cornball


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cornball

1. n. a stupid or corny person, especially if rural. Who invited this cornball to my party?
2. mod. stupid or corny. What a cornball idea!
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Moehringer: as a third-rate novel with a deep and crippling cornball streak, or as a loose and journalistic speculative biography of a famous bank robber.
The extras include reminiscences from Kelly's co-stars, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, and other participants; homages from contemporary performers and choreographers, like Matthew Morrison and Paula Abdul; a 1996 PBS documentary on the career of Arthur Freed, MGM's fabled producer of musicals (and "Singin' in the Rain" lyricist); even the cornball performance by Ike and the Broxes.
It's cornball humor, slapstick, and not everybody likes that.
Notwithstanding the quote drawn on above, the reception of Last Chance Harvey at first glance seems to have been generally positive; while some reviewers like Alistair Harkness in The Scotsman were blankly condemnatory (a "corny and contrived weepy" with "lazy plot mechanics and cornball dialogue", he concluded (9) ) many others were charmed ("very sweet .
Social One Dating Expert and author of many relationship books, Adam Gilad, PhD/AbD, is a big advocate of chemistry created with humor, "When people smile and laugh, they let go of their emotional armor - even if the joke or cornball opener is awful
His release--and weapon of choice--is "the needle," deadpan torturing with platitudes and cornball routines.
Anti-environments are those means--McLuhan's favourite form was his notorious cornball jokes--by which the implicit assumptions within any phenomenon are exposed, permitting us to step outside the perceptual ground and see the figures and structures freshly.
The trouble is, it's a dedication--through large photo murals and engraved cornball expressions--to Jackie Robinson, the Hall of Fame Dodger who broke the big league color barrier in 1947.
There's a lot of cornball in that state you have to go through -- boats at docks, old fishermen, and shacks with swayback roofs.
Much of the humour is real cornball and the songs come a bit too thick and fast.
gt;In a nutshell: Baseball card unites family members in a cornball comedy that ends up being akin to the Cubs' 1969 meltdown.
An extended look at these cornball faux documentaries sets the stage for an intelligent examination of the 1998 feature fill This is My Father, in which James Caan plays an Irish-American teacher going to Ireland explicitly to sift through his own conflicted place in multicultural America.
The future unfolds before my eyes: like some cornball breakup, she'll start skipping appointments, making excuses that her fundraising work is keeping her from the gym .
Yet again, as key protagonists in the accompanying 30-minute film, whose only soundtrack is Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, these images perfectly mimic the peaks and valleys of dramatic tension underscoring the religious cornball creepiness on screen, set, or sect.
Nevertheless, my wife's actions made me proud to be called a cornball that night.