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Stop Me If You Ve Heard This A History And Philosophy Of Jokes

Author : Jim Holt
ISBN : 0393069443
Genre : Humor
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“Finally I understand what it is I’ve been laughing at all these years.”—Jimmy Kimmel From the best-selling author of Why Does the World Exist? comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium of absurdity, filth, racy paradox, and gratuitous offensiveness—just the kind of mature philosophical reflection readers have come to expect from the ever-entertaining Jim Holt. Indeed, Stop Me If You’ve Heard This is the first book to trace the evolution of the joke all the way from the standup comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of today. After exploring humor’s history in Part One, Holt delves into philosophy in Part Two: Wall Street jokes; jokes about rednecks and atheists, bulimics and politicians; jokes you missed if you didn’t go to a Catholic girls’ school; jokes about logic and existence itself . . . all became fodder for the grand theories of Aristotle, Kant, Freud, and Wittgenstein in this heady mix of the high and low, of the ribald and profound, from America’s most beloved philosophical pundit.
Category: Humor

Stop Me If You Ve Heard This One Before

Author : David Yoo
ISBN : 1423109074
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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If Albert Kim has learned one thing in his tragic adolescence, it's that God (probably a sadistic teenaged alien) does not want him to succeed at Bern High. By the end of sophomore year, Al is so tired of humiliation that he's chosen to just forget girls and high school society in general, and enjoy the Zen-like detachment that comes from being an intentional loser. Then he meets Mia Stone, and all the repressed hormones come flooding back. Mia, his co-worker at the Bern Inn, is adorable, popular, and most intimidatingly, the ex- long-term girlfriend of Ivy-bound, muscle-bound king of BHS and world class jerk, Ryan Stackhouse. But -- chalk it up to the magic of Al's inner beauty /DIV-- by the end of a summer vacuuming hotel rooms and goofing off together, he and Mia are officially “something.” Albert barely has time to ponder this miracle before the bomb drops: Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer, and he needs Mia's support, i.e. constant companionship. True, he's lost weight and he’s getting radiation, but that doesn’t make him any less of a jerk. And to Albert, it couldn't be more apparent that Ryan is using his cancer to steal Mia back. With the whole town rallying behind Ryan like he’s a fallen hero, and Mia emotionally confused and worried for Ryan, Al’s bid for love is not a popular campaign. In fact, it's exactly like driving the wrong way on a five-lane highway. DIV In this desperately funny novel, David Yoo tells an authentic story of first love, and therein captures the agony, the mania, the kicking and screaming that define teenage existence.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Stop Me If You Ve Heard This

Author : Jim Holt
ISBN : 0393066738
Genre : Wit and humor
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In the fine tradition of "On Bullshit" comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium that traces the evolution of the joke, from the stand-up comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of today.
Category: Wit and humor

Stop Me If You Ve Heard It

Author : Soupy Sales
ISBN : 9781590774410
Genre : Humor
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Soupy Sales was a longtime host of an event at Friars Club called “Stop Me If You’ve Heard It” where a group of comics all seated on bar stools attempt to top each other by telling a joke. By the end of the evening it’s not all that clear who actually topped who since the audience is too busy brushing tears away, doubling over in laughter, and praying their bladders remain intact before making a beeline to the bathrooms. Hilarious doesn’t even begin to describe these evenings. This event with Soupy as top banana was as highly anticipated as The Friars’ infamous Roasts, and his comic legacy endures in this book of his favorite jokes. “There is never a dull moment when Soupy is in the room. The Friars are lucky—we just have to turn around and listen to Soupy tell his hilarious jokes. Thanks to this book, though, you’ve got the next best thing—if you can’t join him, read him. The Soup is on and he’s boiling over with laughs.” - Barry Dougherty of The Friars Club
Category: Humor

Look Stop Me If You Ve Heard This One But There Was This Tv Show

Author : Roy Bettridge
ISBN : 9781326843069
Genre : Fiction
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The Avengers was a classic television show that lighted the sixties from 1961 to 1969. Its repeat runs have garnered a mass of fans. One such fan is Chris. He's a regular man and has had what everyone would call a regular life. But on one of these regular days, The Avengers burst into his world and set him on an interesting course that would lead him not only to a deep affection for the show as a fan but also towards a possible career. This semi-autobiographical work of fiction is fascinating reading from beginning to end.
Category: Fiction

Morrissey Faq

Author : D. McKinney
ISBN : 9781495028939
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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MORRISSEY FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO ABOUT THIS CHARMING MAN
Category: Biography & Autobiography

You Ve Got To Be Kidding

Author : John Capps
ISBN : 9781444356205
Genre : Philosophy
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You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on critical reasoning Provides an effective way to learn critical thinking skills since jokes often describe real-life situations where it really matters whether a person thinks well or not Demonstrates how philosophy is actually very practical and clearly related to real- life human experiences Explains how developing good reasoning habits can make a real difference in all aspects of one’s life
Category: Philosophy

Literacy And Longing In L A

Author : Jennifer Kaufman
ISBN : 9780440336112
Genre : Fiction
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Some women shop. Some eat. Dora cures the blues by bingeing on books—reading one after another, from Flaubert to bodice rippers, for hours and days on end. In this wickedly funny and sexy literary debut, we meet the beguiling, beautiful Dora, whose unique voice combines a wry wit and vulnerability as she navigates the road between reality and fiction. Dora, named after Eudora Welty, is an indiscriminate book junkie whose life has fallen apart—her career, her marriage, and finally her self-esteem. All she has left is her love of literature, and the book benders she relied on as a child. Ever since her larger-than-life father wandered away and her book-loving, alcoholic mother was left with two young daughters, Dora and her sister, Virginia, have clung to each other, enduring a childhood filled with literary pilgrimages instead of summer vacations. Somewhere along the way Virginia made the leap into the real world. But Dora isn’t quite there yet. Now she’s coping with a painful separation from her husband, scraping the bottom of a dwindling inheritance, and attracted to a seductive book-seller who seems to embody all that literature has to offer—intelligent ideas, romance, and an escape from her problems. Joining Dora in her odyssey is an elderly society hair-brusher, a heartbroken young girl, a hilarious off-the-wall female teamster, and Dora’s mother, now on the wagon, trying to make amends. Along the way Dora faces some powerful choices. Between two irresistible men. Between idleness and work. And most of all between the joy of well-chosen words and the untidiness of real people and real life. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The Slab Boys Trilogy

Author : John Byrne
ISBN : 9780571325788
Genre : Drama
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Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the plays capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair. John Byrne takes the slab room he worked in and makes it pure theatre: the scams, the dreams, the aloof but gorgeous girl, the despair of life back home, the obligatory tormenting of the office 'weed', and the mandatory boy chat and pranks all help the day to pass. Phil and Spanky explode onto the stage in a classic vaudeville double-act. Now considered one of Scotland's defining literary works of the twentieth century, the Slab Boys Trilogy premiered at the Traverse back in the late 1970s and early 80s taking Scotland, then Britain, and then Broadway quickly by storm.
Category: Drama