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In some cultures, such as Japanese, German and Scandinavian, jokiness is often seen as frivolous and unprofessional.
Although the hemi-dress was ridiculed by a number of fashion commentators for its awkwardness, its ugliness, its retro-kitsch jokiness, its air of mockery, others saw in it an expression of liberation from the tyranny of the body.
And as time goes on the jokiness seems rather tired.
John Pawson's clinically austere Novy Dvur Monastery (AR April 2004) butted up to the priapic fatuousness of Future Systems; Richard Murphy's precise, Scarpa-inspired projects segued into off-the wall jokiness from Ron Arad.
But the larger mysteries in Bellow tend to be anthropological (it should not be forgotten that his academic training was in anthropology), and we shall turn now to an anthropological mystery in Ravelstein that is less opposed to Bellow's jokiness than it is its other face.
This was translated into a change in style: The jokiness of Dada seemed no longer a suitable option.
When Best announced that Beckham wasn't bad for a player with no left foot, who couldn't head a ball or score more than a few token goals it was viwed as tongue in cheek jokiness by Best.
Both Rodman and Marcus argue that at the heart of this jokiness that permeates Elvis's posthumous career are certain classist notions about art and culture.
But the film is not all tormented adolescent anguish - it also has a tormented adolescent jokiness that soon starts to grate.
Sherman has eliminated the slick jokiness that seduced Broadway audiences in the earliest scenes of his play but has thankfully kept much of the unexpected humor that lends a grace note of absurdity to the camp sections.
However, the forced jokiness of the dialogue for lower-deck characters conforms more to the cliches of British cinema in the fifties and that kind of stereotyping is reproduced also in the conversations of the Graf Spee's prisoners, earthy Merchant Navy men, but with an over-preponderance of London accents.