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Uefa couldn't even get the decision on where to have their headquarters right, perplexingly settling on Nyon, a small Swiss town where the only event of note is an annual music festival - it's equivalent to the FA setting up camp in Glastonbury.
President Bush's abandonment of a program allowing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on international phone calls and e-mails without a warrant is welcome, if perplexingly tardy.
The arranger, not named in the programme, rather missed the point on a number of occasions - most perplexingly in the big ensemble climax of act three and Susannah's act four aria.
More perplexingly, it's quicker to drive south than north, and going east creates more physical resistance (higher petrol consumption) than going west.
If you can give me Ronaldo for about pounds 100,000, I might be interested," cash-strapped Bradford City boss PAUL JEWELL after seeing his side's perplexingly feeble Premiership 'goals for' column stick at just three for the season at Villa Park.
It's described perplexingly as `"punk-garage by head honcho Simon Radcliffe, who coined the term to describe their dynamic blend of disco, house and jazz.
Simplistic sentences such as "Ik ben altijd achttien" (I am always eighteen), which appears several times in this section, contrast sharply with perplexingly multifarious ones such as "Ik ben de zonen en dochters van een stal vol stront in Bethlehem" (I am the sons and daughters of a stable full of shit in Bethlehem).
On the other hand, vivifying the flops, some usually high-flying stars have unexpectedly experienced low blows and outright failures, as their new starrers have shockingly failed to fly: Zac Efron played a groovy electronic music DJ in We Are Your Friends-but the film was perplexingly rejected by unfriendly moviegoers.
Fouad Mehashin (Iraq)Harrach, a behemoth of a man, perplexingly weighed in at 84 kg ahead of the fight, resembling a heavyweight more -- let alone a middleweight.
Andre Braugher, somewhat perplexingly, makes usurper king Claudius an almost benign figure, given celebrity entrances but little to suggest the ruthlessness of a man who killed his brother for the throne.
Now is probably not the best time to be offered Del Mar's daily ritual 'Sing with Bing' slot, where some C-list celeb or perplexingly enthusiastic member of the public takes the microphone to belt out the track's theme tune alongside a recording of the ubiquitous Crosby, long gone but clearly not forgotten.
Souness, rather perplexingly it seemed, had told his players to prepare for the second leg of this Uefa Cup tie by imagining the worst possible scenario and to then try to think of a way to get out of it.
Maureen Craig is often too preoccupied with life's meatier issues to introduce the characters who waltz perplexingly into--and then out of--her narrative, or to bother mentioning what anyone looks like.