the allahakbarries
if you were like me growing up and populated all of your fantasy sports teams not with famous athletes but famous writers, then you will derive a modest amount of non-sexual arousal from the allahakbarries—a super group of edwardian literary cricketeers.
j. m. barrie founded the sports club in 1890, naming it a bizarre portmanteau of his surname + allāhu akbar. its membership consisted of:
arthur conan doyle, a character in several sherlock holmes stories
jerome k. jerome, a person notable for his his name
a. a. milne, who was obsessed with pooh
p. g. wodehouse, [p. g. stands for pussy gangster]
paul du chaillu, the “discover of gorillas*”
charles tennyson, a lesser tennyson
as well as a bunch of editors from punch, a humor magazine acquired by rupert murdoch in 1919
barry wrote a book on the team (allahakbarries c.c.) which was published via vanity press in 1899. there is also this recommended account by modern author, kevin telfer.
in conclusion: the allahakbarries were the rock bottom remainders of the literary cricket set.

the allahakbarries

if you were like me growing up and populated all of your fantasy sports teams not with famous athletes but famous writers, then you will derive a modest amount of non-sexual arousal from the allahakbarries—a super group of edwardian literary cricketeers.

j. m. barrie founded the sports club in 1890, naming it a bizarre portmanteau of his surname + allāhu akbar. its membership consisted of:

  • arthur conan doyle, a character in several sherlock holmes stories
  • jerome k. jerome, a person notable for his his name
  • a. a. milne, who was obsessed with pooh
  • p. g. wodehouse, [p. g. stands for pussy gangster]
  • paul du chaillu, the “discover of gorillas*
  • charles tennyson, a lesser tennyson
  • as well as a bunch of editors from punch, a humor magazine acquired by rupert murdoch in 1919

barry wrote a book on the team (allahakbarries c.c.) which was published via vanity press in 1899. there is also this recommended account by modern author, kevin telfer.

in conclusion: the allahakbarries were the rock bottom remainders of the literary cricket set.

April 4, 2013
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