@melis I love you.
BRAVO to this lady, whoever she is!! Totally hilariously transcendent.
Missing from this wonderful list: Thankful Fish, who dreamed of remedies. (Perhaps a relative of Preserved?)
HUMAN SPAM!!! Brilliant!!!
Thank you for posting this. I love this piece and Heifetz' performance in particular so much that I considered trying to learn the violin. Instead, I picked up the (admittedly somewhat melodramatic, but WONDERFUL TO PLAY) Bach-Busoni version of it for piano. It remains my favorite piece for rage and grief.
Just now, my dear sir, I do neither,
but if (as I gather) you're looking,
I'm happy to pull the string out for you.
If an insult? It badly needs cooking.
The trouble with half-baked affronts
(You'll permit me a piece of advice)
Is they fall on their swords--for, you see,
The tampon's a *useful* device.
@Craftastrophies Ahahaha! Yes! I think you're right, and that's why I think Maggie Smith would be all wrong. She has the wit, but it comes from the wrong place. It's delightful because it's unprincipled. She'd be the ultimate Anti. She's a pragmatist, she'll adhere to convention, but she'll cut whoever needs cutting to get the job done and feel just fine about it. (I have such an aunt--she is 94, smart as a whip, and never fails to make a withering and devastatingly true observations about someone in the room.)
@melis oh. *blushes*
@melis Oh golly, thank youuuu!! But in this case, precious little of the splendor's mine.
@Amberquills@twitter What is it that makes it so good? Is it the politeness?