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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.
Better still, in view of the decisive rejection by the British people of one of his other "crackpot proposals", he should resign said the Tory MP.
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).
From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, it is difficult to determine whether Charles Fourier was a singular, marvelous crackpot or simply a natural product of a now alien era.
Lots of fun, even though it tries a little too hard in places - plus, look out for lots of cameos from the likes of Eddie Izzard as a disco-dancing obsessed henchmen and Tom Waits as a crackpot inventor with a thing for much older women.
I AM astounded and annoyed that Abergele Town Council are persisting with the ludicrous and wasteful crackpot idea of replacing the lamp posts in Abergele with very expensive cast iron columns.
THE Shadow Wales Office Minister has labelled the coalition Government's plan to introduce directly-elected police commissioners as a "crackpot idea".
Sack the idiots who have nothing better to do than to dream up such crackpot schemes.
When I get my newspaper, the first thing I turn to is the crackpot essay on the op-ed page.
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.
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.