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How did a smart-aleck become known as a wiseacre? (How did a smart-aleck become known as a smart-aleck, for that matter?
Lorelei's wiseacre pal Dorothy (played by Russell in the film) is one of the most psychologically healthy characters in modern fiction and is the subject of a sequel, But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1928).
The novel traces the adolescent development of Duddy (ne David) Kravitz from his earliest days as a wiseacre tormenting his high school teachers on the snowy streets of Montreal, to his amateur business ventures, and concluding with his first major success as a "big time operator." Among the teenager's get-rich-quick schemes are attempts to run a roulette game at a summer resort, to illegally import and sell pinball machines, to broker scrap metal deals, and to be the first-ever Bar-Mitzvah videographer.
As Mary (adorned with a halo uncommon in Caravaggio) caresses Him, herself propped on her elbow on the straw-littered mud of the stable lit only by the open door, a red-faced wiseacre with expansive hands offers her advice which she would probably be unwise to follow.
I have this fear (well founded) that my wiseacre neighbor will make me an Internet star.
That might be a difference that that young wiseacre critic fifty or so years ago failed to recognize.
As the scene opens, Michael (played by former Talk Soup wiseacre Hal Sparks) is facing his bathroom mirror, nervously preparing for a date with Dr.
Over the past decade, Platt, 40, has performed a number of memorable character roles in more than 25 movies -- including "Bulworth," "A Time to Kill," "The Imposters," and "Lake Placid" -- generally playing a somewhat rumpled wiseacre. In conversation, however, he speaks openly and with good humor.
A remarkable human being, Powers could, nonetheless, be just plain ornery in his responses and wiseacre remarks.
Such wiseacre satire of belief and religious figures has been a staple of television for several decades.
I will cite those I have found to work best for specified tasks, and offer a few observations on the "tiller wars"--as one wiseacre characterized the free-enterprise free-for-all that best describes the 75+-year history of the small-Farm and the Lawn & Garden (L&G) sectors of American industry.
In a fleet half-hour, host Craig Kilborn, a former anchor on ESPN's similarly wiseacre SportsCenter, careers through a dada delivery of the day's news (interrupting himself for updates later in the show) and a chat with a B-list celebrity.