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  • This episode of Nincompoop Theater was brought to you by the letter "N."

    CNN Poll: Palin's popularity on the rise

  • After Picon translated her husband's Yiddish play, Schmendrick [Nincompoop], she and Kalich briefly separated, reuniting as personal and professional equals, no longer mentor and student.

    Jewish Women in Comedy - Molly Picon

  • This was never spelt out by Nincompoop Communities Minister Ruth Kelly when she announced the new planning policy with so much of a flourish, suggesting that everything would be simple, cheap and user friendly in the New Labour land of planning.

    Archive 2007-06-03

  • This new incident bears all the hallmarks of the rank incompetence we have come to associate with this Nincompoop government.

    Archive 2007-09-09

  • Nincompoop: Fool, simpleton; anyone over age 12 who thinks money grows on trees.

    Why is Billings so much like Billings?

  • Nincompoop Activism: The promotion of any idea that is contrary to common experience or common sense, has already been proven a failure, or relies upon junk science or statistical correlations; esp. any proposed plan or program that claims to have no cost.

    Why is Billings so much like Billings?

  • Funny how you don't apply this to codes, O Majestically Rancid Nincompoop.

    Behe: ID rescues Common Descent

  • Look at Duane Gish, my personal favorite poster child for Well-Credentialed Nincompoop.

    "Endless diversity" in bacterial genomes? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Melancholy dissyllable of sound! which, to his ears, was unison to Nincompoop, and every name vituperative under heaven. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The best you can compare with is Tannh-user, the Singing Nincompoop - you've been under one mountain at Nordhausen, been known to sing a song or two with uke accompaniment, and don'tcha feel you're in a sucking marshland of sin out here, Slothrop? maybe not the same thing William Slothrop, vomiting a good part of 1630 away over the side of that Arbella, meant when he said "sin." ...

    Gravity's Rainbow

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