A shtick (Yiddish: שטיק) is a comic theme or gimmick. The word entered the English language from the Yiddish shtik (שטיק), in turn derived from German Stück and Polish sztuka (both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją), all meaning "piece" or "thing"; note that "Theaterstück" is the German
word for Play (theatre) (and is a synonym of "Schauspiel", literally "viewing play"
in contrast to the "Singspiel").
The English word "piece" is sometimes used in a similar context (e.g., a musical piece).
In stand-up comedy context a near equivalent term is a "bit". Another variant is "bits of business" or just "bits". Shtick may refer to an adopted persona, usually for comedy performances, that is maintained consistently (though not necessarily exclusively) across the performer's career. In this usage, the recurring personalities adopted by Laurel and Hardy through all of their many comedy films (although they often played characters with different names and occupations) would qualify as their shtick. A comedian might maintain several different shticks of this sort, particularly if appearing in a variety show encouraging development of multiple characters, such as Saturday Night Live.
In common usage, the word shtick has also come to mean any talent, style, habit, or other eccentricity for which a person is particularly well-known, even if not intended for comedic purposes. For example, a person who is known locally for an ability to eat dozens of hot dogs quickly might say that it was his shtick. Among Orthodox Jews, "shtick" can also refer to wedding shtick, in which wedding guests entertain the bride and groom through dancing, costumes, juggling, and silliness.
Because of its roots in show business, shtick has taken on connotation of a contrived and often used act. For this reason, journalists and commentators often apply the word disparagingly to stock replies from politicians.
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Note: High Compressive strains are noted by blue...
the steel glass is stuck diagonally inside the press cooker, getting it out by brute foce didn't work and neither are we able to rotate it. Washing it with soapy liquid didn't work either. Any ideas on how I can get the glass out?
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I know how to construct Sy for spin = 1 case from the raising and lowering operators.
I get
$$
S_y=\frac{i\hbar}{\sqrt{2}}\begin{pmatrix}
0 & -1 & 0 \\ 1 & 0 & -1 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \\
\end{pmatrix}
$$
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Unfortunately, I have problems with the task 4
In task 3 I got the following
$$ T_f=T_ie^{\Delta S_i - c_i} $$
Then I proceeded as follows
$$ \Delta S = \Delta S_1 + \Delta S_1 $$
$$ \Delta S =c_1ln(\frac{T_ie^{\Delta S_i - c_i}}{T_1})+c_2ln(\frac{T_f}{T_2})$$
$$ \Delta S...
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The equality is implied in the move from equation 15.43 line 2 to line 3.
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A. –8
B. –5
C. –2
D. 2
E. 8
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x_1+x_2>0
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x_1x_2>0
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Let ## \{ a_{n} \} ## be a sequence.
Prove: If for all ## N \in { \bf{N} } ## there exists ## n> N ## such that ## a_{n} \leq L ## , then there exists a subsequence ## \{ a_{n_{k}} \} ## such that ##
a_{n_{k}} \leq L ##
My attempt:
Suppose that for all ## N \in {\bf{N}} ##...
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I have been trying to solve question A for a while now but keep getting stuck. Would anyone know what to do after this? My teacher told me that maybe I should try using the elastic limit (in part b) but normally if I had needed it, it would have been in the first part of the question.
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I am trying to construct a firewood trommel and have been going in circles (no pun intended) in order to calculate the max torque and HP of the electric motor that might be required. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I know the following...
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$$ f(x) =...
Dear All,
Thank you for reading my post. I'm stuck with picking the correct 'generator' element in the attached example (Simplex method). As you can see, the solution keeps picking the yellow elements as 'generators', but I don’t understand why we can't choose the purple ones.
Can somebody...
1. ((N ⊃ P) ⊃ (I ⊃ P)) ⊃ ((P ⊃ I) ⊃ P) P
2. (I v X) ≡ (R ⊃ P) P
3. R ⊃ (I ⊃ (N ^ V)) P
4. R A
5. Reiteration of 3
6. I ⊃ (N ^ V) 3,4 ⊃E
7. I A
8. I v X 7, vI
9. Reiteration of 2...
Hello I hope someone can help me, as i am kinda stuck for the moment.
As you can see, the assignment states that I need to find the poles from the closed loop transfer function.
I plan on doing so, by using block diagram reduction method.
This is as fare as I've come, and can't come...
Homework Statement
You wish to row straight across a 63 meter-wide river. You can row at a steady 1.3 m/s relative to the water and the river flows at 0.57 m/s.
In what direction should you head, and how long would it take you to cross the river?
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One model for the adsorption of gas atoms on a metal surface approximates the surface to be a corregated muffin-tin potential. A gas atom can lower its energy by sitting in one of the potential minima which are the adhesion sites on the surface each with a...
Homework Statement
I've tried hours and hours to model this problem but i didn't succeed. Can you help me ?
We want to realize n projects in the next T years. For each project, a
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gain (in Euro) and a cost profile ai =...
Homework Statement
A flat cushion of mass m is released from rest at the corner of the roof of a building, at height h. A wind blowing along the side of the building exerts a constant horizontal force of magnitude F on the cushion as it drops as shown in the figure below. The air exerts no...
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Homework Statement
Suppose you take a car trip, traveling east along a very long highway, starting at time t 0. Let x t be the number of gallons of gasoline used during the first t hours, and let st be the distance traveled in that time. Because you’re using very cheap gasoline that’s not good...
Homework Statement
Homework Equations
v = sqrt(F/(m/L))
The Attempt at a Solution
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