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  • In this instance the central figure would even turn out to be named Jack Worthington, evoking the name Oscar Wilde bestowed upon his classic character Jack Worthing, who concocts an alter ego and forges a double life in The Importance of Being Earnest.

    A Claim to Camelot

  • To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: I don't know if there is anything particularly stupifying in the air in this particular part of Samoa, but it seems to me that the number of raving ratbag idiots there considerably exceeds the usual number that statistics have laid down for our guidance.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor: Heroes vs Villains : Banana Wars.

  • Don't get me wrong, I love the current pothole-infested dead end the Republican party has taken, and to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, I hope it lasts, but I'm more interested why people do the things they do, unless the answer is "they're just batshit crazy."

    mean, mean pride

  • To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, "To run one 3 A.M. ad, Mrs. Clinton, may be regarded as a misfortune, to run a second looks like desperation."

    Hillary Unveils Another 3 A.M. Ad, This One On The Economy

  • To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, no matter where we are, it is good for the soul to be looking at the stars.

    Anne Hill: If Christmas Were a Dream

  • Specter is in your corner: my metaphor is strictly the manly art of self-defense, as defined by the Marquess of Queensberry -- the same guy, incidentally, who called Oscar Wilde a "Somdomite," but that's just a coincidence.

    Frank Dwyer: Hold On, Larry!

  • To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, " if there's one thing worse than being talked about, it's not being talked about".

    About Buzz (and Melanie Schiff)

  • To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to lose one may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two or more looks like a disturbing case of could-care-less-ness.

    June | 2008 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog | PopWatch | EW.com

  • And to paraphrase Oscar Wilde - 'to lose one head of press is unfortunate, to lose half a dozen...', well it does beg a few questions.

    The LibDems Learn the Art of Spin

  • To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to be caught making one racist remark is misfortune.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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