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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Through The Looking Glass

Both sides do it:

"I like the Walrus best," said Alice, "because you see he was a little sorry for the poor oysters."

"He ate more than the Carpenter, though," said Tweedledee. "You see he held his handkerchief in front, so that the Carpenter couldn't count how many he took: contrariwise."

"That was mean!" Alice said indignantly. "Then I like the Carpenter best—if he didn't eat so many as the Walrus."

"But he ate as many as he could get," said Tweedledum.

This was a puzzler. After a pause, Alice began, "Well! They were both very unpleasant characters—"

Alice eventually went on to become a mainstream journalist...

ntodd

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I've been struck how many British books and movies have absolutely no likable characters in them. I think it's their idea of profundity and realism.

Posted by: Anthony McCarthy | Jan 28, 2013 10:28:30 AM

Assholes are a lot more interesting than nice people.

Posted by: NTodd Pritsky | Jan 28, 2013 11:14:44 AM

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