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  • n  any substance that can be used as food
  • n  insipid intellectual nourishment

  • The first generation of kids raised on TV, which gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum, had reached their majority just as the evening news was topping their .
  • Its theory is that children will consume more educational pabulum if let choose their edibles by themselves than if served with a table d'hote curriculum.
  • If this sounds like Marley and Me-style pleasantly heartwarming pabulum to you, think twice.
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  • The Banality of Evil | Yes, that includes Despicable Me 2.
    Whatever can be said of modern animated films, despite how good or bad they, are they're almost a sure bet for studios to make a killing, even when sequelizing a played franchise (Ice Age). While this has led to a lot of overly cute, homogenized pabulum, the form has pushed out some modern classics,... By Joe O'Shansky.
    July 10, 2013 - Urban Tulsa

  • Don Cheadle in Kansas City Star
    If we characterized one side as all good or all bad, you could write off the film as just another piece of action pabulum,Cheadle said. "I see it as a movie about truth. We wanted to tell an entertaining story, but also to bring out other...
  • Arlen Specter in San Francisco Chronicle
    Specter, who may again oppose Kagan, said Thursday that the nominee uttered "pure prepared pabulum that comes right out of the White House murder boards."
  • Newt Gingrich in Aspen Times
    And, after "24 years of pabulum baloney on education," Gingrich called for an overhaul of US schools.

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