Summary: Barney, reckons he's become my whipping boy, given all the columns I've written about him, telling readers about his prankishness
It's another antic pop-culture whirligig, with some of the fast-moving prankishness
of "The Lego Movie," but it has a touching theme that dips into a major issue: namely, what's the nature of happiness?
Waugh--whose comic novels, as Milthorpe points out, "end generally with a high body count" (201)--thus belongs to a British tradition of black comedy in which the dead body acts as a source of perverse pleasure or amusement, a gruesome prop: we can see in Waugh's joking about corpses in The Loved One the seeds of Joe Ortons Loot (1966), with its farcical treatment of dead bodies at a funeral parlor; the banal domestic murders of Roald Dahl's best tales, such as "Lamb to the Slaughter" (1953); and the morbid, sad-funny prankishness
of Muriel Sparks Memento Mori (1958), with its cast of dying geriatrics.
Do not minimize the situation as prankishness
, encourage a victim to ignore a bully, and attempt to resolve the situation by having the bully and victim shake hands, the 10 steps states.
His sympathy for Hitler is rooted not in some juvenile sense of morbidity or prankishness
, but in the same impossible question that occupied so many thinkers in the aftermath of Auschwitz: How, in the wake of such monstrosities, can we still have any hope, any faith?
In the five-page sequence titled "Water Festival," Delisle brings to life the exuberance of the Burmese New Year when nearly the entire population goes crazy squirting each other with water, a baptism by water pistols that combines spiritual rebirth with youthful prankishness
It is a terrific journey--full of luminous insights and playful prankishness
This dialogue of self and soul (to borrow from Yeats) allows the author to play with some literary conventions and archetypes with a clever prankishness