Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Narcissists' Manifesto

Harry Hutton at Chase me Ladies is being as bitterly misanthropic as ever:
This is why life has become such a pain in the harris. You call the bank, and they don’t answer the phone because they don’t like banking, and want to do something “fulfilling” instead, like the guy who gets fired out of cannons at the circus.

Well let me tell you something. When the ratio of bankers to cannonning clowns falls below 10,000 to 1, you’ve got a problem. No nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
Hutton reminds me of Bernard Black, and his famous phrase "Don't make me sick into my own scorn". A phrase so good I've long wished to find occasion to use it, but I just haven't been able to. Don't think I'm bitter enough. Ah well, give me a few years. I'm sure I can get there.

1 comment:

Steve Bodio said...

How about Larissa's 'Writhing in apathy' (which she did pick up from Ken Tynan)?