I know exactly what you are thinking. It is more obvious to me than a penguin riding a bicycle through Piccadilly: ‘Why Wooster?’ That’s what you’re thinking. In fact, you might even be wondering: ‘Why Wooster? What Wooster? Where Wooster?’ Am I right? Thank you.
Well, it is my belief that Bertram Wilberforce Wooster has endured a pretty rough time of it over the years. He is the main character, and indeed the narrator, in all of the Jeeves and Wooster stories written by the inimitable PG Wodehouse, and yet it is Bertie’s butler who receives the unmitigated adulation of millions around the world. Indeed, my first question would be ‘Why not Wooster?’
So I have decided to take the issue by the scruff of the neck and give it a bally good shaking. To that end, I have created the World of Wooster, using this marvellous new instrument known to young people as the interweb.
The World of Wooster is the first stirring of elbows, the initial girding of loins, the inaugural greasing of palms, to begin the old heave-ho that one day will place the magnificent Bertie Wooster on the pedestal he so richly deserves. This is a work that will require the shimmering intellect of a Jeeves and the chilled steel core of a Wooster. And during the exercise I shall be eating mostly fish.