Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wishing for Hard Labor

My latest column is out Actually, it's been out since Tuesday, but I haven't really had time to get at the computer until today.

I am busy reading Welsh-language novels. There appears to be an unwritten rule that in every single fucking Welsh-language novel the English must be nefarious, arrogant and ignorant/spiteful of the Welsh language.

I'm a bit disappointed in this week's column because I wasn't able to come up with a way to directly reference the Triple Lindy.


Anonymous said...

Triple Lindy references are cliche

~the editor

Rob said...

i quite liked your column, for what it's worth.
it lacked naked people in car chases*, but it was enjoyable all the same.

*apologies to dave barry

Anonymous said...

I'm not awake enough to be pithy.

Chris, you're amazing for doing what you're doing.

How many Yanks would take on a foreign degree? I stuggled my way through a British masters degree, and never felt as though I knew what I was doing, and although it may sound strange, it was a thousand times EASIER than getting a bachelor's.

You WILL get the degree.

You WILL look back on the experience as the best time in your life.

For the next year and a half, none of what I've typed will sound 'real' or anything.

You are probably one of the best writers I 'know,' and your friends all agree with me.

Your 'Welsh' peregrinations are only making you BETTER.


Bugail Aberdyfi said...

You're damn straight about your point on Welsh novels. I don't why welsh writers do it. The latest one to the list is Caryl Lewis with Martha, Jac a Sianco with her character julie. It was such a good novel and she bloody spoiled it with another cliche english character. Threw the book across the room in disgust.

Lucky said...

So do you come up with the subheadings for your column such as "Columnist not good for anything"? Or is there some other vicious bastard who's out to get you?

Unknown said...

Your last line in the column reminded me of a super corny radio piece I did about wanting to be in Wales. If you have 14 minutes, which I'm sure you don't, feel free to listen.

Click on 'Anywhere But Now' to hear it.

Anonymous said...

Wele hwn.
Hwyl! Dewi.