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VAPIDVoice, Audience, Purpose, Ideas, Devices (mnemonic on how to read an ad)
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It was a grey, white face, shrivelled and pinched, weak eyes without depth, a vapid smile in which there was no meaning.
babes who never tire of testifying their delight in the vapid compound
If you are particularly lucky, you sit on the staircase, you get a tepid ice, and you hear vapid talk in slang phrases all round you.
Much did she censure the attenuated Cupids who encircle the ceiling of the Queen's Hall, inclining each to each with vapid gesture, and clad in sallow pantaloons, on which the October sunlight struck.
Not vapid, waterish amusements, but good strong stuff; dealing in round abuse and blackguard names; pulling off the roofs of private houses, as the Halting Devil did in Spain; pimping and pandering for all degrees of vicious taste, and gorging with coined lies the most voracious maw; imputing to every man in public life the coarsest and the vilest motives; scaring away from the stabbed and prostrate body-politic, every Samaritan of clear conscience and good deeds; and setting on, with yell and whistle and the clapping of foul hands, the vilest vermin and worst birds of prey.
The poor little old man knew some pale and vapid little songs, long out of date, about Chloe, and Phyllis, and Strephon being wounded by the son of Venus; and for Mrs Plornish there was no such music at the Opera as the small internal flutterings and chirpings wherein he would discharge himself of these ditties, like a weak, little, broken barrel-organ, ground by a baby.
Even those born governors, noble and right honourable creatures, who have been the most imbecile in high places, have uniformly shown themselves the most opposed (sometimes in belying distrust, sometimes in vapid insolence) to THEIR employer.
Although the subject matter seems to lend itself to social commentary, Crazy Rich Asians mostly bypasses that route in favor of vapid drama (the romance between Nick and Rachel, for example, takes a backseat to the grand tour of this opulent world).
The title and subtitle of Joel Derfner's new book would lead one to believe that Swish is a frivolous and juvenile collection of writings chronicling, say, the stereotypical misadventures of a vapid gay life.
Dynamic duo: Singer-songwriter Imani Coppola, 30, and programmer Adam Pallin, 28, take aim at vapid socialites and celebrate stoop-sittin' on their cheery, horn- and string-infused Little Jackie debut album, The Stoop, what Coppola calls her "most blatant attempt to go mainstream.
What about the menagerie of vapid talentless talk-show hosts, half-witted self-obsessed soap-opera stars, yobbish celebrity chefs, pathetic so-called comedians, fraudulent astrologers, and assorted superannuated bores who should have been pensioned off years ago, who clog up the TV channels every day and night of the year ?
It is the same old mindless, vapid rubbish peddled by anti-hunting morons who don't bother themselves to go and find out what hunting is really about.