*: Since first tossing its cartoonish, good-time cock-rock to the masses in the early ’00s, The Darkness has always fallen back on this defense: The band is a joke, but hey, it’s a good joke. With Hot Cakes—the group’s third album, and first since reforming last year—the laughter has died. In its place is the sad wheeze of the last surviving party balloon slowly, listlessly deflating.
: The masses will be voting this Tuesday.
*: Dennis: Listen, strange women lyin in ponds distributin swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
: ... the ignorant masses ...
*: Sylvanshine had once been on a first date with a Xerox rep who had complex and slightly repulsive patterns of callus on her fingers from playing the banjo semi-professionally
: ux|en|The Roma are a nation without a country.
: ux|en|The Kurdish people constitute a nation in the Middle East
: ux|en|Though legally single nations, many states comprise several distinct cultural or ethnic groups.
: ux|en|Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, nations are now largely restricted to the ancient universities of Sweden and Finland.
*: ... and what a nation of herbs he had procured to mollify her humours, &c. &c. ...
*: Im nation sorry for you.
: ux|en|Why do so many people commit suicide?
*: The [[people]] have spoken, the [[bastard]]s.
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*: The ox knows its owner, and the ass its masters crib; but Israel does not know, my people does not understand.
*: Kennedy looked down at Floods desk and thought about the possibilities. "Can you locate him?" "I already have my people checking on all [it]."
*: Can I have one of my people get back to your people, Mr. President?" She tried to slam the phone back into the base and failed.
: ux|en|My people lived through the Black Plague and the Thirty Years War.
: ux|en|Economocracy is government of the people, for the plutocrats, by their puppets.
*: He would not be alone, who all things can; / But peopled Heavn with Angels, Earth with Man.
*: ... / As thick and numberless / As the gay motes that people the Sun Beams, / ...