My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

01 May 2006

Austen City Limits

Providence has conspired to bring me into closer contact with Jane Austen than has previously been the case. This is okay, as it gives me something to write here about.

First, thoughts I had which I either did or did not express out loud whilst watching the newest Pride and Prejudice (I will admit, with only a little embarassment, that I sorta teared up during Mr. Bennett's talk with his daughter Elizabeth: "I didn't think anyone could ever deserve you."):

  • Now I don't have to read the book.
  • We're never having any more daughters. Only sons. And rich sons.
  • Wow, that was good [upon Mr. Darcy's "bewitched, body and soul" speech]
  • These people need jobs. Seriously, if they had good stuff to do, they wouldn't be as worried about balls and rich aunts and matchmaking.
Second, a passage from Mansfield Park about preachers: [from Miss Crawford] Oh, no doubt he [a potential pastor] is very sincere in preferring an income ready made, to the trouble of working for one; and has the best intentions of doing nothing at all the rest of his days but eat, drink, and grow fat. It is an indolence, Mr. Bertram, indeed - indolence and love of ease - a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergymen has nothing to do but to be slovenly and selfish - read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work, and the business of his own life is to dine.

Well, there it is, the business of my life is to dine. I'm going to McDonald's.

6 comments:

andyfest said...

I went to the Austin City Limits festival last summer and it was a blast! Very hot, though. Wilco puts on such a great show.

It's Monday and I don't want to work.

Sir Ryan said...

Can you believe the purists dislike the new P&P? One of the big complaints is that it's too "campy" in the final scene. "They would never be outside sitting on deck furniture and making-out!" Bah: it's a great film and much easier to watch than the 6-hour BBC version. (I have nothing against the BBC version; it's just long and rather poorly-produced.)

I can't remember where I heard the term the "idle rich." A sermon? A blog post? It might've been Rush Limbaugh. In fact, I think it was. Anyway, he was explaining that the likes of Paris Hilton are always getting into scandals because they are idle and have no responsibilities. They don't contribute anything to society other than the general degredation of our culture with their hedonistic lifestyle.

Ellen Olivetti said...

Well, we all know pastors only work one day a week! Go forth and dine, my son!

Catherine said...

Ah, but can you EVER really be too busy for balls and rich aunts and matchmaking?

BJ said...

I have to second Ryan's thoughts about the new P&P--it's definitely more artistically done than the BBC version. While it strays from the text at some points, it remains true to Austen's spirited main character, Elizabeth. Austen is just plain awesome--old-school style.

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