The-Man-who-was-Thursday

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A Tennant/Tate Celebration 

Interviewer:  “You can’t stay apart.”
David:  “We can’t, no.”
Catherine:  “No, we tried.”

David:  “We’ve always enjoyed working together… specifically working together as well as hanging out.”

A gif-tastic update of this old post o’ mine

You’ve got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists: they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
—  G.K. Chesterton in The Man Who Was Thursday

Some things that happen in The Man Who Was Thursday:

  • conspiracies
  • cunning disguises / ruses
  • explosions
  • a corridor made of guns
  • a duel
  • several riots that encompass the entire city of London
  • 2-3 car chases / shootouts
  • a horse chase
  • an elephant chase
  • a costume party featuring literally the entire universe, hosted by God Himself possibly
  • ridiculous pimped out costumes for all main characters (God included)

Things that are on all covers for The Man Who Was Thursday:

  • dudes in hats
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Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front–
—  The Man Who Was Thursday - G. K. Chesterton