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folly

noun absurdity, absurdness, act of folly, blooper, blunder, eccentricity, excessiveness, extravagance, foolery, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, gaffe, humor, indiscretion, ineptitude, insanity, lunacy, madness, mindlessness, nonsense, nonsensicalness, oddity, oddness, senselessness, shallowness, strangeness, stupidity, thoughtlessness, triviality
See also: abortion, inexpedience, lunacy
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Most follies have stood for centuries with very little maintenance.
The Follies is sponsored by the Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy.
The book, Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas, photographs by Nic Barlow with text by Caroline Holmes, is published by The Garden Art Press at pounds 35.
Hawkstone Park Follies - a fascinating 100-acre network of monuments, statues, towers, tunnels and bridges - became Britain's first theme park when it was opened 200 years ago.
But Doris Eaton Travis, 102, an original Ziegfeld Follies performer, has done just that.
They worked the dinner theater stage during the 1980s and then "attempted" to retire until the Fabulous Follies lured them back.
Historically, the vogue for English garden follies was huge and encompassed a bewildering diversity of architectural fashions from Baroque to Egyptian.
Rock Follies, the tale of an all-girl band's quest for fame, is being remade by ITV for next year.
In 1986 the undisputed Empress of Exhibition set a new standard of outrageous excess with a mutant Mohawk headdress, an avalanche of bugle heads, and not much else--she resembled a cross between a campy cockatoo and a reject from The Ziegfeld Follies.
Often the pranks and follies are devised on a spur-of-the-moment basis, such as the recent "Lose the Blues" Day.
Citing the performers like Will Rodgers, Eddie Cantor and others who had performed at the former Ziegfeld Follies home, Eisner said he hoped the restoration shows "We are committed to and will continue that long line of successful ventures.