Saturday, November 15, 2008

"One Who Seems To Have No First Language"

Irrespective of factual accuracy, I think I'm a pretty smart guy. One phrase I don't find myself uttering very often is "I wish I was as smart as [insert name here]".

In this case, it is with a huge amount of appreciation (if not envy) that I state the following:

I wish I was as smart as Dick Cavett.

Pure genius in print.

1 comment:

The Big Guy said...

I will have to admit, he does turn a phrase in a manner rarely seen (heard) these days...

"I feel a little sorry for John. He aimed low and missed."

"I do not wish her ill. But I also don’t wish us ill. I hope she continues to find happiness in Alaska."

And my favorite:
"It’s admittedly a rare gift to produce a paragraph in which whole clumps of words could be removed without noticeably affecting the sense, if any."
(Not in SP's defense, but isn't that a gift of any good politico? The ability to talk without saying anything?)

And, not for nothing, I will take a bit of an offense at his comment regarding hunting not being considered a sport unless "both sides were equally armed"...
Does golf qualify as a sport, and do I need to start equipping my clay pigeons with armament when I go skeet and trap shooting?

Oh well...

Onward, through the fog-