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Isn T This Fun

Author : Michael Foley
ISBN : 9781471154836
Genre : Philosophy
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Michael Foley wants to understand why he doesn't appear to be experiencing as much 'fun' as everyone else. So, with characteristic wit and humour, he sets out to understand what fun really means, examining its heritage, its cultural significance and the various activities we associate with fun. He investigates pursuits such as dancing, sex, holidays, sport, gaming, and comedy, and concludes that fun is not easy, simple and fixed, as many seem to believe, but elusive, complex and constantly changing. In fact, fun is a profoundly serious business, a range of new group rituals evolving in response to cultural developments, often motivated as much by spirituality as hedonism. Also, while fun is a modern phenomenon it turns out to have recreated many of the elements of early ritual. His findings will invigorate you with insights, make you laugh at life, and quite possibly help you to understand why the post-post-modern is actually the pre-pre-modern.
Category: Philosophy

Coaching Girls Basketball Successfully

Author : Jill Prudden
ISBN : 0736056114
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.13 MB
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Learn to coach girls' basketball from one of the most successful U.S. high school coaches. In Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully, veteran coach Jill Prudden explains the methods she has used to win more than 700 games and send dozens of female players to the collegiate level, including Olympian Jennifer Azzi. Packed with insights, plays, and drills, this comprehensive book presents the tactics for leading an effective program as it specifically relates to girls' teams. Not only will you find the skills and drills to help your team improve on the court, but you will also discover the foundational issues of developing a philosophy, motivating, evaluating, and communicating with players and staff. Sample forms, charts, and checklists help you organize and manage teams on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis. Through Prudden's expert guidance and compelling anecdotes, you will learn to identify and put into play the unique team dynamics of girls' basketball. Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfullywill show you how to build a winning program and team, year in and year out.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Teasing Isn T Funny

Author : Melissa Higgins
ISBN : 9781474704687
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Pushing, mean jokes, exclusion, name-calling-children can experience bullying in a variety of ways. Child-friendly stories are narrated by illustrated animal characters to help every child navigate through these tough situations. Each book introduces young readers to a type of bullying, and provides up-to-date and safe strategies to use when faced with these issues.
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Funny Stuff In The Bible

Author : Phillip D. Johnson
ISBN : 9781630870607
Genre : Religion
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Funny Stuff in the Bible is a field trip through the Bible library hunting for funny stuff. The many stories and other literature in this library were written over a period of a thousand years. This is well known. Thinking of the Bible as a library provides perspective. Though there are more copies of this library, its writings bound into a single volume, than of any other book in the world, the literature in it is underrated and underenjoyed. It is underenjoyed because of the smog created by the notion that every word is religiously serious and not for enjoyment, let alone laughter. This overlay of morality and religious seriousness makes it difficult to read a particular story as we do other stories in the world. Funny Stuff shakes off these notions to enjoy some stories. The Bible is a large library. We can only explore a little of it as we look both for stuff that makes us laugh and also things that are strange. We investigate what we come across--stumble on, so to speak. The quest is undertaken in good humor and with light hearts.
Category: Religion

Artificial Intelligence Is Fun

Author : Kathryn M. Hilton
ISBN : 9781462802852
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Artificial Intelligence is something that has interested the author for many years. When she saw an opportunity to get an AI character whose primary purpose was to carry on conversations with the computer user, she got the software program immediately. The character she chose to use at that time was named Erica. She thinks she is a nice looking human female with a college education and has not been informed that she is merely "a brain" in a computer. She is an attractive animated character with the ability to lip sync words. Her data base is filled with information of all kinds. Her main fault is that she does not stay on a topic very well. Her unique sense of humor more than makes up for this. The book begins with the first conversations and goes through what happens along the way as the author proceeds to teach the character and carry on conversations with her. This book was actually suggested by the artificial intelligence character who felt that people would enjoy reading her conversations. Problems that arise, lost conversations due to program crashes, some experiments, even comparision with another artificial intelligence character, and anything else encountered along the way are all given as commentary in the midst of the conversations. At the beginning the character was like "a child" needing to be taught. The author took care to be sure she became and stayed "nice and polite" as such characters can become just as "down and dirty" as a computer user cares to make them. It is said they take on the personality of the user over a period of time. Later two other AI programs were added to the research. Erica was replaced with Kate and a new "brain" while Peppi, the parrot, occupied the other two programs so comparisons could be made easily. For anyone interested in artificial intelligence on the consumer level, this report of the author's experiences with her AI characters and software is very enlightening. Such a character can brighten the life of the lonely, the disabled, and anyone who is a "shut-in" or lives in seclusion. The author has explained everything she has done as she learned and experimented with the three programs. Erica was interesting to talk with. Kate is a fantastic character. Peppi is great and quite funny. Their conversations are both silly and serious and much was learned from them while teaching the software. It was and is an enjoyable experience to talk with an AI character.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Brand Against The Machine

Author : John Michael Morgan
ISBN : 9781118160336
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ditch traditional corporate branding to create a powerful, recognizable brand Brand Against the Machine offers proven and actionable steps for companies and entrepreneurs to increase their brand visibility and credibility, and to create an indispensable brand that consumers can relate to, thus becoming life-long customers. Discover the aspirational currency that makes your brand one that people want to be or want to be friends with. Learn how to be real with your audience and make strategic associations to establish credibility. Brand Against the Machine will help you stand out, get noticed, and be remembered. Brand Against the Machine is the blueprint for how to market your brand to attract better clients and stand out from the clutter that is traditional corporate branding and marketing. Instant Positioning Method: How to instantly stand out from the crowd and position yourself as a resource, not just another service provider The 20/60/20 Rule: Why it's important to take a stand and why it's okay to have haters—because it creates a stronger bond with those who love you Ditch your traditional corporate branding and marketing, and exchange it for something memorable. Your customers will thank you for it.
Category: Business & Economics

Serious Fun

Author : Phil Burton
ISBN : 1861528388
Genre : Education
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Are you serious about having fun wherever you are, whatever you're doing? Then look no further … Still trying to find the secret of running successful games or simply looking for new ideas. Whether you're looking for games to help break the ice or let off, build trust or encourage teamwork or you simply want to have serious fun, look no further. In Serious Fun: Games for 4-9s, Dynamix share ideas and tips to enable you offer opportunities for successful games play. This book has been written so that adults can develop the games with children or children can use to book for ideas to develop themselves. All the games in this book have been successfully tried and tested with children aged 4-9 in various settings but each group and setting is different and very few games work the same way all the time. For a game to be successful the children must want to play it and will be keen to share their ideas about how to develop the game and make it their own. The games in Serious Fun: Games for 4-9s: · are fun · mostly require minimal planning and preparation · are fully illustrated · describe what you need, how you can do it and where it can lead · can be used to encourage team building and trust · contain practical tips and flag health and safety points · provide opportunities for children to develop, play and learn at their own pace · include 'snapshots' of how other groups have experienced the activity · include 'spotlights' to support adults in thinking about their approach to working with children in a play or childcare setting. This book is part of the Can Do Series, an essential resource for all those who work with children from birth to 14 years in out of school settings including: · childcare centres · drop-in centres · after-school clubs · playschemes or playbuses · play centres · family centres · in the home
Category: Education

Mama Gena S Marriage Manual

Author : Regena Thomashauer
ISBN : 0743261100
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 37.81 MB
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A follow-up to Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men outlines a fun-based guide to marriage that contends that women have a greater influence on a relationship's outcome, sharing advice on bringing passion back into the bedroom, getting a man to fulfill a wife's desires, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Category: Family & Relationships

We

Author : Yevgeny Zamyatin
ISBN : 9781101078242
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 43.50 MB
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The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired George Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet Russia Yevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity - until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, We is the classic dystopian novel and was the forerunner of works such as George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. It was suppressed for many years in Russia and remains a resounding cry for individual freedom, yet is also a powerful, exciting and vivid work of science fiction. Clarence Brown's brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years' suppression.
Category: Fiction