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    "abnegation of self"

    Wonderful quote from Mr Stephen Fry. Watch the second part recommendation.


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    "Abnegation"

    That's a new word for me, I had to look it up. Looking forward to using it, thanks.

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    It is a wonderful word. I'm not one for pontification.

    But I did enjoy watching Stephens thoughts.

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    Clever guy without a doubt but I can't watch him without thinking he's perving me up.

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    And of course, something with a cameo appearance from one of TD's members.


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    On the Hay Sessions interviews he managed to rabbit on for hours about subjects beggining with each letter of the alphabet - so 26 in all.

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    he's light ,he's my brother.

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    Reading Stephen Fry is like trying to understand the Jabberwocky. His words come out in great lyrical swathes, but make little sense to the common man without the use of a bloody good dictionary and a set of encyclopedias to figure out what he's on about.
    JABBERWOCKY

    Lewis Carroll

    (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.



    "Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!"

    He took his vorpal sword in hand:
    Long time the manxome foe he sought --
    So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
    And stood awhile in thought.

    And, as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
    Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!

    One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

    "And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
    He chortled in his joy.


    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    left out Amen at the end.

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    Has a very loud inhale.

    Is there a word for that?

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    Gasp?

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    Interesting fellow. He loves Brits for sure. Good points about America.

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    The man's a self-obsessed wankstain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lysander
    The man's a self-obsessed wankstain.
    Quite a grasp of vocabularly you have yourself there. Well done!

    As for self-obsessed, in the clip(s) he's talking about how interacting with others is a good thing. How is that self-obsessed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyFarley View Post
    On the Hay Sessions interviews he managed to rabbit on for hours about subjects beggining with each letter of the alphabet - so 26 in all.
    Bet that was riveting stuff. I always remember Stephen Fry running off and going into hiding after one of his plays got panned by the critics in the UK.

    They usually wheel him out these days to offer lots of hot air on any topic deemed "clever" or gay.

    I find him annoyingly smug, btw. Some people have said that about me, so fair's fair, I suppose.

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    He blithly claims doing work you enjoy as one of the secrets to happiness.
    Easy to say when he's got loadsa money.
    The hoi polloi usually aren't in such a nice position.

    Enjoy his acting, but, his oratory is very much like his prose. Far too florid and lengthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    Clever guy without a doubt but I can't watch him without thinking he's perving me up.
    I seriously doubt that you're his 'type', Knobski. Unless he likes a little sink estate trash now and then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    Has a very loud inhale. Is there a word for that?
    He has a deviated nasal septum.

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    ^His nose is bent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent
    ^His nose is bent.
    Not just his nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lysander
    The man's a self-obsessed wankstain.
    Quite a grasp of vocabularly you have yourself there. Well done!

    As for self-obsessed, in the clip(s) he's talking about how interacting with others is a good thing. How is that self-obsessed?
    Do you mean vocabulary?

    Interacting with others is undoubtedly the only way to be human. Tweeting at your coterie isn't interaction.

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