The best paragraph ever?

21 Sep

I know I have said it a thousand times, but A.A. Gill is simply the greatest writer of our age ::

A pair of lunching, scarlet-gobbed, Botoxed, overweight over-forties, dressed in outfits that might have been appropriate on a 17-year-old Serb in a Mykonos disco. Billowing breast implants and sagging stomachs, spray-tanned, bubble-wrap thighs and french-polished toenails in gladiator sandals, jangling jewellery like kitchen utensils constructed solely out of interlocking logos. Their ferociously yellow blonded hair extensions and flabby faces with Marlboro Light-lined lips gobbing inanities, constantly dipping into gaudy handbags full of BlackBerries and iPhones and antidepressants. They were such a strikingly vulgar pair of brazenly Scottische trollopy jades. There is, in Edinburgh, a culturally cringing plagiarism, a fawning desire to take on English fashion, and in doing so, get it completely ass about tit. These two imagined themselves as up-for-it Wilmslow Wags and had achieved precisely the opposite effect. They stared at each other as comforting mirrors.

A touch misogynistic? Maybe.

Who cares? Not me.

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6 Responses to “The best paragraph ever?”

  1. danielhg@gmail.com September 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Agreed, that is pretty awesome prose.

  2. danielhg@gmail.com September 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Agreed, that is pretty awesome prose.

  3. 42deege8.@gmail.com October 11, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    Embassy in Rangoon, where he witnessed armed opposition groups repeatedly fail in their attempts to overthrow the government. ,

  4. 42deege8.@gmail.com October 11, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    Embassy in Rangoon, where he witnessed armed opposition groups repeatedly fail in their attempts to overthrow the government. ,

  5. 1015@mailinator.com October 12, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    A wonderful description of all that is wrong with a certain group within Scotland’s borders. It has ever been thus from the time of James VI. The sycophantic fawning to be English that undermines Scotland and the Scots.It seems to be much more prevalent in Edinburgh and it’s middle class snobbery.Thankfully it appears to be a throwback to these times and most Scots are now proud to be seen as such.Perhaps these two were not even Scots I wonder if Gill has been knocked back and decided to hammer them?

  6. 1015@mailinator.com October 12, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    A wonderful description of all that is wrong with a certain group within Scotland’s borders. It has ever been thus from the time of James VI. The sycophantic fawning to be English that undermines Scotland and the Scots.It seems to be much more prevalent in Edinburgh and it’s middle class snobbery.Thankfully it appears to be a throwback to these times and most Scots are now proud to be seen as such.Perhaps these two were not even Scots I wonder if Gill has been knocked back and decided to hammer them?

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