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"It's a game of power, speed, agility, and grace, but, most of all, Tom, it's a game of points."
Tags:football, american football, football player, football players, interview, interviews, interviewed, cliche, cliches, cliched, game, games, match, matches, point, points, score, scores, scoring, sports journalist, sports journalists, banal, banality, obvious, agile, test, tests, pretentious, pretentiousness, self-important, self-importance
"The surprising thing is that Flaubert, who was a man, actually got it."
Tags:madame bovary, flaubert, gustave flaubert, banal, banality, escape, escapes, escaping, provincial, provincial life, mundane, mundanity, suburb, suburbs, suburban, unhappy, dissatisfied, housewife, housewives, affair, emma rouault, charles bovary, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, inattentive husband, inattentive husbands, spouse, spouses, affairs, cheat, cheats, adulterer, adulterers
"Nothing personal, Dad, but if I were you, I wouldn't ask too many questions about my boys' club."
Tags:boys club, boys clubs, neo-nazi, neo-nazis, club, clubs, group, groups, grouping, ignore, ignores, ignoring, intimidate, intimidates, intimidating, intimidation, child, boy, boys, offspring, parent, parents, threat, threats, threaten, threatens, threatening, question, questions, questioning, dad, dads, father, fathers, ask, asks, asking, banal, banality
"If you could eat only one type of grass for the rest of your life, what would you choose?"
Tags:conversation, dawdle, dawdling, cow, cows, chat, chatting, bored, boredom, banal, banality, boring, food, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, chewing, cud, cuds, chewing the cud, literal, literal joke, farm, farms, farmer, farmers, field, fields, rural, countryside, midwest, cattle, livestock
"It could go badly, or it could go well, depending on whether it goes badly or well."
Eighth Wonder Of The Financial WorldMt. Acct.
Tags:account, accounts, accounting, accountant, accountants, mount, mountain, peak, peaks, nature, natural beauty, unexpected, statue, monument, banal, boring, subject matter, choice, choices, wonder, wonder of the world, money, handling money, financial, financial world, finance, personal finance, finances
'Thank you Fenster. You gave us a real sense of the redundant banality of what we do here.'
The Adventures Of Normalman
Tags:superhero, superheroes, super hero, super heroes, hero, heroes, heroic, heroically, adventure, adventures, adventured, fall, falling, falls, fail, failed, fly, flies, flying, normal, average, everyday, every-day, normal, failed, failure, failures, normality, fail, fails, banal, bored, boring, unusual, play on words, word play, word-play, underwhelmed, underwhelming, realism, realistic, slapstick, slap stick, prat fall, prat-fall
Poster of smiley face: Missing and Presumed Banal.
Tags:smiley face, smiley faces, smiley, smileys, emoticon, emoticons, missing person, missing people, missing poster, missing posters, banal, trite, commonplace, advertising, fad, fashion, fashions, craze, crazes, culture, fads, mediocre, missing persons, posters, public information, lost and found, city street
The Banality of Evil
'I've spent my life avoiding extremes...So I can safety say I am completely average. In fact, rather more average than most.'
'Twitter for goldfish.'
Warning: Slippery slope of over-used metaphors ahead (majestic pines, crystal streams, etc.). Writers are advised to take alternate path.
"I find TV educational. When it's on, I go and read a book."
Tags:tv, telly, television, entertainment, bbc, itv, channel 4, media, crap, trite, rubbish, dumbed-down, dumbing down, celebrity, celebrity culture, programme, programmes, programming, dire, banal, repetitive, education, teaching, learning, literature, literary, book, books, reading, read, intellectual, intelligensia, learn, mass media
"I see by your notes you've had most of your brain removed...have you thought about a career in broadcasting?"
Tags:broadcasting, broadcaster, broadcasters, presenter, presenters, tv, television, career, job, employment, careers advisor, jobseeker, operation, brain, unemployed, brainless, trite, trash television, celebrity culture, rubbish, programme schedules, banal, dumbed down, dumbing down, junk, junk culture, career advice, career path, career paths, vocation, employer, vocations
Misery Lit next to a Samaritans hotline.
Tags:misery lit, real life stories, banal, rubbish, books, dumbed-down literature, paperbacks, cashing in, jumping on the bandwagon, writing books, telling stories, publications, samaritans, helpline, charity, misery, depressed, depressed, autobiography, pathography, life story, life stories, tragedy
Eastenders...Warning! May contain crying and shouting.
Tags:eastenders, soap, soap opera, soap operas, soaps, instalment, episode, walford, queen vic, queen victoria, pub, public house, entertainment, market square, actors, acting, violence, shouting, emotional, crying, cliched, banal, unbelievable, pastiche, faux, unreal, bbc, distress, arguments, tv, television
"I know - let's make a programme about people's complaints about our bloody awful programmes...!!"
Tags:programmes, programme, tv programme, television programmes, trite, rubbish, banal, dumbing down, dumbed-down, office, head of programming, television show, schedules, tv schedules, programme-makers, manager, staff, ideas, run out of ideas, trash tv, cultural desert, lack of imagination, cultural genocide, celebrity culture, broadcasting nadir, media, mass media
"I'm here at the actual location and here is the very dustbin that had been knocked over sometime last evening. Luckily, no celebrities were involved in the incident..."
Welcome to: Dumbed-Down Britain! Please reduce your expectations now...
Tags:britain, uk, united kingdom, dumbed down culture, dumbing down, dumbed-down, trash, junk, celebrity culture, grey britain, cool britannia, inane, homogenous, lowest common denominator, road sign, traffic sign, second-rate, banal, the worship of the mediocre, mediocrity, celebrity worship, cheap tv
BBC radio one... Please Leave Your Brain at the Door
Go To Sleep Britain...
Tags:banal, dumbed down, dumbing down, passive, trite, tv output, brain, intelligence, iq, iqs, dumbed-down, sleeping britain, catharsis, cathartic, menu of crap, trash tv, rubbish tv, celebrity culture, diet of rubbish, bovine, subordinate, docile, docility, manipulated, downmarket television, lowest common denominator, keeping you in the dark, opium of the masses, couch potato, couch potatoes