Retired Moscow ambassador Sir Rodric Braithwaite referring to Tony Blair as a "frayed and waxy zombie" (context here)
It's just such an odd thing to say. Apart from anything else, can you be 'frayed' and 'waxy' at the same time? Madame Tussauds gets mentioned later, so I can sort of see where he's coming from*, but he didn't say 'dummy', he said 'zombie'. Quite specifically.
I quite like the mix of pop culture and rather grand Shakespearean language though. Indeed from now on, I will only insult people in the style of Sir Rodric.
Thou goatish and beslubbering Moria Goblin.
Yes I'm talking to you, you mewling fucking Cylon.
Sirrah, you are a fen-sucking, foot-licking, hedge-born son of a Dalek.
You stupid Ent.
Also this morning, I saw an elderly woman being mugged for her sausage-wurst-thing (the Euro-market's in town) by no fewer** than three seagulls, who hauled her shrieking and flailing into the main road, clearly in an attempt to top their stolen-snack provisions with tasty Old Lady Flesh. I walked straight ahead and didn't look back, and if you knew seagulls like I know seagulls, you'd know that was exactly the right thing to do.
You onion-eyed womprats.
*Hmm, I suppose 'frayed' is clothes and 'waxy' is skin. It's such a cracking description! It makes you think.
** Not 'less', never that.