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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.
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.
For the former, on-line news sheets with new product offerings or performance statistics ("ABC Mortgage Offers New High-LTV Product" or "XYZ Mortgage Closing 30 Percent of All Loans in the Wiseacre Hills Development") can be useful.
I thought some wiseacre or other had proved that the thing couldn't be done?
Wise and wiseacre itinerant reporter (James Cagney) helps an old, sweet publisher (Grace George) keep the small town's crooks and pols from killing her one-woman newspaper.
Rather than opposition they have cultivated resistance and dialogue; rather than trenchant Brechtian agit-prop or Artaudian theatre of assault, they took a youthful, wiseacre approach to mainstream culture, often imitating or parodying it but never rejecting it wholly.
The self-deprecating yet at the same time wiseacre quality of this passage is typical of Goldkorn, and, indeed, many of Elkin's protagonists.
So you'd join the others in the queue, where, invariably, the gaze of your then youthful perambulating pensioner would be met by the tight-eyed squint of a wiseacre, heading for the library, a bundle of books swelling his bag.