Thanks to her, Anthony went from being an anal-retentive
arse who wouldn't step on the immaculate grass quadrant to someone prepared to jump around on a bouncy castle.
She argues in her wonderful canvass of revels, DANCING IN THE STREETS: A HISTORY OF COLLECTIVE JOY (Metropolitan, $26), that what has always really bothered anal-retentive
white men of the Eurocentric persuasion about "primitive"/"peasant"/"savage"/"oriental"/"cannibalistic" enthusiasm--for instance, Aboriginal corroborees, Jamaican plantation myal dances, Polynesian frenzies unto trance, ecstatic Moroccan drumming of the Hamadsha brotherhoods, the Hogbetsotso festival of the Anlo-Ewe,
An undercover anal-retentive
about order and cleanliness, Dustin kept us on track when it came to the book and what we needed to do.
Big Day'' examines the efforts of sweetly high-strung Alice (Marla Sokoloff) and goofy neo-slacker Danny (Josh Cooke) to survive their wedding day, which has been precision-planned to within an inch of its life by Alice's anal-retentive
mother, Jane (Wendy Malick, using every weapon in her comic repertoire).
efficiency experts might not want to team up with characters who'd just as soon cross their bridges only after smacking up against them.
Basically a femme Ferris Bueller's Day Off, it stars the Olsens as prissy anal-retentive
Jane (Ashley) and slacker shirker Roxy (Mary-Kate), bickering total opposite siblings forced to help each out when the former has a stolen microchip dumped in her purse while en route to deliver a speech that could earn her a scholarship and the latter plans to crash a music video shoot so she can hand her band's demos to the record label scouts.
And turn a slightly anal-retentive
site into an interesting one.
Add a "Miss" to Thing One and Thing Two--plus some anal-retentive
drollery from Hayes as the voice of the goldfish--and you've got what looks like a perfect kids' movie for children and their funny uncles to enjoy together.
If keeping track of every play in a game seems a little anal-retentive
, just remember that you might be the only one in your section keeping a card-which might make you popular enough to score a free hot dog or two.
But McGrath, shining as the anal-retentive
Anita, gives a standout performance.
Patients who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--and especially adolescents--often respond to use of paradoxical humor: "I agree teachers who require you to actually turn in homework are, of course, anal-retentive
H BEN STILLER is being lined up to play an anal-retentive
risk analyst in a new romantic comedy.
Leonard's encompassing review includes the funny and instructive story of King buying a table at the National Book Awards for himself and John Grisham (among others), who will never be invited or granted such a prize by what Leonard, borrowing a fine word from King, calls "those shit-weasels, the anal-retentive
To which Directed by Allen Smithee serves as a useful antidote, a mild but effective laxative loosening up blocked meanings stuck inside an anal-retentive
No prizes for guessing that mild-mannered EastEnder Ian Beale, played by Adam Woodyatt, is anal-retentive