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  • Scott Weinberg has more than just one top ten: "I thought it'd be fun to go the extra mile and bang out nine more lists, partially because I love to write, but mainly because I'm what you call a Pathetic Movie Geek."

    GreenCine Daily

  • Pathetic is the word that aptly described this fogey.

    McCain says he is now 'a partisan'

  • Pathetic is the word and still trying to be relevant.

    Cheney reflects on 'f**k' yourself comment

  • Pathetic is about the most generous word I can come up with.

    Amy Reger 0-5- UPDATED

  • For instance, the last story in the volume, the one I call Pathetic, whose first title is Il Conde (misspelt by-the-by) is an almost verbatim transcript of the tale told me by a very charming old gentleman whom I met in Italy.

    A Set of Six

  • Witness the withering rhetorical assault which Kristol launched on Republicans last week -- in an article concisely entitled "Pathetic" -- all because they dared to request periodic updates from the Administration in the hopes of getting closer to the goal of withdrawing American troops.

    Bush's Problem of Premature Withdraw - from Iraq

  • Pathetic is picking on someone ’cause they read from a teleprompter.

    Think Progress » White House Signals That It Will Fight Back Against GOP Abuse Of Filibuster

  • In the field of logic, this is known as the Pathetic Fallacy, but there are cases where we try so hard not to anthropomorphize that we miss the obvious similarities between ourselves and the world around us.

    ideonexus.com » 2005 » November

  • Wow, the Denver Post used eight (8) OUGHTS in this 477 word Pathetic Editorial!!

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • ' Pathetic ' PARIS — International airlines will likely beat earlier profit forecasts this year after revived passenger and cargo traffic, but the industry remains fragile and underlying profitability is weak.

    IATA: Airline Industry Margins

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