"Other people have other skills, interpersonal maybe, or [they're] backslappers
, or whatever they do," he once said.
Rather than yet another in the constant stream of puff pieces, academic backslappers
and posturing ("Aren't we just so darned politically enlightened?") features, here are matters a director and producer can actually incorporate into his or her conceptual foundations on the entire process of presenting a stage production.
Schumacher's face in Australia was a picture, sucking passively on an ice-lolly, largely ignored by the backslappers
and photographers as they pursued Irvine down the paddock.
PINKERTON: Well, okay, that's one plan, to take a bunch of natural backslappers
and whip them into a warrior-like frenzy.
And imagine seeing "the disappointment and fury in the faces of the backslappers
, when suddenly the plasticine fell away revealing my iron skeleton from Wilno" (CH 70).
United Left Alliance TD Clare Daly said the Government was using the Dail to host a "backslappers
convention for itself ".
Fame and fortune have deserted him, as have the backslappers
and hangers-on when he was twice world champion.
Either way the Athenry man won't be short of backslappers
telling him should be out there pulling on his accustomed No.14 jersey.
He will be left wondering where the backslappers
SO, the political backslappers
are at it again, creating 30 new Lords.
You rail against "good ole boy backslapping," yet praise good ole boy Beatnik backslappers
. So many contradictions!
THE hangers-on and backslappers
have drifted away and Paul Gascoigne is suddenly very alone.
Moreover, they must be self-congratulating, backslappers
calling each other "brilliant" and "creative" as in "now we have a brilliant committee of seven creative members calling for Charter Members [$50 fee!] who will join us in realizing the first such institution in the world which will be devoted to our ancient Muse." Well, at least the campaign managers employ the term "institution" correctly, for all institutions demand a certain autocratic hierarchy, self-censorship, lack of exterior accountability, and general gung-ho institutional patriotism.
NO doubt some of Christine Ohuruogu's backslappers
in the media were outraged by her interview with Gabby Logan on the BBC's Inside Sport on Monday night.
But we are growing tired of the gutless, obsequious blatherings they get from the incestuous, sycophantic coterie of apologists and backslappers
who dominate athletics for the BBC on television and radio.