British Self-Deprecation Taken to an Extreme

Guardian Unlimited | Sweet smell of failure. The possible loss of the much-hyped (here, anyway) Beagle 2 Mars Explorer has caused some dark humor. This article is a particularly funny example of it.

It begins, “the stubbornly silent Mars probe Beagle 2 has reminded us what Britain does best: heroic failure….”

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2 Responses to British Self-Deprecation Taken to an Extreme

  1. william wallace says:

    The British do not take themselves half as seriously as they used to in the days of Rule Britannia, and even that is twice as large as it should be.

  2. william wallace says:

    The British do not take themselves half as seriously as they used to in the days of Rule Britannia, and even that is twice as large as it should be.

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