Chap with a story to tell...  

Sundry Links to a PGW society, an interesting comparison of literary styles, the afw faq, the Junior Drones Club, the Great Pumpkin Handicap, a short story (!) and a PGW quote server. 

Plus, a little something I typed out.

Book review of Joy in the Morning 
Bound to your bookseller, leap to your library 
Deluge your dealer with bakshish and bribery, 
Lean on the counter and never say when, 
Wodehouse and Wooster are with us again. 
Flourish the fish-slice, your buttons unloosing, 
Prepare for the fabulous browsing and sluicing, 
And quote, till you're known as the neighbourhood nuisance, 
The gems that illuminate the browsance and sluisance. 
Oh, fondle each gem, and after you quote it, 
Kindly inform me just who wrote it. 
Which came first, the egg or the rooster, 
P.G.Wodehouse or Bertram Wooster? 
I know hawk from handsaw, and Finn from Fiji, 
But I can't disentangle Bertram from P.G. 
I inquire in the school room, I ask in the road house, 
Did Wodehouse write Wooster, or Wooster write Wodehouse? 
Bertram Wodehouse and P.G.Wooster. 
They are linked in my mind like Simon and Schuster. 
No matter which fumbled in '41, 
Or which the woebegone figure of fun. 
I deduce how the faux pas came about; 
It was clearly Jeeves's afternoon out. 
Now Jeeves is back, and my cheeks are crumply 
From watching him glide through Steeple Bumpleigh. 
-Ogden Nash 

The address of the Public Orator, Oxford University, June 1939 
Ecce auctor magicus, quo non expertior alter 
delectae animos hominum risusque movere. 
Namque novas scaenae personas intulit et res 
Ridiculas cuique adiunxit. Cui non bene notus 
dives opum iuvenis, comisque animique benigni, 
nec quod vult fecisse capax, nisi fidus Achates 
ipse doli fabricator adest vestisque decentis 
arbiter? Aut comes ille loquax et ventre rotundo 
cui patruusque neposque agnatorum et domus omnis 
miranda in vita-sic narrat- fata obierunt? 
Nobilis est etiam Clarens, fundique paterni 
et suis eximiae dominues, Psimtheusque "relicta 
cui fac cuncta," Augustus item qui novit amores 
ranicularum, aliusque alio sub sidere natus. 
Non vitia autem hominum naso suspendit adunco 
sed tenera pietate notat, peccataque ridet. 
Hoc quoque, lingua etsi repleat plebeia chartas, 
non incomposito patitur pede currere verba, 
concinnus, lepidus, puri sermonis amator. 
Quid multa? Quem novere omnes, testimonio non eget. Praesento vobis festi- 
vun caput-Petroniumne dicam an Terentium nostrum?-Pelham Grenville 
Wodehouse, Societatis Litterarum sodalem, ut admittatur honoris causa 
ad gradum Doctoris in litteris. 
Source: P.G. Wodehouse - A Biography by Frances Donaldson 
Last modified April 13, 1997. Swami