Tuesday, 8 May 2012

TRU DAT

All writers think that the world has reached its nadir, its low point … in fact this age will be lamented just like the last – that’s the paradox. What you can say about the world is that … it’s getting infinitely less innocent all the time. It’s been to so many parties, it’s been on so many dates, had so many fights, got its handbag stolen so many times … the accumulation is what makes the world seem that it’s worse always, because it’s never been through so much as it’s been through today …

- Martin Amis

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joey Barton is a spoilt, cheap nasty thug, and always has been. I watched that match in a Manchester pub, and the consensus was that he was an 'animal'. If you see him in the kebab shop, it's time to hail a taxi...

He worked hard to distance himself from his 'racist axe murderer' brother, but his clan's reign of terror is notorious in the area where said murder happened. If Barton wasn't playing footy, he'd be enacting his own Danny Dyer movie.

Alex Niven said...

Presume this is in reference to the above post rather than Martin Amis?

Yeah, I've no doubt Barton is every bit as bad as you say. But I still think his use of quotation is just as legitimate as anybody else's, and that there's something revealing about the suggestion that it's not.

Julian Bond said...

These are the days we'll look back on fondly as the best years of our lives and wish we could re-visit.

I keep telling my kids that but they just look at me like I'm some kind of old hippy. Aggressive optimism seems to scare them.