Reading:I'm in the midst of Patrick O'Brian's "Master and Commander" but as I have no knowledge of naval terms and practices I'm a little lost. I do like Jack Aubrey's way of speech, his jovial nature, his quick friendship with Stephen Maturin.
Watching:If you're a fan of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie then you will love this. It's called "Austrailian Soap".
This clip is from an amazing movie called "Auntie Mame", starring Rosalind Russell. I'm sure it's on YouTube. The song is from the musical "Wicked" and if you've seen the movie you know that it's a good fit.