John Lahr on “Eat, Pray, Laugh!,” Dame Edna, and the comic genius of Barry Humphries: http://nyr.kr/IHZxOK
“Humphries, a dandy and a Dadaist, first launched Dame Edna at the somnolent suburban burgers of Melbourne in the mid-fifties. He was one of a group of Australian expats—Clive James, Germaine Greer, Robert Hughes—who arrived in London in the early sixties and proceeded to renovate British life with their brand of brilliance, but with this difference: Humphries triumphed with frivolity.”
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this cow is prettier than me
Dude someone once told me I look like a cow and I was like “omg really? Have you seen cows? Because I have and they’re fucking gorgeous and adorable, so thanks”
Fun fact: “cow-eyed” was often used to describe Hera’s beauty since the Athenians considered cows faces so beautiful.