Being drier than the driest thing ever… (On Gore Vidal)…

This relates to my earlier post today, particularly with reference to the Gore Vidal article which a friend and colleague was reading out loud to me. The friend concerned finished reading out a particularly horrifying bit and then said, “And it’s Gore Vidal… Gore Vidal!” At which point, for some reason, in a completely flat and apparently innocent tone – with nary a trace of eyebrow flicker, I replied, “I rather think that gay people should restrict their opinions to interior design and clothes and leave matters of international politics to heterosexual men, don’t you?” The fraction of a second of stunned silence was truly transcendent.