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These wretched Palestinians are seeing haplessly their children, women and men being butchered wholesale by the murderous Israeli war machine now for about one week.
They moved on from Ashes whitewash to complete their schedule by losing haplessly, under Broad, to Holland in a dead-rubber ICC World Twenty20 match in March.
Harrington was totally appealing as Galatea, her Acis was ardently portrayed by Oliver Mercer, and Matthew Stiff was wonderful as the haplessly villainous cyclopean monster Polyphemus.
After compiling the break of 63 in the second frame, former Asian number two Sajjad was at his best while constructing the break of 105 in the fourth frame as his opponent watched haplessly.
His endlessly inquisitive children and the habit of his wife to seize on any haplessly expressed appreciation for, well, anything, in the run up to Christmas, were among those problematic real life situations which showcased Lock at his best.
In "Sharitt Casette," for example, the gradually building strings in the dramatic intro call to mind the climactic moment of a Bond film -- as the villain attempts his getaway, only to haplessly plummet off a cliff.
BEZ " Cue pandemonium, and a dishevelled Bez haplessly trying to find them.
Dale said that Ross "has a point," and then took to haplessly defending its stance -- followed by a tirade of righteous disagreement and indignation from callers.
When all the celebs around Jones were laughing loudly, he looked unamused, as the actors haplessly tried to describe the plot of 'Hope Springs', in which he stars with Meryl Streep.
And talking of clouds, I remember it raining a lot in Harry Clark - in fact, I'd swear Griff spent the majority of his time standing underneath a torrential downpour in a woefully insubstantial cagoule while haplessly wiping the precipitation off the inside of his specs with his thumbs.
Both open with a still-frame montage, featuring young males haplessly moving through daily routine; eat, work, brown bottle light beer, sleep, repeat.
MY television highlight of the week was watching Andrew Flintoff on This Morning haplessly trying to break the world record for covering someone completely in newspaper.