Put another way, Markfield was the most gifted also-ran associated with the so-called Jewish-American literary renaissance of 1950s and '60s: His three Jew-obsessed comic novels were eclipsed by the titanic oeuvre of Philip Roth, his ideas regarding Jews and popular culture were massively elaborated by professor turned new journalist Albert Goldman, and his promising bid to establish himself as a wise-guy
, street-smart luftmensh-intellectual Jewish film critic was upended by Manny Farber and trumped by Pauline Kael.
It is nice to have English accents, rather than those wise-guy
American voices." And reader Christine Ramsden said: "Suggest you watch In The Night Garden.
Tricky Trickster has become something of a wise-guy
selection for the Gold Cup after his Aon win, but he looks massively overrated to me.
SET IN the 1920s, it follows Bugsy Malone, a wise-guy
recruited by a local mobster to protect his turf from a rival gang, who have acquired a deadly new weapon.
Meanwhile, left alone "to do whatever boys do when they're on their own", Tony's war with Phil Leotardo escalates as the mobsters debate the best way to deal with the troublesome matter of gay wise-guy
Vito, who wants back into the fold.
Vito, once the wide, gay wise-guy
, is now a champion slimmer.
So what chance of a wise-guy
crime boss character sitting in the Old Trafford directors' box this time next year?
The reason for the increase is that "just about every company is using the highway system as a rolling warehouse." Wise-guy
MBAs tell businesses that to maximize profits, they must minimize inventory.
Sacrificial works well with lamb, but what works with wine in this wise-guy
context is sacramental.
WE'VE seen Robert de Niro playing Mafia wise-guy
types often enough.
He gave us his little wise-guy
grin and said: "Insight my foot.
They also court charges of wise-guy
elitism and clash uncomfortably with the high-minded sentiments of his anti-irony polemics.
Jeremy Beadle has taken another pounding after being branded a joke by Scots.
Now 37, mini-atom Wise is a prize-guy not a wise-guy
, says assistant manager Ray Wilkins.
He deplores the "smart aleck journalism and wise-guy
punditry" that give the press corps a bad name.