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- Black Gospel Music
- Black Gospel music is also known as Urban Contemporary Gospel music. Its roots were the Negro spiritual songs that were sang by the African slaves while tilling the rich cotton fields of their white Southern masters in the early 18th century.
>> Poetry & Fable
- How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
- The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
- Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
- This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
- Black: Correspondences
- Definition: Night, absorb energy, new beginnings Magickal Powers: Absorb negativity, end one situation - birth of the next Element: Earth Direction: North Gender: Female Season: Winter Stage of Life: Elder Candle Magick: Neutrality, discord, Protection and...
Symbology >> Colorology
- The Raven: Balancing Man and Nature
- "He likes bright abalone shells, silver beads, endless vittles, gossip and warm sleeps over the smoke hole. The Raven-ego is the lover-to-be who wants "a sure thing." The Raven-ego is afraid passion will end. He is afraid and tries to avoid the...
Symbology >> Animals
Black Humour is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Black Humour books and related discussion.
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- Surreal Dreamscapes: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades
- The term 'black humour' has become such a part of the language (in both When the book first appeared, he writes, 'the words “black humour” had no meaning.
- THE COMEDIC BASE OF BLACK COMEDY: An analysis of black
- An analysis of black comedy as a unique contemporary film genre. Abstract. Contemporary black comedy has changed significantly since its inception.
- The warfare of black humor: anti-Nazi cartoons from the 1930s and
- Oct 22, 2006 The warfare of black humor: anti-Nazi cartoons from the. 1930s and 1940s. Introduction.
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- Iain Duncan Smith: Step forward, the Minister for Broken Britain
- By James Forsyth The most vicious gang-fight of the week was IDS v Theresa May, one Whitehall source says with a certain black humour.
- The Guard: Bloody, funny, drug-busting buddies
- McDonagh, making his directorial debut, shares his sibling's gift for profanity and black humour in startling combinations. The language is partly Irish, augmented with the screwball comedy tradition from Preston Sturges to Quentin Tarantino.
- Upcoming computer games offer more than just blood and gore
- Harvey's New Eyes from Rondomedia and Daedalic injects some black humour into this year's games. Players go on a journey through the consciousness of Lilli, a withdrawn pupil, who is in conflict with a nasty matron.
- The Guard
- A biting comedy with the same bleak, black humour as In Bruges, it should come as no surprise the two films are a family affair.
- Bones, Sunday, 8.30pm, Seven/GWN7.
- I really like this series for the deadly serious work on which it is based but also for the often wry, often black humour that is buried beneath the decomposing corpses on which they work.
Suggested Web Resources
- Black comedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- A black comedy, or dark comedy, is a comic work that employs black humour or gallows humor.
- Black Humor - Cool Quotes Collection
- Black Humor. Cynical, pessimistic, obscene or just sick. Most of them are also damn fun!
- blackhumour Discography at Discogs
- "The blackhumour audio project had its beginnings in early 1982 with the first few experiments I was doing on my teac 4-track reel-to-reel recorder.
- black humour -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
- black humour, writing that juxtaposes morbid or ghastly elements with comical ones that underscore the senselessness or futility of life.
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