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  • In this leaden disaster film, which has all of the air-sucking joylessness of The Road but fails to create the poignant familial relationships to hold it up, the vampires are mindless blood-seeking missiles incapable of real thought or speech, frustratingly blurring the line between beasties by veering deep into zombie territory.

    Farihah Zaman: 2010 Fantastic Fest #3: All Creatures Great and Small; Zombies, Vampires, and Terrible Human Beings

  • Cars sped past with an air-sucking thumpf, inches from his dad.

    Burger and Fries

  • It's a billowy showpiece that embodies everything wrong with 21st-century rock music: the joyless grandiosity, the air-sucking humorlessness, the soggy sentimentality, all those fussy string arrangements.

    Arcade Fire's bombast gets boring on new record, 'The Suburbs'

  • The breath went out of him in one lung-aching, air-sucking rush, and the earth shifted sideways and rolled beneath him, and a pattern of color drifted before his eyes; then he could see pieces of dirt and blades of grass close to his face, and his chest and stomach stopped contracting, and slowly he felt the pressure go out of his lungs as he pulled the air down inside him.

    Half of Paradise

  • Then a soft, air-sucking sound when it was lifted open, like some old seal being broken.

    Ottawa Sun

  • There has been much moaning, air-sucking, and outrage about the $700 billion that the U.S. government is thinking of throwing away on rich New York bankers who have been ripping us off for the past few years and then letting greed drive their businesses into a variety of ditches.

    Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free

  • There has been much moaning, air-sucking, and outrage about the $700 billion that the U.S.

    Pacific Free Press - Hard Truths for Hard Times - Progressive opinion, dissident news

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  • "There has been much moaning, air-sucking, and outrage about the $700 billion that the U.S. government is thinking of throwing away on rich New York bankers who have been ripping us off for the past few years and then letting greed drive their businesses into a variety of ditches. In fact, we dole out similar amounts of money every year in the form of payoffs to the armed services, the military-industrial complex, and powerful senators and representatives allied with the Pentagon."

    - Chalmers Johnson, 'We Have the Money, If Only We Didn't Waste It on the Defense Budget', 28 Sep 2008.

    September 29, 2008