November 21, 2006

If Parody is the Word I Want...

Christopher Buckley spins a spot-on Jeeves and W. parody in the New Yorker:

“Dash it, Jeeves, the only exit strategy is victory.”

“Yes, sir. So Dr. Kissinger keeps insisting. And yet, as the Bard would suggest, ripeness is all.”

“What are you talking about?”

“ ‘King Lear,’ sir. A play by the late Mr. Shakespeare.”

“Just spit it out.”

“As you may recall, sir, I had suggested replacing Mr. Rumsfeld before the election, rather than after.”

“Deuced good idea, Jeeves. See to it immediately. Walk him up the scaffold, and no blindfold. That’ll get us a few votes.”

We W.s are slow to anger, but, when the feeling comes, the ground around us trembles.

“If I may, sir?”

“What is it, Jeeves?”

“The election is over.”

“Oh. Dash it all, Jeeves, you might have told me.”

(via Andrew Sullivan.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 21, 2006 04:48 PM | TrackBack

Oh my god, I had tears from laughing.

Posted by: Sasha at November 22, 2006 05:26 PM