"I mean, right there that tells you how ass-backward
our thoughts are on what this anthem means.
When she woke up, Emily was ass-backward
. Nadav told her she was talking crap.
Such forces of toxic, displaced vehemence can uncouple us from our humanity, warping libido into murderous intent, reducing meaningful endeavor to selfish striving, and twisting our exuberance into zealotry, thereby achieving a form of ass-backward
alchemy by transforming living human beings into resentful shades -- those seemingly no longer here ...
Sex can be about physical pleasure, love, fun, caring, attraction--but it sure ain't about screwing someone you're not attracted to in an ass-backward
attempt to please your pa.
In a visual pun, the narrator turns the wing-tipped moustache of Nelu, the lecherous factory owner who denounced her, into the wings of "swallows strung out among the clouds above the beanfield." These imaginative moments--what the narrator calls her "misperceptions," and which, ably translated by Michael Hulse and Philip Boehm, provide some of the most evocative moments of Muller's writing--offer her an "ass-backward
happiness," but they remain a minor consolation, and the narrator still longs for a physical connection unblemished by politics: "Instead of these thoughts we're constantly mulling over, it would be better to have the actual things inside your head, so you could reach in and touch them'
He says his fee was puerile and the films were planned ass-backward
, with release dates locked in before scripts were finished and proper location schedules secured.
Johnson, the rough-hewn Texan, was an ass-backward
Democrat, a liberal, the "bad" guy.
Robert Solomon, who sold Dakin to Applause in 1995 and rescued Applause from receivership last month, says that in addition to the soft retail landscape, both Eden and Applause have become only two of the victims of an "ass-backward
" licensing marketplace, one in which aggressive merchandising programs are put into motion in advance of an entertainment's rollout rather than one in which characters or brands become popular "and the merchandise follows."