Then, as now, Clinton confounded secularists who recognize public faith only when it comes wrapped in a cornpone
Hence her wicked parody of Sartre's nihilistic absurdism in Hazel Motes, the protagonist and cornpone
discerner of le Neant in her first novel, Wise Blood.
Though Keillor's Republican-of-today is meant to be mean/funny, the idea of "peace, prosperity and decency" in the 1950s is old-guy cornpone
Starring Billy Ray Cyrus, whose previous contribution to popular culture was the mullet, as a lariat-wielding cowboy of a healer whose tight jeans and aw-shucks manner turns hard-bitten New York women to mush, ``Doc'' offers cornpone
entertainment in the extreme.
Here, he says, is a "fair-haired boy who not only professes decency but exudes it from every respectful pore," a sort of latter-day cornpone
hero being taken up by the bright young things at The New York Times.
, the founder of Li'l Abner's (1956) Dogpatch, is neatly pegged as a "latter day Duke of Plaza-Toro" (p.
May goes from feisty to prickly, and Raleigh, whose cornpone
country stories no longer sell to the big magazines, feels himself diminished as a breadwinner and a man.
The group even trekked to that capital of American cornpone
hokum, Branson--tellingly located in Ashcroft's home state--to croon with the Oak Ridge Boys.
Abundance of cornpone
humor and folksy dialogue--"You're as nervous as a tick on Dip Day
The recent discovery of an unpublished short story by Twain has spawned a delightful little musical that wraps the author's homespun lunacy around an infectious bluegrass score and a heapin' dose of cornpone
," "Rag Often the Bush," "Namely You," "Unnecessary Town," "What's Good for General Bullmoose," "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands," "Sadie Hawkins Day Ballet," "Oh Happy Day," "I'm Past My Prime," "Love in a Home," "Progress Is the Root of All Evil," "Put 'Era Back," "Dearly Beloved.
Adding to the sunny slant is the inclusion not just of the immortal "A Boy Named Sue," but of various eccentric numbers that point up Cash's surprising affinity for goofy, cornpone
humor, such as "Straight A's in Love," "Egg Suckin' Dog" and "Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart," the latter performed by Cass Morgan during the Opry seg as a Minnie Pearl homage.