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From AJR,   October 2000

Cliché Corner   

By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (, a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

"So there I was, sandwiched between uber-promoter Bryan Rabin and uber-designer Michael Schmidt (who moved back to L.A. from New York three days earlier) at the world-famous Viper Room, still breathless from a Motochrist performance."
Los Angeles Times

"TV's uber-Survivor Richard Hatch has fetched about $500,000 for his 76-page book proposal from St. Martin's Press, known for speedy book production."
Philadelphia Inquirer

"However, some anecdotal reports from around the country have turned up strains of uber-lice that are resistant to pyrethrum and permethrin."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"[Jack] Ryan is now all-seeing, seemingly all-knowing, and always right, an uber-Gary Cooper in 'High Noon.' "
Chicago Sun-Times

"Travel upstairs to enter a dark, trendy lair of pulsating music, provided by either a local disc jockey or band of any imaginable uber-contemporary genre."
New York Times

"The old-fashioned way ended up taking four years of heavy scientific research and a worldwide hunt for the uber cucumber, one that was not only large, but firm and meaty."
New York Post

"Martha Stewart: Uber-homemaker and queen of Martha Stewart Living empire."
Denver Post

from more than 180 references during July and August, a few of which were last names