The Dim-Post

May 31, 2010

Quote of the day, they’re the real heroes edition

Filed under: general idiocy — danylmc @ 12:09 pm

For none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Gustave Flaubert.

On that note the Deborah Hill-Cone piece in today’s Herald is pretty funny: not as good as her famous rant against epistemology but still special.


  1. I also find it weird that the pictures of her in the banner and the body are flipped. How can I tell which orientation of zombie lady should I be looking out for on the street?

    Comment by lyndon — May 31, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

  2. the pictures of her in the banner and the body are flipped

    So THAT’S why DHCs columns always leave me feeling slightly unsettled and panicked.

    Comment by danylmc — May 31, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

  3. I like the visual hint that she is one-eyed, or at least can’t see clearly.

    Comment by Stephen — May 31, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

  4. Personally, and this is just my particular penchant, I preferred the Cone-Meisters picture when she was wearing severe black rimmed glasses, they set off the full, blood red lips and avant garde hair o so well mmmmmmmmm yes.

    Comment by Funny nose — May 31, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

  5. Is it satirical (please say yes)?

    Comment by Sam — May 31, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

  6. …even if it isn’t true, someone, somewhere, please say yes…

    Comment by Sam — May 31, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

  7. No, no, no, no, Yes!

    Comment by The Double Standard — May 31, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

  8. Will no-one recognise Hill-Cone’s great courage in standing up for the unloved wives of duplicitous financiers, who are left to send their children to state schools and contemplate finding a job? As Victor Gollancz was to the sufferings of the German population following WW2, so is Hill-Cone to these modern untouchables…

    Comment by Psycho Milt — May 31, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

  9. Will no one think of the poor downtrodden now slightly only little bit above upper middle class financiers and their families?!?

    Comment by Cameron — May 31, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

  10. Wow. She gets paid to write that stuff? Now there’s a market failure for you…

    Comment by terence — May 31, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

  11. “…now she couldn’t afford Botox and her face has all changed. Her marriage hasn’t survived and her husband is paying her hardly anything. She says, what can I do? I have only ever been a housewife.”

    My wallet’s too small for my fifties, and my diamond shoes are too tight!!!!

    Comment by max — May 31, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  12. Isn’t all the sympathy for the battling battlers stuff in the middle just the set up for the last 2-3 para’s where she calls Hotchin’s wife a wh*re who doesn’t care about her kids?

    Comment by Pascal's bookie — May 31, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

  13. I wish Hill-Cone well through her public mid-life crisis, I hope her grasp on reality improves.

    Comment by ropata — May 31, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

  14. Does this woman really exist or is she a comedy construct? She could Give Polly Filler or Glenda Slagg a run for their money.

    Comment by The Fox — May 31, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  15. terence, worse, she took up a spot at Columbia Journalism School which could have gone to someone who’d make use of it.


    Comment by Lew — May 31, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

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