"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
-Samuel Johnson, 7 April 1775
Samuel Johnson, famous English political crank and literary critic of the 18th century, said this in a speech denouncing the independence of what was then known as "The Colonies".
"Second last refuge of a scoundrel, being photographed with your children."
-Anonymous, 13 July 2014, in response to a photo of me with my children
"Penultimate refuge of a scoundrel, 'Drobe; I believe you are better than this..."
-"Redcoat", 29 July 2014, in response to a lighthearted installment of my infrequent "Thrifty Kids" series, in which I feature the thrift shop style of my children.
Um, better than what now? Really, I'd like to know.
Looks like Queen Mum herself is something of a scoundrel then. Not only is she photographed with her children, but in her bed clothes no less. Bet she loves her country too.
Even our man Charles is not immune. Thanks, "Redcoat". You really made your point. Johnson would be proud I'm sure, especially since you misquoted him.
We will return to our usual shallow yammering tomorrow...I promise.
p.s. I was born in '76