"Horrifying and arousing in equal measure."
October 21, 2019 8:27 AM   Subscribe

Someone's been replacing the dustcover of former British PM David Cameron's memoirs with their own far superior version (SL Guardian).
posted by Paul Slade (16 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Needs more alleged pigfucking.
posted by chavenet at 8:41 AM on October 21, 2019 [6 favorites]

Metafilter: horrifying and arousing in equal measure.
posted by Umami Dearest at 9:04 AM on October 21, 2019 [5 favorites]

The ghost of Joe Orton approves!
posted by Fuchsoid at 9:22 AM on October 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

David Runciman's review of the memoir in the LRB is worth a read.
posted by tavegyl at 9:26 AM on October 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

The ghost of Joe Orton approves!

we used to do this in high school (me and a couple of friends). We had no idea who Joe Orton was. We were just bored and infected with a Monty Python virus. One particular librarian loved it, looked forward to discovering our latest intrusions, even left a few of the less offensive ones in place.
posted by philip-random at 9:44 AM on October 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

Love this so much.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:00 AM on October 21, 2019

Needs more alleged pigfucking.

It has that! "Women wanted him. Men wanted to be him. Animals feared him."
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:01 AM on October 21, 2019 [9 favorites]

"...there wasn't a dry seat in the house."

trying so hard to not actually ROTFL at work.
posted by Carmody'sPrize at 10:07 AM on October 21, 2019 [6 favorites]

...even the official cover photographer bows down before it.

Chris Floyd: "This his the best thing I’ve ever seen and I shot the original cover."
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:09 AM on October 21, 2019 [7 favorites]

Wow. That's the kind of thing to which most of us can only aspire.
posted by allthinky at 10:52 AM on October 21, 2019

A man for whom courage has been a noun, verb, and butter dish.

Samantha, courage the courage and courage.

(This just popped into my head.)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 1:23 PM on October 21, 2019

This synopsis is still too long. I would like all 752 pages described as either YES or NO by people who haven't read it and wouldn't understand it anyhow.
posted by adept256 at 2:11 PM on October 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

I get 391 pages coming up as YES and 361 as NO, so that's an overwhelming YES to him being such a hero we have to immediately embalm him and put him in a mausoleum, right?
posted by ambrosen at 12:40 AM on October 22, 2019

It might be worth remembering that the pigfucking, though entertaining at the time, came from the Ashcroft wing of the Tory party. Ashcroft spends a lot of time not unadjacent to the money and, for want of a better word, minds behind the disinformation campaigns that brought us the glory of Brexit, and the Cameron book came via Isabel Oakeshott, also part of the Leave.EU machine. Indeed, in retrospect, PigGate might have been the first shot across the bow of the ship of state from the good ship Fucking Insanity.
posted by Grangousier at 3:03 AM on October 22, 2019 [2 favorites]

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posted by taz (staff) at 3:13 AM on October 22, 2019

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