NBC’s “The SLAP” Miniseries Premiere Party: Uma Thurman, from left, Thomas Sadoski, Peter Sarsgaard, Melissa George, Thandie Newton, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke and Zachary Quinto attend NBC’s “The SLAP” miniseries premiere party at the New Museum on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

A Month’s-End Associated Press (AP) Photographic Celebration of: SLAP

in Hmm Weekly
on March 31, 2022

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So, in the spirit of recent events, we ain’t too proud to pander as we raise up and draw back our right hand to present this month’s topic: SLAP.

ACTING LESSON: There is a right way and a wrong way to SLAP someone’s face, according to Sophie Rosenstein. With the help of Donna Martell, left and Peggy Castle, right, she points out how much better it would look if the SLAPee kept her eyes open as she faces the camera, Feb. 5, 1950. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)
JOAN RIVERS ROAST: Comedienne and roast master Kathy Griffin, left, winces as comedienne and roastee Joan Rivers pretends to SLAP her face at the “Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers” in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
JAPAN SCHOOLS: A student reels after dorm keeper Iuzo Watanabe SLAPs him at the Gates of Watanabe in Nirasaki City on June 9, 1982, where the response to even minor infractions of house rules in likely to be physical. Watanabe says the 55 youngsters who stay in his dorm are better citizens for the harsh treatment and tight discipline. All the students attend ordinary public schools during the day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
JAPAN US BEEF – In this April 30, 2008 file photo, a sales person at Jusco Supermarket arranges U.S. Beef products in Tokyo. Japan is SLAPping emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen U.S. beef after shipments surged. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, July 28, 2017, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to the U.S. side.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
INCIDENT AT A BOOK PARTY: Tilde Thamar, left, an artist from Argentina, SLAPs French author Caro Canaille, at reception given by Caro on publication of her book, “Stars In Their Slippers” in Paris, Feb. 23, 1954. Tilda misunderstood a sentence in the book which described her as riding “a poil.” In French this means bareback but is used in slang to mean nude. (AP Photo/Pierre Godot)
OLYMPICS CURLING: United States skip Tim Somerville SLAPs himself on the head after barely missing a shot near the end of the tenth end during an Olympic curling match against Germany Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at the Ice Sheet in Ogden, Utah. Germany won the game 9-8 in extra ends. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
REAGAN DRUG AWARENESS: First lady Nancy Reagan SLAPs her forehead good-naturedly after she goofed during a press conference at a McDonalds restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., where she announced a drug awareness program Oct. 10, 1984. She chided reporters for asking political questions saying she wasn’t here for politics “I’m here for drugs.” (AP Photo/Joe Holloway Jr.)
KILLER WHALE BREACH: In this July 2, 2012 photo, a killer whale SLAPs its tail hard on the water in Prince William Sound between Montague Island and Whittier, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mary Pemberton)
JANE FONDA 1977: Actress Jane Fonda gestures during a news conference at Union College, Nov. 11, 1977 in Schenectady, NY. She reiterated her stance against what she termed ‘corporate tyranny’ in America and told reporters she hopes corporations guilty of illegal overseas payments to foreign governments get more than a SLAP on the wrist. (AP Photo/Ray Howard)
WILLIAM GRAYSEN AND ZSA ZSA GABOR: Defense attorney William Graysen, right, positions the hand of Zsa Zsa Gabor on the face of Beverly Hills Police Officer Paul Kramer during a reenactment of the June 14 incident that resulted in Miss Gabor’s arrest. Kramer, a motorcycle cop, testified in Beverly Hills, California Thursday, Sept. 14, 1989. that Miss Gabor was the motorist who cursed him for stopping her Rolls-Royce, SLAPped him and screamed “Do you know who I am?” (AP Photo/LAT)
BEATE KLASFELD: Activist Beate Klasfeld on Nov. 21, 1968 in Cologne in front of a portrait of Chancellor Kiesinger who she had previously SLAPped in public in protest. (AP Photo/Wiersch)
ECLIPSE AWARDS – Larry King, right, playfully SLAPs Merv Griffin, left, while Doug O’Neill, center, looks on as Griffin accepted the award for Stevie Wonderboy, championship Two-Year-Old Male Horse at the 35th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin owns the horse and O’Neill is the trainer. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
GRAFFITI UTAH: West Valley City Det. Mike Lynes holds examples of tags Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in West Valley City, Utah. Authorities in Utah’s second-biggest city say they’re grappling to address a newer kind of graffiti. West Valley City police are citing a rise in so-called SLAP tags. The tags involve coloring postage stamps or another kind of sticker, then SLAPping them on buildings and signs around town. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
MACHINE GUN KELLY: George “Machine Gun” Kelly, with his wife Kathryn beside him, wipes blood from his head after an altercation with guards in a courthouse elevator in Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 9, 1933. A guard tried to hurry Mrs. Kelly down the corridor; she SLAPped him full in the face and, as he returned the favor, Kelly raised his manacled hands as if to strike. Another guard hit him twice with the butt of his revolver. (AP Photo)
JAPAN SUMO SCANDAL: A man walks by Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena where a special meeting of Japan’s Sumo Association’s executive board is being held in Tokyo Monday, June 28, 2010. The venerable sport of sumo wrestling, SLAPped with its worst scandal in decades, may make the unprecedented move of canceling its next tournament because of humiliating allegations that dozens of wrestlers and coaches bet on baseball games. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
FRANCE GALLIANO – In this Jan. 21, 2011 file photo, British fashion designer John Galliano appears at the end of his men’s fall-winter 2011/2012 fashion collection presented in Paris. Officials say Dior designer John Galliano was briefly detained after a spat in a Paris restaurant. An official with the Paris prosecutor’s office says a couple in the restaurant accused Galliano of making anti-Semitic insults. A police official said Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 that Galliano also exchanged SLAPs with the couple. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
BRUINS CHEEVERS: Boston Bruins goalie Jerry Cheevers lies prone in the net as he made a save on a SLAP shot on a point during playoffs with the Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Garden, April 6, 1972. Looking on his Bruins’ Carol Vadnais. Boston won the first game of the playoff series, 5-0. (AP Photo)

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