January 19, 2007 |
ADAM SMITH is an Enlightenment-era moral philosopher best known for writing "The Wealth of Nations," a founding text of modern economics that checks in at more than 900 dense pages -- enough to discourage many a would-be reader. P.J. O'Rourke is an impudent political satirist with a penchant for quippy one-liners, best known for such books as "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance."
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October 18, 2001 |
Political satirist and author P.J. O'Rourke will give a lecture and sign copies of his new book, "The Empire of the Sofa," Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. O'Rourke, who has written for "National Lampoon," "Rolling Stone" and "Saturday Night Live," will speak at 11 a.m. and sign his book during a two-hour luncheon. Tickets are $50, including lunch. For information, call 522-2977.
June 14, 1996 |
Last February, facing a challenge from a new Sunday night edition of "Dateline NBC," "60 Minutes" executive producer Don Hewitt announced the first changes on the CBS newsmagazine in many years. In addition to adding more breaking-news stories to the mix, three prominent commentators from print journalism--Molly Ivins, P.J. O'Rourke and Stanley Crouch--were hired to do weekly commentary.
March 3, 1996 |
"doughnuts, Limbaugh's consumption of, 27-31 eating, Limbaugh's inability to stop, 14-156, 158 gas, hot, Limbaugh full of, 3, 27, 90 restaurants, Limbaugh's favorite . . . waffle houses 7, 9, 72 self-loathing, Limbaugh's weight as cause of, 47 weather, hot, Limbaugh sweating in, 43, 158, 182 zeppelin, Limbaugh size of, 6, 18, 76, 94 (see also blimp)" --From the spoof index . . "Our era is supposed to be the 1950s all over again. Indeed we are experiencing anew many of the pleasures and benefits of that excellent decade: a salubrious prudery, a sensible avariciousness, a healthy dose of social conformity.
November 10, 1994 |
The only thing more unpleasant than a well-versed liberal is an intelligent conservative. In the case P.J. O'Rourke and "All the Trouble in the World" we have an intelligent conservative who's also effete, sartorially smug, in a state of perpetual preppiness and somewhere to the right of Judge Robert Bork, traveling to Haiti, Somalia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, what used to be Yugoslavia, what used to be Czechoslovakia and what used to be a pristine rain forest before he got there.
October 24, 1993 |
The household hint industry is nothing if not resourceful in its quest for new, previously unpublished pointers. Would you have thought of this? "Break (dryer lint) up and put it into the cups of an empty egg carton. Melt paraffin and pour it over the entire carton, being sure to fill all the cups. When wax is dry and hard, break the carton into two sections and put them on top of the charcoal or wood to start (your barbecue)."