I've never heard the truth spelled out so elegantly

  • grnranger99

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    Feb 25, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    It's people like Stephen Fry who have the balls to speak the truth, really deserve are admiration.
    (Except, all those big words he uses will only confuse those that need to hear this the most!)


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    Gawd I love this guy!

    Thanks "Joe my God" and Armistead Maupin!!!!!!!
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    Feb 25, 2010 1:45 AM GMT

    Can I gat a AMEN! Best 20mins of the day! Poetic
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:36 AM GMT


    The Catholic Church needs to face its history.

    It has abused human dignity.....and profitted from its abuse.

    I especially love Stephen Fry's suggestion that the Church give up its ill-gotten treasure as an act of contrition.......and to finally fulfill its promise of doing some good.

    I'll happily pass this video along. Especially to some Catholic acquaintances who need enlightenment.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Feb 25, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    AND he's gay. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    It's Jeeves! .. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Feb 25, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    That was spectacular, though it cut off before I think he was finished. Is there a part 2?

    I've always admired Fry's acting career, especially with his comedic partner, Hugh Laurie (currently doing House on US TV). But this just blew me away.

    Leave it to Brit actors, unlike most of their American counterparts, to actually have brains. And their command of the English language! Well, it is theirs after all, but even so, name a single American in any field who can speak like that. It seems most Brits can speak like Lords, while most Americans speak like louts. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 25, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    Let's have something that shows Stephen Fry as he is, without the voice-over effects. Here he is, not only with his long-time stage partner Hugh Laurie (lately of the US TV series House), but also with Dawn French, the comedic partner and co-writer of the Absolutely Fabulous Brit sitcom with Jennifer Saunders (Edina), plus Rowan Atkinson, known for his comedic persona as Mr. Bean, and countless other funny roles. A marvel to see them all on stage together.

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    Feb 25, 2010 5:28 AM GMT

    We saw the whole show up here on public television. It was brilliant.


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    Feb 25, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    Amazing lecturer. I laughed my ass off a dozen times. Love him
  • grnranger99

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    Feb 25, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    Stephen Fry was just interviewed the other night by Graig Ferguson on the "Late,Late Show"

    http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_late_show/video/
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    Thanks for having the balls to post that. Wish more people did.
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    brilliant!
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    This man is fantastic and a crusader for the truth!
    I will share his words with as many human beings as I possibly can today and every day!
    Thank you so very much for posting this!
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    It was good, but you can only cover so much of the past 1600 years in 10 minutes .. so much evil .. so little time

    Double Cross: The Code of the Catholic Church
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    Amazing. Intelligent. In your face argument with the Catholic church with nothing but the facts. Eat it.
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    Feb 25, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Leave it to Brit actors, unlike most of their American counterparts, to actually have brains. And their command of the English language! Well, it is theirs after all, but even so, name a single American in any field who can speak like that. It seems most Brits can speak like Lords, while most Americans speak like louts. icon_redface.gif


    You can blame the NEA for making it impossible for anyone to learn how to enunciate, deeming it more important to use 'street language' than proper English.

    However, most Americans think anything is better when said with a British accent! Thus the Geico lizzard, and most ATM's, using a female British voice.

    But, let's not forget that aside from Orson Welles, we have had several great-speaking actors:








  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 25, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    I love Fry. Just found out he is my favorite character in Alice In Wonderland. In the new adaptation, he is the cheshire cat.


    Every time I watch HOUSE I cringe a little, listening to Laurie's fake "American" accent.
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    Feb 25, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidYou can blame the NEA for making it impossible for anyone to learn how to enunciate, deeming it more important to use 'street language' than proper English

    The NEA??? What the fuck does the NEA have to do with this?

    Americans can't speak well because most of them are poorly educated blue-collar types. And because our media glorifies trashy characters who provide more shallow amusement than worthwhile models.

    I read the posts here, and half these guys can't spell 2 words in a row correctly, nor state a coherent thought. And you want to blame the NEA for that? I think you need to explain yourself.
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    Feb 25, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    Beautiful presentation... and right on the money.
  • CAtoFL

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    Feb 25, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    The man has an undeniable clarity of thought that makes him compelling to watch.

    I've admired Fry since his turn as Oscar Wilde. I thought his portrayal of Wilde was inspiring. Now I think Fry himself might be our generation's Wilde.

    Thanks to grnranger for posting this. In my opinion, it's one of the most important videos ever posted on this site.
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    Feb 25, 2010 6:27 PM GMT
    I'm a big fan of Stephen Fry. beside his acting career, he's written several books as well, and each one I've read was brilliant. I think he hosted a quite funny quiz show too at some point.

    he's truly an intelligent and witty man.
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    Huge respect for posting that. Stephen Fry's actually the only person I've ever considered a hero.
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting that. I'm glad I watched it because I didn't even know who Steven Fry was and was going to skip it .

    Now about those British accents. Americans always fawn over a well spoken British accent but also tend to forget that a large percentage of the British do not speak that clearly either. Familiar with Onslow from Keeping Up Appearances,, watch Coronation Street.. that's how many British speak. Not exactly the accent to make you buy insurance, expensive perfume or a fabulous new Dyson vacuum cleaner LOL
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    Feb 25, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Bravo, Mr. Fry!
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    Feb 25, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    Men like him are far and few between. They are just rare. His courage and devotion to a better world help pave the way for the rest of us. Simply brilliant.

    He makes me proud to be born in the UK. Also i would have to agree with Red Vespa on the proper speaking bit however I wouldn't call it caused from a lack of education but rather from the lack of good mentoring and positive role models thanks to television.