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  • Dame Edna `joke' went far too far

    02/23/2003 4:03:29 PM PST · by weegee · 60 replies · 867+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 23, 2003, 12:18AM | By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ
    We all know the medicinal value of laughter. A good chuckle clears the air, draws song from silence. In my book, a sense of humor is one of the prime qualities I would look for in a mate. After all, how can we get through life, through this valley of tears, without a healthy bit of hysterics? Sometimes the best satire is the one aimed squarely between our eyes. The one that elicits an ouch. The one that, between hiccups, makes us nod in recognition. The ability to laugh at ourselves is a blessing. A blessing and an affirmation. Nothing...
  • Untranslatable

    06/20/2002 3:51:53 AM PDT · by PatD · 7 replies · 156+ views
    The Palace Of Reason ^ | June 19, 2002 | Francis W. Porretto
    June 19, 2002 This past Sunday's homicide bus bombing in Jerusalem, which claimed 19 lives and injured an additional 40 persons, has apparently triggered the Israeli leadership to conclude that only the pacification of the Palestinian-held West Bank by Israeli arms will safeguard Israeli citizens. As regards their attitudes toward the Palestinian irredentists and their "authorities," the Israelis have transited from a negotiation-oriented posture to a war-oriented posture. High time. It's difficult to put oneself in the place of a person who might at any time be violently removed from the world by someone who doesn't care about his own...