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  • It ` s about a sea nymph, also known as a narf, as they call it.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2006

  • Lady in the Water Directed by M. Night ShyamalanThis batty New Age "bedtime story" is all about a "narf" (Bryce Dallas Howard), a mythological water nymph from the Blue World who's discovered in the pool of an apartment complex by its sad-sack super-intendent (Paul Giamatti).

    Snap Judgment: Movies

  • That day may come sooner than expected, now that two California techies who go by the handles "narf" and "blanka" have become the first to succeed in loading Microsoft Windows XP onto an Intel Mac in a contest organized by Mac-enthusiast Colin Nederkoorn.

    Mac, Meet Windows

  • It employs a nomenclature "narf," "scrunt" that appears to derive either from babytalk or frat initiation.

    Suck Watch: 'Lady in the Water' |

  • The only things that can save a narf are the “Tartutics,” who live in the trees of Philadelphia and look like Margaret Hamilton’s flying monkeys from Oz. All of this may be going on right now, says Mr. Shyamalan, in your own backyard.

    Shyamalan's Latest Sham

  • It employs a nomenclature ( "narf," "scrunt") that appears to derive either from babytalk or frat initiation.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • A building manager rescues an enigmatic young woman and learns that she is a "narf," a character from a bedtime story, who is trying to return to her world. - News

  • Apparently, the mermaid (or '' narf '' or whatever she is), played by Bryce Dallas Howard (pictured), has come through Paul Giamatti's swimming pool drain to warn us of a coming onslaught from her world.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Played by Bryce Dallas Howard in a joyless Osment-ian whisper, our narf is really more of a wet blanket, quivering in Giamatti's shower most of the time and gravely intoning ominous prophecies.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • She's a “narf”—some sort of sea nymph who can see into the future, and is visiting here from “the blue world” to help “man get back on the right path.”

    Archive 2006-07-01


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  • "One is a genius, the other one, insane !"

    Which is which? Hard to tell sometimes.

    December 6, 2007

  • Of course, the one thing I will always associate with narf!

    February 4, 2007

  • The narf I'm talking about is the mythical creature in M. Night's Lady in the Water. The painful adaptation of his own children's book that no one has read. You cannot connect to something historical if it has no history! Cool to see Ron Howard's daughter though. Wow, I'm old.

    January 3, 2007