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  • Competitors can participate in shin-kicking, which is centuries old.

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  • It includes cheese-rolling contests, wool-sack races and shin-kicking competitions.

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  • Something about sweetness lined with naïveté makes me want to turn into a shin-kicking, hair-pulling schoolyard bully.

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  • Anyone who calls themselves "pro-life" and stands in the way of medical research deserves any shin-kicking we can give them.

    April 2006

  • But to his credit, Mr. Pearlstine keeps the self-righteousness, the braying and the shin-kicking to a minimum.

    Blame the Shrink: Pearlstine Explains Why He Outed Cooper���s Source

  • On the other hand, maybe all the shin-kicking and falling down will help distinguish my novel.

    It's my special style

  • "You're definitely ahead on points, " Grace announced when Claudia had summed up the shin-kicking incident.

    Hot For Him

  • Karen's thinking we should punish him extra for all the shin-kicking: no computer, no TV.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • PS - I talk about my shin-kicking incident to this day.

    Kicking Shins

  • No longer as noble a profession as it once was, journalism has taken a number of catastrophic hits recently, from the Jayson Blair scandal that gave the gray-eyed old New York Times a black eye that will have repercussions for years to come, to widespread critiques of journalism's weirdly uncritical response to President George W. Bush's media shin-kicking in general and the war in Iraq in particular.

    Shattered Glass Is Quietly Shocking

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