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10Quotables: Russell Brand Uses His Manners, Is “Fine”

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“Quite well, thank you. Are you asking because of recent events? You are making the mistake of seeing time as linear. The brilliant American author Kurt Vonnegut, he’ll tell you that if you imagine reality as experienced simultaneously, events become redundant.”

This is what Russell Brand had to say when he was asked how he was doing this past weekend.

You know, something about a lot of European folks: they’ve still got some manners left after all these years. And that’s not to say that Americans don’t, because that’s just not generally true, but if an American actor (even an American actor like the revered Ryan Gosling) said something like this in response to a paparazzi’s question, they’d be considered pretentious, vague, and annoying. When it comes from the mouth of someone with a refined accent (and not a chewy US East Coast accent), it’s seen as so much more tolerable. Seriously, as much as I’m not a huge Russell Brand fan, he’s looking better and better as the days go by.

Like I said last week.

And the week before, too.

Also, I love that he’s been educated enough to have read Kurt Vonnegut and is able to correlate ideas from literature and apply their basis in day-to-day events. I mean, that kind of stuff’s probably way over Katy Perry’s reading level. I’ll bet she stopped at Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret or at the very least, Twilight.

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January 16, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah

10 Responses to “Quotables: Russell Brand Uses His Manners, Is “Fine””

  1. Sophie says:

    Refined accent?! Are you joking?

  2. JKB says:

    Brits are people, too. They are refined, crass, educated, ignorant, brilliant, stupid. North America in general needs to get over its Brit-boner. It only makes us look pathetic.

    Also, if your friends are talking about bodily functions on Facebook, you just unfriend them. Done and done.

  3. mireee says:

    Why thank you, I hope one day when I visit your fine country I will be treated wonderfully because of my British accent.

  4. kb says:

    Ryan Gosling is NOT an American actor!

  5. Sammy says:

    kb, you beat me to it. My sweet little Gosling is Canadian :)

  6. puddin says:

    If he’s using Vonnegut’s sci-fi philosophy as a shield to hide behind, he must not be coping well.

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