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  • n. An emerging talent


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  • With special gratitude to Paige MacKenzie Welborn, a rising star in media.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • I am on the voters 'list at number 17, Norfolk Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, South London, a desirable freehold property of which I am the minority co-owner together with my legal wife Penelope never call her Penny - an upper-echelon Oxbridge journalist four years my senior and, at the age of thirty-two, a rising star in the firmament of a mass-market British tabloid capable of swaying millions.

    the mission song

  • CHONGQING, China—When Bo Xilai, a rising star in the Communist Party, began sending mass text messages with Maoist slogans and organizing revolutionary singing pageants in the megacity he runs, few people elsewhere in China took it seriously.

    China Leaders Laud 'Red' Campaign

  • Blond and very pretty, she was a copywriter for the electric shaver division and at the time was dating Dennis James, who was a rising star in the infant television industry.

    Kitchen Privileges

  • But if Wakefield had an increasingly checkered reputation within the insulated worlds of medicine and academia, he was a rising star in the public sphere, where his skill at public relations endeared him to a London press corps willing to hype results first and check reliability later, if at all.

    The Panic Virus

  • Plantagenet Palliser, himself the heir to a dukedom, was the young Chancellor of the Exchequer, of whom some statesmen thought much as the rising star of the age.

    Phineas Finn

  • He had inside information as to the exact circumstances in which that rising star Seraphine had broken her Hollywood contract.

    Lonesome Road

  • In 1999, Glenn Chu was proclaimed a rising star of American cuisine by the James Beard Foundation.

    American Chinatown


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  • Peter. What's happening.

    November 1, 2007

  • Don't worry too much about it, tag. This happens a lot on Wordie. :-)

    November 1, 2007

  • Sorry, c_b. Are we overdoing the head cheese thing?

    November 1, 2007


    Sorry I ruined the mood.

    If I say something gross about... say... head cheese... will it help?

    November 1, 2007

  • Well, there goes that idea...:)

    November 1, 2007

  • Uhhh... well.... sorry to prove your theory a little bit false. :)

    I can see how "Office Space" isn't that funny to many people. I never thought it *could* be that funny, but everyone kept talking about it, so when it came on T.V. about a month ago, or some outrageously late point in time like that, I left it on. I've been working in a cubicle for more than two years now, and that day was just the stupidest day ever, so I guess the timing was just right.

    That said, I don't think I'll ever watch it again.

    I live with people who think "Spinal Tap" is the funniest thing ever, yet don't think much of Monty Python. Go figure.

    November 1, 2007

  • C_B, this is a movie that I did not enjoy very much. I was reminded of a similar response you made to spinal tap. I wonder if I just can't relate to Office Space because I've never worked in an office--in possibly the same way that you didn't relate to Spinal Tap because you were never a professional musician?

    Wait--you were never a professional musician, right?

    November 1, 2007

  • Yeah... ummm... I'm gonna have to ask you to ... umm... move to Storage B...

    November 1, 2007

  • Oh, tag--Office Space, of course. :-)

    November 1, 2007

  • Wait...we have echelons here? *looking around in confusion*

    November 1, 2007

  • Oh come on, we're the upper echelon of Wordies! That's gotta count for something! Revel a little! :-P

    November 1, 2007

  • Because there are so many of them here? ;->

    November 1, 2007

  • I'm guessing a lot of the gangsters around here will know it... ;-)

    November 1, 2007