Alas, so much time was wasted on long-winded arguments over such tommyrot
I hope the police don't even take cognisance of such tommyrot
. As for the controversy over the money it is truly none of anyone's business and the whole issue has been blown out of proportion because Saurav Ganguly, in his graciousness, said Amitabh had paid Rs 30 lakhs from his own pocket.
To explain our post-Protestant condition, Bottum borrows a phrase from Flannery O'Connor's novel Wise Blood: the "Church of Christ Without Christ." He notes that in 1948 one author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights called that elaborate code "something like the Christian morality without the tommyrot
," which deftly sums up a modern attitude toward the efforts across two millennia to comprehend the cosmos, our place in it, the meaning of our lives, and the knowledge those lives will end.
I've never heard such tommyrot
in quite a long working life.
(42) The Daily News called the production "arresting and dignified," whereas the New York Journal branded it "pretentious tommyrot
, aesthetic whoopla and ordinary bunk." The division of critical opinion was so mixed that the FTP took out an advertisement in the New York Times at the end of the first week of performances (see fig.
Knowing better, Short still manages to blot his book by blaming the victim, by seeming almost to agree with the men in black--only absolutism could make up for "the innate failings of the Cambodian people." For Pol Pot, as for every other kamikaze of Kingdom Come, "the goal was not to destroy but to transmute." We have heard this chiliastic tommyrot
before, from a variety of faith-based ethnic cleansers forever seeking to transmute the rest of us to death.