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Amorous Badger asks: Tell us tales of people who have a high opinion of themselves. Jumped-up officials, the mad old bloke who runs the Neighbourhood Watch like it's a military operation, Colonel Blimps, pompous bastards and people stuck up their own arse.

(, Thu 24 Jan 2013, 12:22)
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Serious people- as defined by P.J O'Rourke
"Serious" people are dense and know it. But, they think that if they are grave enough about Yugoslavia their gravity will make up for the fact that, like most people, they dont know whats going on over there, and, like all people, they dont know what to do about it. Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
Seriousness is also the only practical tone to take when lying. All lies are told with a straight face. Its truth thats said with a dismissive giggle. Real seriousness is involuntary. If youre held at gunpoint or run over by a bus, you'll be serious about it.
(, Tue 29 Jan 2013, 23:14, 6 replies)
Er ... what?

(, Tue 29 Jan 2013, 23:22, closed)
It's a quote
I left the Yugoslavia reference for completeness. From the specific to the general, seriousness and gravity are often used to give a spurious authority to weak ideas.
(, Tue 29 Jan 2013, 23:49, closed)
You're a nob.

(, Wed 30 Jan 2013, 0:16, closed)
"You're a dick" P J O'Rourke in an article for the NYT on why you are a dick.

(, Wed 30 Jan 2013, 7:53, closed)
In fact I'm the nob's nob
Other nobs look at me and say "what a nob"
(, Wed 30 Jan 2013, 8:03, closed)
'No self awareness' was WEEKS ago.

(, Wed 30 Jan 2013, 15:24, closed)

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