Sad Sack


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Sad Sack

who can’t do anything right. [Comics: “The Sad Sack” in Horn, 595–596]

Sad Sack

hapless and helpless soldier; resigned to his fate. [Comics: Horn, 595–596]

Sad Sack

whose travails reflect those of all soldiers. [Comics: Horn, 595–596]
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AS a retiree who's far older than he cares to remember, I want to congratulate you on the excellent Sad Sack story in the November issue.
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This sad sack of a sales-tax proposal has flaws and hurdles aplenty.
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He is a pathetic sad sack, and, worse yet, he knows it.
He plays Jacob, a smooth ladies' man who passes on his wisdom to help sad sack Cal (Steve Carell) bounce back from his marriage ending.
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Every time our troubled protagonist Jean (hangdog sad sack Pavel Liska) gets to wondering if it's he or the world that's lost its marbles, the meat starts moving, so I guess it's representative of something -- probably, though, just the pleasure Svankmajer gets from manipulating animal innards.
Bilandic's nanobudget comedy "Happy Life" plays like a poor schlub's "High Fidelity," centered around Keith, a 35-year-old, music-loving sad sack faithful not to the eclectic but to the outmoded techno of the 1990s.
The rising star plays a smooth ladies' man called Jacob who meets sad sack Cal (Steve Carell) who's trying to regain his mojo with the girls after being dumped by his wife of 25 years (Julianne Moore).