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deliberately impassive in manner

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Featuring stunning artwork and blending melodrama with deadpan humor, 'Rip Haywire' is not only a loving update of thrilling golden-age comics like Milton Caniff's 'Terry and the Pirates,' but also a witty satire of the action genre in general," Ted Rall, United Media's acquisitions editor, said in a release.
In all, Poortom's As You Like It was successful for what it was: a low-budget, small-venue attempt featuring borderline camp and deadpan humor.
gt;In a nutshell: An agreeable combination of deadpan humor and over-the-top raunchiness.
He was formally polite but kindly, brilliant yet modest, soft-spoken with a deadpan humor betrayed only by twinkling eyes, a patient listener with an open mind and a good teacher.
Despite the presence of the affable actor, who brings a clear love of the character and his trademark off-kilter brand of deadpan humor to the role, this effort is unlikely to reach the boxoffice heights of such stable mates as Spider-Man and the X-Men, settling instead for the level of director Mark Steven Johnson's other Marvel adaptation, "Daredevil".
Told through deadpan humor and lean prose, the soul searching and histrionics of Frances Johnson come across as a mash-up between girl's coming-of-age genre fiction and Beckett: an existential journey that is as hilarious as it is profound.
He knows how to project vulnerability and compassion onstage--and deadpan humor too.
Tenor Luc Robert has a bigger, rounder voice than one would normally hear in the title role, but he sang it well and etched it with a well-timed, deadpan humor.
After we all stopped laughing at the idea of Bob, with his deadpan humor and air of fussy bewilderment, hanging out with the real reporters from the New York Times and CNN, we decided it would make a cute story.
And his transgressions against a life of normalcy do not provide deadpan humor or outrages of the kind flippantly and wittily delivered by, for example, Japan's Yoshimoto Banana.
His remarkable ability to combine athleticism, acrobatics, pathos, deadpan humor, and just plain daffiness made him a mainstay of silent pictures.
It is no easy task to translate Garcia Marquez' dazzling metaphors and deadpan humor into English.
Also the energetic parodic fascination with pop culture, the touches of emotional intensity, the deadpan humor, the Beat-style spontaneity and the stream of inventiveness.
Filipino-British Josh Boutwood of The Test Kitchen in Manila amused us with his deadpan humor, saying his idea of sustainability is zero waste management in his kitchen.
Quiet and awkward, Selin observes her surroundings with an unfiltered blend of wonder and deadpan humor.