Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's, Honey, Your Brain Smells Delicious

For the last few weeks, Viva, Bravo, PBS or the W Network has been playing A LOT of Jane Austen movies. During the same time period Supreme Leader has been enjoying reminding me when they would be on or how many hours until the next one was on or how much longer one would be on while I was downstairs watching something else. This was usually followed by some comment on the dreamy Mr. Darcy. Now, if I peed sitting down or wore the rainbow jersey I'd be more than happy to take a carriage ride with Colin Firth, but since I don't, I think I'll just play on the computer or watch The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

But it's Valentine's, so I decided to dust off the romance and find a little common ground.



"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead."


I know what you're thinking. She's a lucky woman. Yup. She sure is.


PS. Keely, this is for you too.

54 comments:

  1. Mr Darcy *is* absolutely dreamy.

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  2. I'm fed up of the over production of period dramas, so this is a welcome piece.

    There is so much scope, an abundance of possibility.

    Pride and Predudice and Hamsters
    Pride and Predudice and Earwigs
    Pride and Predudice and Grand Theft Auto...

    Oh I could go on...an overwhelming creative urge!

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  3. Oh, that's absolutely perfect!

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  4. I pee sitting down all the time, so? Oh, wait, too much beer could have something to do with that...

    *sniff* You're beautiful, man. SL is a lucky woman indeed. But if you ever cahnge your mind, I'll wait for you....(erk) :)

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  5. She is a lucky woman... I so want to read that book!

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  6. I smell my new book club selection!!! : )

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. I love Mr. Darcy.

    Good book selection ... something for everyone!

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  8. That's a real book! LOL I thought you made it up!

    Well, for the record, I've never read a Jane Austen novel nor have I seen any movie based on a Jane Austen novel. Does that make me one of the guys?

    I do pee sitting down though.

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  9. I may actually want to read that book now..

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  10. You are hilarious! Love your blog.

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  11. Aunt Ruth thought this abstract was hilarious and she hasn't been drinking, yet. The day is young. Too funny.

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  12. If SL ever leaves, I am so here for you.

    As for having to sit down to pee, check this out if you want to stand with the boys. Gross in a hysterical kind of way.

    http://www.femalefreedom.ca/default.htm

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  13. LOL!!! How about...
    Sense and Sensibility the art of becoming a Zombie???

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  14. At least she doesn't make you watch them with her.

    And Mr. Darcy is dreamy!

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  15. You just keep givin til it hurts....I hope SL knows what a good thing she's got :)

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  16. '...delightful comedy of manners.'

    That's porn, right?

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  17. Zombies!! I heart zombies! Where was this book when I was in school...gahhh!

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  18. I HEARD ABOUT THAT!! On Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. I am VERY cool.

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  19. And by "that" I mean Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was for the bluff the listener segment, and I did NOT guess that choice.

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  20. I don't know if it was your intention when you sat down to write this post, but I am liking Supreme Leader more and more. I'm starting to think she might be too good for you...

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  21. You need professional help.

    And I love your wife.

    Mr. Darcy all the way! If you know what I mean *wink* *wink*

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  22. Well that is one turn I never would have expected for Miss Bennet and Mr. Darcy but heck, anything is possible right?

    But I really wouldn't care - as long as I am with Colin Firth, I will be in happy heaven.

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  23. My hubby would love this version!! And would make for great TV. LOL!!

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  24. That is one odd book cover! Yep, sure is. Say hi to Sarah Connors for me!

    Have a super Valentines Weekend!

    - Jennifer

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  25. you crack me UP!

    Now, I'm off to watch me some Mr. Darcy...

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  26. Hi-larious!!

    Love this one.
    Happy Valentine's Day and

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

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  27. I'm waiting to watch Sense, Sensibility, and Spooky Spirits next!

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  28. Well...there's one I'll be missing...

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  29. If that story is anything like Twilight I will gouge out my eyes with a hammer!

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  30. Tell Supreme Leader she can give
    u a slap just for me.
    We had snow again today, enuff
    already.

    ps Your father let u watch too
    many horror shows!

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  31. Tell Supreme Leader she can give
    u a slap just for me.
    We had snow again today, enuff
    already.

    ps Your father let u watch too
    many horror shows!

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  32. Thanks. I don't think classing them up is going to help, but thanks for trying.

    Is it bad that I want to read that now? God, I'm such a masochist.

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  33. Zombies might actually make that book interesting.

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  34. Mr. Darcy is fine, but McSteamy is the one I dream of all the time.

    Rhyme of the day, in tribute to V-Day (and I DON'T mean vagina), cuz there will be NONE of that.

    Tried to vote for you on the He/She thang, but where in hell do you do it?

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  35. My heart melted a little bit reading this post. Sigh.

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  36. Oh my god, this is so exciting. It could bring so many couples together in so many special, disturbing ways. All it needs, in my humble opinion, is some butt plugs.

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  37. Umm...nice. You might want to have a plan B. Just sayin.

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  38. Hmmm I KNOW I've SEEN the movie before. I believe even BOTH versions of it. (which are nearly exactly the same except for the actors that play the characters.)

    Honestly ... give me a good shoot-em-up-get-the-bad-guys-armageddon-type-explosion flick anytime. I'm there, I'll even bring the popcorn!

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  39. As long as there are no vampires named Edward, I'm in.

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  40. Um, yeah... I am so not good with the whole zombie thing. That picture alone makes my scream like a little girl!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  41. Ha ha! When I saw the pic, I thought, 'Whoa, the Captain is getting Photoshop down!' But it's real, cool.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  42. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that.

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  43. Awesome. It's going on my list!

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  44. Wow...hope she thanks her lucky stars every night for such a romantical dreamer as you! :)

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  45. Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a bone crushing zombie! Excellent.

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  46. While you are going there, I heard Bruce Willis is coming out with a new movie - "Die hard (on Viagra)"

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  47. Wow. I can't begin to describe how happy this book makes me. Thank you so much for posting this. I'm off to pre-order!

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  48. You are whacked, plain and simple.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.