“I’m afraid your novel is unsuitable for us at the present time.”

From Black Books, Irish comedian Dylan Moran’s British TV series. Moran played Bernard Black, misanthropic second-hand bookshop owner. See also another episode in which Bernard, unable to figure out his tax forms, learns that he will receive an extension for filing his return only in the event of injury, so seeks injury by provoking skinheads. Also see his standup routines – eg. on the French, on accents, and on stereotyping of the Irish.

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3 Responses to ““I’m afraid your novel is unsuitable for us at the present time.””

  1. ii-ne-kore Says:

    excellent, excellent, excellent. love his work. thanks for opening up a new youtube world, will be enjoying that instead of emails for the last half hour of my working week:)

  2. LB Says:

    Bree, here he is in Australia:
    “It’s a totally inhospitable place, you shouldn’t be here, the sun, you live about 3/4 of a mile from it…”
    and then of course Canadians like this one:

  3. the golden smith Says:

    the bent pen!

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