[LMB] OT: Social structures, was Build your own Emperor

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Oct 7 12:44:03 BST 2017


On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 02:41:43 +0000, Gwynne Powell
<gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

>From: Robert Woodward <robertaw at drizzle.com>
>
>> On Sep 28, 2017, at 11:06 PM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>> marcel reich-ranicki (famous german book and theater critic): "this is no book
>> you can just push aside with a light hand, no, you have to throw it into the
>> next corner with all your strength?
>
>Robert:
>There is a quote attributed to the acerbic Dorthy Parker (1893-1967) that goes:
>"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.?
>
>
>Gwynne: The Monty Python variation, re wine tasting :"This is not a wine for
>drinking. This is a wine for laying down, and avoiding."

You know that was a dig at Aussie wines?  I'd say Oz has had the last
laugh on that front.
-- 
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