Teesside Snog Monster (jiggery_pokery) wrote,
Teesside Snog Monster

It's all gone horribly weblog

Long before J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter, there was a famous satire of the life at a minor English public (ie, parents must pay high fees) school. It was written from the perspective of the anti-hero, nigel molesworth (sic) and replete with period slang, patent GRAMMER and schoolboy humour. This started life as a series of articles in "Punch" magazine and was eventually published as a series of four books, of which the first, "Down with Skool", is the most famous. Happily, Geoffrey Willans' humour (and Ronald Searle's pictures) still amuse in context today.

The charming and talented Ms. worrals has written a top-notch Molesworth/Potterverse crossover, authentic and loving to both literary traditions. If only all crossovers were this good.

"Wot if nigel molesworth, the curse of st custards, found himself at hoggwarts skool for WITCHCRAFT and wizzardry eh? Read on..."

Probably not recommended unless you have at least a passing familiarity with both originals, but run - don't walk - to have a look at it if you do. Funniest thing I've seen all month.

A late contender for second place is BBCi's so-bad-it's-good picture of Major Ingram who has just been charged with conspiracy and deception in the WWTBAM? cheating scandal. What are those hands doing?

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