History Funny / Ulysses

20th Apr '16 2:11:02 AM 06tele
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* ''Nausicaa'' has a couple of darkly comic moments: first, Gerty's flowery narration is frequently interrupted by snarky asides about her friends. Second, Gerty's narration as she admires Bloom from afar is sort of ridiculous, especially when the reader begins to suspect Bloom is [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating over her]], and that Bloom might just be ''imagining'' Gerty is admiring him to get himself off. Despite this, the reveal as Bloom orgasms, accompanied by a fireworks display, and we switch to his point of view, is still pervertedly hilarious. Finally, Bloom watches Gerty get up, realises she is lame in one leg, and immediately regrets what he just did.

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* ''Nausicaa'' has a couple of darkly comic moments: first, Gerty's Gerty starts interrupting her own flowery narration is frequently interrupted by with increasingly snarky asides about her friends. friends ("there was a lot of the tomboy about Cissy Caffrey and she was a forward piece whenever she thought she had a good opportunity to show") and the children ("exasperating little brats"). Second, Gerty's narration as she admires Bloom from afar is sort of ridiculous, especially when the reader begins to suspect Bloom is [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating jerking off over her]], and that Bloom might just be ''imagining'' Gerty is admiring him to get himself off. Despite this, the reveal as Bloom orgasms, accompanied by a fireworks display, and we switch to his point of view, is still pervertedly hilarious. Finally, Then MoodWhiplash sets in: [[spoiler: Bloom watches Gerty get up, up and realises she is lame in one leg, and immediately regrets what he just did.]]
20th Apr '16 2:03:20 AM 06tele
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-->And they beheld Him in the chariot, clothed upon in the glory of the brightness, having raiment as of the sun, fair as the moon and terrible that for awe they durst not look upon Him. And there came a voice out of heaven, calling: Elijah! Elijah! And He answered with a main cry: Abba! Adonai! And they beheld Him even Him, ben Bloom Elijah, amid clouds of angels ascend to the glory of the brightness at an angle of fortyfive degrees over Donohoe's in Little Green street like a shot off a shovel.

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-->And they beheld Him in the chariot, clothed upon in the glory of the brightness, having raiment as of the sun, fair as the moon and terrible that for awe they durst not look upon Him. And there came a voice out of heaven, calling: Elijah! Elijah! ''Elijah! Elijah!'' And He answered with a main cry: Abba! Adonai! ''Abba! Adonai!'' And they beheld Him even Him, ben Bloom Elijah, amid clouds of angels ascend to the glory of the brightness at an angle of fortyfive degrees over Donohoe's in Little Green street like a shot off a shovel.
20th Apr '16 2:02:53 AM 06tele
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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is told as a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]. Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny.

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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is told as a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]. biblical]]:
-->And they beheld Him in the chariot, clothed upon in the glory of the brightness, having raiment as of the sun, fair as the moon and terrible that for awe they durst not look upon Him. And there came a voice out of heaven, calling: Elijah! Elijah! And He answered with a main cry: Abba! Adonai! And they beheld Him even Him, ben Bloom Elijah, amid clouds of angels ascend to the glory of the brightness at an angle of fortyfive degrees over Donohoe's in Little Green street like a shot off a shovel.
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Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny.



-->''"(He gives up the ghost. A violent erection of the hanged sends gouts of sperm spouting through his deathclothes on to the cobblestones. Mrs Bellingham, Mrs Yelverton Barry and the Honourable Mrs Mervyn Talboys rush forward with their handkerchiefs to sop it up.)''''

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-->''"(He gives up the ghost. A violent erection of the hanged sends gouts of sperm spouting through his deathclothes on to the cobblestones. Mrs Bellingham, Mrs Yelverton Barry and the Honourable Mrs Mervyn Talboys rush forward with their handkerchiefs to sop it up.)''''
13th Sep '15 4:54:49 AM TheGeckoGeek
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* The ending of ''Sirens'', when Bloom bids farewell to Richie Goulding whilst increasingly distracted by the fact he has gas. He debates whether wine or cider is to blame, manages to get away from Goulding and then [[Fartillery farts under cover of a passing tram.]]

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* The ending of ''Sirens'', when Bloom bids farewell to Richie Goulding whilst increasingly distracted by the fact he has gas. He debates whether wine or cider is to blame, manages to get away from Goulding and then [[Fartillery farts under cover of a passing tram.]]
3rd Sep '15 11:46:11 AM TheGeckoGeek
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** Bloom's [[KangarooCourt imagined trial]], especially the passages featuring several aristocratic women who claim he sent them dirty letters and recount the letters in excruciating detail, before jumping on Bloom's back and whipping him gleefully.

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** Bloom's [[KangarooCourt imagined trial]], especially the passages featuring several aristocratic women who claim he sent them dirty letters and recount the letters in excruciating detail, before jumping on Bloom's back and whipping him Bloom gleefully. [[TooKinkyToTorture Which he enjoys.]]



--> MRS YELVERTON BARRY: ''(Severely)'' Don't do so on any account, Mrs Talboys! He should be soundly trounced!"

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--> --> MRS YELVERTON BARRY: ''(Severely)'' Don't do so on any account, Mrs Talboys! He should be soundly trounced!"
3rd Sep '15 11:43:33 AM TheGeckoGeek
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* ''Circe'' has humour in spades. For instance, Bloom's grandfather materialising to discuss

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* ''Circe'' has humour in spades. For instance, spades:
** Bloom's [[KangarooCourt imagined trial]], especially the passages featuring several aristocratic women who claim he sent them dirty letters and recount the letters in excruciating detail, before jumping on Bloom's back and whipping him gleefully.
--> "BLOOM: [...] Let me off this once. ''(He offers the other cheek)''
--> MRS YELVERTON BARRY: ''(Severely)'' Don't do so on any account, Mrs Talboys! He should be soundly trounced!"
** Bloom's ridiculous PowerFantasy.
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Bloom's grandfather materialising to discussgive him sexual advice.
** Stephen's hallucination of two Oxford professors hovering in midair with lawnmowers, which appears to be a parody of GoodAngelBadAngel, if not for the fact that this trope didn't really exist at the time ''Ulysses'' was written.
** Bloom's GenderBender fantasy, while disturbing (bordering on NightmareFuel), is also [[BlackComedy very, very funny]].
--> "I shall sit on your ottoman saddleback every morning after my thumping good breakfast of Matterson's fat hamrashers and a bottle of Guinness's porter. ''(He belches)'' And suck my thumping good Stock Exchange cigar while I read the ''Licensed Victualler's Gazette''. Very possibly I shall have you slaughtered and skewered in my stables and enjoy a slice of you with crisp crackling from the baking tin basted and baked like sucking pig with rice and lemon or currant sauce."
** Stephen runs off into the night after breaking a chandelier, and Bloom apologetically settles up.
** Stephen's exchange with the furious British soldiers, as he calmly tries to persuade them not to punch him and is met with a barrage of insults.
** Figures from Irish folklore turn up to moderate the fight between Stephen and the soldiers, including the Croppy Boy, who dies. We then get this pure gold line:
-->''"(He gives up the ghost. A violent erection of the hanged sends gouts of sperm spouting through his deathclothes on to the cobblestones. Mrs Bellingham, Mrs Yelverton Barry and the Honourable Mrs Mervyn Talboys rush forward with their handkerchiefs to sop it up.)''''
3rd Sep '15 11:24:41 AM TheGeckoGeek
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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is told as a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]. Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny.

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* The ending of ''Sirens'', when Bloom bids farewell to Richie Goulding whilst increasingly distracted by the fact he has gas. He debates whether wine or cider is to blame, manages to get away from Goulding and then [[Fartillery farts under cover of a passing tram.]]
--> "Pprrpffrrppffff. ''Done.''"
* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is told as a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]. Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny. funny.
* ''Nausicaa'' has a couple of darkly comic moments: first, Gerty's flowery narration is frequently interrupted by snarky asides about her friends. Second, Gerty's narration as she admires Bloom from afar is sort of ridiculous, especially when the reader begins to suspect Bloom is [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating over her]], and that Bloom might just be ''imagining'' Gerty is admiring him to get himself off. Despite this, the reveal as Bloom orgasms, accompanied by a fireworks display, and we switch to his point of view, is still pervertedly hilarious. Finally, Bloom watches Gerty get up, realises she is lame in one leg, and immediately regrets what he just did.
* In ''Oxen of the Sun'', Bloom's bee sting is described in [[YeOldeButcheredEnglish medieval terms]] as the result of an attack by a wyrm; i.e. a dragon.
* ''Circe'' has humour in spades. For instance, Bloom's grandfather materialising to discuss
6th Mar '14 8:05:31 PM Aiguille
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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is told as a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[TheBible biblical]]. Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny.

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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is told as a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[TheBible [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]. Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny.
28th Aug '12 11:09:15 AM 04tele
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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is described as if it were a major natural disaster.

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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is described told as if it were a parody of a news story about a major natural disaster.disaster which morphs in and out of something seriously [[TheBible biblical]]. Also, the main narrator of that chapter (whose name we never learn and who never appears anywhere else in the book) is an extremely dark DeadpanSnarker with JadeColoredGlasses, some of whose unfavourable judgments of people he supposedly considers his friends are very funny.
28th Aug '12 11:03:05 AM 04tele
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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is described in terms of a major natural disaster.

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* The end of the ''Cyclops'' chapter, where Bloom is bundled into a cab and the Citizen throws an empty biscuit tin after him, and the impact of the biscuit tin is described in terms of as if it were a major natural disaster.
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