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  1. says:

    Last night my daughter asked me to watch what passes for comedy to pre teens on Nickelodeon a show low on laughs but high on laugh track It s Halloween week and of course the thematic drum of cheap scares and slutty costumes those of you dads that have 11 year old girls know what it is like to take a knee at the end of the show to have a side bar chat about this topic alone plays large when midway through the episode a six year old girl dressed like a failing barrister circa 1735 comes firing on stage screaming at her parents because they got her a Jonathan Swift costume instead of the requested Taylor Swift This is where I wanted to pause live TV to tell my daughter about the original Swift, about A Modest Proposal how our current American culture screams for someone like him to write about our never ending race problem, our soul sucking capitalism at any cost, our failed PAC fueled political system But my daughter is 11, I am 45, it s late on Saturday night and I don t have it in me I watch the Jonathan Swift girl rant and rave and I drool thinking about delicious Irish babies in a white wine sauce.


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    This made me laugh so much It s just so brilliantly funny Swift adopts a very serious tone, and an authoritative voice, that almost sounds real He delivers his proposal in such a hilariously cold way that embodies a dejected government official I could imagine him writing this whilst struggling to keep a straight face as he mocks the English law makers The rich looked down upon the poor and saw them as a deplorable sub species of human, which is rather ironic because without poverty there wouldn t be any riches for them They were heartless and unempathetic to their fellow man This was even so in regard to the Irish The social policy was terrible, and in his proposal Swift satirises it perfectly He suggests that the in order to control the population, the Irish beggars should eat their own children I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for the landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children He delivers facts and figures whilst contemplating breeding strategies that monitor population growth In this, Swift delivers a wonderfully ironic argument that is just so damn funny I would love to have been alive in this period because I would have found it even funnier Well, unless I was one of the beggars because then I d be starving or unless I was a lord because then I d look like a complete idiot Swift is such a comic genius.Penguin Little Black Classic 08 The Little Black Classic Collection by penguin looks like it contains lots of hidden gems I couldn t help it they looked so good that I went and bought them all I shall post a short review after reading each one No doubt it will take me several months to get through all of them Hopefully I will find some classic authors, from across the ages, that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection.


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    One book leads to another.After listening to the audiobook Food A Love Story , by Jim Gaffigana hilarious walking companionI quoted a Bizzarre Line from Jim Maybe All Americans should just eat starving people from other nations.my mind went elsewhere with that line the complete opposite with Jim but laughed anyway.So.getting a little serious During the comments Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all , asked me if I had read listened to Jonathan Swift s A Modest Proposal I hadn t Doing a little research about the very short satireI first downloaded it on my Kindle for free and read itStill interested I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it The idea behind A Modest Proposal starts with a much deeper profound purpose than Gaffigan s Food , book Sure, Gaffigan may had hit the button on a political social issue with is eating starving people from nations , by accident But Jim wrote about Food primarily because he likes to eat It s a topic he knows about, and he s a comedian Jonathan Swift had a clear intention with this tongue and cheek hilarious and somewhat repulsive , satire His short story was definitely a Political and social issue satire This book was first published in 1789 There were many starving and poor people in Ireland.Reading listening to this small satire gave me a deeper appreciation for St Patrick s day which was just celebrated a few days ago Irish people were living in villages owned by wealthy English landowners..and for years lived under the power of The English Parliament Swift set out to address the serious issue of poverty His modest proposal was to eat useless babies by his calculations there were about 120 thousand which would help curb the population growth Swift s imagination of profits and benefits, for wealthy England , from the Irish babies skin ladies gloves men s boots was so creepy It was all creepy with the undertone being a very sad time in history Given how absurd this entire story is I can only conclude Swift was pointing out the obvious ridiculousness people were fighting over land, money, and religionwhen people were starving The modest proposal wasn t modest at all It was an earthquake Hoping to wake people up and move people into humane actions.


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    Book Review A Modest Proposal is a satirical work of fiction by Jonathan Swift, written nearly 300 years ago It is an Irish piece, originally published anonymously, but served as a way to shove stupidity in the face of the English government and wealthy Essentially, in order to solve the problem of poverty, people should eat their children But it was written in a very serious manner, as though it were meant to be real suggestions Ahead of its time, it propelled Swift to the forefront of both English literature and the 18th century collection of masterpieces Although not very long under 50 pages , the language is a bit outdated and requires a few translations to understand what he meant back during that period of time The humor is undeniable The time he took to create a solution for every aspect of the problem, as well as provide counter points, is incredibly delicious pun intended Though a bit too absurd, even for me, it s still one of those parts of our English courses we all enjoy reading It s hilarious to a 15 year old, who may not know all the different parts of history or the way in which governmental red tape can work Find a few pages online after perusing this review just sample some of the words and phrases he used It may push you into reading the whole thing About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators polldaddy poll 9729544


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    Goodreaders, my Friends, who peruse this Review , Be not offended, whilst on it you chew Denude yourselves of all depraved affection, For it contains no badness, nor infection Tis true that it brings forth to you no birth Of any value, but in point of mirth Thinking therefore how sorrow might your mind Consume, I could no apt subject find One plume of joy surmounts of grief a duration Because to laugh is proper to the rational person Rabelais


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    The famous satirist, author of Gulliver s Travels, wrote several political texts vituperating against the hopeless condition of his native Ireland and the ineptitude of its British rulers thank God, things have much improved since This short volume includes a few of these texts In one of them, Swift compares man to a broomstick, a glorious animal turned upside down and defeated in another, he gives a list of conditions that make a country prosperous and goes on to demonstrate that Ireland meets practically none in another still, he vilifies some of the customs in use at the time in Dublin, like town crying, leaving piles of excrements on the pavement and so on A Modest Proposal , which gives this volume its title, is another of these polemical texts, where Swift uses a straight faced, shocking humour something that might not pass the censorship of political correctness today , advocating that poor people s children, instead of being mouths to feed, should be sold to the butcher and stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout , for the enjoyment of the rich people of Dublin I am just wondering why he left out saut ing, frying and braising la MatignonAll this is written in jest of course, but when you get ten pages of this sustained cannibalistic sarcasm, the laughter becomes quite sour indeed The fact that Tertullian s Apology might have inspired this text does not come as a surprise The problems raised by Swift are still topical and, with a bit of imagination, his lampoon could become, for our time, a vindication of vegetarianism or a blueprint for some dystopian novel.


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    there is no better way to kick off a semester of literature than a modest proposal one smart ass student always tries to derail the conversation with an early declaration of the proposal s satire, but no one listens, and within moments i have a class of fifty sixty students angry, frustrated, and sometimes rabid as i take swift s ironic side and ask the students, with all the seriousness i can muster which is quite a bit , if we shouldn t give it a try i follow that up with why not after why not then smack them upside the head with their universal humanist superiority complex, and force them to think it s so new to them they leave hating me or loving me but they do leave thinking poor bastards except that one mormon in the front row he never leaves thinking anything other than how superior he is and what a dipshit i am.


  8. says:

    Macabre but good example of how you can use standard arguments to convince people no matter how appalling your opinion may be Scary


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    This is obviously an incredible satire, which hopes to give some satisfaction to the rich I recently reread it after reading The Sorrows of Young Mike In John Zelazny s parody, the main character parodies Jonathan Swift s modest proposal It is a parody within a parody and the modern twist is displayed well.


  10. says:

    FIRST THING IVE READ IN MONTHS AND IT FEELS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD


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