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Wednesday, 14 October 2015


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Dalrymple is superb. As you would expect from a doctor, behind the cutting edge there is a really strong concern for humanity. He seems to like people, but to detest the mess that we can get ourselves into.

"Success is not final, failure is not failure," I just can't be arsed to continue
to paraphrase Winnie

That will be 50 lines by tomorrow morning, Miss Red, the quote is "... failure is not fatal".

(To 'tell truth and shame the devil' I'd never heard that quote before and so I had to look it up! Proper nit-picker, ain't I?)

("Proper nit-picker, ain't I?"

When its somebody else!)

sufficiently humbled. My clever post has been ruined.

I dare do all that may become a man; Who can be arsed to do more is none.

No Dalrymple is right, it doesn't quite work, but I'm sure the Guardian would make something of it.

Well of course it's "when it's somebody else", JK, I'm hardly going to pick my own nits - in public, too!

You are forgiven, Miss Red, so long as you continue to publish those pictures of delightful ladies - and so long as continue to produce sentences like this in reply to one of your commenters on the subject of autumn:
"The colours, the smell, the coolness of the air. When I was younger a teacher tried to tell me it was a season dying. I could never see it that way. More like a season cuddling up for the winter...."

On the other hand, you, Uncle Mort, are a very naughty boy - but you make me laugh!

You should tell Dalrymple - 'ask a silly question and you get a silly answer'.

Crooks who are in prison are not burgling your house.

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