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Republican candidate Mitt Romney's successful campaign set a new record for vacuous beefcake commercials.
To answer this question they trace a fascinating path through architectural history, concentrating on the progression from symbolic load-bearing massive edifices to the conceptual and physical separation of skin and structure in modern architecture, The tension between the latter has in recent years been focused on the building's surface, which has become a canvas for stylistic extremes, generating vacuous and anonymous city office blocks and redundant historical pastiche.
Nothing is ever proven, and the real questions about dilapidated buildings, malnourished children, or insufficient funding are swept aside in a wave of positive but rather vacuous emotion.
Listen as Darman recalls his reaction to the "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" slogan featured in Reagan's empty re-election campaign: "I had to restrain myself," Darma says, "from observing that this vacuous cry had an ironic double meaning.
without an historicized interpretative model, the black domestic novels seem maudlin, inconsequential, even vacuous.
Tom, unscrupulous and vacuous, robs his brother-in-law's bank.
In short, the righteous man is insulted by such a charade and denounces the essential dishonesty of which such a vacuous public exhibition smacks.
We are vacuous idiots with no thoughts of our own Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville
She parrots a vacuous phrase about strength and stability over and over again, while clearly hiding from the British public, whether in person or on TV debates.
She just parrots a vacuous phrase about strength and stability over and over again, while clearly hiding from the British public, whether in person or on TV debates.
Those who suggest Kim and Kan are merely a vacuous, superficial, fame-crazed pair, then, are clearly talking out of their a***s.