replies, "Let's go to a hotel, sweets, and you got yerself wheels." (4) Themis says nothing, but she leaves the saloon with Dweeb
, and gets into his wheels.
DUG UP: Antique bottles recovered from Hearsall Common HARMLESS: The diggers at work on Hearsall Common LOTTA BOTTLE: Bottle diggers Dweeb
(top) and Adam Slater on Hearsall Common with a haul of antique clay pipes thought to date back to the Victorian period
Between the dweebs
and the wackos lies an accessible, readable editorial page.
Bill Baker, until recently a vice president of Knight-Ridder, baited the editorial page people at Dweeb
Fest '92, quoting a comment made to someone moving from the news side to the editorial department: "At least you don't have to make it interesting."
One of the diggers - known only as Dweeb
- said: "It's the best tip I've ever dug.
Often the straight man, he did the bowler-hatted put up dweeb
to tremendous effect - no more so than in the infamous Nudge Nudge sketch.
Aaron Starmer's DWEEB
(9780385737050, $15.99) tells of Ho-Ho-Kus Junior High, where the cafeteria is covered in burger wrappers, bullies aren't bullying, and the walls growl.
Luckily, Tanya's grandfather has invented a time machine, allowing Bunty to zip back to 1975 and transform his dad from bucktoothed dweeb
into handsome catch.
Personal experience (mine, not junior's) tells me that even the dorkiest, nerdiest dweeb
can get himself a girlfriend/boyfriend/ significant other in the boiling maelstrom of unleashed hormones that is the first few weeks of university.
And Dennis, a dweeb
and a half, isn't in her league.
"I must have walked around that party for an hour trying to look for this girl, like some sad pathetic dweeb
, but it would have been worth it,'' he told Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Two seasons ago, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented a moving production of "Up!" Bridget Carpenter's drama followed a similar dweeb
whose singular flight never relieves him of the responsibility of day-to-day living.
Now everyone whose behaviour, or worse still, opinion deviates from the norm is dubbed a 'loser', 'weirdo' or (I am indebted to my 16-year-old daughter for this addition to my vocabulary) 'hopeless dweeb
Welcome to the world of James Isaac Neutron, the biggest dweeb
in the western hemisphere.