The five-volume Guanzhui pian (literally The Tube and Awl Collection) represents the ne plus ultra
achievement of Qian Zhongshu (1910-1998), widely acclaimed as China's most erudite literary scholar of the twentieth century.
"This instrument is the ne plus ultra
of organs," he says.
Cage's 4'33" announced the end of art, the ne plus ultra
of a hundred-fifty-year process, more radically and years earlier than did the Brilo boxes of Andy Warhol, who indeed frankly acknowledged his debt to Cage.
A minister who sings in the choir, plays piano for hymn-sings or, the ne plus ultra
, knows at least three or four chords on the guitar and will use them to lure three or four more young people into coming out regularly need not worry about his or her sermons, even if they are good.
By mid-October, officials plan to release what promises to be the ne plus ultra
of city reports, the Mayor's Report on City Services, the very first publication devoted solely to telling the citizenry how quickly bureaucrats are clearing their backlogs, how devotedly maintenance crews are fixing up ball fields, and much else.
In my opinion, no other existing treatise on the income taxation of estates, trusts and beneficiaries can compare--it is unquestionably the ne plus ultra
That last word is almost meaninglessly over-used, every city in the capitalist world proclaiming this or that designer pile as the ne plus ultra
At its worst, masculism can sound like the ne plus ultra
of political correctness: The pantheon of the oppressed is completed by the admission of straight white guys.
The state circus I saw in Moscow in 1987 offered the ne plus ultra
of the mollycoddle approach.
The main reason champagne is the ne plus ultra
of bubbly is the way it is made, with a second fermentation occurring in bottle to give the wine its sparkle.
Witness 70 bands from all throughout the country perform simultaneously on 3 big stages from afternoon until dawn: get groovy with some reggae and ska vibes from Tropical Depression, Jeck Pilpil and Peacepipe, Brownman Revival, Reggae Mistress, Powerspoonz, Smooth Friction and other feelgood artists at the Groove Stage; jump to the beats of pop and alternative music with Rocksteddy, The Oktaves, Gracenote, Drive Me To Juliet, Imago, Mayonnaise, and other crowd favorites at the Move Stage; and reign triumphant in the mosh pit as Slapshock, Razorback, Wilabaliw, Urbandub, Skychurch, Lostthreads, and many other hard hitters bring the "Rak" in "Rakrakan" at the Mosh Stage definitely, a ne plus ultra
of its kind in the annals of Philippine history!
When they do, that will be the ne plus ultra
of .380 handguns, at least for me."
It's highlighted by the ne plus ultra
of heist sequencesalmost a half-hour long, mostly silent, shot without dialogue or music: so good it was later imitated by actual criminals.
David Beckham is the ne plus ultra
of the metrosexual, if you were still wondering, even though he's not single.
Rodefer is a storyteller ne plus ultra
: "I mean, interviews" he notes, "They should first of all be cool reads, and then also something informative.