why am I not surprised?

why am I not surprised?

Last Weekend Alan Davies accompanied Stephen Fry to the Norwich-Arsenal game and his comments on how Stephen watches football are hilarious

—Stephen Fry (The Fry Chronicles)

—Stephen Fry (The Fry Chronicles)

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❝Early in the year I had called Hugh up excitedly. ‘I’ve just bought a Macintosh. Cost me a thousand pounds.’ ‘What?’ Hugh enjoyed about a week of relaying the news of my fantastic expenditure on something as absurd and unworthy of outlay as a raincoat before he discovered that this Macintosh was a new type of computer.❞

The Fry Chronicles (p. 294), Stephen Fry

I can clearly imagine Hugh’s goofy smile and his adorably silly voice going about excitedly telling others Stephen had gone and spent a thousand pounds on a raincoat.

Jan 21 @ 8:38pm ϟ 279 Notes ϟ Reblog

whenever I’m on the street, I tend to store my kindle in my bag, plug my headphones in, and enable the ‘text-to-speech’ function. I’ve been reading The Fry Chronicles and I tried doing this, but I had to give up after two or three minutes

as it turns out, Stephen’s excessive and delightful grandiloquent language made the book impossible to be read. the text reader literally didn’t recognise a significant percentage of the words

I’m sure Stephen would be immensely proud of himself if he knew

Paul Eddington, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and timing (x)

I dare say we do live in a cheap age, an age where the things that should have value are little prized and things that are empty of worth are too highly rated. But who on earth could think for a second that this is new to our race? Anyone familiar with Aristophanes, Martial, Catullus, Shakespeare, Jonson, Dryden, Johnson, Pope, Swift … You get the point.

It has always been the case, since humans could first record their thoughts, that the ‘wrong people’ have been seen to have arrived at the highest positions.

The emperors, kings, aristocrats, ruling classes and gentry, the arrivistes, parvenus and nouveaux riches, the financiers, merchant princes and industrialists, the artists, designers, literati and cultural elite, the actors, sportsmen, television stars, pop singers and presenters, they have all been unfairly elevated to positions they do not deserve.

'In a just and properly ordered world,' the angry ones wail, 'I should be up there too, but I am too proud to say so, so I shall carp and snipe and rant with indignation and show my contempt for the whole boiling. But deep inside I want to be recognized. I just want to count.'

The Fry Chronicles (p. 246), Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry on a society based on celebrities and wanting to be celebrities

something-always-changes:

tardiswanted:

so earlier today I was photoshopping Hugh Laurie’s head onto a pizza because life is too short not to photoshop Hugh Laurie’s head onto a pizza and my mum walked into my room and she sort of just

looked at my screen

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and then back to me

and then she just turned around and hasn’t said a word to me since

lord almighty

bonus round: would you like some frys with that?

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Jan 14 @ 6:02pm ϟ 3199 Notes ϟ Reblog
it’s midnight, and what am I doing?
why, watching lovely Stephen, of course.
life is good :)

it’s midnight, and what am I doing?

why, watching lovely Stephen, of course.

life is good :)

oh, don’t listen to mean old Jeeves, Bertie, I thought the song was great (x)

Nov 27 @ 4:51pm ϟ 124 Notes ϟ Reblog

there’s nothing as wonderful as Bertie’s songs on Jeeves and Wooster

(apart from Jeeves’ snide comments about said songs)

Alan Davies is basically me when confronted with Cockney rhyming slang.

Nov 07 @ 9:01pm ϟ 171 Notes ϟ Reblog
Please have a nonsensical (but still highly seductive) captioned image.

Please have a nonsensical (but still highly seductive) captioned image.

spooky-nat-xvi:

Now, I’m not a fan of metal of any variety. I just find it a bit too heavy for my tastes, if you know what I mean. 

However, I just found this band, called the Bishop and the Warlord, and they’re absolutely fantastic! Really the greatest metal I’ve ever heard comes from this duo. 

Have a listen for yourselves!

Stephen’s reaction to the song:

Molly Lewis is my spirit animal
(Video links [here] and [here])

Oct 05 @ 3:44pm ϟ 137 Notes ϟ Reblog
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