Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cliches 101

(Not far into an article in this weekend's Good Weekend on Michel Onfray):

"Sitting in a cafe, drinking espresso from a tiny cup..." - as opposed to a large cup? What the fuck else do you drink espresso in?

"...I think he may also be smoking a cigarette, and if he is, it will be a Gauloise. At least some things in life are certain".

Like bullshit cliched 'journalism'. Fuck off.

Added: decided to be a nana and send a letter to the editor!

4 Comments:

Blogger surfercam said...

I won't argue with you Jules, not that I would anyway as I am not that intelligent...

11:04 AM  
Anonymous fernando said...

I was back over Easter and gave up on the SMH after a few days. The pretentious style was too much.

2:17 PM  
Blogger chimera said...

LOL. The vast majority of French smokers I know smoke Marlboro Lights. Never Gauloises. Lazy writing, eh ?

7:53 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Cam, stop it!
Fernando, it's not so much as pretentious as sloppy. For pretentiousness try The Australian's monthly Wish magazine.
N, I was about to say!

8:31 AM  

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