I’ve been sniffing about

I found this remark from George Orwell on Evelyn Waugh, ‘He’s about as good a novelist as one can be while holding untenable opinions.’

That’s not bad, considering they were both brilliant, living writers working on opposite sides of the fence, and considering the search term I used was ‘Jennifer Aniston naked.’ I wonder how the equivalent expression would come out today.

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2 Responses to I’ve been sniffing about

  1. calvininjax says:

    Where would we all be without Google? 😉

  2. Daftburger says:

    “The Welsh character is an interesting study,” said Dr Fagan. “I have often considered writing a little monograph on the subject, but I was afraid it might make me unpopular in the village. The ignorant speak of them as Celts, which is of course wholly erroneous. They are of pure Iberian stock—the aboriginal inhabitants of Europe who survive only in Portugal and the Basque district. Celts readily intermarry with their neighbors and absorb them. From the earliest times the Welsh have been looked upon as an unclean people. It is thus that they have preserved their racial integrity. Their sons and daughters rarely mate with humankind except their own blood relations. In Wales there was no need for legislation to prevent the conquering people intermarrying with the conquered …”

    Pulis Out! 😀

    http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200305/hitchens#

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