[ US /ˈθɝbɝ/ ]
  1. United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
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  • Fantasy sequences were nothing new when Thurber wrote "Walter Mitty," but what was new was the elaborate way he connected the fantasies to the real world (having some real-life thing transition Mitty into his fantasy, and having something in the fantasy merge back with reality) and the connections between the various fantasies (like the running gag of having a sound described as "Pocketa-pocketa-pocketa" in each fantasy, coming from a different machine each time). Archive 2007-05-01
  • But while Bush's policy shifts have been numerous and notable, Democrats haven't succeeded yet in tarring him as a flip flopper, said American University political scientist James Thurber. September 2004
  • One way or the other they're going to reach out and move on," said James Thurber of American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
  • Another Arizona cereus is the Cereus thurberi commonly called the Organpipe cactus.
  • Writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber often relies too heavily on physical humor instead of truly clever zingers and one-liners.
  • For what screenwriter and director Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) has done is to pare from the novel all nuance. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • Countdown" was a smart, progressive refuge and a reliable rebuke to rival Fox News Channel pundits where Olbermann would chronicle the day's events, interview guests, deliver blistering commentaries in filigreed prose, needle hand-picked scoundrels (as in his Worst Persons fixture), and wrap the whole package with literate trappings and pop-culture wit (his readings from James Thurber short stories were a regular feature). Keith Olbermann: Current TV Will Be All News In Prime Time
  • Candace Thurber Wheeler founded the Society of Decorative Arts in New York in 1877 to help the thousands of women who were left indigent at the end of the Civil War support themselves through handicrafts such as needlework, sewing, and other decorative arts. Candace Wheeler, 1827-1923: Entrepreneur, Artist, and Founder of American Interior Design « AAUW Dialog
  • Above 10,000 feet, Thurber's fescue and alpine timothy are common.
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