Thursday, March 02, 2006

Personal to No Shit Sherlock

I got your comment about Lord Peter in my email, but I couldn't find it on M.E., so i thought I'd reply to you here. (How the hell far back in my archives were you reading, anyway? Get a life, man!)

I'm a huge Lord Peter fan. I didn't know they were doing radio broadcasts of Sayer's work. Is it like a radio show with different actors/voices etc., or is it just a reading of the novels by a pro? Either would be faboo. What time are they on? And what's the call number for Radio 7? I can't wait to listen!!!

I never pictured Peter as a Hugh Grant type. Hugh is far too awkward. The only emotions he conveys well are embarassment and befuddlement, neither of which is in Peter's emotional repertiore. I always envisioned him as a young Peter O'Toole (of Lawrence of Arabia fame). Certainly the physical similarities are there: short, slight of frame, yellow hair, clear blue eyes, and that ludicrous air of absolute control, assurance, and self-confidence.

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Oh, and remember how I mentioned a while ago that Iain was taking me to a concert this week, and i was having him for dinner before? I asked you what you thought of my menu plans? well, we're going ahead with the original plans. not sure why. it's all a bit awkward. he asked if i still wanted to go, i said i would leave it up to him, he said he'd still like to do it, and since i don't believe you can un-invite someone, i said sure. which may have been a bit stoopid. you will of course get the full story either late tonight or tomorrow, depending on how tired i am.



hamster name to be announced shortly, accompanied by photos.

13 comments:

Theo said...

Oh I don't know... Heck, I can see Hugh Grand as Wimsey a lot more harmoniously than Rupert Everett as Sherlock Holmes, or that new blond dude as James Bond. Lord Peter definitely has an awkwardness about him. "I know I have a silly face; I can't help that."

The schmoop & I are also Lord Peter fans, especially for the three episodes that made it to PBS (the first three with Harriet Vane).

Theo said...

er... Hugh GranT.
Need coffee.

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First Nations said...

ya know what? you're a big girl. go forth!
...do you mean to say that poor hamster has been nameless all this time? how do you get him to come back when you throw the ball?

Chaucer's Bitch said...

i yell "get the fucking ball you fucking lazy fuzz-face!" in response to which he looks at me imploringly with these big black buggy eyes until i realize what a callus cow i am and retrieve the sodding ball myself.


actually, i've had the name picked out since before christmas. i just didn't want to reveal it until i had some sutable photos so i could do this big unveiling post thingy with a fanfare and flourish and all that happy nonsense.

not much longer now, i promise...

patroclus said...

[public service announcement]

If you click on the link in the mail you got, you see the post where No Shit Sherlock commented.

[/public service announcement]

Lord Peter Wimsey! Oh, the crush I had on him when I was about 17! And you're right - Hugh Grant is so wrong for that role it's amazing.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

hey, thanks patroclus. that's very helpful.

who would you cast to play his lordship?

hendrix said...

He's still coming to dinner. Shit CB you're a braver woman than I! No hang on...I get it...you've decided to poison him...good girl!

I haven't read these books so I'm not commenting until I grab a copy and get up to speed.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

Not so much brave as of the belief that it's rude to 'uninvite' someone, even if it's justified. Besides, i do really like him.


Strong Poison, Murder Must Advertise, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon. In that order. Prepare to fall in love.

patroclus said...

Well, when it was on TV when I was in my late teens, they had Edward Petherbridge playing Lord Peter. And very good he was too. These days, I don't know. I don't know any actors apart from Johnny Depp (no), John Simm (really, no), Hugh Grant (not right) and David Tennant (weasel-face! no!). Actually come to think of it, Colin Firth would be a much better LPW than Grant, although not nearly skinny and blond enough...

You have my sympathies on the bloke front. I think we've all been there.

patroclus said...

Gahh, forgot what I was actually going to say, which was: totally agree on your choice of LPW books. I love Murder Must Advertise in particular.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

mmm. petherbridge was ok, but i thought he took the role a little too seriously. he didn't piffle enough to satisfy me. did he ever smile at all?

hendrix said...

Ok so that's next months amazon order - through your rowing club link natch - sorted then...

Still think that your brave esp after reading your last post...you could have poisoned him though...think what a great post that would have made. Plus I'm sure if you were blogging while in jail the Guardian would def feature you...