Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease, Part II

And of course, our film would open with Old Waugh – broken-hearted over Vatican II, full of loathing for Modernity, hiding in his country house, using an ear trumpet, and raging at the fallen world.  Played, naturally, by Jim Broadbent.


  1. They are freakishly like. Any chance of a blood kinship?

    Then again, when Englishmen reach a certain age they all start to look like that. My dad has a little more hair, but fits the bill.

  2. People are sick, and so it’s ok to be silly, but it doesn’t need to be about me. Although I’d heard of him when I was a child, but don’t think I ever read him.

  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Evelyn Waugh
    Saw the modern world and said, ‘Pshaw!’
    He could not bring himself to bear it
    Without claret.

  4. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    There once was a fellow called Evelyn
    Who, after divorcing She-Evelyn,
    Found a fortress and home
    In the Old Church of Rome
    Till aggiornamento allowed evil in.

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