Fan Secrets - A facebook note inspired by Molly Lambert’s fansecrets.tumblr.com glossary.
Head Guard: Don’t you know your right flank from your left flank?
Guard #1: I’m sorry sir…I flunked flank.
Head Guard: You flunked flank?…[exasperated] Git the flunk outta here!”
- Mel Brooks, History of the World Pt. 1
Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. The word referring to this emotion has been borrowed from German by the English language and is sometimes also used as a loanword by other languages. Philosopher and sociologist Theodor Adorno defined schadenfreude as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate.”
The Three Stooges’ comedy trademark was exaggerated slapstick routines where a performer’s apparent pain created enjoyment and laughter among their audience.” —Schadenfreude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia