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  • The lanky comedienne is at her unfettered finest in this tilt-a-whirl drama, playing a woman lost in a downward spiral of rage after her husband's infidelity.

    Imported and Homegrown

  • One work deadline turned into three, I received an urgent message from Jacob's school to have a meeting about his smirky, end-of-fifth-grade-attitude towards a kid who was bugging the bits out of him, and while making school lunches that morning, I felt like I was in the tilt-a-whirl at Disneyworld.

    Karen Brody: Are You There, Sleep? It's Me, A Mom On The Edge

  • The tilt-a-whirl folk track "Fool to Love (Like I Do)" is a straight-faced take on bad '60s psych/garage rock that sounds as if it came from another album, one that raises more questions (why would anyone want to do a straight-faced take on bad '60s psych/garage rock?) than it answers.

    U.S. Royalty's new album sounds familiar, somehow

  • The tilt-a-whirl folk track "Fool to Love (Like I Do)" is a straight-faced take on bad '60s psych/garage rock that sounds as if it came from another album, one that raises more questions (why would anyone want to do a straight-faced take on bad '60s psych/garage rock?) than it answers.

    Album review: U.S. Royalty, "Mirrors"

  • One work deadline turned into three, I received an urgent message from Jacob's school to have a meeting about his smirky, end-of-fifth-grade-attitude towards a kid who was bugging the bits out of him, and while making school lunches that morning, I felt like I was in the tilt-a-whirl at Disneyworld.

    Karen Brody: Are You There, Sleep? It's Me, A Mom On The Edge

  • The lanky comedienne is at her unfettered finest in this tilt-a-whirl drama, playing a woman lost in a downward spiral of rage after her husband's infidelity.

    Imported and Homegrown

  • "It's better to be a live dog than a dead lion," a character named Motel Philosopher (Jim Roche) counsels mild-mannered Charles Driggs (Jeff Daniels) as the latter hangs tough through a tilt-a-whirl romance with the movie's titular wild thing, Lulu (Melanie Griffith).

    Taiwan to India

  • My heart spiraled around in my chest like a tilt-a-whirl gone horribly off the track.

    Vanished

  • I didn't think the country could take another vertiginous ride on the Oedipal tilt-a-whirl.

    'To HELL With Them!'

  • I felt as if someone had stuffed my brain with cotton and strapped me to a tilt-a-whirl.

    Sophia Carroll: Testing for Date Rape Drugs

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  • The Tilt-A-Whirl is a platform-type ride, consisting of seven freely-spinning cars that hold four riders each, which are attached at fixed pivot points on a rotating platform. As the platform revolves, parts of the platform are raised and lowered, and the resulting centrifugal and gravitational forces on the cars cause them to randomly spin in different directions and at variable speeds. The weight of passengers in these cars may intensify or dampen the spinning motion of the cars, adding to the random nature of the motion.

    _Wikipedia

    January 31, 2008