Dictionary Of Idiocy

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The Official Dictionary Of Idiocy

Author : James Napoli
ISBN : 1454927801
Genre : American wit and humor
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It's clear: today, idiots are everywhere. So James Napoli, esteemed director of the National Sarcasm Society, has created a smart-aleck dictionary that defines pop-culture touchstones and throws shade on the hopelessly foolish. With copiously illustrated snarky entries on everything from "Alternative Facts" and "Congress" to "Cable News" and "Uber," The Official Dictionary of Idiocy brings much-needed laughter to these crazy days.
Category: American wit and humor

A Dictionary Of Idiocy

Author : Stephen Bayley
ISBN : PSU:000053899200
Genre : Opinion (Philosophy)
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This volume provides a light-hearted guide for the perplexed to all things trivial. Wittgenstein said that if people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever happen. As human progress depends on the continuing practice of stupidity, Stephen Bayley investigates in this book what is necessary for human progress. Some instances of stupidity are only clearly stupid after the fact such as the astonishing amount of money poured into Internet start-ups, others rely on ideas which are stupid on their own. The Ship of Follies of the World in 1509, even the perplexed will find their way through the maze of progress and common sense. An original miscellany for those who want their trivia served up with panache. The inspiration for this collection comes from Flaubert's Dictionnaire des Idees Recues, published for the first time in October 1904.
Category: Opinion (Philosophy)

Images Of Idiocy

Author : Martin Halliwell
ISBN : 9781351928847
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book traces the concept of idiocy as it has developed in fiction and film in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses particularly on visual images of idiocy and argues that writers as diverse as Gustave Flaubert, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Conrad, John Steinbeck, Flannery O'Connor and Rohinton Mistry, and filmmakers such as Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock, Werner Herzog and John Huston have all been attracted to idiot figures as a way of thinking through issues of language acquisition, intelligence, creativity, disability, religion and social identity. Martin Halliwell provides a lively and detailed discussion of the most significant literary and cinematic uses of idiocy, arguing that scientific conceptions of the term as a classifiable medical condition are much too narrow. With the explosion of interest in idiocy among American and European filmmakers in the 1990s and the growing interest in its often overlooked history, this book offers a timely reassessment of idiocy and its distinctive place at the intersection of science and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dictionary Of Stupid

Author : Megan Ink
ISBN : 1717837336
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It is not bad luck, you are probably just being irrational. This book will allow you to get your s#it together and make wiser choices, relevant to your state of preparation.

The Law Dictionary

Author : Giles Jacob
ISBN : NYPL:33433008090593
Genre : Law
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Category: Law