Tweeting Our Way to Justice

Whether or not it was Julie Burchill who described Stephen Fry as “a stupid person’s idea of a clever person,” it’s a finer quip than most of the labored “witticisms” ever delivered—with all the graceful, languid spontaneity of an overdue zoo elephant undergoing a C-section—by Fry himself.

Stephen Fry is, in fact, the very sort of person Stephen Fry would mock mercilessly, were he not already Stephen Fry. For example, he’s one of a clutch of celebrities calling upon rich people everywhere to bravely and selflessly construct desperately needed sanitary public toilet facilities in India with their own two hands boycott the luxury Dorchester Hotel chain.