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Baffle

In film, a movable panel that absorbs light and sound in order to minimize unwanted reflections and echoes. A baffle is relevant to marketing because it improves film quality and therefore improves commercials.
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The tale of a mother and her grown son trying desperately to make a fulfilling connection after she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, Rabe's play mightily resists traditional dramatic twists or revelations, insisting on a realistic depiction of a complex relationship, loving but bafflingly unsatisfying to both.
It bafflingly turns into a mishmash of the big showdowns from 'Ghostbusters,' 'Avengers,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' and even some of the effects-enlivened battles from the TV series, 'The Flash.'
In all fairness, the instrumental score for the musician's second installment, in which he serenades his lady love while, bafflingly, likening both her and himself to 'mankind's angels,' is passable.
Podcast regulars James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and host Dan Schreiber will be doing their best to make some seemingly dull, obscure or bafflingly complex news stories funny, clear and, to borrow a phrase from their day jobs, quite interesting.
BAFFLINGLY, my dear wife is watching Celebrity Big Brother.
Simon Day and John Thomson's bafflingly pointless A Gaucho Adventure reduced two funny men to starring in their own vacuous vacation video.
We lost count of the number of times we found ourselves grumbling about cyclists who seemed bafflingly reluctant to give us right of way, to slow down, to treat other users of the busy pathway with respect, to use their bells (if they have them) effectively: ie from some distance away to give you time to move out of the way, rather than just as they're hard on a walker's heels, wanting to get past like an impatient tailgater in the motorway fast lane.
THE BBC Two programme Heir Hunters reminds me of the first words my grandmother used to utter each time I went to visit her at her sheltered accommodation: "Guess who's died?" It's a bafflingly popular daytime TV show which, despite having run for a whopping seven series to date, many of you won't have seen - and why would you, you've got a life after all.
The tour is based around a set of interviews between the comic's granddad who he describes as "hilarious and bafflingly practical", and then six year-old Wrigglesworth.
With nostrils crossed, the moles crawled backwards and forth, searching for a reward they could smell but, bafflingly, could not locate.
Nat's funny and engaging but Josh is a moron who, bafflingly, has beautiful women falling at his feet.
A 2008 entry for a new tower at the zero-longitude line in Greenwich, England, seems to attack the whole notion of lines and linearity, bulging and snaking like a broken slinky; a proposal last year for an information and video kiosk at the London Olympics is a bafflingly oblique, mirrored triumphal arch.