crackpot


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Synonyms for crackpot

Synonyms for crackpot

a whimsically eccentric person

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Turn crackpot to high heat and wait for pellets to fully melt--about an hour.
The pages include a crackpot quiz about what to do if someone asks for directions to the loo and the volunteer cannot work out if they are a man or a woman.
Paul Barnett, vice chairman of the Lane County Republican Party, says leftists spotlight the acts of a few crackpots on the party's fringe and use what the crackpots say and do to make the Republicans the victim of a leftist double standard (letters, April 24).
WEST Midlands Police have come up with a crackpot scheme to tackle petty thefts.
THE BIG CON: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW WASHINGTON GOT HOODWINKED AND HIJACKED BY CRACKPOT ECONOMICS is a 'must' for any collection strong in American politics or issues: it shows how over the past 3 decades a fringe group of economic extremists obsessed with radical ideas to foster their own business interests have used the political system and the media to gain popular and even expert support for once unthinkable policies.
I'm pretty sure I'm the father," said the jaunty Gabor's 59-year-old crackpot husband.
Welder Mick, who lives in a house named Crackpot Cottage, in Brockholes, near Huddersfield, added: "Malcolm appreciates his walks.
Audiences will rediscover him in Running With Scissors, the big-screen version of Augusten Burroughs's hair-raisingly funny memoir of growing up in the '70s with a wildly unstable mother who adopted him out to her crackpot psychiatrist and his bizarre extended family.
This week's crackpot creations included: elasticated loo covers, an "eco" motorbike (top speed, 25mph) and a pounds 5K multi-media "stealth" coffee table.
Who do these assembly members think they are, throwing our money away at crackpot schemes?
Earlier this year a lorry driver became stuck on a narrow stone bridge in Devon, and motorists were sent to the edge of a panic-inducing 100ft drop on an unclassified road at Crackpot in North Yorkshire.
Grant for preserving the Union (he eventually published the statesman's best-selling memoirs); wrote in favor of rights for African Americans but was fond of telling racist jokes (and co-authored with Bret Harte the grotesquely anti-Chinese play Ah Sin); assailed the Gilded Age yet formed a close personal and professional relationship with the robber baron Henry Rogers; lampooned con men and scam artists yet went broke by investing in crackpot inventions and get-rich-quick schemes; and SO on.
Worst was the minging Materazzi who condoned the crackpot fans who kicked off the riot.
With a warped, expressive style and a fevered network of connections among idols and villains--as well as the fact of Mayerson's recent low profile, this being his first solo outing in seven years--the artist plays at being a crackpot.