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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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6) Moreover, in some recent (2000s) comics, the character's full name has occasionally been given as Goofus D.
The editors of the Sporting News contemptuously described Green as the "Supreme Megoozelum" and the "Grand Goofus.
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.
Rosen borrows from this model, sharply contrasting each justice he praises with a Goofus of the same era who may have been a certifiable genius but whose legacy is marred by character shortcomings.
The rest of his musical career was an anti-climax, though he went on recording until the 1940s, not only on bass saxophone but on vibraphone, cello and two instruments he invented himself: the goofus (which sounds like a squeezebox) and the hot fountain pen (a kind of do-it-yourself clarinet).
The savvy, nonpartisan authors of ABC's The Note chalk the Bush/Gore dichotomy up to "another day of Goofus and Gallant" in the insider media.
Kelly and Tyler Requa don't dwell on the more portentous aspects of the material, preferring to focus on the jokey relationships within a tight-knit group that also includes the passive-aggressive Tully (impressive Luc Reynaud), who too zealously guards the honor of his free-spirited sister (Cristen Coppen); and Mark (Danny Pickering), a mustachioed goofus who thinks he's much hipper than he is.
En el Libro de los seres imaginarios, Jorge Luis Borges habla de unos curiosos animales de la "mitologia de los hacheros de Wisconsin y de Minnesota": "el Goofus Bird, pajaro que construye el nido al reves y vuela para atras, porque no le importa adonde va, sino donde estuvo" y "el Goofang, que nada para atras para que no se le meta el agua a los ojos y <<es del tamano exacto del pez rueda, pero mucho mas grande>>" (1985: 96).
Even when I was a kid and I would pick up a copy of Highlights magazine in the dentist's office, I always related more to Goofus than to Gallant.
Other Alfredito best-sellers were Egg Foo Young, Mambo For Dancers, Goofus Mambo, Turkish Delight, Mr.
As it so often goes, the craven misdeeds of the Goofus figure attracted national attention, while the quieter courage of Gallant was largely unnoticed beyond Akron, Ohio.
From my observation of libertarians, this distinction between Goofus and Gallant types of libertarianism strikes me as wholly notional.
But Scapin would be a first for Irwin in several respects - his first time acting, directing and co-adapting (with essayist, fiction writer and playwright Mark O'Donnell) a classic comedy; and his first time playing the role of a master manipulator who is, at least by theatrical custom, quite a departure from his trademark stage persona: the bespectacled, put-upon, mostly nonverbal goofus hoofer doing defensive battle with encroaching techno-madness in Largely/New York, and soldiering on friskily in the recent Broadway revue, Fool Moon.