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oblong

having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape

Oblong

A right-angle plane figure with unequal pairs of sides; it can approach the dimensions of a square, on the one hand, or stretch out to express a band, on the other.
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Direction of the Long Openings: This can be a very important consideration when deciding on the use of oblong or long-slot configuration wire screens.
The Oblongs were born in 1994 when Oblong, who attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a couple years, began drawing the characters for his book, Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children.
Find more on The Oblongs and other Angus Oblong creations at www.
A phone conversation with Oblong, who won't disclose his age, reveals one thing: His funny stories meld a dark sense of humor, a perpetual smirk, and the embarrassment of a guy on a press junket who just wants to stay behind the scenes and (flaw cartoons.
Bob Oblong (voiced by Saturday Night Live's Will Ferrell) has no anus or legs.
The Oblongs aims at comic social commentary, and its target is what the WB, that hotbed of radicalism, calls "the caste system in America"--and also, not coincidentally, what WB Executive Vice President Jordan Levin calls"a disenfranchised younger audience.
By the end of the episode, the Oblongs have donned black clothing, broken into the factory, outwitted two sets of guards, battled Boss Klimer, and set free Scotty and the rest of the animals.
The Oblongs is based on characters from his self-published Children's Tragedies strip and the subsequent book Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children, and among his upcoming projects is a mock children's book called Mommy Is Going to Die.
It is recognized for its production of "The Simpsons," "King of the Hill" and the Humanitas Award-nominated "Johnny Tsunami," all for 20th Century Fox Television; "The Oblongs," for Warner Bros.
THE OBLONGS is the second animated prime-time series that Film Roman has added for the 2000 television season.
THE OBLONGS, based on characters, who appear in Angus Oblong's book titled "Creepy Susie and Thirteen other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children," are a hilariously twisted family with a variety of physical and emotional abnormalities caused by the toxic conditions which abound in the industrial valley they call home.
Fans who love the classic comic strip `Life in Hell' and chuckle at things that make other people squirm will be right at home with THE OBLONGS.