"Take no heed of her...She reads a lot of books."
~Jasper Fforde

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ripping Yarns

Last night, after a wonderful conversation with the Roomie (who I've missed very much), the Brother and I have started watching the BBC television series Ripping Yarns (staring Michael Palin; written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones). It's so funny! We were really enjoying it, but because of time constraints, we were only able to watch the first two episodes: Tomkinson's Schooldays and The Testing of Eric Olthwaite. If the rest of the series is as hilarious as these first two episodes, then I can guarantee that we are in for a treat!

For those of you who are not familiar with this series, Ripping Yarns is a spoof of the adventure stories read by Edwardian school boys. Each episode if of a different place and time period; and each story is deliciously funny :3


  1. I miss my roomies too. I'm homesick for school. :-(

  2. I think a re-visit is in order.

    The book I purchased is called 'The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.' I read some wonderful lines on the thumb through...but I don't know yet, if it's one to recommend. It might be beneath your current level of education, seeing it's children's lit. ;)

    When are we watching RHPS?!


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