Citations:mondo bizarro

English citations of mondo bizarro and mondo-bizarro

Noun: "the world of the surreal or bizarre"Edit

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  • 1980, Washington Post, 19 April 1980, c1/1:
    It was just part of a week in which the news..went further and further into the realm of Mondo Bizarro.
  • 1995, Tom Pilkington, "A Twisted Family Feud", World & I, January 1995:
    Like most of Goyen's fiction, the story is set in mondo bizarro and is an allegory of the kind of pinched, destructive moral code that hovers over East Texans like a poisonous fog.
  • 2001 December 17, Mitch Farmer, “Re: <> Lets see what happens to this:<>”, in alt.fan.oj-simpson, Usenet[1]:
    It's more of a curious interest I have into the workings of those living in Mondo Bizarro.

Adjective: "(slang) extremely bizarre"Edit

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  • 1977, Mollie Katzen, Moosewood Cookbook, Ten Speed Press, published 1977, →ISBN, page 69:
    Mondo bizarro sauce—for your spaghetti.
  • 1989, Mike Littwin, "Orioles Are Getting Good Luck and Bounces", Los Angeles Times, 25 April 1989:
    When straight-shooting Cal Ripken suggests that life has grown a little mondo-bizarro around the old ballpark, it is time to take notice.
  • 1990 October 23, “Unknown”, in New York Newsday, New York, NY, page i. 11/1:
    He claims that when Jackson became best friends with ‘Webster’ star Emmanuel Lewis.., they had an innocent, although mondo bizarro relationship.
  • 1995 February 27, Debra Sams, “Weekend Toy Shopping Trip”, in rec.toys.misc, Usenet[2]:
    Am I wrong in thinking this is totally mondo bizarro?
  • 1998, Ed Bark, "South Park May Have Met Its Match", Sun-Sentinel, 19 August 1998:
    Premiering tonight in tandem with the first of six new South Park episodes, it's an exceedingly strange, yet bracingly inventive series starring a freaky four-member comedy troupe. Very mondo bizarro. Sort of like featuring Marilyn Manson on a very special episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
  • 2000, Liz Langley, "The height of folly", Orlando Weekly, 5 February 2000:
    The Bindlestiffs prove that even in the most mondo-bizarro town, it's worth it to seek out serious freakdom.
  • 2000 July 5, “Decisions, decisions”, in Tribune, Electronic edition, Tampa, FL, page 4:
    If you are a fan of mondo-bizarro programs such as ‘Survivor’ and ‘Big Brother’, you have another choice.
  • 2000 July 26, Yardbird, “Lawyers are getting weirder by the day”, in soc.penpals, Usenet[3]:
    One of them has an ad where he talks about the "severed heart" of and "hunting down" the people you want him to sue...very mondo bizarro :(
  • 2004 October 9, LeeBat, “Re: Just call me "Grandpa Pig"”, in alt.psst.hoy, Usenet[4]:
    If you wanna get crazy, c'mon out to the Fil-Am Center of the Hamptons. Its[sic] become totally Mondo Bizarro here. Eben[sic] I'm shaking my head.
  • 2006, Martin Farkus, Blue Notes, AuthorHouse (2006), →ISBN, page 21:
    The tape, I was told, was the most mondo-bizarro music in human history.
  • 2007 September 25, ML, “Re: Johnny Winter”, in rec.music.gdead, Usenet[5]:
    (And I think you are all really mondo bizarro to say that)
  • 2011, James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, Little, Brown and Company (2011), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
    All very exciting—but nothing compared to the most gripping, most talked about, most mondo bizarro unscheduled event of the year, a kind of nonsanctioned NASCAR competition in which the cars moved at a mysteriously pokey, rush-hour rate.
  • 2012, Kabembo Chinku, Common Nonsense: The New "Golden" Age of Unreason: Chronicles of Dumb Statements and The Dumbasses (Mostly Politicians) Who Make Them, Xlibris (2012), →ISBN, page 114:
    But we are talking about two people who exist in a kind of mondo bizarro world where ignorance is a virtue.
  • 2012, Bill Missett, Soul Surfer Johnny Rips: Surfing the Edge of Reality ... in Puerto's Grinding Barrels, AuthorHouse (2012), →ISBN, page 72:
    There were only about a dozen folks present to see this rare display, and everyone agreed it had been one of Puerto's more mondo bizarro suddenly surreal Fellini moments.
  • 2013, Buzz Bissinger, "'Going to North Korea Was the Smartest Thing Dennis Rodman Has Ever Done'", Newsweek, 26 March 2013:
    Rodman and the Vice film crew became the first known Americans to meet Kim [Jong-un] since he inherited power from his father.
    It was completely mondo bizarro. Of course it was mondo bizarro. Maybe it was ill advised.