Siren wrote:I still havent read this thread as I'm currently working through The Truth, should be done by later today so I'll be back with opinions later but...
On BBC breakfast news yesterday morning around 8am the female newsreader commented "The public interest and what the public are interested are two different things". In my half asleep state I thought 'Ye gods, she's quoting the book I'm reading, this is insane!'. But I think this must be a famous quote from elsewhere? Anyone know where it first surfaced? Quoting TP or not though,it was definitley a moment.
Winston Churchill wrote:A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Gaspode first appears in Moving Pictures, but he plays a big part in Fifth Elephant.
swreader wrote:The only mention in Going Postal of others paper occurs when the Hangman talks about the press coverage of the hanging. He mentions What Gallows? , the Times, the Pseudopolis Herald, and the Sto Plains Dealer as having reporters there. This, I think is a case of Terry using something for a moment, but not exploring it.
Tonyblack wrote:The whole episode (what we know of it) of a young Tulip and the rest of his village hiding in a church and listening out for soldiers reminds me of a clip of a Russian movie I once saw about a group of nazis rounding up Russian villagers accused of hiding partisans, putting them in a church and setting fire to it. One young lad managed to escape, but was made to watch what happened. I can imagine something similar happening to Tulip.
The potato was the staple diet and an overheard remark by a youngster that 'we'll be ok as long as we have potatoes' could explain his philosophy. But all that is speculation.
Cool Middle Name wrote:Swreader, I think of the individual papers as something like this:
'The Times' is a factual newspaper that would attract sensible people like Magrat Garlick.
'The Inquirer' is something that contains as much fact as the words from Nanny Ogg's mouth.
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