The ultimate Objectivist put-down

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I have to thank Dragonfly for the following humor from this post.

He was discussing Bulwer-Lytton's novel Paul Clifford (1830). Bulwer-Lytton is famous for the phrases, "the pen is mightier than the sword" and "the Almighty dollar" and a few other gems. Yet he was a wordy, wordy stylist and some contests have sprung up for people to write bad wordy phrases. One such contest is for bad opening sentences of imaginary novels. The following is one that Dragonfly noticed, with his comment.

"You," he hissed, stretching and cruelly contorting the word in a tone of voice his mother would have forbade him to address her in, but with an added shrillness not unlike the lunatic ravings of a madman denied a second serving of soup, which caused his words to well up bileously from his gravelly larynx and charge past his quivering, sweaty lips which he had, for added melodrama, snarled into a maniacal grimace, "are a liar."
(that must have been an Objectivist!)

(I'm still laughing...)


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Snarling and gravelly. It's perfect!

I could've sworn this was part of some screenplay they were pitching to Tom Cruise.


Waiting for

Brokeback Mountain 2: The Fur Traders

You do the math.

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