American Humour

Bill Bryson, "American rigolos : Chroniques d'un grand pays"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at April 6, 2015
Bill Bryson, "American rigolos : Chroniques d'un grand pays"

Bill Bryson, "American rigolos : Chroniques d'un grand pays"
Publisher: Payot | 2003 | ISBN: 2228897310 | French | EPUB | 375 pages | 0.34 Mb

De retour aux États-Unis après avoir vécu vingt ans en Angleterre, Bill Bryson s'étonne : " Les Américains ont produit plus de prix Nobel que le reste du monde réuni. Et pourtant, selon un sondage, 13 pour 100 des Américaines sont incapables de dire si elles portent leur slip sous ou sur leurs collants. " …

American Born Chinese (2006) (GN) Repost  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Feb. 14, 2012
American Born Chinese (2006) (GN) Repost

American Born Chinese (2006) (GN) Repost
Graphic Novel | CBZ | English | 242 pages | 90.3 MB

This is a tour-de-force new work by rising indie comics star Gene Yang. “American Born Chinese” maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories. One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school. Jin is plagued by jocks and bullies, so when another Chinese student transfers to the school, Jin wants nothing to do with him. Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese morality tale. Finally, there’s the gross and surreal stereotype of Chin-Kee, the ultimate negative Chinese cliche, complete with a sitcom-style “laugh track”. These three apparently unrelated tales come together in an astonishing climax – all with a mighty blast of humour, surprising poignancy and skilled artistry.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at June 23, 2011
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
1080p BluRay Rip | MKV | 1920 x 1032 | x264 @ 14.9 Mbps | English DTS 5.1 @ 1510 Kbps | 13,33 Gb
Subtitles: Greek, English, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese…. (Total 19, see below)
Genre: Comedy, Crime | Won Oscar + 7 wins | USA, UK

In A Fish Called Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis plays an ambitious con artist who uses every ounce of her sexual wiles to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by her gangster lover Tom Georgeson. First, she romances Georgeson's dimwitted but deadly henchman Kevin Kline (who won an Academy Award for his performance). Then, to clear the path for her getaway with Kline, Jamie woos Georgeson's starched-shirt attorney, John Cleese – and it's Cleese whom she genuinely falls in love with. Michael Palin, Cleese's former Monty Python cohort, plays a stuttering mob flunkey who continually messes up his one big assignment: killing a little old lady (it isn't that he has any qualms about knocking off the old dear; it's just that her pet dogs keep getting in the way). A Fish Called Wanda was scripted by star John Cleese.

An American Werewolf In London (1981)  Video

Posted by isabeau at Nov. 14, 2007
An American Werewolf In London (1981)

An American Werewolf In London (1981)
752 MB | DVDRIP | AVI | XviD 1.1.0 Beta 2 | 720 x 576 | 25 fps | MP3 44100Hz 96 kb/s tot , Joint Stereo | Audio: English
Genre: Horror/humour

With an ingenious script, engaging characters, nerve-shredding suspense, genuinely frightening set-pieces and laugh-out-loud funny bits An American Werewolf in London is a prime candidate for the finest horror-comedy ever made. Americans David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are backpacking in northern England when Jack is killed by a wild beast and David is bitten. Back in London David finds himself falling in love with a nurse, Alex (played with winning charm by Jenny Agutter), and turning into a werewolf. Adding to his problems, an increasingly decomposed Jack keeps coming back from the dead, and he is not a happy corpse. The Oscar winning make-up and transformation scenes still look good and rather than send itself up Werewolf plays its horror seriously, the laughs coming naturally from the surreal situation. Naughton is engagingly confused and disbelieving, desperately coping with the ever more nightmarish world, while Landis delivers one absolutely stunning dream sequence, an unbearably tense hunt on the London Underground and a breathtaking finale. Gory, erotic, shocking and romantic, this unforgettable horror classic has it all. –Gary S Dalkin
Social Fragmentation and the Decline of American Democracy: The End of the Social Contract

Social Fragmentation and the Decline of American Democracy: The End of the Social Contract by Robert Denton Jr
English | 16 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319439219 | 195 Pages | PDF | 1.9 MB

This book explores the social and political implications of what the authors identify as the decline of the social contract in America and the rise of a citizenry that has become self-centered, entitled, and independent. For nearly two decades, America has been in a “cultural war” over moral values and social issues, becoming a divided nation geographically, politically, socially,

The American System of Criminal Justice [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Jan. 22, 2017
The American System of Criminal Justice [Repost]

The American System of Criminal Justice by SMITH
English | 2 Feb. 2006 | ISBN: 0495006017 | 656 Pages | PDF | 16 MB

This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as "The Eagle," encourages students to become better citizens and to determine what justice means in our society as well as what role individuals play in the criminal justice system.

Multilingual America: Language and the Making of American Literature  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Jan. 22, 2017
Multilingual America: Language and the Making of American Literature

Lawrence Alan Rosenwald - Multilingual America: Language and the Making of American Literature
Published: 2008-10-27 | ISBN: 052189686X, 052172161X | PDF | 216 pages | 0.9 MB

NAFTA at 20: The North American Free Trade Agreement's Achievements and Challenges  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at Jan. 22, 2017
NAFTA at 20: The North American Free Trade Agreement's Achievements and Challenges

Michael J. Boskin, "NAFTA at 20: The North American Free Trade Agreement's Achievements and Challenges"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0817918159, 0817918140 | 184 pages | EPUB | 4.9 MB

On the Trail: A History of American Hiking  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Jan. 22, 2017
On the Trail: A History of American Hiking

On the Trail: A History of American Hiking by Silas Chamberlin
English | October 25, 2016 | ISBN: 0300219113 | EPUB | 272 pages | 3.2 MB

An Introduction To the American Legal System, 4 edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Jan. 21, 2017
An Introduction To the American Legal System, 4 edition

An Introduction To the American Legal System, 4 edition by John M. Scheb II
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1454851201 | 500 pages | PDF (conv) | 5,4 MB