Sunday, January 25, 2009

Robert Burns

Today is Robert Burn's birthday. Now I'll roll over and go back to sleep.

I suppose I should honor the good man, but I always thought his poems sounded unintentionally comic. It's bigoted of me, yes, but the untamed Scot accent makes me think of someone running the teeth of a comb over a live, loud microphone, or the sound of an electric razor purring unattended on wash basin. I am stuck with the Monty Python sketch, which you can see here: