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10 great Tom Sharpe quotes
I have yet to meet a liberal who can withstand the attrition of prolonged discussion of the unessentials. (Porterhouse Blue, 1974)
zingers  quotes  humour  literature  culture  TomSharpe  satire 
june 2013 by amaah
Porterhouse Blue transports you to a cockeyed world of crumbling colleges, crestfallen tutors, dottery Lords, salacious television hosts, and gas-filled floating condoms. You may not know or care one whit about the trials and tribulations of the English u
literature  review  humour  comedy  observation  culture  appreciation  TomSharpe 
june 2007 by amaah
On George W. Bush
"His had been an intellectual decision founded on his conviction that if a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal." A meditation on knowledge, ignorance and the Scrambled Egg Theory of Mesopotamia
observation  profile  knowledge  ignorance  Bush  USA  America  neocons  dubya  literature  psychology  culture  TomSharpe  HilaireBelloc  hatchetjob  essay  zingers  blood  rogues  FallenAngels  ThingsFallApart  toli 
may 2007 by amaah
Tom Sharpe - A truly English humourist?
When confronted with a gag about a man being arrested for being 'six feet tall' in a five feet nine zone', who defends himself by claiming that he was drunk and so 'lost control of his height', where do we locate the joke? Is it absurdist, proceeding from
satire  literature  appreciation  review  TomSharpe  humour  England  language  authority  resistance  whimsy 
august 2006 by amaah
Noblesse Oblige
Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own... As the Lord has told me, there are as many numerous spin-offs on the way to Heaven as there are handouts on the slippery road to Hell.
literature  satire  whimsy  observation  perception  humour  TomSharpe  JonathanSwift  Swift  toli 
february 2006 by amaah

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