Saturday, July 25, 2009

Like it is

I am a crew member of that ship of fools, the sneering liberal elite, a cheerleader of the chattering classes, a loathsome Labour luvvie, a champagne socialist a – goddammit – a celebrity, a twittering celebrity dripping with the sickening syrup of popular culture, political correctness and nauseating kneejerk liberalism that is the leading symptom if not the primary cause of our national decay. It is as if all nature conspired to make a living suppurating mass, a walking purulent bolus compounded of all the poison and pus that oozes and weeps from the sores of today’s Britain and gave it legs, life and a name.

-Stephen Fry

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

what has this got to do with anything?

Zvi said...

Interesting quote.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Second both comments

Leo de Toot said...

Dear Mr. R.S.
Interesting quote from someone who has made his fortune by acting (being?) the classic upper-class twit. His observations are correct but is he sincere?
As always, ignoring the pretentious, LdT.
P.S. He was a great Jeeves though.

e said...

I suppose y'all like the high-falutin' style with which this was written, but I don't. All this fanciness just makes it hard to understand what the heck he's talking about.

e said...

btw, the evil Shabbaton was GREAT (i.e. subscribing).

sarabonne said...

That's quite the quote.

Sebastion said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

trs: we havent heard from u in a while. any update coming soon?

The Real Shliach said...

Anon: When does anything I write have to do with anything?

Zvi: I thought so.

Ldt: That he was.

e: A pity you don't appreciate beautiful language.

Sara: 'tis.

Sebastion: Ditto.

Anon: Yup.

be a birther, follow me and comment, guest blog? said...

whats a bolus?
to lazy to look it up

The Real Shliach said...

1: a rounded mass: as a: a large pill b: a soft mass of chewed food
2 a: a dose of a substance (as a drug) given intravenously b: a large dose of a substance given by injection for the purpose of rapidly achieving the needed therapeutic concentration in the bloodstream

e said...

the point is not to appreciate beautiful language. the point is to get the point across.

(I really shouldn't use "point" to mean two different things in one sentence. n'nu. so my language wasn't so beautiful, but that's not the point.)

The Real Shliach said...

Evidently you don't appreciate the charms of poetry.

e said...

true that.