12 December 2006

Every Man and His Humour

    Something tells me Christopher Hitchens' pipeline of hate-mail has finally dried up.  I suspect, however, this piece should renew his supply. 

    Nice to see at least that Hitchens hasn't sacrificed verbal elan for the sake of political correctness; I imagine more than a few columnists are sorting out their indignation to respond to phrases like "bless their tender hearts" and "cunning minxes that they are." 

    Key quote:  "For men, it is a tragedy that the two things they prize the most—women and humor—should be so antithetical.  But without tragedy there could be no comedy."  True enough, that. 

2 comments:

RK said...

Clever, if far too long. I did not know the Nietzsche quotation, but I will remember it forever: 'A witticism is the epitaph on the death of a feeling.' Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

Dr J said...

Would have to look it up, but my admittedly addled brain recalls it as a poem being the epitaph. I do know the line was adapted by Mr Eliot ("ever poem an epitaph") in FQ.

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