On Friday (day 4), we basically just watched videos. Specifically, we watched this featurette about P.G. Wodehouse’ life, the first half of an episode of the Jeeves and Wooster adaptation starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and also some clips from various movie adaptations of Three Men in a Boat.
I don’t really feel like getting into a biography of P.G. Wodehouse at the moment (which is partly why this post is late), but basically it seems like he was a sweet, naive man who wasn’t much cut out for the real world without the support of his wife and step-daughter, who (mostly) kept him from becoming entangled in something silly and disastrous. I think this explains why all his books seem super insulated from the “real world,” something that tends to annoy the more cynical of us.
To keep this post from getting uber boring, here’s my favorite clip of the 1975 Three Men in a Boat movie, starring Tim Curry, Michael Palin, and Stephen Moore. It’s the bit with the tin of pineapple: