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English citations of -a-palooza




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  1. Forms the name of a promotional event such as a presentation.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, Christmas Belles, Dramatists Play Service, ISBN 082222190X, page 10
      Honey Raye: Honey Raye Futrelle and Company proudly present ... Bethlehem-A-Palooza!
    • 1998, Hal Erickson, Sid and Marty Krofft, A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children’s Television, 1969–1993, McFarland, ISBN 078640518X,
      September 16, 1995: The high-profile, high-rated Nickelodeon cable service runs Puf-a-Palooza, a 15-hour marathon of vintage Sid and Marty Krofft productions.
    • 1998, Karl Samson and Jane Aukshunas, Washington State, ISBN 0028618289, page 137
      In the summer of 1997, the Crocodile staged Lounge-a-Palooza I with lots of lounge acts crooning for the lounge lizards.
    • 2003, E. J. Dionne, Kayla Meltzer Drogosz, and Robert E. Litan, United We Serve, National Service and the Future of Citizenship, Brookings Institution Press, ISBN 0815718667, pages 88–89
      In 1997 we expanded the Path of Service and founded Serv-a-Palooza, an annual celebration of community and service that unites employees, vendors, community partners, and youth from our home community and twenty nations worldwide in a day of transformational service.
    • 2005, authorship uncredited, “Camp Lohikan in the Pocono Mountains”, Summer Opportunities for Kids & Teenagers, Peterson's, ISBN 076891891X, page 552
      A rock band clinic is scheduled in July and August, during which camper musicians learn to write and play as a band and perform in one of Lohikan’s Camp-A-Palooza Concerts.
    • 2005, Sandra Choron and Harry Choron, “10 Silly Dog Contests”, Planet Dog, A Doglopedia, Houghton Mifflin Books, ISBN 0618517529, page 132
      Woof-a-Palooza is held each year in Pittsboro, North Carolina, to benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and Education.
    • 2006, Andy Milonakis, The Andy Milonakis Quote Book, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416532854, page 81
      “Wow, Andy! Thanks so much for inviting me to your Hot-Diggity-Dog-a-palooza-celebration-of-the-annual-time-of-the-winter-solstice.”
    • 2007, Paul Carr and Graham Pond, The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life, Macmillan, ISBN 0312376480, page 131
      The dealership is located in Motorati Island, a 96-acre plot which General Motors plans to give away, plot by plot, in land grants to Second Life Residents keen to practise their automotive-building skills. This scheme they have christened Land-a-Palooza.
  2. Emphasizes or exaggerates the element of a situation.
    • 2002, Richie Tankersley, The Angel Chronicles, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743431162, page 17
      “Halloween quiet?” Xander shot her a quizzical look. “I figured it would be a big old vamp scare-a-palooza.”
    • 2004, Evan Thoman, Election 2004, How Bush Won and What You Can Expect in the Future, ISBN 1586482939, page 68
      The room erupted into cheers. The staff meeting that day was a “laugh-a-palooza,” recalled a Bush aide.
    • 2005, Brian C. Anderson, South Park Conservatives, The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias, Regnery Publishing, ISBN 0895260190, page 98
      Some viewers have expressed surprised at Miller’s seriousness. “I don't want it to be irony-a-palooza like it's been in the past,” he tells NewsMax’s James Hirsen by way of explanation.
    • 2005, Royce Flippin, The Best American Political Writing, Thunder's Mouth Press, ISBN 1560257717, page 85
      Vice President Cheney feels free to kick the New York Times off his press plane, and John Ashcroft can refuse to speak with any print reporters during his Patriot-Act-a-palooza publicity tour, just to compliant local TV.
    • 2005, Michael Kostroff, Letters from Backstage, The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor, Allworth Communications, Inc., ISBN 1581154410
      Mine was decidedly Daddio Visits the Studio, down to my black-and-white wingtips, Jack. Snazz-a-palooza!
    • 2006, Beth Killian, Life as a Poser, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416520317, page 116
      Then tomorrow I’ll probably go shopping with my mother. She and I are totally bonding—it’s a regular mom-a-palooza out here.
    • 2007, Catherine Mulvany, Something Wicked, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416525572, page 102
      This area is spring-a-palooza, but so far none of the springs we’ve explored has met Nash’s criteria.