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.
He signed on and drew "The Sad Sack" through the war's end--and he even earned sergeant's stripes.
Upon arriving in September 2002, Turcotte expected to find a sad sack organization with major talent deficiencies.
Terms such as sad sack, jitterbug, gizmo (Dad was in the Navy), Eisenhower jacket and zoot suit, and bobbysoxer are familiar to me, even though I was born in the 1950s.
Before he ever moved to Gotham City, before he grew into the overweight, obsessive sad sack of his later years, The Penguin was a poet and a dandy who lived in London.
This is the one where the irresponsible sad sack winds up being a foster father to an adorable kid (so you don't confuse it with the irresponsible sad sack caddy or the irresponsible sad sack millionaire or the ISS band singer movies).
(At times, the film seems determined to disprove Shelagh Kelly's Singles dictum: "Desperation is the worst sort of cologne"; in this film, everyone gets laid no matter how sad sack they seem.) Most memorably, Jack's sardonic waitress friend falls for a demented hoodlum who tries to steal a kid's football.
The central character is a composite of the Sad Sack, Charlie Chaplin, and Petrouchka.
Baker created the "Sad Sack," an unlucky, confused, unkempt but well-meaning GI forever in trouble.
Two noted characters made their initial appearance in Yank--the Sad Sack and <IR> ARTIE GREEN-GROIN </IR> .
Whatever tripped the fall, it's been a long, very public slide for the family man in that photo to the sad sack in the mugshot that topped just about every website and newspaper page at some point these past few days.
A hirsute sad sack's inability to escape a monumentally needy mother--or his own paranoid fixations on mortality--are the stuff of idiosyncratic comedy in "Death by Death." Not so far-flung from the fate-controlled, aggressively quirky cinematic universe of fellow Belgian Jaco Van Dormael, Xavier Seron's debut narrative feature nonetheless eventually arrives at its own distinctive aesthetic and tonal character.