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goofy

1. adjective Silly or strange. Once the kids start acting goofy, good luck getting them to calm down and listen to you! A: "Whoa, I feel goofy!" B: "Yeah, it seems that the laughing gas has kicked in."
2. adjective, slang Intoxicated. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really goofy! Wow, you sure were goofy after the dentist gave you the laughing gas!
3. adjective, slang With one's right foot forward, as on a surfboard, skateboard, or snowboard. The goofy stance just feels unnatural to me, so I ride regular.
4. adverb, slang Standing with one's right foot forward, as on a surfboard, skateboard, or snowboard. Do you ride goofy or regular?

goofy

(ˈgufi)
1. mod. silly. Stop acting so goofy! What will the neighbors say?
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. They went out and got themselves good and goofy.
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What are the best ways to get a hit of goofiness? After plundering my course syllabus and polling some of my favorite goofballs, I've got a solid but by no means exhaustive list: playing charades.
And Jerry's trademarked Governor Moonbeam goofiness was seen as authenticity against Whitman's Ice Queen persona.
Others tap into the essential goofiness of balloon twisting.
As for its ruddy, brownish color, I do not believe I have ever seen that specific hue adorning the facade of a building before, and to see it in Morningside Heights is to understand why: it is too glaring to accommodate any pre-existing context, and yet too subdued to achieve the sort of Gehryesque goofiness that might serve as its own justification.
In the limited dialogue he is given in the film, he enunciates with the heavy-tongued goofiness of a teenager on amphetamines.
"This insanely clever novel from the author of the best-selling Thursday Next series sounds like a cult classic for people who crave a rich brew of dystopic fantasy and deadpan goofiness. ...
Aging grants us license for just the sort of goofiness and eccentricity that can flourish once we no longer need to impress or control anybody..."
Ham joins professional astro-chimps Titan, Luna (Cheryl Hines) and Comet, who are unimpressed by the newcomer's goofiness or his unwillingness to boldly go where so many have gone before.
Smith says his obsession with Rivers could be "considered some kind of sickness, or maybe it qualifies me to be regarded as clinically insane." It's no wonder when the subject has delivered some of the finer following lines in baseball's long history of goofiness:
The collection is saved from total goofiness by hints at social criticism and the occasional simple, down-to-earth story: a woman picks up her ancient car from the impound lot; a couple is hounded by a man who wants to replace their roof; a writing group meets in a garage where a "silver Toyota Corolla was suspended overhead like a mechanic's idea of a cloud."
Like many Canadian boomers, I'm now seeking a balance between drugged goofiness and aching fatigue.
Wink-wink goofiness and calculated slapstick leave me ice-cold.
In a German tabloid in May, the President was asked what his finest moment in office had been and reportedly responded, "When I caught a 7-and-a-half-pound perch on my lake." (The worst moment, the angler in chief reported, was 9-11.) Immediately, people reacted with a typical mixture of amusement and depression to the President's off-the-cuff goofiness; given similar questions, Jimmy Carter had once named the Camp David Accords and Bill Clinton had picked the resolution of the crisis in Kosovo.
Weitekamp, who is curator of space history at the National Air and Space Museum, has unearthed extensive archive documents that prove NASA was opposed to women in space, for reasons that included questionable science and downright goofiness. She follows the experiences of the 13 women who lived through it all, the agency politics and attitudes that countered the idea that women were competent beings, and, on the bright side, the thriving women's aviation movement of the 1950s.
Harvey's nominators praised his "brilliance and compassion"; his "unassuming manner and deep insightfulness"; his "way of hearing, of listening deeply to issues, thinking broadly, and then posing solutions that would satisfy a wide range of needs"; his work connecting writing centers locally, nationally, and internationally; and his success in training tutors to become "models of peer consultant brilliance and mild goofiness." "He is a model of supporting (rather than supervising) collaboration and peer interactions." Nominators also appreciated that Harvey's scholarship-often about peer tutoring-"has helped to build the core body of literature in our field, and this has done a lot for the sense of community we have."