shrink-wrapped love


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  • adj. Contained in, for protection or shipping, a conforming plastic film that reduces in size during application to tightly hold the item.


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  • Picasso, one of the most political of artists, has been neutered, shrink-wrapped, comodified and de-contextualized.

    Michael Berkowitz: The Shame of the Galleries: Stained Stein, Purloined Picasso

  • Remember those fork-lift pallets of shrink-wrapped hundred dollar bills that were "lost" during the Bush/Iraq War?

    Don C. Reed: Protect the House! Don't Let GOP Bullying Win!

  • Under the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which is now languishing in the House, the Senate passed a version which only included a measly six cents more for school lunches, which are already shrink-wrapped concoctions of highly processed fat - and sugar-laden meals.

    Sarah Newman: Dinner in the Desert

  • The Bush Administration airlifted 25 metric tons of shrink-wrapped centrifuges, uranium and sensitive documentation to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, staging a dramatic press conference with commandos guarding the loot as if it contained actual nuclear weapons.

    Michael Bronner: Civil War (Hold the Mustard...)

  • A small-business owner will be able to buy Office 2010 for $199 embedded in a new Windows PC, or $279 in a shrink-wrapped box.

    Software-as-a-service gives small business powerful tools

  • The manufacturer had shrink-wrapped six rolls together.

    Mercy Kill

  • With all their flashy signings, the Lombardi Trophy may as well be shrink-wrapped and shipped to the Philadelphia Eagles, Justin Tuck suggested the other day.

    What Preseason May Reveal

  • Dwight Howard, the Magic's bruising center, is the NBA's version of heavy-duty construction equipment: 265 pounds of shrink-wrapped muscle.

    The NBA's Amazing Race Begins

  • He went to shrink-wrapped Vienna and became one of Freud's anointed ones until a schism over orgasms.

    Thinking Inside the Box

  • Chicken trucked in before dawn to Hays Market by farmers from the countryside—birds that tasted more like bluegrass and wild chicory and wet earth, more like chicken, than the shrink-wrapped little cadavers from Perdue.

    Day of Honey


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