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Buckley, Christopher


Buckley, Christopher
Cass, a blogger and spin-doctor, ex-army, starts a revolt of Gen-Wers against the resource-hogging Baby Boomers. I laughed out loud several times, so it must be funny!



Little Green Men

Buckley, Christopher
Oliver Banion is kidnapped, TWICE, by UFOs. UFOs from a secret, VERY secret, U.S. government organization. Very clever and humorous, although I AM irked by his footnotes. By the end I decided the footnotes were part of the sly humour. There were a lot of words I should have looked up, but I don't have any Post-Its!



Supreme Courtship

Buckley, Christopher
A TV courtroom judge is appointed to the United States Supreme Court. A FEMALE TV courtroom judge. A female TEXAN TV courtroom judge! The hanging/suicide episode was the funniest thing I've read in a long time!

Words I Had To Look Up:

paradigmatically (pg. 3) -- An outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype.
auto-da-fé (pg. 4) -- Burning at the stake, in popular imagination.
logorrheic (pg. 46) -- Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting logorrhea, the excessive flow of words.
benisons (pg. 67) -- A blessing; a benediction.
internecine (pg. 79) -- Of or relating to struggle within a nation, organization, or group.
8th Admendment (pg. 100) -- The right to be free from excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
certiorari (pg. 113) -- An original writ or action whereby a cause is removed from an inferior to a superior court for review.
maisonette (pg. 180) -- a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside. A townhouse?
quondam odium (pg. 184) -- Previous dislike?
infra dignitatem (pg. 245) -- Below ones dignity.
Stare Decisis (pg. 207) -- Let the decision stand. Funny name for an Italian restaurant!
dolor (pg. 211) -- Sorrow; grief.
anodyne (pg. 276) -- Not likely to offend or arouse tensions
dolorous (pg. 221) -- Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.




Industry is the enemy of melancholy. (pg. 223) Attributed to William F. Buckley Jr.

LIbrary Quote:

Didn't they teach you this in Boy Scouts? Or were you getting your merit badge in library science or some wimpy thing? (pg. 192) Pepper to the Chief Justice, on making him a better hangman's knot.

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