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dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

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We could laugh at the silliness and corniness of A Mighty Wind.
The mystery of the first's act central conceit - whether Johann's meeting with the devil is real or imagined - is abandoned in favor of a mishandled love story that veers towards corniness.
4) In his view such corniness is not limited to modern media hounds, but extends back into primeval humanity and its pre-human forefathers: as when he speaks of the 'unargued conservatism and corniness [that were] successful strategies in primate societies and the world of our ancestors'.
Thus Wong's work sometimes wanders into the terrain of corniness, but even when it does, it always smolders.
On Monday evening's episode, one of the girls -- Varanasi's Priyadarshini Singh ( 24) who runs an NGO and calls herself a BJP activist -- hit a new low in corniness.
Homebwoi has carved out a comfortable space for himself as the happy underdog, content to rap over pop culture detritus, embracing their corniness and catchiness as one.
At the risk of making your toes curl with the cliched corniness of this statement, it was the kind of sparkling morning that makes one glad to be alive.
If it could mean a move away from institutional hierarchy and toward more genuine inclusiveness, a shift to such an ethic would be worth risking the corniness that a "spiritual foundation" connotes.
That's OK because the PG-rated "Enchanted" starts with corniness and winds up a story of princess power.
Writing the jumble puzzle, which demanded constant corniness, had numbed him to the line that separated the banal from the sincere.
Few contributors address the question of sentimentality, corniness.
Coyness and corniness abound: "You're as raw as the fall of / a sparrow, shot for a lark.
Like Smith, he rescues certain kinds of musics from the realm of corniness to which much scholarship has consigned them.
Ditching the cheeky, self-aware wink that helped to excuse the concept's inherent corniness, the movie attempts to look polished and "cool," but the been-there animation can't compete with the then-cutting-edge puppetry of the 1990 live-action movie.
Intrepid is a yellow variety that he says also balances sugar content with corniness.