Wednesday weirdness

April 7, 2021

This video is ancient — even older than YouTube! — and about as amateurish as a video can be, but it still cracks me up every time I watch it. If you are unfamiliar with the plot of Pride and Prejudice, you should probably give this one a miss, as it will make no sense whatsoever.

Today’s cultural moment

January 28, 2019

In honor of the 206th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, here are a couple of magazine covers that will make no sense to anyone who is not a fan of either the novel or the 1995 screen adaptation.

Jane Dough

August 13, 2013

The last time I was in England, Charles Darwin’s face was on the ten-pound note. The Bank of England’s new design is a great improvement, and guaranteed to warm the hearts of Austen lovers everywhere.

The new improved ten-pound note is scheduled to debut in 2017. And if you’re dying to know whose face will grace the new five-pound note, you can check it out here.

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