Foie gras, at any rate, is supposed to be heartless. Otherwise it's a form
of adultery, not one of my special pleasures.
Of Kipling I know the poetry, which hasn't done much for me as an adult,
and Kim, which is good light fiction for its day, altho there's plenty to
set the teeth on edge. But I wonder if he's enough of an issue to be a
guilty pleasure for anybody not of the Commonwealth or Britain?
At 08:01 PM 2/19/2001 -0000, domfox wrote:
>Whose joke was it about the verb "to Kipple"? And what was the joke?
>If I were to say that Kipling was one of my guilty pleasures, that would
>make me sound pleased with myself for indulging in something that more
>morally strait-laced people considered delinquent or illicit. And I hate
>people who sound like that; especially since what they're defending is
>usually something heartless and crass like foie gras or adultery. All the
>same, I do think he's a fantastic writer: not often heartless and crass, at
>any rate, and often burningly the opposite of both.