Thursday, September 28, 2006

Possible Blackadder episode alert

Not strictly a matter of decency, I know, but I'm sure that Aarowatch readers will be interested to know that that great stylist of the English language, Oliver Kamm, has just announced (in the course of a post where he once again reminds his readers that Anthea Bell is his mother) that Christopher Hitchens will be “in conversation” with Bernard God is dead but my hair is perfect Henri-Lévy:

considered by many to be France’s leading philosopher is a prize-winning writer, novelist, journalist, and filmmaker. In ‘American Vertigo’ BHL combines a novelist’s eye and a philosopher’s depth while travelling for a year in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville ….

I think I’ll just leave it at that, since all those who follow, from a distance, the careers of these great men of letters will have no problem imagining the comedic possibilities for themselves.

5 Comments:

Anonymous redpesto said...

Are you thinking of the Dr Johnson episode in Blackadder 3?

9/28/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was kind of torn between that one and the Scarlet Pimpernel later in the same series.

9/28/2006 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger Captain Cabernet said...

Sorry, last comment was CapCab

9/28/2006 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitchens has been attacking the Pope, so I imagine he's temporarily excommunicated (is that the right word in the context?) from Global Decency.

http://img.slate.com/id/2149863

9/28/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Marc Mulholland said...

I think the Dude is still OK with the Decents - he basically attacked Benedict XVI for acting just like a Muslim.

10/02/2006 08:38:00 AM  

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