Republicanism has become a Southern Gothic farce of paranoia, resentment, scandal, and hypocritical moralism.
Michael Moynihan on the Bolivian farce, the WikiLeaks sideshow, and other yanqui ‘victims.’
“Watching the SOPA debate with Google as the punching bag was a farce,” Huh said of the December hearing.
Amanda S. too: “Keep exposing Citizens United for the farce that it is.”
The news added a bizarre twist to a trial that some Italians already see as a farce.
The capture of the two was so easy that it suggested a farce.
Burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.
The farce of a trial had been gone through, in the case of Jean's wife, and she had of course been condemned.
His lower orders are all food for comedy or farce: he will not treat them seriously.
Probably the business was elaborated for some medieval farce long before Molière was born, or Shakspere either.
late 14c., "force-meat, stuffing;" 1520s, as a type of dramatic work, from Middle French farce "comic interlude in a mystery play" (16c.), literally "stuffing," from Old French farcir "to stuff," (13c.), from Latin farcire "to stuff, cram," of unknown origin, perhaps related to frequens "crowded."
The pseudo-Latin farsia was applied 13c. in France and England to praise phrases inserted into liturgical formulae (e.g. between kyrie and eleison), then in Old French farce was extended to the impromptu buffoonery among actors that was a feature of religious stage plays.