By Geertjan-Oracle on Oct 30, 2008
I'd never have thought I'd use this word to describe someone's way of speaking, but I saw his language referred to recently as "baroque", which is exactly right.
To see his true & 100% original brilliance, a David Letterman piece should serve well:
Other things I've seen of him on YouTube are a lot less good than the above (though his appearance on the Craig Ferguson show was also pretty brilliant). Anyway, I never knew that he had a show on BBC 2 and, now that I know, I'm very surprised at that. They don't deserve him and never did. Good for him for having resigned. And I'm looking forward to his next column already (one of the highlights of my weekend).