outlandishness


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We should tell him that by setting a standard of such outlandishness and a reference point of such divisiveness, he's helping his Republican rivals, whose own recklessness doesn't draw the scrutiny that it otherwise would.
"Yes, it's mordant commentary on the frequent outlandishness of American culture.
Yet Boris's outlandishness is exactly what people outside of the right like about him.
Critiquing the implication of outlandishness associated with the media circus, I will suggest, Lumet sought not only to make his freaky protagonist appear normal, he sought to make him appear "natural."
They may not be dramatic, life-changing experiences, but you recall them because of the humor, the outlandishness or the pure joy of the memory.
(34) Beattie's work, too, it is interesting to note, at times became involved in that 'confrontation with otherness and outlandishness' which, for Deirdre Shauna Lynch, was an all but inescapable effect of the period's origin-seeking endeavours.
In "Aubade" he speaks of watching from Govina Bay on Corfu "the sun rise over Albania" and "waiting--calmly, unquestioning--for Saint Spiridion of Holy memory to arise, leave his silver casket and emerge, wearing the embroidered slippers, from his grove of miracles above the hill." This looks like a moment of spiritual yearning done with somewhat cinematic outlandishness. But important to Wright, I think, and his sense of the spiritual, his this-world and this-world-alone metaphysics, is that Saint Spiridion's miraculous relics are actually kept on Corfu.
One cannot help agreeing with Kate Teltscher that "travel writing grants considerable licence to its authors; its quasi- scientific status confers authority, while the public expectation of foreign outlandishness ensures that sensational stories are happily consumed."60
The extreme outlandishness of the Connecticut contraception law,
"I think Portlandia definitely occupies a sphere of silliness and outlandishness that I would not be comfortable going with in music."
For all of its outlandishness, this myth expresses the widespread notion that romantic love will end our agonizing loneliness if we can form not merely a stable relationship with another but a sort of metaphysical fusion with them.
It's a Halloween spectacle of a show, rife with energy, outlandishness and a sense of straight-up, unadulterated raucousness.