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|A joke, indeed, and manufactured to create a smile ; but I am philosopher enough |
to know that there are things of deadly earnest that can only be safely mentioned
under cover of a joke. The Christmas spirit has been lost sight of ; smothered ...
|Martin, Steve It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the |
timid advances of Humor. - Maugham, W. ... Plato There are things of deadly
earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke. - Procter, J. J. One
|The omission has caused the world much tribulation.ndash;Michael MonahanThere are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.ndash;J. J. ProcterIf someone with whom one is having an affair keeps on ...|
|Clinton Counselor David Gergen on the professional values of the press: "Where |
there are two conflicting stories, their view is ... on political humor: "There are
things of deadly earnest that can only be safely mentioned under cover of a joke.
|That makes you an ideal person just in case something goes wrong and our |
plans get discovered; no one will be ... I leaned back a little and said curiously, “Is
there something illegal in what you guys plan to do? ... that deadly earnest. ... Not
to mention the fact they almost killed you and would have for sure ifyou hadn't
slipped through his fingers like butter. ... “Because that is the cheapest place on
earth where you can get sex, even a virgin or an under aged girl for just a few
|“You shouldn't joke around about this kind of stuff,” he said to Harriet. “I am not |
joking. I am in deadly earnest,” said Harriet loftily. Not for the first time, Pemberton
thought how different she was from Robin, so different you could hardly believe ...
|I argued less, because I was the little sister, and they would always say to me: |
You just listen. ... The Klausners didn't even want the name mentioned because
they were scared stiff you might get a sprinkling of red just from hearing it. ...
Fania had this habit of saying in deadly earnest things that would make everyone
laugh, and she knew they would, but she ... Dante's Inferno, all the deserts and
oceans, there's room in there for the dinosaurs and the whales, everything can
get into that ...
|But I suspect that Davies, with all his disarming flair, is in deadly earnest: there |
was no "ancient" or "biblical" Israel; and ... Only once does he cite any of the
basic archaeological handbooks we noted above — Amihai Mazar's Archaeology
of ... since Mazar ends with the Iron Age in Palestine and does not cover Davies' "
biblical world" in the Persian-Hellenistic period. ... in northern Israel, mentioning
the "house of David" and a "king of Israel," a king we can now identify as Jehoram
|“The Communist Party ofthe Soviet Union . . .will continue to oppose all wars of |
conquest” (no mention ofTibet, ... As part of the double-speak, there are attacks
on “dogmatism” but even stronger attacks on “revisionism. ... In the older literature
ofCommunism, “profit” was a dirty word; it existed under capitalism only because
employers ... like Senator Fulbright take this sort of pipe dream in deadly earnest.
|He gave his services as teacher when legally be was bound to do no such thing, |
and, at the close of the term, putting his hand into his own pocket, he paid the
expenses of running the whole school, rather than let it be dismissed before June
, the date mentioned in ... He told the pupil to do thus and so, because in such a
way only could that pupil produce the best results. ... Mr. Williams took us in
deadly earnest, and disciplined his classes as he had been used to discipline his
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