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From AJR,   August/September 2003

Cliché Corner   

By Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen is AJR's assistant managing editor     

"[I]t's a perfect storm of cultural weather patterns that you'd expect to be brewed only in, say, the East Village, Dupont Circle or the intersection of Haight and Ashbury."
Washington Post

"What we see now in Washington is a perfect storm for monstrous deficits, hasty expansion of a popular entitlement for political gain in 2004."
Durham, North Carolina's Herald-Sun

"The cantaloupe, personal fatigue, hunger, distracting thoughts about 'The Hulk,' all of these added up to a kind of ' perfect storm ' for forgetting my purchases."
Hartford Courant

"Once the '60s soul revolution collapsed in a perfect storm of changing tastes and times, so many of its proponents faded away or just turned into nostalgia shows."
Cleveland's Plain Dealer

"A blizzard that slammed the northern plains in early April turned out to be the perfect storm for breeding waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited biologists say."
Rocky Mountain News

"An animated woman with the body of a dancer and cascades of dreadlocks piled into a half-foot-high bun, she arrived like a perfect storm ..."
LA Weekly

"Like weather patterns, scandals sometimes generate their own energy, and the forces driving the New York Times' Jayson Blair affair now have converged in a perfect storm of controversy."
Los Angeles Times

From more than 350 references May 15 to July 15