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puerility

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He argued instead that the decade should have been seen as continuous with its predecessor: "There is plenty of evidence that the puerility of the 1960s (for that is what it was) existed already in the 1950s: the increasing influence of the pictorial imagination, for instance--especially embodied in television--or in what happened to popular music.
Les Waters, who first directed the play at Berkeley Rep, has an agreeably light touch that allows the comedy to milk every ounce of naughtiness without tipping over into puerility.
On the other hand, the rise of the Intelligent Design and the fact that, despite its scientific puerility, the movement has made significant inroads into culture means that "our" psyche might just as well respond with fear and revulsion to the open-endedness of history.
And even "Bandslam," Friday's release starring "High School Musical" headliner Hudgens, isn't the "American Idol"-inspired pop puerility you might expect.
For all their surface vagaries and dips into puerility, there's a breakthrough when we talk about the dreaded comparisons to more danceable acts.
But in the case of 'The House of the Dead: Overkill', a little puerility was the order of business," added Burroughs of the game, which is published by Sega.
A skit about pedophilia and a couple of filthy-minded interludes jar with the puerility of the rest of the film.
Given that puerility may stand in discursive opposition to manhood, and "immature" behavior is by convention considered ethically suspect, can or should we discuss such culturally validated, even romanticized, notions as male "acting out," "protest," "rebellion" and "restlessness" as pertinent, or indeed indexical, to what is called masculinity, to what is called immaturity, or (alluringly) "both"?
As well as heightening the religious polemic, A Brefe apologye also demonstrates that, despite the puerility of much of the exchange, the contributors to the Smyth-Gray controversy included educated men who were not averse to flaunting their erudition in these otherwise low-grade publications.
The puerility of this procedure is so obvious that not a word need be said about it.
These days education and the puerility it entails often last well into one's twenties, or longer.
The unreplicable vagaries of Lodge's messages from the spirit world rendered them suspect: "the puerility .