If The Answer played it like The Darkness, with that knowing extravagance, that smug jokiness
(which is the ultimate insult to an audience) then The Answer would be being played right now by Radio One and/or Two by some similarly smug, knowing young hipster.
He sticks to the inevitability of the genre with the flying and punching, and not to mention tight-fitting ridiculous costumes, but adds his jokiness
that keeps everything barrelling along.
It's not accidental that America's three most famous gay women--Ellen and Rosie are the other two--are all known for their jokiness
. In a way, so are The New York Times' two women columnists, Maureen Dowd and Gaff Collins, which makes you wonder whether cuteness is the price female journalists must still pay to get high-profile jobs.
In this sense, she likens Cathedrals of Art to Courbet's Painters Studio in its use of "allusion and its sense of personal involvement." (37) While Nochlin by no means equates Stettheimer's painting's status to that of a masterpiece in Western art, she does effectively counter Raynor's gripe with Cathedrals of Art by implying that the "inside jokiness
" of the painting, like Courbet's, does not detract from its general comprehension or its enduring enjoyment.
But at times the humor is discordant, Henry's jokiness
not only his own whistling in the dark but his author's uneasiness with his own seriousness..
At the same time, the variable responses of modern audiences to The Witch of Edmonton echo the multiplicity of reactions the devil-dog receives from Edmonton itself within the play-text; the murmurs of contemporary spectators recall the fearful attraction of Mother Sawyer (2.1.130), their shudders the uncomprehending terror of the countrymen (4.1.271), their laughter the blinkered jokiness
of Cuddy Banks (3.1.130).
His son William said: "He was a real character but he saw to his own grave without any jokiness
or irreverence and he wasn't at all macabre about it."
(15.) Levinson argues that Keats's verbal materialism also inheres in the "jokiness
" of his writing, which displays the poet's wit.
Yet "you could see the mold from which the jelly was pressed." Always reading her I feel a faint contempt and yet an equally faint jokiness
The analysis suggested that, with the initial jokiness
and cockiness, Boris was deriving some enjoyment from the game.
There is an uneasy disconnect between the earnestness of much of the action in A Warning and the generic jokiness
of the induction.
There was an appealing jokiness
in the coinage itself, based as it was upon another term, the "Com-intern," which referred to the much more palpable prospect of Communist infiltration and organization in the West.