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If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.
I want to poke holes in the erroneous beliefs about what fame provides. It won't raise your self-esteem, it won't create profound connection, it's not going to heal your childhood traumas, it's only going to amplify them. You're going to be subject to a lot of criticism and praise, both of which are violent in their own ways.
I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can't poke fun at yourself, what are you? I just want someone with a good soul. That's about it. The rest I'm really flexible on.
Stand-up comedy and comedy in general is the ultimate form of free speech, because you get to poke holes in all the pretentious bubbles politicians and pundits and popes and pretenders try to float over our heads.
Most of us don't have to worry about being shot if we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility.
I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet.
The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.
When you're really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the right places.
Trolling taps into people's desire to poke fun, make trouble and cause annoyance.
I actually regard Facebook as a huge bore, but I cannot refrain from participating in it. I guess I crave the feeling of hope it gives me to think that today will be different from yesterday, that I will find an interesting comment or poke or video, and on the extremely rare occasion when that happens, I am just thrilled.
Smile, it's better than a poke in the eye.
A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough.
If I hurt someone, if I were to accidentally poke someone's eye out, I would laugh. And then I'd say, 'I'm sorry, I really do feel bad,' but then I'm on the floor rolling.
In bringing the subject of religious oppression to a wider audience, I didn't just want to kick the Catholic Church but to poke a finger in the throat of theocracy and to let it be known that people shouldn't tolerate this anymore.
Grissom is a character who doesn't really want people poking around in his life. He likes to poke around in his work.
I think people are tired of politicians trying to poke each other in the eye.
For me, one of the privileges of being a writer is to poke your nose around and learn about worlds you don't know.
There's a lot to do when you're a kid - spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye - stuff to be getting on with.
A number of American colleges are willing to pay a tempting amount to pinch and poke an author for a day or two.
Southern Appalachians have been ridiculed since the country began. In fiction, they're usually depicted in a cartoonish manner. The region is poor, and very suspicious of outsiders, so there's a sort of 'us versus them' situation. They're easy to poke fun at.
Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows, there's always some trouble - you have to poke holes in them, throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face.
I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
I check Style.com to look at the collections and love to poke around some of the other fashion blogs to see what's going on.
My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, and I'm not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies.
Being a comedy writer gives you permission to be an outsider and poke fun at what people think about other people.
Michael Patrick King
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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