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However there are crankier types of an intermediary generation who want to put a stop to the rampant Americanization of France.
By the `70s he'd been shoved to the fringe of the political scene, causing him to grow even crankier.
And the meaner and crankier he is, the more charming he can be.
A cynical, and crankier view of yet a smaller minority may also have had it that if failure to wear helmets killed off a few motorcycle gang members, so be it - not all opinions are charitable.
Cage once admitted he "couldn't stomach Emerson," preferring the plainer and crankier Thoreau.
The result is less work, crankier mood and fewer activities, combined with a wide-ranging search for pain relief.
The show could just as easily wind up being too busy with recurring characters like Laura, a single mom and ex-nurse who isn't quite as strong as she first appears; Melody, a 'just one of the guys' kinda gal in her 20s; and Don, who sounds like Hershel, if Hershel were crankier and two-legged," TVLine's Michael Ausiello teased.
You made the drive up to Bakersfield knowing you wouldn't see Shaquille O'Neal (traded to Miami, seducing a new city), Gary Payton (traded to Boston, crankier than ever), Rick Fox (traded to Boston, subsequently retired), Karl Malone (recovering from surgery, probably retired) or Phil Jackson (not invited back, soon to be a best-selling author).
Reg's actions could not be crankier than going before the Hutton inquiry and failing to retract a claim that WMD could be used within 45 minutes - while you know it to be dubious.
Its lack of air conditioning primed those of us who taught there for steamy afternoons and for students crankier than the crank-roll windows we wrestled with each morning.