She was a crazy mathematics major from
the Wharton School of Business who could not count to twenty-eight each month
without getting into trouble.
‘Darling, we’re going to have a baby again,’ she would say to Yossarian every month.
‘…and we cannot reasonably suppose that plucking out a hair generates a cat…’
I did once try and stop a woman who was about to get hitby a car. I screamed, “Watch out!” And she said, “Don’t tell me what to do!
‘-Tit for tat, she might say. For every tat there is a tit. You have offered the tat. Now the onus is on her to come up with the right tit, the appropriate tit.
-Don’t be obscene.’
H: I dislike London dinner-parties.
A: I adore them. The clever people never listen, and the stupid people never talk.
H: I think stupid people talk a great deal.
A: Ah, I never listen!
Wilde is never getting old. His jokes are not too complicated, he uses simple logic trick, that’s all. However, the secret is to be witty and most importantly do it with style. Even if you know who the dialogue is going to end, it’s hard not to laugh. All these crazy aristocrats, never taking anything serious. Never thrilled, never excited, never in pain. Oscar makes sure that we don’t envy all the rich and famous having all these boring parties. For all I know, being cool haven’t changed in last 100 years.