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Laughing My Way to Wisdom

A Review of

Congratulations, Who Are You Again?:
A Memoir
Harrison Scott Key

Paperback: Harper Perennial, 2018.
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Reviewed by Geoffrey Sheehy
 
 
I’ve always admired humorists. In high school I’d open our Sunday newspaper directly to the Lifestyle section, forsaking Sports and Comics long enough to read Dave Barry. In an attempt to spread the joy I would read him aloud, but every time I did my eyes would spot the funny lines before my voice could say them, and I’d break into high pitch squeaks and tears. My listeners would laugh too, but not at Barry. They’d laugh at me, out of fear, because I appeared to be having a seizure.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We have sadly reached the end of this series of Sabbath Wanderings cartoons by Josh Dease,
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Outro: The Laborers are Few
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Preserve Me With Your Mighty Power
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Welcomed By God
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The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump (Strictly Unauthorised)
Created by Rob Sears

Hardback: Canongate, 2017
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Sometimes humor (as in the way that these poems juxtapose Donald Trump’s words) can unmask the sheer absurdity of what is being said.
 

Here are four sample poems from this collection…
(Warning: some of these contain vulgar language)

Good Genes:




 
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A Revolution of the Heart
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The Hidden Treasure in the Cursed Ground
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Tomorrow (Sept. 29) marks the anniversary of the death of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo…

Endo’s novels, including SILENCE, are dark and deep reflections on the human condition…
 
We were therefore quite surprised to stumble upon these lighthearted Japanese commercials starring the novelist, presumably undertaken in a tongue-in-cheek fashion…
 
So, in memory of the fullness of his life and work, enjoy these commercials!
 

Three Commercials: NEC Wordprocessor and 2 Nescafe

 
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Your Kingdom Come
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The Face of Jesus
(In Two Parts)
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