#TIL: Today I Learned

#TIL: Today I Learned
  • Author : Stephen Spignesi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2020-04-28
  • ISBN : 9781510755529

#TIL: Today I Learned Book Review:

From Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth, movies and music to politics and biology, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Spignesi compiles five hundred facts in this addictive bathroom reader trivia book. From history and science to sports and literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Spignesi offers eye-opening trivia in 500 facts inspired by the viral social media acronym TIL used on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and Facebook. #TIL: Today I Learned is sure to intrigue even the most jaded know-it-alls and walking encyclopedias, including little-known anecdotes and stories involving some of history’s most famous people, places, and things, like: Stephen King Downtown Abbey Elton John World War II Jennifer Aniston John Wayne Gacy Call of Duty Salem witch trials Benjamin Franklin “The Star Spangled Banner” Jesus Christ James Bond Alexander Hamilton O.J. Simpson Titanic George W. Bush KFC Lord of the Rings UFO sightings “Bohemian Rhapsody” Donald Trump Star Trek Stephen Hawking Pocahantas Oprah Winfrey The Wizard of Oz Genghis Khan Vincent Van Gogh And many more!

International Journal of Religious Education

International Journal of Religious Education
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1939
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00111753O

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Learning to Talk; Or, Entertaining and Instructive Lessons in the Use of Language

Learning to Talk; Or, Entertaining and Instructive Lessons in the Use of Language
  • Author : Jacob Abbott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 1868
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433069243305

Learning to Talk; Or, Entertaining and Instructive Lessons in the Use of Language Book Review:

The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes of the Rebellion, Or, The Funny and Pathetic Side of the War

The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes of the Rebellion, Or, The Funny and Pathetic Side of the War
  • Author : Richard Miller Devens
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 705
  • Relase : 1891
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002076807F

The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes of the Rebellion, Or, The Funny and Pathetic Side of the War Book Review:

Funny Man

Funny Man
  • Author : Patrick McGilligan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780062560964

Funny Man Book Review:

A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater, from Patrick McGilligan, the acclaimed author of Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane and Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award–winner Mel Brooks was behind (and sometimes in front the camera too) of some of the most influential comedy hits of our time, including The 2,000 Year Old Man, Get Smart, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. But before this actor, writer, director, comedian, and composer entertained the world, his first audience was his family. The fourth and last child of Max and Kitty Kaminsky, Mel Brooks was born on his family’s kitchen table in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926, and was not quite three-years-old when his father died of tuberculosis. Growing up in a household too poor to own a radio, Mel was short and homely, a mischievous child whose birth role was to make the family laugh. Beyond boyhood, after transforming himself into Mel Brooks, the laughs that came easily inside the Kaminsky family proved more elusive. His lifelong crusade to transform himself into a brand name of popular humor is at the center of master biographer Patrick McGilligan’s Funny Man. In this exhaustively researched and wonderfully novelistic look at Brooks’ personal and professional life, McGilligan lays bare the strengths and drawbacks that shaped Brooks’ psychology, his willpower, his persona, and his comedy. McGilligan insightfully navigates the epic ride that has been the famous funnyman’s life story, from Brooks’s childhood in Williamsburg tenements and breakthrough in early television—working alongside Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner—to Hollywood and Broadway peaks (and valleys). His book offers a meditation on the Jewish immigrant culture that influenced Brooks, snapshots of the golden age of comedy, behind the scenes revelations about the celebrated shows and films, and a telling look at the four-decade romantic partnership with actress Anne Bancroft that superseded Brooks’ troubled first marriage. Engrossing, nuanced and ultimately poignant, Funny Man delivers a great man’s unforgettable life story and an anatomy of the American dream of success. Funny Man includes a 16-page black-and-white photo insert.

Funny Woman

Funny Woman
  • Author : Barbara W. Grossman
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 1992-08-22
  • ISBN : 0253207622

Funny Woman Book Review:

A brilliant comic, Fanny Brice had a significant impact on a field that had been predominantly male, proving that the term "funny womanwas not an oxymoron.

You're Lucky You're Funny

You're Lucky You're Funny
  • Author : Phil Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2007-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781101043189

You're Lucky You're Funny Book Review:

The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, on how to make a sitcom classic and keep laughing This laugh-out-loud memoir takes readers backstage and inside the writers’ room of one of America’s best-loved shows. With more than 17 million viewers and more than seventy Emmy nominations—including two wins for best comedy—Everybody Loves Raymond reigned supreme in television comedy for almost a decade. Phil Rosenthal was there at the beginning. United by a shared lifetime of family dysfunction, he and Ray Romano found endless material to keep the show fresh and funny for its entire run. Alongside hilarious anecdotes from the series and his own career misadventures prior to working on the show, Rosenthal provides an enlightening and entertaining look at how sitcoms are written and characters developed. You’re Lucky You’re Funny is an inspiration to aspiring creators of comedy and a must read for the show’s millions of devoted fans.

Life Is a Funny Thing

Life Is a Funny Thing
  • Author : Jeff Charlebois
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Pages : 122
  • Relase : 2012-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781434931276

Life Is a Funny Thing Book Review:

Blundering Blokes (Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, Girls Like Funny Boys & To Dare A Future)

Blundering Blokes (Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, Girls Like Funny Boys & To Dare A Future)
  • Author : Dave Franklin
  • Publisher : Baby Ice Dog Press
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN :

Blundering Blokes (Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, Girls Like Funny Boys & To Dare A Future) Book Review:

A three-novel anthology that wallows in dark, twisted humour, sexual obsession and the latent violence of the male animal. Book 1: Looking For Sarah Jane Smith Marty's living in a Welsh town he hates, doing a job he's lost interest in and so bored he can't even be bothered with sex. But a new life beckons in Australia. It's also a chance to get away from his stupid mates, the loveable loser John and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy. Maybe he'll even meet an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith, and live happily ever after… Looking for Sarah Jane Smith – For anyone who suspects life's a bit rubbish. Part road trip and part celebration of idiotic male friendship, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is sure to strike a chord with those who appreciate Withnail & I, Peep Show and Bill Hicks. '...if there's one thing that stands out about this, it's how bloody funny it is. I actually packed Looking for Sarah Jane Smith for a long-haul flight and such a page-turner did it prove to be that I finished it within a couple of hours.' - Living Abroad Magazine '...A bitter, crude, but funny book... These boys are not particularly likeable, but their story is raw, honest, unsophisticated and rooted in bittersweet reality.' - Post Newspapers 'An agreeably raucous novel that touches on Dr Who and men behaving badly. Its strong language and adult scenes make it the perfect Christmas gift for that impressionable nephew.' - The West Australian Book 2: Girls Like Funny Boys Part coming of age story, part exploration of the maddening nature of dreams, Girls Like Funny Boys is a potent mix of sexual obsession, guilt and fame. "Gina crouched, resting on her haunches to continue the conversation. Her legs were too far apart. There was a hole in her black tights just above the left knee. Johnny felt a hot urge to poke a finger in it. He wished she'd leave him alone. He wished she wasn't wearing tights. He stared at her lopsided mouth and the way her fat lower lip jutted out. It was so red it bordered on purple, the colour of strawberries on the turn." Meet Johnny Goodwin. He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart, Angie Everson. Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting pantomime. Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side. All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her… 'Girls Like Funny Boys wasn't what I expected - and that's simply not fair as Dave Franklin's not meant to be writing to a formula. But I really didn't expect to find this as engaging, involving and quite as emotional as I did. I loved Johnny, rode the waves of his life every step of the way. Most of all I just loved this book.' - Australian Crime Fiction Book 3: To Dare A Future A van driver with abduction and murder on his mind. An eleven-year-old girl snatched on her way home from ballet. A tortured reporter, happy to use her death and the terrifying reign of a child killer to help make his name… To Dare A Future – We all have black thoughts. It's just some of us act on them. 'Don't let the rather bland title put you off – this is an impressive read, spiced with ethical dilemmas as well as earthy dialogue and humour.' – Sunday Times

Jay Leno's How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (or Just in Your

Jay Leno's How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (or Just in Your
  • Author : Jay Leno
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2007-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781416939634

Jay Leno's How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (or Just in Your Book Review:

Filled with mini-routines, knock-knock jokes, silly questions, animal jokes, and more, an amusing guide to learning humor provides young readers with a collection of raw material suitable for parties and playgrounds alike! Reprint.

Famous Funny Fellows

Famous Funny Fellows
  • Author : William Montgomery Clemens
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 1882
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433074817762

Famous Funny Fellows Book Review:

Living in Color: What's Funny About Me

Living in Color: What's Funny About Me
  • Author : Tommy Davidson
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-01-28
  • ISBN : 9781496712974

Living in Color: What's Funny About Me Book Review:

“Tommy Davidson is a journeyman performer. He knows the how and the what and his timing is off the hook. He's one of my favorite performers. Oh and did I mention he's funny, REALLY funny.” —Whoopi Goldberg In this revealing memoir, Tommy Davidson shares his unique perspective on making it in Hollywood, being an integral part of television history, on fame and family, and on living a life that has never been black and white—just funny and true . . . Abandoned as an infant on the streets of Greenville, Mississippi, and rescued by a loving white family, Tommy Davidson spent most of his childhood unaware that he was different from his brother and sister. All that changed as he came of age in a society of racial barriers—ones that he was soon to help break. On a fledgling network, Tommy joined the cast of In Living Color, alongside other relative newcomers all united by an ingenious throng of Wayans siblings, poised to break new ground. Now Tommy gives readers the never-before-told behind-the-scenes story of the first show born of the Hip Hop Nation: from its incredible rise, to his own creation of such unforgettable characters as Sweet Tooth Jones and dead-on impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, M.C. Hammer and Sugar Ray Leonard, and appearing in such classic sketches as “Homie The Clown,” the “Hey Mon, family,” and the “Ugly Woman,” through guest-star skirmishes (and black eyes) to backstage tensions and the eventual fall of this pop-culture touchstone. He reveals his own nascent career on the stand-up circuit, as well as reflections on working with Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Chris Rock, and Jada Pinkett Smith. He also shares his very personal story of living with—and being inspired and empowered by—two distinct family histories. Told with humor and hard-won honesty, Living in Color is a bracing, illuminating, and remarkable success story.

Munsey's Magazine

Munsey's Magazine
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1900
  • ISBN : UOM:39015026302896

Munsey's Magazine Book Review:

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic
  • Author : Michael McCreary
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2019-03-12
  • ISBN : 9781773212609

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic Book Review:

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain e into something empowering—and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn't looked back. This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary's life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.

What's So Funny?

What's So Funny?
  • Author : Nancy A. Walker
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 1998-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781461621768

What's So Funny? Book Review:

Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for nearly one hundred years. However, until now, key documents from that history have never been brought together in a single volume for students and scholars. What's So Funny? Humor in American Culture, a collection of 15 essays, examines the meaning of humor and attempts to pinpoint its impact on American culture and society, while providing a historical overview of its progres-sion. Essays from Nancy Walker and Zita Dresner, Joseph Boskin and Joseph Dorinson, William Keough, Roy Blount, Jr., and others trace the development of American humor from the colonial period to the present, focusing on its relationship with ethnicity, gender, violence, and geography. An excellent reader for courses in American studies and American social and cultural history, What's So Funny? explores the traits of the American experience that have given rise to its humor.

Them's Funny Looking Catfish

Them's Funny Looking Catfish
  • Author : Jim Powell
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2007-04
  • ISBN : 9781602664258

Them's Funny Looking Catfish Book Review:

Jim Powell writes funny and warm tales about growing up in Chandler, Texas, in the 1940s, offering his readers many chuckles. His first book, Feed Sack Fashions and Other Childhood Memories, introduced readers to entertaining anecdotes about a slower and simpler time. Them's Funny Looking Catfish and More Childhood Memories, his second book, presents over 50 more delightful tales including, "Them's Funny Looking Catfish," "The Baby Sitting Bed," "Aunt Ruby's Chevy," "Sister Phoebe," and "Painting Chickens." He also takes us on an unusual adventure to Big D's Farmers Market, introduces us to gill net fishing, and guarantees a "syrup-sopping" good time. The lively and warm nostalgic stories Powell tells in his books bring back fond memories that appeal to many generations. Be sure to visit online at www.feedsackfashions.com to contact the author, to order books, or to receive information on speaking engagements and other upcoming books. Jim S. Powell grew up to be a loving husband, doting father and faithful employee with Brookshire Grocery Company in Tyler, Texas, last serving as Senior Vice President-Advertising. Jim is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1958. He received a Master of Arts degree from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. Some accounts of the author's childhood memories have been published in the Bullard Banner and The Chandler Statesman, two local East Texas weekly newspapers. Today, he and his wife Ann live in Tyler and enjoy their two daughters and one grandchild, Callie, for whom Jim's first book, Feed Sack Fashions, was originally written. They can often be found hunting bargains in antique shops, sipping lemonade at their cabin on weekends, or serving in their local church.

Funny Things Can Happen on Your Way through the Bible, Volume 1

Funny Things Can Happen on Your Way through the Bible, Volume 1
  • Author : Charles D. Barrett
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781725245457

Funny Things Can Happen on Your Way through the Bible, Volume 1 Book Review:

Proceeding from Voltaire's conclusion that "God is a comedian playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh," this book seeks to uncover some of the many instances in which biblical texts offer readers grace and insight through the divine gifts of humor, wit, and laughter. Readers are invited to take a strikingly unusual, if not unique, approach to the texts, imagining not only the voice inflections but also the body language of their narrators to capture the humorous nuances and ripples of laughter that likely attended the first telling of many biblical stories.

Now That's Funny!

Now That's Funny!
  • Author : Andy Simmons
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 255
  • Relase : 2012-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781606525043

Now That's Funny! Book Review:

Every year, Reader’s Digest readers send in tens of thousands of jokes and funny anecdotes, in their quest for a $100 check and, as an extra benefit, eternal glory: to have their joke published in the world’s best-read magazine. One man is stopping them from their quest. Andy Simmons. It takes a sense of humor. And Andy certainly has that. Not only is he the arbiter of all things funny in Reader’s Digest; he is their Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, and even their David Sedaris. In other words, Andy is the guy Reader’s Digest turns to whenever they need a funny story all of America can appreciate. He’s perfect for the job. Andy takes great delight in the funny and oddball side of everyday life. In Now That’s Funny!, Andy presents his most popular, funniest writings on all things America, some exclusive and all-new, some taken from the award-winning pages of Reader’s Digest. You’ll discover the Andy that goes out and tries things. His first-person tales of taking dance lessons, participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment, and even taking stand-up comedy lessons are some of the funniest articles to ever appear in Reader’s Digest. Then you discover the Andy that observes America. His roundups of dumb criminals, crazy lawsuits, ridiculous excuses and out-of-touch scientific research will have you roaring with laughter -- and feeling much better about yourself. Then there’s Andy, the family man. You’ll laugh out loud as he goes in search of his inner macho --or for the next stop on his vacation, if only he can find the directions. And Andy’s observations on marriage and fatherhood are as accurate as they are funny. Finally, there’s Andy the jokester. Here are tales from the job of trying to think, act, and be funny every workday, no matter what the dog did this morning on the rug. Tales of his sit-downs with comic legends from Robin Williams to Woody Allen will have you in stitches. Andy also shares his favorite jokes -- many of them too edgy for printing in Reader’s Digest! Add it up, and it’s a book filled with hundreds of feel-good, laugh-out-loud moments about life in these United States -- exactly the type of reading we need today!

The Funny Farm

The Funny Farm
  • Author : Jackie Ellis
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2011-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781446465295

The Funny Farm Book Review:

How often have you thought you might like to chuck it all in, leave the steaming metropolis and its noise and dirt behind and make for pastures new, to begin your life again? We often talk about it but people rarely do it. Jackie Moffat is one of those who did. In 1982 she and her family - armed with a bucketload of optimism, stout boots and a highly developed sense of the ridiculous - upped sticks from London (where she'd lived all her life) and went North, to Cumbria. Their destination was the Eden Valley, and a small stock-rearing and dairy farm called Rowfoot, and there they have spent the past twenty years getting to grips with the practice of running a working farm, keeping sheep, cattle, pigs and horses, becoming part of the (often eccentric) community, coping with the ups and downs (Foot and Mouth devastated them) of farming life. For the past ten years, the author's written a regular column for the Cumbria and Lake District Life magazine, and it was this that inspired her to write about her life in rural England and the trials, tribulations and pleasures of running a farm.

Fart Book: Funny Jokes For Kids with Farts

Fart Book: Funny Jokes For Kids with Farts
  • Author : El Ninjo
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2014-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781635018080

Fart Book: Funny Jokes For Kids with Farts Book Review:

Fart Book: Funny Jokes For Kids with Farts Best Graphic Novels For Kids With Sweet Farts For a very time limited period you can download a FREE audiobook chapter of this funny dog FART BOOK: Blaster! Boomer! Slammer! Popper, Banger! Your kids will LOL and tear their pants at this funny audio chapter. This version also includes one new and never before releases fart story that can be characterized as pant ripping because it is so hilarious so make sure to check your pants right after you LOL! Let me introduce myself, I am El Ninjo and I am the master butt-whistler because I simply can not resist exposing my family with my expressive face-melting fart art! I guarantee you and your kids will LOL at this hilarious fart book with these amazing bean blowing color and audio rich illustrations. Yes, I am the true master of bottom-burping disaster and I am going to impress you with my creative bottom belching ways. I will not only show you every stinky fart trick that I have in my collection, but I will also make sure to show you how to apply each individual fart situation for your own benefit! These short moral stories for kids are not only entertaining to read, to look at and to listen to, but they are teaching your kid about all kinds of life lessons the smart and not the annoying way. With this smart dog farts book your kids do not turn into little farting monsters over night, but they become smarter! This is how Einstein would have taught his kids the gravity of farts:) The list of fart situation goes like this: * The Wake Upper Popper * The Straight Up Breakfast Table Shot * The Flying Carpet * The Backpack Burster * The Gasification In The Car * The Neighbour Detonator * The Imaginary Bone Shot Or Fart Expressionism * The Blue Hour In The Elevator and many more steamy bean blowing farting dog episodes... Purchase my "Fart Book" right now for your kids while this low introductory price is still available. Go ahead...purchase "FART BOOK: Blaster! B