A Pointless History of the World

A Pointless History of the World is a journey through time pulling out some of the most 'pointless', comedic and interesting events - from the obvious to the obscure - and combines brilliant quiz content from the show with Richard and ...

Author: Richard Osman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473623224

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 320

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A festive treat filled with quiz questions, trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces from the stars of the hit BBC quiz show Pointless. A Pointless History of the World is a journey through time pulling out some of the most 'pointless', comedic and interesting events - from the obvious to the obscure - and combines brilliant quiz content from the show with Richard and Xander's own brilliantly funny and incredibly intelligent quick-witted stand-up style writing. Interactive, hilarious and jam-packed full of quiz questions that will have every Pointless fan vying to be crowned the Pointless champion in their own household this Christmas.

Beyond the Sound Barrier

MODERNITY AND THE JAZZ HISTORY OF THE WORLD In the published version of ... so by extending the anti-jazz sentiments in the newspapers to link the new music with the notion of history as a pointless and chaotic struggle for domination.

Author: Kristin K Henson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136726804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Beyond the Sound Barrier examines twentieth-century fictional representations of popular music-particularly jazz-in the fiction of James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison. Kristin K. Henson argues that an analysis of musical tropes in the work of these four authors suggests that cultural "mixing" constitutes one of the central preoccupations of modernist literature. Valuable for any reader interested in the intersections between American literature and the history of American popular music, Henson situates the literary use of popular music as a culturally amalgamated, boundary-crossing form of expression that reflects and defines modern American identities.

The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World

A pointless book written by the presenters of the hit BBC 1 TV show Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman ... The key dates in the history of absolutely enormous tins of sweets are as follows: 1936: Quality Street are introduced by ...

Author: Alexander Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444762099

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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We've all had them, those pointless arguments that are seemingly impossible to solve. We've been round in circles trying to work out what came first, the chicken or the egg? Don't get us started on the debate of what we are all here for? And you're bound to have had sleepless nights pondering which ingredient you simply can't do without in a full English Breakfast - sausage or bacon. Well worry no more, here to help you solve some of life's biggest - and most pointless - conundrums are Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. So, does God exist? and what is the most pointless sport - ballet or darts? With a witty and intelligent collection of stand-up pieces, quizzes, cryptic brainteasers and pointless facts, Alexander Armstrong and his pointless friend Richard Osman will put the world to rights and finally answer the 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World....Ever.

The Self giving God and Salvation History

The premise behind this search is that history is not a pointless or meaningless multiplicity of individual occurrences.23 ... Without the latter the former disappears , both in the events of the world and in the sphere of ideas .

Author: Matthew L. Becker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567025306

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Analyzes Johannes von Hofmann's entire theological oeuvre.

Wounded Cities The Representation of Urban Disasters in European Art 14th 20th Centuries

It takes a particular form in Christianity, as the history of the world coincides with the history of redemption. ... a favorite subject of seventeenth-century painters, is not a pointless slaughter but the necessary sacrifice to a ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004300682

Category: History

Page: 228

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Nine case studies on the artistic representation of earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters in European towns, from the late Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century.

Culture Identity and Politics

World History was for him not merely worldjudgement but also a world - career , a justification of human striving and ... Hegel brings ( or codifies ) the good news : history is not a pointless and chaotic story of suffering , a tale ...

Author: Director of the Center for the Study of Nationalism Ernest Gellner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521336678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 189

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An exploration of the relationship between culture and politics in the modern world through essays on such varied topics as the Ayatollah Khomeni, Czech dissidents, and Malinowski.

Freedom God and Worlds

manifesting the disposition to suffer painful mental states, then there is a possible world in which God exists and ... then there would not be a vast amount of pointless animal suffering over billions years of evolutionary history.

Author: Michael J. Almeida

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191654800

Category: Philosophy


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Michael J. Almeida presents a powerful argument which holds that several widely believed and largely undisputed objections to the idea of the existence of God are in fact just philosophical dogmas. He challenges some of the most well-entrenched principles in philosophical theology, which have served as basic assumptions in influential apriori, atheological arguments. But most theists also maintain that the principles express apriori necessary truths, including those principles that are presumed to follow from the nature of an essentially omnipotent, essentially omniscient, essentially perfectly good and necessarily existing being. Among the atheological arguments that deploy these philosophical dogmas are the Logical Problem of Evil, the Logical Problem of the Best Possible World, the Logical Problem of Good Enough Worlds, the Problem of Divine Freedom, the Problem of No Best World, and the Evidential Problem of Evil. In Freedom, God, and Worlds Almeida claims that these arguments present no important challenge to the existence of an Anselmian God. Not only are these philosophical principles false, they are necessarily false.


Far from a novelty, a phenomenon of recent vintage, world Christianity embodies the logic of Christian history. Though it refuses set limits that read this history through the controlling assumptions of the Protestant/Catholic schism ...

Author: John G. Flett

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830899739

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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At the heart of the ecumenical discussions over the past century lies the issue of what constitutes the apostolicity of the church. In an attempt to forge structural agreements, these discussions have ignored the diversity of world Christianity. In this groundbreaking study, John Flett presents a bold account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

Education of Ethnic Minorities

Unity and Diversity : 12th World Congress, Rethymno, Crete-Greece, May 9-12, 1997 World Association for Educational ... emotion , History is a pointless reason and intuition , record of the past , via history teaching , History is a ...

Author: World Association for Educational Research. Congress


ISBN: UOM:39015047599512

Category: Children of minorities

Page: 574

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The Inter Asia Cultural Studies Reader

'Rather than regarding it as a point in history, a limiting condition with no possibility of extension, the moment is the site for the production of history (not a pointless point).' (Takeuchi 1993: 21) Needless to say, ...

Author: Kuan-Hsing Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134083978

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Asian Cultural Studies or Cultural Studies in Asia is a new and burgeoning field, and the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal is at its cutting edge. Committed to bringing Asian Cultural Studies scholarship to the international English speaking world and constantly challenging existing conceptions of cultural studies, the journal has emerged as the leading publication in Cultural Studies in Asia. The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader brings together the best of the ground breaking papers published in the journal and includes a new introduction by the editors, Chen Kuan-Hsing and Chua Beng Huat. Essays are grouped in thematic sections, including issues which are important across the region, such as State violence and social movements and work produced by IACS sub-groups, such as feminism, queer studies, cinema studies and popular culture studies. The Reader provides useful alternative case studies and challenging perspectives, which will be invaluable for both students and scholars in media and cultural studies.