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:


2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:29 AM PST

    Whoah, you really are a dick.

    Unsubscribed, as of now.

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  2. Sorry to have offended you. If it's any consolation, the late actor Ricardo Montalbon remarked that Americans "sound like barking dogs." I guess we write like dogs as well.

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