Last week the city of Brisbane declared Alain de Botton the ugliest philosopher in the world. I think this is very unfair of the city. Certainly Mr Botton is bald as a nut and wears a permanently pissed-on-port expression, but I can't help but think, given the "middlebrow philosophy champion of the world"'s very brief stay, there are/were subtle and secret parts of Botton that Brisbane didn't get a chance to fully see and appreciate.
Pensees - spelling and punctuation mistakes and all ... I believe at least three quarters of what I say. ... And the good stuff only stays posted for an hour or two.