“As for me calling Steyn a ‘weird cat’ I hope Mark understands I meant it in the best possible way.
“But a guy with an accent that is part James Bond villain, part Thurston Howell III and Part William F. Buckley, who dresses like Beau Brummel except when he’s in his New Hampshire lair — where he dresses like one of the Darryls from the Newhart show — who seems like an immortal from the Highlander series in that he’s been everywhere and met everyone over the last three centuries and yet always looks like he’s 34, and who seems to know everything about everything when he’s writing for every English language publication in Christendom is, in my book, something of a weird cat.
“Would that I could be remotely as weird as he.”
I’m serious. I stumbled upon an anti-Steyn blog once that name-checked Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and my brain has never been quite the same…
What’s really scary is that a reporter for a major paper thinks the word is “jihady”.