Monday, March 03, 2008
'I care passionately about....': I wish to be seen as the sort of person who is thought by the inattentive to care passionately.
'I am a free spirit': I suffer from crippling, infantile narcissism. Best to count your forks after I leave.
'I go with the flow': I am a free spirit (see above) and my pathological selfishness prevents me from observing elementary social niceties.
'I read Gertrude Himmelfarb': I am, like all neocons, an unreconstructed Trotskyist and, anyway, I am Prime Minister.
'I work for the BBC': I am terrified of any challenge to my comfortably conventional views and I must, therefore, pretend to be impartial. (Thanks to Nick Cohen.)
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:29 am