Keystone Kops


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Keystone Kops

the slapstick film comedians specializing in wild chases (1912-1920). [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 399]
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Recognizing the failure at the federal level does not excuse the mistakes made by local and state governments, bur neither do those mistakes excuse FEMA's Keystone Kops routine.
The subsequent investigation and Board of Inquiry was worthy of the Keystone Kops.
With just seconds left of a see-saw encounter that confirmed Bolton's status as a Premiership force and suggested that United may already have blown their pursuit of Arsenal, Mikael Silvestre blundered on to centre stage to prove himself the Keystone Kops king of cock-ups.
Perhaps it was naive of me, but I expected to be enlightened re the individual character "types" and/or ethnic comedy, cinematic style, origins, historical context, and so on, of the classic silent film phenom immortalized under the rubric of The Keystone Kops.
Since joing the Roundbellies' Tour on his 50th birthday at the beginning of June, the Walrus has been a breath of fresh air with his club-banging antics and funny little Keystone Kops walk.
How this question landed in the chambers of the Supreme Court was a Keystone Kops comedy in governing.
When super-conflicted Harvey Pitt left his post as chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission, he trumpeted the "sensational" job he had done, overlooking also his wondrous gaffes without end and the chaotic culture he had created, compared unfavorably to that of the Keystone Kops.
The efforts of some teams were more akin to the Keystone Kops as they were left flummoxed trying to decide which tyres to use in the constantly changing conditions as the British weather created the race of the season.
The press release for Bornstein's show checks off Buster Keaton and the Keystone Kops while failing to invoke the equally apposite (if more critically intractable) Ed Wood, maestro of the botched sublime.
Go to any of the Mega-skatepark complexes popping up and you'll have five of these clods chasing you around like the Keystone Kops.
This litany of brutalities reads like a Quentin Tarantino interpretation of the Keystone Kops.
As the argument escalates, a couple of bank robbers steal Cosmos's taxi, and the film segues into a Keystone Kops chase that climaxes in a barren, rocky landscape not unlike the opening setting of Two Thousand and None.

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