Oscar....

… you guys ever watch “House” with Hugh Laurie?.... good stuff, no?..... yeah, he may be a bit fleabitten, but he has character out the ying-yang……

…. how about the second, third, and fourth seasons of “Blackadder”?..... ever seen those pieces of brilliance?.... (you are exempt, Jimbo…. I know that you’ve seen a season or two already on DVD)….

….. well, tonight has been spent watching one of the DVD collections that I received for Christmas… “Jeeves and Wooster” ala P.G. Wodehouse….. cunning, cunning stuff….. I suggest that any fan of the now infamous “House” go out, forthwith, and buy “Blackadder” AND “Jeeves and Wooster”…..

…. oh, and speaking of Hugh Laurie, one must also mention his co-star in "Blackadder" and “Jeeves and Wooster”, Stephen Fry… you might remember him as the actor who also played Oscar Wilde in the film “Wilde”…. Anyway, I bring him up only in passing… and to mention that The Missus advised me the other day that one of our new lifegoals is to spend the night here…. in room 16....

…. As for me, I’m not totally downtown with the idea of hoisting my dusty bones into the same rack that some guy popped his clogs in, no matter HOW famous he is/was…… yeah, call me strange, but I prefer my choice places to bed-down to be virginal when it comes to death…..

… but I do have to admit, the whole thing is pretty damn intriguing…..

… so, what do y’all think?.... should my next adventure be to plod off - bedroll in hand - towards a hotel in Paris where ole Oscar met his ‘maker’?.....

… or would the fact that a straight, white guy from the backwoods of Tennessee was fouling those immortal linens by his heterosexual presence totally skew the juju of the joint and deny myriads of other rubberneckers the pleasure of feeling the prickly, ghostly presence of Mr. Wilde in those darkest Parisian nights?......

….. after all, while I would hate to be awakened from a vacation-snooze by a ghostly visit from Oscar Wilde, I most certainly don’t want to be the gargantuan kill-joy who would mess it up eternally for the REST of the hammerheads who wanted to visit……

…. So, thoughts?..... yes or no?....

…. Then again, with enough liberal application of Scotch before bedtime, perhaps I could scare a publishable conversation out of the old haint while The Missus snoozed…..

…. It’s definitely something to chew on, folks….. pros and cons, and all that……

by Eric on September 28, 2007 | Bullshit (14) | TrackBack (0) | Poetry
Bullshit So Far

As with all matters involving "juju", it's best to consult your personal fortune teller. You know him as "Break Left" Yabu. Personally, I'd find no joy in gettin' into a dead bead. Hell, if I knew I was gettin' into mine before I did... I'd stay up all night.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on September 28, 2007 08:16 PM

.... thank you, Redneck... I will take your view under consideration.....

Bullshitted by Eric on September 28, 2007 08:19 PM

You know you want to. And the Missus wants to. Just be sure to apply Scotch liberally or else the Wilde ghost wouldn't dare mess with you.

Bullshitted by Lolly on September 28, 2007 08:29 PM

As one who deals in ghost stories, and ghost hunting, let me just assure you, ghosts are wusses.

Bullshitted by Joan of Argghh! on September 28, 2007 09:02 PM

well, if you did "see a ghost"
wink wink
Discovery Channel or TLC will pay you a bloody fortune to make a show about you.

Bullshitted by holder on September 28, 2007 09:18 PM

Just make sure they've sanitized the thing. Literary Legend or no, I'd prefer to have all evidence the post-mortem evacuation bleached from existence.

Unless you want to tell everybody that's how you got pink eye.

Bullshitted by Tommy on September 28, 2007 11:57 PM

I'd listen to Tommy if I were you, he writes about ghosties and things that go bump in the night. *grin*

About Wodehouse - I thought the Jeeves and Wooster series was pretty good, but to really appreciate Wodehouse, one must read him. (the man was a comic genius in writing). I first picked up the book Wodehouse on Crime - a compilation of various short stories some with Jeeves and Wooster others with other characters he created over time (Mr. Mulliner, Clarence - the ninth Earl of Emsworth, etc) his genius is in description which can't be translated to television. (Steven Fry mentioned that when I heard an interview with him a long time ago).


Bullshitted by Teresa on September 29, 2007 12:29 AM

LOVE House, just love him. Watched the finale of last season and the premiere of this season in the last two weeks and cracked up for both shows. "Dr. Buffer" almost killed me when I saw him. I've seen enough mediocre doctors to appreciate him I guess.
Blackadder? I vaguely remember the series being on TV but didn't catch it. Jeeves and Wooster flew underneath my TV radar completely.
I had a good laugh a few weeks ago about old House. I was watching Stuart Little with my daughter and *bing* on went the recognition lightbulb- Stuart Little's dad in all of the mouse movies is Hugh Laurie! Now there's a switch in character. From doctor-god to mouse-support.

Visiting Oscar's bed? No glory for me to sleep where he has, with _or_ without him in bed with me. I wouldn't refuse him a nightcap or three if his ownself or the ectoplasmal verisimili-dude version popped by to chat though.

Bullshitted by G on September 29, 2007 07:07 AM

My Wodehouse is always on my night table. And Teresa's right; you must read Wodehouse to fully appreciate the subtleties of the Jeeves/Bertie relationship.

Here is a link to the text of the very first Jeeves story. Tell me if the vid gave you anything akin to the text. ;)

Love HOUSE. Love Hugh Laurie. He and Stephen Fry did a sweet little under-rated movie called 'Peter's Friends' that I like very much.

Bullshitted by pam on September 29, 2007 09:17 AM

I don't watch House. I like Scrubs, have the hots for Dr. Elliot (she's a girl).

Also, do you think Hank Hill is stuck in Nebraska?

Bullshitted by Cappy on September 29, 2007 03:11 PM

Well I perused the hotel and I noticed they don't exactly advertise room 16. Good luck with that one. I think... I'd pass. I'm sure it is not unusual to sleep in a room where someone died... people surely die in hotels/motels all the time, but to do so knowingly? Creeps me out a bit. Then again, I'm not known to really live on the edge much.

Bullshitted by Bou on September 29, 2007 04:34 PM

Good Lord Eric! Only you would debate the pros and cons of spending a night in a possibly haunted room or Paris... ::roll of eyes:: Neither, dude! Instead, if you need that kind of excitement for you and the missus, might I suggest HERE?

:o)

Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on September 29, 2007 04:37 PM

Love "House". Adore "Blackadder"
As to staying where Oscar shuffled off his mortal coil.... if you feel soft, warm hands on Big Jim and the Twins in the night, do NOT question if they are the Missus'. Just roll with it.
Adventure (and warm soft hands) are good for the soul.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on September 30, 2007 07:06 AM

Last night I watched a programme where Steven Fry traced his ancestors and found that half of his family were from Austria and Hungary and that many of them were murdered at Auschwitz. His father's side of the family lived in poor houses in England, which Fry found most interesting, given that two generations later he himself graduated from Cambridge - quite a leap in class in less than 75 years!

Bullshitted by Mark on September 30, 2007 07:08 AM