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killjoy

n. a person who takes the fun out of things for other people; a party-pooper. Don’t be such a killjoy!
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Expect original series (including Dark Matter and Killjoys ), movies, anime, and classic TV shows (the likes of Smallville, Eureka and Sanctuary .
For Killjoys, the band's no-thrills approach may have come as a surprise, but it was refreshing to see how much MCR has matured and moved on from their angst-ridden past.
In a different time, the Fabulous Killjoys might have called themselves the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and, gasp, even Bon Jovi.
On the subject of not being a killjoy, however, more and more studies are coming out emphatically pointing to alcohol being good for the heart, helping to prevent the blood clotting and thereby cutting the risk of heart attacks.
SOME people complain that The Tudors makes a mockery of history, what with its thoughtless disdain for boring things like facts, but to those killjoys I say: Who cares?
Cllr Andrew Fowler said: "We are not killjoys and respect that residents will play music but when it starts to impact on the quality of life for others, then we will use all the powers available to us to show that this inconsiderate behaviour is unacceptable.
Just because conservatives are quite wrong (in my opinion) to argue that young women are victimized by sexual freedom doesn't mean that only right-wing killjoys can have misgivings about prepubescent girls parading in T-shirts with vulgar messages and gyrating to music with sexually explicit lyrics.
FIFA killjoys have tried to stop players celebrating a goal by removing their tops to display messages on a t-shirt underneath.
Trojans coaches thought Williams could have gotten two hands on that pass from Carson Palmer, but not even football coaches could be killjoys where that catch was concerned.
Taken as a whole, the distinguished literature to which Cook has so ably contributed makes it quite clear that large numbers of the nineteenth-century middle class displayed a "playfulness" in their leisure time that belies their reputation as killjoys.
I SEE from your letters page that the killjoys are out and about again.
As Rene's painting and Bill's response to it demonstrate, people took art rather seriously during the 1980s, which is not to say that they were all dour, left-wing killjoys or enemies of aesthetic pleasure.
Despite the creeps and the party poopers, the puritans and the spoilsports, the killjoys and parade ruiners, Catholicism is too much fun to leave.
com, has more than 25 years' experience in the music industry, as both an artist and manager, representing some of Canada's most successful artists, including Triumph, Refugee, Killjoys and Wendy Lands.
But Ibrox fans groups last night branded the police killjoys.