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November 26th, 2016 by Bookslinger

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November 26th, 2016 07:55:11

It’s tough being an evil overlord nowadays

November 14th, 2016 by Vader

fluffy

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November 14th, 2016 17:50:40

With the Bundy’s at their Country Place

October 26th, 2016 by Bertie

My Aunt Agatha has crust to end all crusts.  One can only goggle at the sang-froid with which she puts across her desires that some poor innocent toad beneath the harrow engage in enterprises of the scaliest.  As the Americans would say, bless her heart.

As is often the case, what, what, what, the recent toad beneath the harrow was one Bertie Wooster.  “Bertie,” she said, “I wish you to join the Oregon militia stand-off under false pretenses as an informant for the FBI”

“Why, I say,” I said, “dash it.  This is the limit.  The absolute frozen limit.  What earthly reason should I have for embroiling myself in those contretemps?”

She fixed me with her steely gaze.  “Because I wish it,” she said.  Or perhaps hissed would be the mot juste.

As Jeeves would put it, vowing that I would ne’er consent, I consented.

It was rather jolly.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the great bulk of my fellow militia men were also undercover fellows.  It was rather in the nature of a costume party.  Next time I shall go as Pierrot.

A good time was had by all and sundry.

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October 26th, 2016 10:00:28

Dashed Spectacular Revelations

October 12th, 2016 by Bertie

What ho, what ho, what ho!

My pals have been wondering why I have been keeping radio silence, going dashed incommunicado and all that.  The matter is susceptible of a ready explanation, what.  Due to a contretemps of the contrempiest, around a calendar year or so ago your Bertram found himself rather accidentally affianced.  Judging it the better part of valor to not reveal that my suit had been thoroughly pressed to the prior pressee of said suit, viz., a certain flame-haired nuclear physicist gal who, if she has one fault, could be said to have a temper that could split atoms, I determined to extricate myself from the toils in a more manly, straightforward way.  To wit, I asked Jeeves.  My  man, you know.  He’s a dashed brainy cove. (more…)

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October 12th, 2016 07:55:41

“Arrr,” He Prayed

October 11th, 2016 by G.

My little son:

I prayed to God for if I could be a pirate and He said, “well, do you want to be a pirate?” and I want to know what that means?

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October 11th, 2016 06:09:12

A half-pedant

September 20th, 2016 by Vader

Like a half-wit, may be worse than none at all.

Worth working back to earlier chapters, if only for the statement:

The Gods do not like cheap signaling.

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September 20th, 2016 07:51:53

Sales are the Devil

September 19th, 2016 by G.

C.S. Lewis said that writing Screwtape was a strain.  It was spiritually dry, like writing with dust in his mouth.

Well, I just go asked to portray the Devil for a bit, and I had a blast.  (more…)

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September 19th, 2016 09:26:37

The Bridge

July 19th, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty’s version:

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July 19th, 2016 17:54:42

Milk

July 18th, 2016 by G.

2% milk is like non-alcoholic wine.

Skim milk is like [urine] in a bottle.

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July 18th, 2016 09:15:09

Wow, clean humor. 

June 22nd, 2016 by Bookslinger

www.youtube.com/studioctv.  Don’t let the fact that it’s from BYU dissuade you.  It’s hilarious.

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June 22nd, 2016 08:45:44

Resurrected in His Image

June 22nd, 2016 by G.

When we come up from the water we bear the Saviour upon our souls, on our heads, on our eyes, in our very inward parts, on all our members–Him who is pure from sin, free from all corruption, just as He was when He rose again and appeared to His disciples, as He was taken up, as He will come agin to demand the return of His treasure.

Thus we have been born; we have been stamped with Christ as though with some figure and shape.

-thus St. Nicholas Cabasilas.

He is referring to the Orthodox baptism, of course.  But it is true of our authorized baptism, and of the solemnities that occur in sacred places. (more…)

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June 22nd, 2016 06:00:30

His Majesty’s cat

June 21st, 2016 by Vader

Actually, His Majesty has four cats. This is Zoe.

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June 21st, 2016 09:22:56

Pusillanimity

June 08th, 2016 by Bertie

Stiffen up the blood, Scott Adams, dash it!  Summon up the sinews!  When the many-headed begin to throw objects in a marked manner, then’s no time for a gentleman to imitate a dashed wee slinkit timorous beastie, if slinkit is the word I mean.  That’s not the stuff to give the troops.  Take a page from the Wooster book, old bean.  When a Wooster is faced with a little unpleasantness, going all the way back to the Crusades, we have always made a manly, dignified, sneak to the exit.

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June 08th, 2016 05:59:42

A Very Special Work for the Dead

June 08th, 2016 by The Junior Ganymede

The Jr. Ganymede is the exclusive venue for the following press release:

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June 08th, 2016 05:52:03

What Groucho Declaimed

May 31st, 2016 by G.

It is probably a milestone of some sort, though I do not know what, when one of your kids flags you down to share a few lines of poetry that caught her eye, while wearing Groucho Marx spectacles and mustache.

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May 31st, 2016 20:41:31