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  • It is clear in both those cases however, that the DESIRABLE state is NOT, as James Bow would have you believe, X on the continuum ( "no assedness at all"), but Z, or "assed" - a state suggesting a full and healthy gluteal complement, modestly sheathed in appropriate garments.

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  • Now, obviously, "half-assed" is both a qualitative and a quantitative assessment, occupying the midpoint of a hypothetical continuum running from "assed" at one end of the axis to "not assed at all" at the other.

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  • James seems to be proposing that if "half-assed" is mediocre, "assed" is TRULY bad.

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  • It's _so_ half-assed, in fact, that one might even describe it as 'assed'. "

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  • And it's simply better to make the effort to divest, than to carry around half-assed guilt and low-level anxiety.

    Michael Vazquez: On Nénette

  • And it's simply better to make the effort to divest, than to carry around half-assed guilt and low-level anxiety.

    Michael Vazquez: On Nénette

  • THAT was the WHOLE POINT but thanks to the Republicans doing the same thing that they did when Medicare was introduced ... we basically have a watered down bill that they're hoping will provide evidence that we dodged a bullet when really we just half-assed the whole deal.

    Polls: Majority oppose heath care bill

  • I continue to be amazed that a grown man is this childish and sorry assed.

    Think Progress » Palin aide refuses to criticize Limbaugh by name when calling his ‘retard’ comments ‘crude and demeaning.’

  • All public libraries are “underfunded and heavily used” and using the honor system for used paperbacks is not “half-assed” but a perfectly sensible way for books to remains in circulation without having to go through the time and expense of cataloging & barcoding.

    Donations gone wrong « Awful Library Books

  • I found this half-assed system shocking when I first found out about it, but I guess it makes a certain kind of sense for an underfunded but heavily used library.

    Donations gone wrong « Awful Library Books

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