The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Thursday, November 20, 2003


Jeff Jarvis posted this a few days ago:


The Guardian asks 60 people what they want to say to Bush. Among the results:


: Harold Pinter: I'm sure you'll be having a nice little tea party with your fellow war criminal, Tony Blair. Please wash the cucumber sandwiches down with a glass of blood, with my compliments.

: Salam Pax: I am glad that someone is doing the cleaning up, and thank you for getting rid of that scary guy with the hideous moustache that we had for president. But I have to say that the advertisements you were dropping from your B52s before the bombs fell promised a much more efficient and speedy service. We are a bit disappointed. So would you please, pretty please, with sugar on top, get your act together and stop telling people you have Iraq all figured out when you are giving us the trial-and-error approach?

: Julie Burchill: George,
Great job, keep it up!




I assumed this was a parody of the IMAO or Scrappleface variety. Imagine my surprise when I clicked the link and found out that these quotes were authentic! Yes, there really is a famous playwright named Harold Pinter who behaves in a manner that would ashame a teenager complaining about his unjust curfew. (And for that matter, everyone's favorite blogger from last March really is a crypto-Baathist and whining ingrate.)

By the way, there's plenty more where Jeff's sample came from:


Dear Jorge,

Look out! Behind you!!

Hahahahahahahaha, only kidding.

Love,
DBC Pierre
Novelist




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