One of the occupational hazards of being a very-nearly amusing newspaper columnist is that events can move on and you can find yourself changing your opinion on matters you have chosen to hold forth
Sadly all I could think after hearing him hold forth
on Emile Heskey on Sunday's 6-0-6 showwas 'you numpty'.
But many people who hold forth
on the former are about as well qualified as the weather bunnies who are on the 6 pm local news when it comes to the latter.
In addition, she has plans to make the voyage of the hot-air balloon into a twelve-episode television show, with a talk-show format and starring philosophers, politicians, and celebrities who will be asked to hold forth
on human rights.
Following him as a sort of point of view character,we meet a number of people, all of whom hold forth
with great gusto on their own theories of thought and action, philosophy and history, evolution and purpose.
He may be able to hold forth
for hours on the poisoning of the environment, but he is a clear-eyed vote counter, too.
The Dinosaur icon--This announces that yet another irrelevant former government official is about to hold forth
. Initially designed exclusively for Henry Kissinger's appearances (where the icon was a Westphalian ham), the newly expanded category would warn viewers whenever John Ehrlichman, James Baker, Marlin Fitzwater, Tony Cordesman, or Norman Schwarzkopf was coming on the air.
"I want to take aim at the curmudgeons and faultfinders who hold forth
on the impossibility of renewables - the climate sceptics and armchair engineers who are selling Britain's ingenuity short.
In a captivating if too brief documentary video, it's exhilarating to watch big-time fashion watchers and inveterate smokers Bernadine Morris (of the New York Times) and Nancy White (former editor of Harper's Bazaar) hold forth
on "Jimmy's" superbness, noting subtle, often unphotographable details: "Smocking that will change its size as it goes down the garment to make you look broader or smaller or just to please the eye" and (my favorite) "He revived chiffon." Galanos would revive it by innovation: he "tailored it into flat pleats" rather than draping it.
(On Christmas Eve, we did get to hear a recently exhumed Alexander Haig hold forth
on whether Oliver Stone's Nixon was historically accurate or not, which is like interviewing the Ayatollah about the veracity of Salman Rushdie's work.)
Dove has a depth of understanding of organizational issues, particularly as they pertain to the implementation of technology, that is unparalleled among those who tend to hold forth
on such matters.
Over on Meet the Press, where a recent topic was race relations and affirmative action, you would be expected to hold forth
about the decline of values in America (a perennial favorite with the pundits).