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shlock

1. adjective, slang Produced very hastily, inexpensively, or shoddily; cheap, trashy, or inferior in quality. Likely From Yiddish. I'm working on a true, literary novel in my spare time, but I pay my bills by writing shlock thrillers. I was raised watching shlock horror movies, so I've always got a soft spot for the absurd stuff created by amateurs with low budgets.
2. noun, slang Anything that is produced in such a manner or is marked by such quality. There is so much shlock on sale in those souvenir shops that I don't even bother going in anymore. My idea of an ideal vacation is spending my days in the sun reading some shlock on the beach.
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A visit to the Shlock Rock website located at http://www.shlockrock.com offers a taste of the unique style of music, a lesson plan for educators based on Shlock Rock music and a school syllabus designed by Solomon's wife Gillian, an educator by profession, offering information on Jewish holidays and special events, as well as a history of the talents that have created this unique talent in Jewish music.
Why do we let them get away with pure entertainment shlock? Let us applaud, as we clearly did recently, when it dares to present a moral message of the human condition.
Some for-profit trade schools, to be sure, are little more than diploma mills that give gullible students a shlock education.
"Once the Hollywood producers know you need money, they'll throw you all the 'shlock,' the bad parts.
Sometimes, however, TV people get carried away, and shock turns to shlock and sensationalism.
(Meanwhile, oceans away, the Germans and Japanese were setting fire to the globe.) In high school he plunged into Faulkner's cauldron of Gothic torments and marveled at how the Southern master raised shlock to the status of high art.
He is showing off his wit alongside the sword-swallowing eleven-times Guinness World Record holder, The Space Cowboy, and The Monsters of Shlock, a two-man stunt act who claim they feel no pain and demonstrate this by releasing mouse trap's on their tongues.
Writer and director Mitchell Lichtenstein's ultra-dark comedy is a mixture of shlock horror, social satire and perverse humour.
The images from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's ode to '70s shlock cinema - exploding cars, poorly made-up zombies, a mini-skirted woman with a machine gun prosthesis in place of her leg - trigger a nostalgic response in me that borders on the physical.
Not everyone will appreciate "The Manson Family" (a strong stomach plus knowledge of both the actual events and the vintage shlock cinema Van Bebber subtly mimics and parodies here will help), but it's hard to imagine anyone finding the pic forgettable.
It cuts through all the shlock, all the shmaltz, all the things about Jewish music that never interested me, all the Israeli music, all the Yiddish theater music, about all that sentimentality.
He is so gloriously over-the-top, he turns complete shlock into an amusing romp.
But she did finally decide to call the whole thing off and file for divorce last week-and the details of the case she filed against Johnny have added more shlock to the shock, because they're really disturbing:
All this work across the spectrum of drama, comedy, and some shlock. And to think his older brother is a lawyer!
He is joined by The Monsters of Shlock, a two-man stunt act who claim they feel no pain and demonstrate this by releasing mouse trap's on their tongues.