Seriously Silly Signs

Author: Arcturus Publishing

Publisher: Arcturus Pub


Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 352

This book gives examples of mistakes and mistranslations made in signs and warning labels.

Silly Signs

Author: Chartwell Books

Publisher: Chartwell Books


Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 737

Collects humorous signs in English from a variety of countries.
Juvenile Fiction

My Super Sleepover Book

Author: Linda Williams Aber

Publisher: Simon Spotlight


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 101

View: 501

Michelle introduces a collection of creative ideas for six terrific sleepover parties, including party themes, innovative invitations, food ideas and menus, decorating tips, and a host of great party games and activities. Original.
Social Science

Seriously Funny

Author: Gerald Nachman

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 197

The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: • Mort Sahl, of a new political cynicism • Lenny Bruce, of the sexual, drug, and language revolution • Dick Gregory, of racial unrest • Bill Cosby and Godfrey Cambridge, of racial harmony • Phyllis Diller, of housewifely complaint • Mike Nichols & Elaine May and Woody Allen, of self-analytical angst and a rearrangement of male-female relations • Stan Freberg and Bob Newhart, of encroaching, pervasive pop media manipulation and, in the case of Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding, of the banalities of broadcasting • Mel Brooks, of the Yiddishization of American comedy • Sid Caesar, of a new awareness of the satirical possibilities of television • Joan Rivers, of the obsessive craving for celebrity gossip and of a latent bitchy sensibility • Tom Lehrer, of the inane, hypocritical, mawkishly sentimental nature of hallowed American folkways and, in the case of the Smothers Brothers, of overly revered folk songs and folklore • Steve Allen, of the late-night talk show as a force in American comedy • David Frye and Vaughn Meader, of the merger of showbiz and politics and, along with Will Jordan, of stretching the boundaries of mimicry • Shelley Berman, of a generation of obsessively self-confessional humor • Jonathan Winters and Jean Shepherd, of the daring new free-form improvisational comedy and of a sardonically updated view of Midwestern archetypes • Ernie Kovacs, of surreal visual effects and the unbounded vistas of video Taken together, they made up the faculty of a new school of vigorous, socially aware satire, a vibrant group of voices that reigned from approximately 1953 to 1965. Nachman shines a flashlight into the corners of these comedians’ chaotic and often troubled lives, illuminating their genius as well as their demons, damaged souls, and desperate drive. His exhaustive research and intimate interviews reveal characters that are intriguing and all too human, full of rich stories, confessions, regrets, and traumas. Seriously Funny is at once a dazzling cultural history and a joyous celebration of an extraordinary era in American comedy.
Literary Criticism

Signs of Weakness

Author: Varese Layzer

Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 968

Are early Irish stories influenced by the Bible or transcriptions of pre-Christian Celtic lore? Layzer explores the practical and theoretical difficulties of determining 'influence' in ancient writing, and the relationship between the oral and the written, literacy and literature and the disciplines of Irish Studies and Biblical Studies.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Shrinking Circle

Author: Marion Freyer Wolff

Publisher: Urj Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 133

View: 951

A memoir of the author's girlhood in Nazi Berlin during Hitler's rise to power.

Vital Signs

Author: Jean Bernard

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company


Category: Medical

Page: 244

View: 668

Body, Mind & Spirit

Love Signs and You

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 863

View: 693

An analysis of the astrology of romance features elaborate illustrations and coverage of such areas as the celestial and historical influences on sex appeal, how to find an ideal astrological match, the planetary profiles for more than ninety famous couples, and the astrological influences that were at play for each of the sun signs during the past century.

What's Going On, Lord?

Author: Thelma Wells

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 149

View: 675

Personal examples, practical strategies, and Bible promises are woven together to encourage women to affirm that God is working in their everyday lives.

Silly Peter

Author: William Norris (author of Silly Peter.)





View: 589


Neveryóna, Or, The Tale of Signs and Cities

Author: Samuel R. Delany



Category: Fiction

Page: 385

View: 548

Pryn, a young country girl who flees her village on the back of a dragon, searches for Neveryona, a fabulous lost civilization, encountering a host of intriguing characters along the way