FF Humor LLC announced on Tuesday that it has released a humorous book titled Frequent Flyer Humor and One-Upmanship
by George W.
There was one-upmanship
and good banter - all played in the right spirit.
com/CMI survey) and hold court at the local gay bar or gather with friends over dinner or swap travel tales in the locker room at the gym, you want to share your latest "life-changing" adventure (OK, maybe a bit of healthy one-upmanship
Then, up on the shelf (metaphorically as well as physically) could go the books; the smart chat was reserved for parties or for daily one-upmanship
and the architecture in the majority of respected firms could continue on a path of thinly concealed pragmatism.
From there, it's a nasty game of one-upmanship
, their obsession with each other taking on a hatred that obliterates reason.
The proposed merger of Suez and GDF risks descending into a game of one-upmanship
between the French and Belgian governments over the delicate issue of state-held golden shares.
Dishion of the University of Oregon in Eugene found that, during videotaped talks between 14-year-old best friends, some excitedly exchanged stories of increasingly deviant misadventures in a kind of antisocial one-upmanship
, while others discussed any misdeeds briefly, if at all.
LAST week I congratulated Ian Paisley in this column for speaking out about an issue that, for once, didn't involve one-upmanship
in the political arena.
At The Sacramento Ballet, principal Kirsten Bloom tells of a different sort of backstage diversion among the dancers--a certain boredom-fighting tradition of one-upmanship
they goodnaturedly refer to as "dressing room wars.
Best, Fitch, Moody's and Weiss are in danger of falling prey to the nasty habit of one-upmanship
, in their rush to be No.
Consider the bidding wars at auctions: The opening price is usually low enough to create a fast-paced one-upmanship
between bidders, with many people participating.
This compendious work weaves examinations of a variety of Reformation texts from the Ninety-Five Theses to Paradise Lost into an original historical narrative, which offers the obligatory nods to Derrida and Foucault without embroiling its drive in scholarly one-upmanship
But physicians by nature are rugged individualists more interested in one-upmanship
and stabbing each other in the back than in ever becoming a cohesive bunch.
An artistic homage is by no means a straightforward gesture--it can be an act of cannibalism or one-upmanship
as much as of indebtedness or respect.
In a society that prizes the sufferer and engages in one-upmanship
particularly when misery is concerned, Winfrey has cornered the market.