Monday Multimedia: Aisha And Victorians And Amateurs, Oh My! Edition


Alert Janeite Patsy directed our attention to a new CD of Haydn piano trios, which might certainly have been played by Jane Austen or one of her more accomplished heroines, in which the liner notes mention Jane Austen, the Gothic, and Northanger Abbey. Download or listen to samples at The Classical Shop.

Remember the Jane Austen Fight Club thing that was all over the Internets last week? Some more info is coming out about it. We saw in a few places commenters claiming that it was an amateur work by a bunch of friends, and this post on EW’s Popwatch blog does nothing to dispel that implication.


Not Really Laurel Ann

However, Intrepid Janeite Reporter Laurel Ann took her CSI kit and prodded around the edges a bit, and discovered some interesting information about the “amateur” production. The young lady profiled in EW, Emily Janice Card, is an actress with several audiobooks on her resume. She also is the daughter of the author Orson Scott Card. So while the video is not as “amateur” as it might have first appeared, it’s still very funny, and we dare say it will help Miss Card in her career. (Also we are really looking forward to Emily Brontë’s American Psycho. “Because that’s what Heathcliff was. Except British.”)

With the impending release of not-at-all-amateur Aisha, there are a lot of new promo videos and articles floating around. Continue reading

Monday Multimedia: Bring It On, We’ve Got A Cluebat Edition


Thanks to the MANY, MANY Alert Janeites who sent us the link to this very amusing YouTube video of Jane Austen’s Fight Club:

Now, THIS is how you do a mash-up. Take the funny idea and KEEP IT SHORT. AND THEN STOP.

“How’s that going for you? Being clever?”



Thanks to all the Alert Janeites who made this the true definition of a viral video *takes deep breath*: Danielle, Amelia, Tasha, Mackenzie, Maria L., Fine-eyed Elizabeth, Lisa, and John!