August 29th, 2007
Just watched him as ‘Jeeves’ on a free movie CD, supplied with my mother’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper. Great, witty, troubled, upper class homosexual actor/writer/raconteur as he is - I feel that I shall enjoy reading his autobiography “Moab, My Washpot” - no idea what this means, but suspect biblical reference - because he is so unpretentious and admits to liking Abba’s music, Georgette Heyer’s writing and Wagner all in the same breath. He likes what I like - so I there’s a good chance I shall like his writing. He has put me in my place though regarding swearing - I had subscribed to the view that people who swear excessively have limited vocabularies. He disses this smug, superior attitude with huge contempt, saying that everyone enjoys a good swear - and it is absolutely nothing to do with one’s range of vocabulary. On second thoughts, (which are much more honest than my first), I have to admit he is right.