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like a clown

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Nigel Farage may well find, as Boris Johnson is finding, that while the public may enjoy a pantomime act, it does not care for buffoonish characters to be on the end of a nuclear trigger.
Also in the mix are Concepcion's lover, the poet Gonzalve (American tenor Alek Shrader) and the hopeful, buffoonish banker Don Inigo Gomez (French bass-baritone Paul Gay, in a gray three-piece suit and sporting a bad comb-over).
The buffoonish Netanyahu cannot be taken seriously on anything he says.
Keynes and company are consistently buffoonish, demonstrating the broken window fallacy by elatedly throwing bricks through windows in the hope of stimulating economic activity.
Well, the cold iron wind and the Hudson River from whence it blew, thirteen degrees on all the instruments and water in my eyes, but there was a fire someplace, it made my ears burn and sting, and me buffoonish in my old dirty down parka that I used to sleep in up in the Sierras with my little tent in the snow--I'd go in on skis by myself and write haiku in the candlelight because I believed such things would improve my inner being.
I wasn't ready to do any of that and really had kept my cancer a secret for six months, so I was pretty upset to be honest with Christina Applegate reprises her role as Veronica Corningstone, the serious journalist wife of the buffoonish Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
played by Tony Danza, infamous for his lifelong portrayals of stupid, buffoonish Italian characters, attired in the usual tight white t-shirts.
Not only is he in striking contrast with the buffoonish Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he appointed a group of reformers and technocrats to lead his government, most notably Mohammad Javad Zarif as Foreign Minister and Ali Akbar Salehi to once again head Iran's nuclear program.
They serve to humanize the alternately forbidding and buffoonish figure that emerges from Nietzsche's autobiography.
But maybe it has something to do with mellowing with age or a sense that he, too, will be numbered among the judged by his peers or successors, but Lutz evinces a tolerance for those who might otherwise seem boorish or buffoonish, indelicate or incapable.
Also making an impact was Jim Alexander as buffoonish rake Algy Moncrieff who gave a larger than life performance which was by turns fey and suave.
Trump is vulgar, shallow, narcissistic, buffoonish, and has a fondness for conspiracy theories.
However, some critics took issue with Sterba's pedestrian prose, his buffoonish portrayal of animal activists, and his convenient dodging of the subject of past attempts to control the environment--including those with pesticides and poisons--and their devastating effects.
Jaafarite Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Qabalan described the session as "a buffoonish soap opera and deceptive political game which changed nothing of the painful reality.
The adulterer and buffoonish extremist Newt Gingrich, for instance, is not content with air strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, but wants a war and regime change to end Iranian influence in Iraq.