Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

Parody singularity

Times: The Frugalista

"If I could do one thing this year it would be to persuade people that second-hand and home-made presents are not in any way second-rate. I have no concept that there is anything shameful about them. This may be because I was brought up seeing the worth in second-hand pieces because my father worked for Christie’s..." It gets better: "My other half, Ben, and I live in a huge house in East Devon that we couldn’t possibly afford to furnish unless we used recycled goods..."

Posted by mark wadsworth @ 03:48 PM (1703 views)
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1. will said...

Kirsty - I also live in East Devon, but have never spotted you at the local dump.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 04:09PM Report Comment
 

2. crunchy said...

Greed or guilt therapy!


The neo poor. (sick)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 07:02PM Report Comment
 

3. paul said...

Sell your overpriced house and rent. Then you can afford to buy proper presents!

Sunday, December 6, 2009 07:22PM Report Comment
 

4. icarus said...

....but the buyer won't.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 07:57PM Report Comment
 

5. clockslinger said...

Yeah Kirsty, I know just what you mean. I'm forever tripping over pieces of tat my old Dad left to me from his days at Sothebys. Last night I was just breaking up some odd bits of Chippendale I found in the wine celllar when I realised the old notepad I'd just given to my darling three year old daughter to do her Kumon maths in was, in fact, covered in scibbles by Sickert and that I'd overlooked the fact that our bog paper had a few drawings by John Sell Cottman on it! Fu*k me Clocky old chap, I thought, this could easily pay for the conversion of the Elizabethan barn at the bottom of the eleven acre paddock to a pilates/dance studio. Goodness knows how we'd have managed without.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 08:04PM Report Comment
 

6. crunchy said...

Anyone got any leftover venison?

I want to arrange a soup kitchen for the homeless. Your house this time Tabitha?

Sunday, December 6, 2009 08:15PM Report Comment
 

7. nomad said...

Tuesday, Wednesday AND Thursday on Channel 4 - FFS!

She was on Question Time on Thursday and could barely put two sentences together AND certainly not two that made any sense.

Davy boy, if you still want her in the Lords and looking after housing - think again.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 08:53PM Report Comment
 

8. gone-to-colombia said...

That's what I love about the Times, there's always some pr@t there one can really hate.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 11:02PM Report Comment
 

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