V.S. Naipaul And His Crappy Watch
In 2001, V.S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
As is customary, Naipaul was asked to give a short, two-minute speech. And as far as stuffy Nobel Prize speeches go, I’d say it’s rather clever. Naipaul talks about his wrist watch breaking while he was traveling to Stockholm for the Nobel event. There’s a fancy metaphor in there, but you’ll have to watch to find out what it is.
I’ve never actually watched a Nobel Ceremony—not even a clip of it. And, well, to be honest—this seems like quite the pretentious event.
Can anyone explain to me why the woman introducing Naipaul looks to be wearing a sailor’s hat? Is she the new Love Boat Captain?
Enjoy the humor and pretentiousness.
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