The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Nov 30, 2009


On the tube.

Girl: Who is Orson Welles?
Guy: Who?
Girl: Orson Welles? There's a poster for a film about Orson Welles.
Guy: I don't know.


Girl: Isn't he the guy who wrote about those pigs?
Guy: What pigs?
Girl: You know. 1984 and that.


Guy: Wasn't that George Orwell?


Girl: Oh.


Space Bar said...

so all these rumours of diminishing general knowledge are true?

Space Bar said...

also the other chick seems to be confusing orwell with h.g.wells and well...there's always welles.

she needs to go drown her sorrows in something deep and liquidy.

Fëanor said...

SB: Can't generalise on basis of one couple!

Why H.G. Wells, though?

Space Bar said...

orsosn welles famous radio programme based on well's war of the worlds:

Fëanor said...

Ah, yes. I thought it was more to do with a slip-of-ear, you know, Or(son) Well(es) becomes Or-well. That sorta thing.

blackmamba said...

would this be a good time to disclose that I had once referred to the writer of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" as Gael Garcia Marquez...

* this was when I had a mad crush on Bernal right after Amores Perros and Y Tu Mama ... etc.

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