‘I wonder if comedy was larger in those days. You could make a bigger, larger, twat of yourself’
– the late great Rik Mayall on a supposed Golden Age of Comedy.
That old saying “write drunk, edit sober” is all wrong.
It should be: write listening to Mozart, edit listening to Miles Davis.
And do the accounts listening to the Smiths.
‘There are people who read too much: the bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.’
H L Mencken.
To which I can only say, ‘Cheers’. Though I’d query the “too much”.
I don’t know what it means when Facebook tells me I have received a ‘poke’ from someone, but it makes me most uneasy.
-Alexander Chancellor, writing in the Spectator –