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Sharpe´s first novel is one of the darkest, most politically incorrect and at the same time important, sarcastic masterpieces, satirizing the inhumanity of South Africa´s Apartheid era. Those were all local bands, and so I live in the same town they live in. You tend to sort of run into them at gigs and pubs and things like that. And they just give you a cassette and say "Here listen to this. What do you think of this?" I see them playing live, and if I'm impressed with them I'd have said "Come on guys, let's do a single." Do you know offhand, is there more Sex Aids or Dead Katss material because there's just those three songs for Sex Aids on the EP and then the one Dead Katss song on the comp... So is there more than that total?
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Sharpe continued his dissection of English life with Blott on the Landscape (1975), a farce on urban development and the spoiling of the English countryside. After the first Wilt novel he produced The Great Pursuit (1977) which, in spite of the romping nature of the tale, was a serious attempt at satirising FR Leavis and the 20th century's replacement of religion with literature. Sharpe was keen on the idea of both writing and reading as fun. In spite of abusing Yates in Indecent Exposure, his favourable comments on the author were plastered all over Dent's Classic Thrillers reprints of Yates's books. Sharpe's 1982 novel Vintage Stuff was an excellent send-up of Sapper's Bulldog Drummond and John Buchan's Richard Hannay. The plot is absurdly wonderful - an elderly British gentlewoman calls the local police to report that she has shot her Zulu cook in a crime of passion. The responding officers are Kommandant Van Heerden, a dim, hypochondriacal Anglophile, Lieutenant Verkramp, a rabid anti-Communist, and Konstabel Els, a trigger happy sadist, rapist and all around active agent of entropy. The woman, Miss Hazelstone, is the heiress of a family distinguished for being honored in spite of their wretched performance of duty, and she herself is, well, a transvestite with a latex fetish. Mayhem ensues.I'm trying to think of the bloody name of the band now. You've got me. I'm an old man now! I can't think of things like this.
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Many times... But I've never been good at taking risks. (Laughter) I'm probably one of the world's worst businessmen. I do all the hard work and all the running around and all the craziness of it, but as far as putting in my hard earned gains like my house and that type of thing against doing that, then the answer would be no. My family would always come first. Robert A. Campbell, "A 'Fantastic Rigmarole': Deregulating Aboriginal Drinking in British Columbia, 1945-62", BC STUDIES, No. 141, Spring 2004, p. 81. Defines the Magistrate's power to close public places to prevent illegal gatherings and the penalties when found guilty of contravening their notices.a b W. Nippel, "Reading the Riot Act: The Discourse of Law-Enforcement in 18th Century England," History and Anthropology 1 (June 1985): 408. At the federal level, the principle of the Riot Act was incorporated into the first Militia Act (1 Stat. 264) of 2 May 1792. The act's long title was "An act to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions". Section 3 of the Militia Act gave power to the president to issue a proclamation to "command the insurgents to disperse, and retire peaceably to their respective abodes, within a limited time", and authorized him to use the militia if they failed to do so. Substantively identical language is currently codified in title 10 of the United States Code, Chapter 13, Section 254.