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catch-22

A popular term for a type of paradoxical impossibility, a conundrum in which one can’t comply with a mandate because of illogical rules or conditions; difficult circumstances, from which there is no exit due to mutually conflicting and/or interdependent conditions.
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Teesside's comedy fans need no introduction to Jason Cook - an absolute Catch 22 legend and far and away one of the best comics in the country.
Friday, August 29: Catch 22 Comedy Club - ARC, Stockton, 8pm A real summer treat here.
Catch 22 Comedy Club, ARC, Stockton: Friday June 27, tickets PS10/PS12, details 01642 525199 or www.
and its sister company Catch 22 Entertainment, LLC, a full-service film production and distribution company, are crafting a multi-faceted marketing campaign to promote BEYOND THE MAT, the company's latest feature film, announced C22 Capital, Inc.
Youth inclusion project Catch 22 works with young people aged between nine and 17, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, from Llanrumney, St Mellons, Trowbridge, Rumney, Ely and Caerau.
Whether you love or hate - We are not immune to Catch 22.
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The Catch 22 Foundation was inspired by the McAllisters' experiences growing up.
Members of Positive Futures, a youth organisation managed by young people's charity Catch 22, and funded by the Home Office, will enjoy activities from street dancing in Leicester Square, to football in Halifax.
But this is merely the latest contradiction in a war that more and more resembles the crazy world of Joseph Heller's satire, Catch 22.
In an audiobook, all this can cause more than a little initial confusion, but for those who persevere, this novel is to the Civil War era what Catch 22 is to WW II.
So for accountants to think that they will wait to get knowledgeable about internal financial reporting standards until the commission accepts them presents a Catch 22 situation.