Monday, January 08, 2007

The Weekly Standard Makes Me Laugh

Usually for the wrong reasons, but this anecdote from Bevis Hillier, recalling a meeting with John Betjeman (from the December 11 issue), tickled my ribs:

He had been at Magdalen College, Oxford, with a man called Bede Griffiths, who became a Roman Catholic monk. One day I told Betjeman that Griffiths was going out to India to try to reconcile Roman Catholicism and Hinduism. "Oh, I see," said Betjeman, "combining mumbo and jumbo in roughly equal proportions."

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