I’m constantly collecting bookmarks, and since I enjoy link posts (sometimes a source of the bookmarks), I thought I would make link posts occasionally. I’d prefer mine to be themed though, so this one is about generations, generation divide, etc.
I’m still not tired of finding new satires on millennials. So, here is another one some of our friends mentioned.
Here is an extremely interesting division of all the U.S. generations (I found this after wondering how many generations back any American could trace his lineage, assuming the furthest limit).
This is a main cause for millennial issues. Also, hilarious, and points out parental issues (although you can have brats without material indulgence, or any indulgence at all) . . . and the snowball effect. This is common sense, people. Or rather should be.
Can you score well on these 8th grade exams? I printed them out and started, then realized I should just use them for reference to study!
I’m a millennial, I realize, and I don’t like when the boomers bash us, um, I don’t think the people responsible for raising us and our parents should talk about irresponsibility, ya know?! I’ve read several criticisms of that generation’s selfishness . . . snowball effect. Nevertheless, I am usually disgusted with my generation and the one after that (Gen Z, post-Millennial, iGen, whatever you want to call it), I know
somemost criticisms are true (I just don’t swallow the disbelief, self-righteousness, and irresponsibility of the older generations, um, sorry, its pretty easy to figure out how it happened). Anyway, when people hilariously point out the absurdities of my generation, I enjoy it mightily (and I know I deserve a lot of it too).
Watch this video. It’s hilarious. One of the laughing out loud videos. While you are on the Studio C channel, watch, “You’re so Lucky.” Another good recent one dealing with the competitiveness of hardships (!) and the condescending, “I wish I had your kind of time” attitude. Not as good as “You Deserve a Better You” but still hilarious. Yay, for clean humor. And yay, for particularly relevant humor.
Any family members wondering about the screams coming from my room?Mockingjay Parody Peeta’s Song (FYI, I am team Peeta, but this is too good), James Austen, Prom Dress Gone Wrong, Republicans vs. Democrats, International Relations.Anglophiles should adore the last two.
This book is the best of the Jeeves and Wooster books so far. I thought this mixed the best of both worlds. Bertie was more human and Jeeves more Jeeves (although I missed some of the descriptiveness of the first book). The stories had more variety in type. I skipped a few stories because they were the same as some in My Man Jeeves except in this one Wodehouse changed the names to Jeeves and Wooster where applicable.
The last story . . . I could die. And it is written in Jeeves’s perspective. He was quite calculating and cruel. I need to see these shows.
I only listed the first three Jeeves and Wooster novels for which I am thankful because although I will continue to read them, I do not find them deep enough to review easily.
Jeeves remained in the background in this book, and this book contained fewer hilarious descriptions of him which I found disappointing. A few of the stories focused on Bertie exclusively, but they mostly seemed to revolve around his friend Bingo Little who constantly dragged Bertie into his scrapes. Bertie seemed more of a person than a caricature in this book which I appreciated. I did not find this book uproariously funny, but I did enjoy it.
Oh, and you will meet the ancestors of the best twins, Gred and Forge of course, in the world.
I was less than impressed when I tried a story from Carry on Jeeves for a long dead book club. I picked up My Man Jeeves a couple months ago, but I read it slowly and had not finished it before I had to return it to the library. I got it back and finished it . . . and wished I had ordered more. So I think I will like them more as I try more. I shamelessly dog-eared the library book, and lo and behold these dog-ears were still intact when I borrowed it again (it was a large print which might explain its, um, popularity). Here are some delicious descriptions of Jeeves which I enjoyed greatly:
“Jeeves projected himself in from the dining room and materialized on the rug. Lady Malvern tried to freeze him with a look, but you can’t do that sort of thing to Jeeves. He is look-proof.” Page 47.
“Jeeves shimmered in with the glass . . . ” Page 55.
“Jeeves filtered in with the tea.” Page 59.
“In this matter of shimmering into rooms the chappie is rummy to a degree . . . He moves from point to point with as little uproar as a jelly fish.” Page 64.
“He trickled into my room . . . ” Page 66.
“Jeeves was standing on the horizon, looking devilish brainy.” Page 73.
“For the first time in our long connection I observed Jeeves almost smile. The corner of his mouth curved quite a quarter of an inch, and for a moment his eye ceased to look like a meditative fish’s.” Page 165.
“I’d always thought of Jeeves as a natural phenomenon . . . ” Page 175.
“Next morning Jeeves came round. It was all so home-like when he floated noiselessly into the room that I nearly broke down.” Page 179.
“Then he streamed imperceptibly toward the door and flowed silently out.” Page 180.
Bertie’s brilliant conversational skills : “Tea, tea, tea–what? what?” Oops, didn’t get the page.
This made it as the first entry into my quote book. Brilliant, yes?!
“…he had seen his aunt to whatever hamlet it was that she was the curse of . . . ” Page 188.
Wodehouse, P.G. My Man Jeeves. Sanbornville, New Hampshire 2004 Large Print Book Company.
Forgive my lazy quoting and citing.
Much of the rest of the humor was the slap-in-the-face-“you must laugh” type which isn’t exactly my type of humor, but like I said, I think these books could grow on me.