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"We're very excited to add Russell Brand's bracingly funny, original and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up," Nick Grad, original programming chief at FX, said.
Patriotic Gore is best known for two things: Wilson's witticism that "the cruelest thing that has happened to Lincoln since he was shot has been to fall into the hands of Carl Sandburg" and the book's 24-page introduction, a bracingly (and brazenly) dyspeptic essay that compares national governments to "sea slugs" in their mindless aggression--though unlike the slugs, nations have publicists who weave elaborate moral defenses of their violence and voracity.
Without wanting to get into hardcore, boffin territory, this simply means that no sweet wine has been added to the final product, thus creating a bracingly dry wine that will really show a winemaker's skill and the quality of the grapes.
"Though the book's wit is dumbed by rambling narrative loops, Weldon's satire bracingly shows that no matter the society, 'the sum of human happiness, human anxiety remained about the same.'" LOUIS MENAND
Herbert brings a bracingly unjaundiced eye to such well-known (though perhaps underanalyzed) histories as Charles Bali's History of the Indian Mutiny [1859-1860] while also scrutinizing more obscure texts such as Vivian Dering Majendie's extraordinary firsthand account of the conquest of Lucknow, Up Among the Pandies [1859].
Lin He plays with a bracingly exciting blend of bravura technique and hardheaded restraint, while Sioles exhibits the finest characteristics of an accompanist: glittering virtuosity bridled by exquisite taste.
Rand Paul and the Tea Partiers have announced bracingly that they're here to take back their government; but what do they plan to do with it once they've got it back?
Herein lies a grand, bracingly brisk tour of selection theory and the various ways it intersects with everyday, aunnaturala life.
Its bracingly tasty Ceviche a La Rusa is a blithe creation of oysters, lightly marinated in lime and lemon juices.
His latest book, an innovative and incantatory memoir about the family that he formed with his partner of forty years, the poet and publisher Nikos Stangos, couldn't be any less ambiguous in its portrayal of the couple's life together, and in its bracingly poignant meditations on Stangos' death from brain cancer in 2004.
To a kid imbued with the idealism of "reform," Dahl's was a bracingly sanguine view of machine politics.
His choreography is bracingly contemporary yet more relaxed and expansive, less hard-hitting and confrontational than much contemporary work.
It could be a bracingly bright and swift meteor, an auroral curtain that suddenly intensifies, or a bright star that bursts into telescopic view from behind the Moon's dark edge.
Commenting on the situation, John Aravosis stirred the pot with a series of bracingly non-P.C, questions on his blog.
For one thing, his unaccustomed exposure to challenge, so bracingly on view in the new Democratic-controlled Congress in the past few days, may prove as healthy for the administration as it is for the nation.