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But along with both male and female masturbatory scenes there are also prankish interludes such as when Hamlet and Horatio splatter paint over one another.
One result was a new vulnerability to possibly prankish messages: on May 2 a bomb threat prompted automated warnings and a campus shutdown at Delaware County Community College, in Pennsylvania, with direct reference to the "recent events" at Tech but with pride that the school could close and notify so quickly.
Stenson, whose prankish humour makes him a popular pro-am partner, has a superior Dunhill record to Karlsson - third in 2005, sixth in 2003 and eighth in 2006 - and after his sizzling top-four efforts in the last two Majors, he is due a win in a season which started so brilliantly.
He bristled with prankish virtuosity yet died with powerful simplicity.
Despite his prankish film background, he says Recount is "not a comedy at all" and does not feature any new catch-phrases such as "yeah, baby, yeah.
Rita was laid off from her job before she ever had the chance to indulge in her prankish gift.
From its lovely opening soliloquy on Richard Weigall's fluency increased with his confidence, moving felicitously from the elegant to the cheekily prankish and proving with real flair that Strauss's cadenzas were just the stuff he can thrive on.
Almost incorrigibly resistant to Mags's attempts at controlling them, they turn prankish, frisky, even naughty--and thus refuse any kind of static pose before Mags's painter's easel (Painting Churches 28; Coastal Disturbances: Four Plays 144).
All of them were typically fast track graspers of the new, enamored of high "techieness" yet infused with a sense of humor, playful, prankish and above all, patient.
In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain had invented the American archetype of the prankish, wildly imaginative boy with a taste for adventure.
In the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco), that moment is just another processed effect from the digital factory, delivered straight up, with no more wit or enchantment than a hundred other F/X in a hundred other throwaway youth-fantasy films--like, for instance, the genially prankish Herbie: Fully Loaded.
Geoff Heinricks, in his review of the modern wayzgoose of Grimsby, Canada, claims that in the past, the wayzgoose "was often a roaring, prankish and sotted day for those then at the cutting edge of communications, oh say in 1801," but alas, gives no clue as to how the extent of revelry is known.