Here’s a quote from an Entertainment Weekly interview with Stephen King:
“When I was a kid, my mother said, ‘Stephen if you were a girl, you’d always be pregnant.’”
Now, there’s a really scary thought…
I mean, can you imagine those kids? I mean, these are a few of his brain children…:
This from an entertaining column in today’s Guardian:
“It seems that for societies to function smoothly, their peoples must generally lack significant insight into how they function, and to believe that their set of conventions represents something fundamental and universal.”
(… and so are we, my dear. So are we…)
I loved the old TV series, so, I think I will give the remake a miss. I’m not much for upgrading nostalgia – but this is not a discussion about originals & remakes.
Though it is, in a way, a reflection on things past & present. Temps perdus & temps perfides, if you must.
In the original BBC TV drama, the genially evil Francis Ewan Urquhart has this ur spinny catchphrase, “You might think that; I couldn’t possibly comment”…
… and however much I love the little word, you might think that it is a rather sad reflection on the times that the above phrase translates into today’s mono-syllabic “Duh!”