56 examples of Absurdities in a sentence
We know how to solve diarrhea and sanitation, but if you look at the budgets of countries, developing and developed, you'll think there's something wrong with the math, because you'll expect
like Pakistan spending 47 times more on its military than it does on water and sanitation, even though 150,000 children die of diarrhea in Pakistan every year.
And as a kid, when I would try to explain this, this disconnect between their roles and my values, they often laughed in the way that adults do at the
Only a very small child could overlook the
in this bomb; the first difficulty faced by the submarine "Seaview" is what appear to be chunks of--rock?
In fairness, when they could escape the preposterous plot and the consequent
there are some genuinely powerful moments- the depiction of people slowly starving to death is convincingly done and moving, but these only show up the rest of it even more.
Those are just two of the approximately 23
we're supposed to accept for this movie to have any meaning.
in this movie almost made me want to vomit!!
Contains plenty of expected
such as female rock band playing without the guitars plugged in.
clever visual gags in the background, unnoticed absurdities, and recurring characters such as Johnny the shoe-shine boy who seems to know everything about everything.
As the executive producer, Morgan Freeman wants the audience to ignore the numerous
of his character in 10 Items Or Less, a movie with an intentional indie-feel, and just be absorbed in the mentor/be-all-that-you-can-be theme.
This movie was rife with
of which if I mentioned them all I would be giving away the movie.
Still, after my recovery from the first shock, I started to contemplate about this extremely primitive main character, and I drew the conclusion that all the absurdities, cruelty, brutality and disgust presented here are mirroring bits from reality, being emphasized by distorting it.
Despite these absurdities, the performances are all very good - especially those of Paxinou and Lorre.
This simple and moving film has some heart-wrenching moments, but its central message is simply to point out the the
In addition, there are a few too many
in the plot (e.g, why would Milner, having escaped being dragged aboard Ferraro's yacht, then go back there on his own to put himself in a situation where he is outnumbered 15 to 1?).
Tirant lo Blanc is a brilliant satire on the conceits of European knighthood, as well as the
of the Byzantine empire which were responsible for its paralysis and downfall.
Michael Pare to me has always been hit or miss so while I quite enjoyed the amusing antics of such stupid (yet fun) movies like Instant Justice and World Gone Wild, I was expecting a level of magical dumbness that would make one gleeful of it's
I don't usually give away the plot when reviewing movies, but the storyline of 'Pacific Heights' is so ludicrous that one cannot discuss the film properly without considering its
The plot is pretty wacky, though it could have made for an enjoyably ludicrous film if handled with a bit more verve (see The Lost Continent for a film which had an outrageous storyline, but worked OK because the makers had the courage to stand by their own absurdities).
And clever in both senses - the characters are themselves clever, but the writing is cleverer, as the protagonists inadvertently give themselves and their
away in spite of their intelligence.
In fact, my main criticism is that the screenplay falls too much in love with its own creations - as it reveals the failings and
of the characters, it starts to forgive them, which is probably more than they deserve.
Pinker aptly quotes Voltaire: “Those who can make you believe
can make you commit atrocities.”
The list of revelations and
goes on and on.
To prevent such vicious
from continuing, the world’s democracies must unite to prevent any country that systematically violates human rights from being allowed to be a member of the Commission on Human Rights.
The wreckage of its economy is due to decades of managerial and political
and to the dreadful plight of two World Wars, a Civil War and a Cold War, not to a lack of resources.
In 1765, the agnostic French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire wrote: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
Madame de Renal had sufficient sense to forget at once, as absurdities, everything she had learned in the convent; but she put nothing else in its place, and ended by knowing nothing.
At first, he played with Julien's absurdities, for his own entertainment; soon he found it more interesting to correct, in the gentlest manner, the young man's mistaken view of life.
What do his faults, his
'If your characters do not talk politics,' the publisher retorts, 'they are no longer Frenchmen of 1830, and your book ceases to hold a mirror, as you claim....')Julien's report amounted to twenty-six pages; the following is a quite colourless extract; for I have been obliged, as usual, to suppress the absurdities, the frequency of which would have appeared tedious or highly improbable.
If I had been like that, she would not have preferred Croisenois to me!'The more his reason was shocked by the
of the Prince, the more he despised himself for not admiring them, and deemed himself unfortunate in not sharing them.