Humor

The Best Joke Book (Period)

Author: William Donohue

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 134

Hundreds of jokes for every occasion! Why was the limbo dancer shocked when his wallet was stolen right out of his back pocket? Because he didn't think anyone could stoop so low. The ultimate collection of the world's greatest funnies, The Best Joke Book (Period) keeps you laughing for hours on end. Inside, you'll find hundreds of jokes that are guaranteed to stir up a room full of smiles, including knock-knocks, witty puns, and one-liners. Complete with hilarious quotes from celebrities like Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, and Jerry Seinfeld, everyone will revel in each gut-busting moment. So whether you're looking to add a few jokes to your repertoire, impress your buds, or improve your banter, this sidesplitting book arms you with the perfect joke for any occasion!
Humor

The Fool's Best Joke Book Volume 1

Author: Neil Hutchison

Publisher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page:

View: 199

Welcome to the world of humour. What makes human beings laugh can be broadly defined under three headings: someone else's misfortune, someone else's misunderstanding or someone else's stupidity. The keywords here are "someone else's" because, let's face it, most silly things are much funnier when they happen to someone else. Neil Hutchison, creator of The Fool in Paradise, has collected thousands of jokes, then catalogued and listed them in this first volume of the Fool's Best Jokes. Now the many fans of the Fool will not have to be told that the jokes will veer away from political correctness until they are travelling in the absolute opposite direction. Now, if you have never read any of the many books about the Fool be prepared to be shocked. This book is not recommended to be read in situations where others may report you for laughing and talking to yourself. It's not recommended for those of a more liberal bent, be it feminism or any other trendy ism. The author refuses to take responsibility for any medical problems that this book may engender in readers. Life is ShortBreak the Rules Forgive Quickly Love Truly Laugh Uncontrollably ... and ... Never Regret Anything That Made You Smile
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Best Punctuation Book, Period

Author: June Casagrande

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 786

This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb.
Computers

The Best Damn IT Security Management Book Period

Author: Susan Snedaker

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 626

The security field evolves rapidly becoming broader and more complex each year. The common thread tying the field together is the discipline of management. The Best Damn Security Manager's Handbook Period has comprehensive coverage of all management issues facing IT and security professionals and is an ideal resource for those dealing with a changing daily workload. Coverage includes Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Risk Assessment, Protection Assets, Project Management, Security Operations, and Security Management, and Security Design & Integration. Compiled from the best of the Syngress and Butterworth Heinemann libraries and authored by business continuity expert Susan Snedaker, this volume is an indispensable addition to a serious security professional's toolkit. * An all encompassing book, covering general security management issues and providing specific guidelines and checklists * Anyone studying for a security specific certification or ASIS certification will find this a valuable resource * The only book to cover all major IT and security management issues in one place: disaster recovery, project management, operations management, and risk assessment
Psychology

The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 127

Why do we laugh? The answer, argued Freud in this groundbreaking study of humor, is that jokes, like dreams, satisfy our unconscious desires. The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious explains how jokes provide immense pleasure by releasing us from our inhibitions and allowing us to express sexual, aggressive, playful, or cynical instincts that would otherwise remain hidden. In elaborating this theory, Freud brings together a rich collection of puns, witticisms, one-liners, and anecdotes, which, as Freud shows, are a method of giving ourselves away. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Literary Criticism

Twelve-Cent Archie

Author: Bart Beaty

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 658

For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America’s most iconic teenagers, delighting generations of readers with their never-ending exploits. But despite their ubiquity, Archie comics have been relatively ignored by scholars—until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is not only the first scholarly study of the Archie comic, it is an innovative creative work in its own right. Inspired by Archie’s own concise storytelling format, renowned comics scholar Bart Beaty divides the book into a hundred short chapters, each devoted to a different aspect of the Archie comics. Fans of the comics will be thrilled to read in-depth examinations of their favorite characters and motifs, including individual chapters devoted to Jughead’s hat and Archie’s sweater-vest. But the book also has plenty to interest newcomers to Riverdale, as it recounts the behind-the-scenes history of the comics and analyzes how Archie helped shape our images of the American teenager. As he employs a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, Beaty reveals that the Archie comics themselves were far more eclectic, creative, and self-aware than most critics recognize. Equally comfortable considering everything from the representation of racial diversity to the semiotics of Veronica’s haircut, Twelve-Cent Archie gives a fresh appreciation for America’s most endearing group of teenagers.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Extreme Monsters Joke Book

Author: Nikki Bataille Lange

Publisher: Brighter Minds Children's Publishin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

View: 124

Presents a collection of jokes and riddles about monsters, ghouls, ghosts, and other scary beings.
Psychology

Jokes and Targets

Author: Christie Davies

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 706

Jokes and Targets takes up an appealing and entertaining topic—the social and historical origins of jokes about familiar targets such as rustics, Jewish spouses, used car salesmen, and dumb blondes. Christie Davies explains why political jokes flourished in the Soviet Union, why Europeans tell jokes about American lawyers but not about their own lawyers, and why sex jokes often refer to France rather than to other countries. One of the world's leading experts on the study of humor, Davies provides a wide-ranging and detailed study of the jokes that make up an important part of everyday conversation.
Humor

Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 431

View: 138

640 jokes, anecdotes, and limericks, complete with notes on how to tell them, from America's leading renaissance man.