chaps to put up a Wodehouse club, what?

- Right ho!
posted by NekulturnY at 7:36 AM on January 30, 2003

Steady on now, Comrade NekulturnY. Any chap that likes a snootful as much as your average Bolshie must have something right with him I should think. What's that bit the Swan said about a good egg liking a tipple?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:45 AM on January 30, 2003

I say, does anyone remember the Soviet National Hymn? I think it went:

"Pummety bumpty bumpty pum...
And tiddly bump... our Soviet land!"

Or something of that sort.
posted by GriffX at 8:13 AM on January 30, 2003

while at school I was (very briefly) in the old new england thingummy

school library had a vast collection of wodehouse, sayers, munroe &c. ah, quiet dusty abandoned stacks.
(well alright, all of saki actually fits in one volume)

I'd even managed to track down some spinoza! which, by some unbelievable good luck (read: adjacent shelves) is in fact how I was first introduced to peter death bredon wimsey.

posted by dorian at 8:43 AM on January 30, 2003

Any chap that likes a snootful as much as your average Bolshie

You mean to say: "a restorative", of course, but I see your point :P
posted by NekulturnY at 9:21 AM on January 30, 2003

Oh, I say! A livelier eye gleams upon the burnished dove with sites such as these. Translating a toothsome repast of the old e and b into kolbasa would be a bit rummy, but swinging a polished shoe around red square would be devine, what?

Most amazing cove, hama7. Makes a deuce of a lot of difference to a fellow's day.
posted by RichLyon at 9:49 AM on January 30, 2003

Talking of synchronicity, I popped into the library yesterday and found, among a cartful of Russian books on sale for practically nothing, a volume by one Pelem G. Vudkhaus. Took a moment for the penny to drop. Didn't buy it, but I probably should have. One can never have too much Wodehouse, what?
posted by languagehat at 10:27 AM on January 30, 2003

I imagine that in the classless society of true socialism, Wodehouse must have been virtually pornographic.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:11 AM on January 31, 2003

Can you imagine the reaction? How wonderful! I can't wait for a Russian version of "Dzeeves ans ze Mating Zeazon"!

Wodehouse in any accent is the pinnacle of delight.
posted by hama7 at 3:18 AM on January 31, 2003

One leaps about such sites like a hart in springtime, what?
posted by hama7 at 7:24 AM on January 31, 2003

When one isn't being an asshole in other people's threads.
posted by y2karl at 10:59 PM on January 31, 2003

What ho! Just when one thinks new lows have been reached! If you don't want comments, don't post.
posted by hama7 at 2:57 AM on February 1, 2003

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