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goofus

slang Someone who is silly or stupid. Jimmy's such a goofus—of course he's the class clown. Don't trust that goofus with such an important task.

goofus

(ˈgufəs)
1. n. a gadget. Where is that little goofus I use to pry open these cans?
2. and goopus n. a foolish oaf. (Also a term of address.) You’re just acting like a goofus. Be serious! Hey, goopus! What’s up?
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She conveys this sense of shock rather effectively in her memoir in a Gallant and Goofus parody, "The Daughter-Caretaker Edition" (146).
Highlights reaches children 0-12 with their most popular magazines (Highlights Hello[TM], Highlights High Five[TM], Highlights High Five Bilingue[TM] (English/Spanish), and Highlights[TM]), digital apps, toys/games, and books incorporating classic favorites like Hidden Pictures[R] puzzles, Goofus and Gallant[TM], Dear Highlights letters and more.
Hosted by Tim Kubart (Sunny Side Up, Children's Grammy winner) and Juanita Andersen (Barrel of Monkeys, Theater for Young People), the show features Highlights favorites "Goofus and Gallant," "Ask Arizona," "The Hidden Sound Game" ("Hidden Pictures" with sounds), and listener-submitted "HangMail" featuring jokes, tongue twisters, poems and wow-worthy science questions answered by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz from<em>Wow in the World</em>!
Chast narrates her version in a purposeful hodgepodge of single images, multipanel strips, handwritten text, photographs, typed poems, a six-line play, and a parody of the children's magazine Highlights comic: "Goofus and Gallant: the Daughter-Caretaker Edition." The book begins with this hodgepodge in miniature: a dedication to Chast's parents; a table of contents, accompanied by a vertical four-panel commentary that introduces her nervous sweating father and imperious cheapskate mother; and a black-and-white photograph of a blond-banged Chast, perhaps five years old, holding a book and sitting between her bespectacled, respectably dressed parents.
(6) Moreover, in some recent (2000s) comics, the character's full name has occasionally been given as Goofus D.
The collection contains 10 songs arranged for piano solo such as, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Goofus" and other familiar songs besides in addition to "Over the Rainbow." Although a CD is not included, the price is reasonable and the paper quality is fair.
The editors of the Sporting News contemptuously described Green as the "Supreme Megoozelum" and the "Grand Goofus." Integrated games were so commonplace that the Sporting News averred, "Nobody gives a hoot what color a ball player may be.
Soon afterwards, this technique became popular in America and led to the creation of what is known as goofus glass - pressed glass with cold-painted decoration.
Learning features include overviews, key terms, and ongoing lighthearted "Champ and Blockhead" examples (think Goofus and Gallant).
Using a set of seven cards with faces of family members on them, you can tell a story about the Goofus family looking for their lost, pet dog, Spot.
He wrote all over "Goofus and Gallant," between the lines of "The Timbertoes," and around the edges of a story about a cat who went up in a hot-air balloon.
In 1946, Highlights began running the now famous "Goofus & Gallant" cartoon strip, a study in contrasts between an idealized child (Gallant) and his somewhat wicked counterpart (Goofus).
Think of the old "Goofus and Galant" cartoon from Highlights magazine--a good digital citizen protects personal information and turns his cell phone off in class; a bad digital citizen misrepresents himself on Facebook and forwards cell phone pictures of friends in compromising positions.
As readers of Highlights for Children know well, the character Gallant shines not only because he is good, but because his counterpart, Goofus, is such a jerk.
I'm sure many of you are familiar with "Goofus and Gallant" from the popular magazine Highlights for Children.