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Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by Katia on 27 June 2008 6:41am
 
I fiercely admire Stephen Fry's literary works... found a funny thing recently. Of course I am far from calling it a subconscious plagiarism or intended imitation, after all it is an absolutely common construction, but I could not help laughing as handsome Colonel Chapman emerged before my inner eye while I was reading this:

"A good wine is like a woman. Except of course it doesn't have breasts. Or arms and a head. And it can't speak or bear children. In fact, come to think of it, a good wine isn't remotely like a woman at all." - Stephen Fry, The Liar

Now what did Colonel Chapman actually say:

"Now, nobody likes a good laugh more than I do... except perhaps my wife and some of her friends... oh yes and Captain Johnston. Come to think of it, most people likes a good laugh more than I do"

I found it quite endearing!
:-)

 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by Spursfan on 27 June 2008 8:10am
 
I adore Stephen Fry - his sense of humour and his genius make a stunning combination in programmes such as QI (one of my faves).

He reminds me so much of Oscar Wilde - another hero of mine - who he played in 'Wilde'. They both have/had such great wit.
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by kazzzz on 27 June 2008 8:41am
 
He's great yes, I thoroughly enjoy anything I see him in.
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by johnnythemonkey on 27 June 2008 8:45am
 
The guy is amazing.
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by tucsonmike on 27 June 2008 1:49pm
 
Silly, just silly LOL! And a bit suspect...
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by johnnythemonkey on 27 June 2008 2:06pm
 
Mike, Stephen Fry is as far removed from silly as you could get.The man is one of the best 'brains' of our time.
As for being a bit suspect......he's an out and out shirt lifter.
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by geordiegirl on 30 June 2008 4:03pm
 
Katia, try to get hold of his autobiographu "Moab is my Washpot"- very illuminating, beautifully written & endearing.

And it was AFTER that was published he discovered he had bi-polar disease (manic-depression) - poor POOR man, such talent, and such struggle. he's quite a National Treasure in UK
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by mrsthing on 30 June 2008 9:09pm
 
Stephen Fry has a brief cameo in "A Fish Called Wanda"--he's the airline passenger Otto knocks out to steal his boarding pass.
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by elina on 1 July 2008 7:44am
 
That's marvellous! And silly :)
 
Re: Stephen Fry vs Colonel Chapman by kazzzz on 1 July 2008 2:31pm
 
I loved his small part in The Young Ones, the "University Challenge" ep, I think Hugh Laurie was in it too. Hilarious!
 
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