Friday, March 9, 2012

Must These Englishmen ...

A guy on the Internet quotes another guy on the Internet, & we pull a quote & link to it. We're only in it for the invective, of course, so here it is:
The British are now among the least self-disciplined people in the world: it is as though they had undergone a gestalt switch, so that what they previously decried they now honour, and vice versa. They are the fattest people in Europe: the characteristic smell of Britain is re-used fat. They treat the country as their personal rubbish tip — there is more litter here than anywhere else comparable — and they drink brutishly. They take more drugs than anyone else. They consume without discrimination and dress abominably because they have no self-respect or respect for others, an absence that is often evident in the way they work, no small matter in a service economy. They favour the uncouth over the refined and the stupid over the intelligent; their vulgarity, like their drunkenness, is not unselfconscious but militant. They mutilate rather than beautify themselves; they care for nothing except their odious entertainments, and their popular music is a paean to their hatred of life. They are individualistic without individualism. A consumer society without taste is a horrible thing to behold.
Come on America, they're beating us at our own game!


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Funny, I was looking up "Well then, WHO IS the fattest country", and I got a Huffington Post link on the gazoogle, which of course was just copying some other site's quotes and links, which itself was lifted from the War Criminal Post.

Isn't the internet a marvelous thing?

Substance McGravitas said...

Noted authority says internet is marvelous.

Another Kiwi said...

Well played Mr McGravitas.
One despairs of Mr. Dalrymple. Such an intellect and mastery of language and yet he is snobbish fool. The English do not take tea on the lawn with the Vicar and a String Quartet playing bleedin' Waltz of the bleedin' Flowers, any more. Theo slumps on to his chaise longue clutching his very best pearls.

M. Bouffant said...

Sound Editor Asks:

What's that ringing-ing in here?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Multiple sources on the internet reporting "the internet is marvelous".

Film clip at eleven.

Anonymous said...

It's Tony Blair's fault.