Thursday, March 15, 2007

Jasper Gerard - a 'literary god'

Someone on the last Jasper Gerard post has described him as a "literary god". Many of the messages in his defence share Jasper's tenuous intimacy with language and logic (and humour), so I have put in this reply for all to see ....

A literary god? Goodness. Well, I suppose he is if you're still in kindergarten - everything's relative, I guess.

But Jasper, sweetie, if you're going to leave messages after the third tumbler of scotch, put your name to them at least. Meantime, get acquainted with some grown-up essayists and opinionists - Germaine Greer is a good starting point - this may have a favourable knock-on effect on the foetal displays of talent currently showcased in your Observer column. You never know. Keep positive.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It must be a no news day.....how underwhelming.....

Anonymous said...

And that lazy Madame quoting herself again with such an arrogant self indulgence...
Ah, well, if she doesn't pump up her little ego, who will? :-)

Arcati said...

Get back to that column of yours, Jasper. It's wilting.

Anonymous said...

Do you really believe Jasper is honouring your blog with his presence, Arcati ? Aren't you flattering yourself beyond all decency ?

Other Anonymous said...

Jasper's furious!

Anonymous said...

That's absurd! Who cares about the anonymous yada yada on the blogs?

Arcati said...

Jasper, I must insist you focus on your column. If you do a little more work on it, you never know, you might produce an intelligible sentence and Roger will restore the comment facility.

I suppose you've never quite recovered from the Private Eye barrage, but let's not revisit the painful past. I feel that Richard Desmond will come and save you any minute now, though I warn you that the Express subs are more ruthless with sloppy writing and lame jokes than the Observer's.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who have nothing better to do than slag of Jasper, go and fuck yourselves. He is the most adorable, sexy and desirable man I have ever met. Get a life losers and stop being so pathetic. Rock on Jasper and do not listen or read this shit. Kiss kiss your favourite fan!!!

Anonymous said...

That last one's got problems.

jadedexhack said...

If Jasper's column is such a success why's he flogging restaurant reviews and other tedious copy to the Telegraph and other papers? Don't reckon he's long for Farringdon Road

Anonymous said...

the fan doesn't even know it's 'slag off'..

Anonymous said...

I tried... big mistake