Monday, 8 January 2007

A Sometime Tonic

Mr Thomas Fuller has suggested that I give up reading The Guardian for the sake of my sanity and general wellbeing; but then I should have to forgo such delights as the following:
Students used to be people of principle. Always ready to hurl a rotten egg and tomato. Now they’re mostly corporate-sponsored Tories. The ugly apprentice face of Western capitalism. [1]
For sure, it is often a depressant, perhaps with long-term ill-effect, but sometimes such sixth-form silliness feels like a veritable tonic.

[1] Thomas, commenting on Brendon O’Neill, “All the young prudes”, Comment is Free (The Guardian’s weblog), 7th January 2007.

2 comments:

Ralph Hill said...

Deogolwulf, Thomas Fuller has sadly gone to the Great Blog in the Sky. Scotton Pinkney has gone with him; for it had been hijacked by libellous commenters who were represented a threat, albeit a tiny one, to the Fuller finances and peace of mind. Also, he switched to the new Blogger and cannot for the life of him find out how to access his two former accounts, SP being attached to one and Farthing's Compendium (still up there) to the other.

Deogolwulf said...

It is sad news indeed.