A prince of a man

In my latest National Post column I praise Prince Philip for his character, modesty and acid wit, three things the modern world needs badly.

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Wish I’d said that – May 6, 2017

“We have a very weak supply of words of praise as compared with our rich and varied output of terms of abuse.”

G.K. Chesterton, “Both sides of the Looking Glass” in The Spice of Life, quoted in Gilbert Magazine Vol. 8 #1 (September 2004)

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The wise old journalist

In my latest National Post column I say if the Senate can write silly patronizing children’s books for adults, I can too. Please send me money.

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Wish I’d said that – April 8, 2017

“‘Tasteful’ does not begin to describe it.”

Dave Barry in The Ottawa Citizen June 19, 2004 [from my cherished compilation of hidden insults; the specific reference was competitors in the human-powered aircraft “Flugtag” competition in Miami whose contraption intentionally resembled a giant cow giving birth – I am not making that up]

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