Dork Talk by Stephen Fry
October 29, 2007 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Welcome to Dork Talk by Stephen Fry. Previously.
posted by cerebus19 (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Stephen Fry. Is there anything that he doesn't know stuff about?

(Answer: no.)
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:19 AM on October 29, 2007


I wish people would get over their hero worship of Stephen Fry, starting with me. I was talking the other day about the olden days where you had Enlightenment men that were experts in three branches of sciences, had a wide circle of friends and correspondence, eat three whales for lunch and threw off treatsies on philosophy on carriages back from their club; I consoled myself from the envy with the thought that they don't make people like that any more, then I remembered Fry. Damn him!

Well I'm off to see if You Tube has the latest QI yet (Search for Fry and QI, sort by date added).
posted by Gratishades at 9:35 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


*throws off treatsies for Gratishades*
posted by Floydd at 9:53 AM on October 29, 2007


This YouTube user uploads the new QI episodes every Friday night, usually about 4 hours after it airs in the UK. Great stuff.

I love this man, but this sentence made me cringe in good-natured affection for him:

"I blogged on my website a few weeks ago..."

Tee Hee. He's just adorable.
posted by lazaruslong at 9:55 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Did he just diss people who read Terry Pratchett? I don't know how to feel about that. It's like the first time you see your mom punch your dad really hard.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 10:06 AM on October 29, 2007 [7 favorites]


Stephen Fry may very well be the best thing since sliced bread and lower in calories and carbohydrates.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:08 AM on October 29, 2007


I'd be more impressed if he knew how to spell "whoa."
posted by magicbus at 10:18 AM on October 29, 2007


Lentrohamsanin, that gave me a twinge, too. But I'm now viewing myself as one of those well-rounded and complex people who likes both Pratchett and Fry. It can be done.
posted by maudlin at 10:27 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Did he just diss people who read Terry Pratchett? I don't know how to feel about that. It's like the first time you see your mom punch your dad really hard.

If my dad wrote the Discworld books, I'd be all, "Yeah, but pops, you totally had to have known that was gonna happen eventually.

Nice hook, mom."
posted by Greg Nog at 10:40 AM on October 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


(Also, fun though it may be to rip on Terry Pratchett, I'll be the first to admit that I bring my face way too close to the soup when I eat it.)
posted by Greg Nog at 10:43 AM on October 29, 2007


Stephen Fry is one of those writers who is immeasurably better in Audiobook form. I listened to the whole of The Hippopotamus last night, eventually realizing last night had turned itself into quite late this morning and I should probably try to sleep the last three minutes before the alarm.
posted by Reggie Digest at 10:48 AM on October 29, 2007


Wait, this is THAT Stephen Fry?! From Wilde and Black Adder and Cold Comfort Farm and Gosford Park?!

Glee!
posted by shmegegge at 10:55 AM on October 29, 2007


Yep. And. as noted above, he has a blog.
posted by maudlin at 10:58 AM on October 29, 2007


I love Stephen Fry and I love Terry Pratchett. Hm.
posted by maxwelton at 12:54 PM on October 29, 2007




Bless you lazaruslong for the link!

(I've just paid good money for the first series -the only one so far officially available -from Amazon UK, then I'll have to transfer it. Youtube henceforth!)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 1:22 PM on October 29, 2007


I've been operating on this theory that Stephen Fry is actually Havelock Vetinari; and thus it makes sense that he would be dismissive of Pratchett in an effort to deflect any suspicions we may have that he is actually running the whole show.
posted by quin at 4:06 PM on October 29, 2007 [3 favorites]


That Umberto Eco link he gave was entertaining too.
posted by cali at 11:04 PM on October 29, 2007


I wondered how long he was going to blog before someone offered him a lot of money to do essentially the same thing for a major publication. Answer: not very long.
posted by chuckdarwin at 5:31 AM on October 30, 2007


I have to confess that while gaming as such is not my first interest, and I don't spend much time in World of Warcraft, Halo or Manhunt, I do have a Second Life existence (you'll never find me, so don't look. Lord, there's a thought: "celebrity avatars exposed" - fair chills the blood).

Aww, man. Stephen Fry spends his spare time getting fucked by unicorns.

I don't know how to process that.

I think I'll go lie down for a bit.
posted by sparkletone at 8:19 PM on October 30, 2007


Fry clarifies his remarks about Pratchett here (hasn't read him, but hears he's quite good), but can't resist tweaking Partchett fans nonetheless.
posted by maudlin at 7:49 PM on November 20, 2007


I feel better for that maudlin, thanks.

(Though it's Vimes, damn it, Fry. Read the series. Thank me later.)
posted by quin at 8:19 PM on November 20, 2007


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