Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Witty line on clever repartee

“No one really cares about the facts Hitchens brings to bear. He could be making one case today and the opposite case tomorrow. Would anybody notice? They’re just interested in the rococo tapestry he weaves around the facts. You don’t walk away saying, ‘I’ve learned X, Y or Z from Hitchens,’ you walk away saying, ‘Wasn’t that a witty line? Wasn’t that a clever repartee?’ ”

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6 Comments:

Blogger Father Park said...

Exactly.

As Eliot Parsons would say.

Hitchens is a twit... or is that a twat?

2/10/08 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Jacob said...

Present tense?

2/10/08 9:52 AM  
Blogger Father Park said...

Any tense...

2/10/08 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Jacob said...

Speaking of Eliot Parsney, I've been having a squiz over at WD...

Now, what in the world is this latest neverending rant about, on that US economy thread? Obviously its about the US credit crisis, etc., but what the hell is that demented abacus trying to prove, exactly? Other than what a grade-A fucking genius he is, I mean? Did that Scot D guy say something unflattering about Dubya's response to the crisis or something?

Oh never mind, I don't think I really want to know.

3/10/08 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Harry Heidelberg said...

It's not what you say, it's how you say it.

9/10/08 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Jacob said...

You're just saying that.

9/10/08 5:10 PM  

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