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For too long we have been the playthings of massive corporations, whose sole aim is to convert our world into a gargantuan shopping 'mall'. Pleasantry and civility are being discarded as the worthless ephemera of a bygone age; an age where men doffed their hats at ladies, and children could be counted on to mind your Jack Russell while you took a mild and bitter in the pub. The twinkly-eyed tobacconist, the ruddy-cheeked landlord and the bewhiskered teashop lady are being trampled under the mighty blandness of 'drive-thru' hamburger chains. Customers are herded in and out of such places with an alarming similarity to the way the cattle used to produce the burgers are herded to the slaughterhouse. The principal victim of this blandification is Youth, whose natural propensity to shun work, peacock around the town and aggravate the constabulary has been drummed out of them. Youth is left with a sad deficiency of joie de vivre, imagination and elegance. Instead, their lives are ruled by territorial one-upmanship based on brands of plimsoll, and Youth has become little more than a walking, barely talking advertising hoarding for global conglomerates. ... But now, a spectre is beginning to haunt the reigning vulgarioisie: the spectre of Chappism. A new breed of insurgent has begun to appear on the streets, in the taverns and in the offices of Britain: The Anarcho-Dandyist. Recognisable by his immaculate clothes, the rakish angle of his hat and his subtle rallying cry of "Good day to you sir/ madam!


Gustav Temple and Vic Darkwood


#britain #chap #chappism #chaps #civility

Do you think they're going to buy that a guy in tacky leather chaps dances like this?" I scoffed when he twirled me back into his embrace. "Keep it up, and I'll put you in the chaps." He didn't smile, but I sensed an undercurrent of amusement.


Becca Fitzpatrick


#funny #hush-hush #leather-chaps #nora-and-patch #nora-grey

I didn't think Marilyn Monroe was beautiful. It used to worry me. I thought maybe I'm not put together like the other chaps.


Christopher Hitchens


#chaps #i #like #marilyn #marilyn monroe

They gave me the chaps and hat and everything. I looked like a real cowboy. I walked around the rodeo and thought, I am a real cowboy and thought everyone thought I was a real cowboy.


Michael Biehn


#around #chaps #cowboy #everyone #everything

Most of the time I spent in America, I was having a love affair with some American or other. I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps.


Julie Christie


#america #american #because #chaps #having

The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train.


Henry Lawson


#chaps #get #giraffe #head #help

The art of biography is different from geography. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.


Edmund Clerihew Bentley


#art #biography #chaps #different #geography

The Dandy is the highest form of existence attainable by the human form. His life is exclusively dedicated to dressing exquisitely, parading about the fashionable boroughs of splendid cities and and holding forth at his club, where he dispenses witticism as readily as the vulgaroisie utters its banal platitudes. The only species of 'work' this singular Chap might engage in would consist of discussing buttonhole stitching with his tailor and performing his ablutions until the morning has been well aired enough for him to step into it.


Gustav Temple and Vic Darkwood


#britain #chap #chappism #chaps #civility

I don't take much stock of detectives in novels - chaps that do things and never let you see how they do them. That's just inspiration: not business.


Arthur Conan Doyle


#chaps #detective-novels #inspector-alec-mandonald #inspiration #business

Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.


Eric Bentley


#biography #chaps #geography #maps






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