Saturday, August 27, 2011

VIDEO: Curmudgeon or Realist?

Here's a British bookseller who owns a shop in Bournemouth. The clip is apparently part of a documentary in progress by a very young person who doesn't seem to understand that eccentricity and disorganization often go hand in hand in used bookshops. Try not to pay too much attention to her glib and facile narration. It's Rodney who should be the focus.


  1. Hmm, I was surprised when he said get rid of the government but realised it must be from a few years ago from the shot of the Woolworths shop on the background at the end (the UK chain went into liquidation a few years ago). And in fact it was made in 2007.

    I don't imagine Rodney's eccentricities, especially about young people, will have toned down much in the intervening years after what's happened since the new government came to power, especially after the wretched Summer the UK just had.

  2. Thank you for sharing that, it was heartening.


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