I think it takes considerable mastery of language to deliver deadpan humour on the web – so no better man than actor Christopher Walken to turn it into an artform via his Twitter feed:
I claim to be frightened of horses but do so only to get out of attending parades. It’s peculiar but has served me well. The horses get it.
I find it remarkable that these few words are so wonderfully embued with that terse dryness that fuels Walken dialogue. I can actually hear him saying it out loud…
The Pope is in Africa “reaffirming the ban on condom use.” His old stuff was funnier. I don’t get this new material. Too edgy for my taste.