American Humour

J.-P. Berman, M. Marcheteau, M. Savio, "300 blagues britanniques & américaines / 300 British & American Jokes"

J.-P. Berman, M. Marcheteau, M. Savio, "300 blagues britanniques & américaines / 300 British & American Jokes"
Langues pour tous | 2008 | ISBN: 2266178636 | French/English | EPUB | 160 pages | 2.1 Mb

Grâce à la traduction et aux notes, l'humour britannique et américain n'aura plus de secret pour vous, et vous pourrez, en toute décontraction, rire en anglais ! …

Sheikhs Batmobile: In Pursuit Of American Pop Culture In The Muslim World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at Feb. 19, 2016
Sheikhs Batmobile: In Pursuit Of American Pop Culture In The Muslim World

Sheikhs Batmobile: In Pursuit Of American Pop Culture In The Muslim World by Richard Poplak
Publisher: Penguin Canada | 2009 | ISBN: 0143056557 | 408 pages | EPUB | 1,36 MB

What happens to our pop culture when it meets another culture head-on—especially one that according to some is completely at odds with our own?
In The Sheikh's Batmobile, pop-cultural commentator Richard Poplak sets out on an unusual two-year odyssey. His mission is to see what becomes of his, and North America's, obsessions—pop songs and sitcoms, Hollywood movies and shoot-em-up video games, muscle cars and punk music—when they make their way into the Muslim world.

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

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 16, 2017
Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893 by Michael J. Altman
2017 | ISBN: 0190654929 | English | 200 pages | PDF | 4 MB

First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 16, 2017
First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory by Mitch Kachun
2017 | ISBN: 0199731616 | English | 328 pages | PDF | 10 MB
Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings

Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings by Kristina Bross
2017 | ISBN: 0190665130 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Aug. 16, 2017
Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Suzy Hansen, "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World"
2017 | ISBN-10: 0374280045 | 276 pages | EPUB | 1 MB