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The Best of Brain Droppings

The Best of Brain Droppings ebook ISBN: 9781593598747
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Author: George Carlin
Number of Pages: 80 
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With his signature dark and daring humor drawn from everyday life, the world at large, and the vagaries of the English language, George Carlin offers his creative finest in The Best of Braindroppings. From the random braindropping ("When you sneeze, all the numbers in your head go up by one.") to favorite oxymorons ("holy war," for one), and from questions to ponder ("Why are there no B batteries?" for instance) to his classic monologue comparing baseball and football, this little book packs in a lot of laughs.

Brain Droppings

Brain Droppings ebook ISBN: 9780786891122
Publisher: Hyperion
Author: George Carlin
Number of Pages: 272 
File: brain-droppings.pdf
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George Carlin's been working the crowd since "the counterculture" became "the over-the-counter culture" around 1967 or so; his new book, Brain Droppings, surfs on three decades of touring-in-support. It's the purest version of book-as-candy that one could imagine, serving up humor in convenient, bite-sized packages. Snack on chewy one-liners like "A meltdown sounds like fun. Like some kind of cheese sandwich." Or: "If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." Brain Droppings also contains highlights from Carlin's concert repertoire, and that more than makes up for the occasional spray of pointless nihilism. Tell us, George, what exactly were you going for with "Kill your pet" and "Satan is cool" Quick--hide the paper before Daddy sees it! Still, if you're a fan of this sarcastic semanticist who's given Bad Attitude not necessarily a good name, but at least a comfy bank account, by all means rush out and snag Brain Droppings. Carlin's book melts in your mind, not in your hand.

3 x Carlin

3 x Carlin ebook ISBN: 0316390194
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: George Carlin
Number of Pages: 896 
File: 3-x-carlin.pdf
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Three comedic classics in one, by the legendary George Carlin. Includes Brain Droppings, Napalm and Silly Putty, and When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? For four decades, George Carlin has been one of America's favorite comics, known as much for his willingness to take on taboo subjects as for his absurdist wordplay. As an author, he has proved equally popular: With combined sales of more than two million copies, Carlin's three books of razor-sharp and hilarious observations have topped bestseller lists nationwide. Now, for the first time as an ebook, Hachette Books proudly collects all three volumes--When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, Napalm and Silly Putty, and Brain Droppings--into one hilarious omnibus.

Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain

Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain ebook ISBN: 1466862815
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
Author: Lee Silber
Number of Pages: 320 
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Almost all the organizing books on the market today target the "left-brainer" - people who are generally disciplined, neat, and analytical. But for those who are more creative and spontaneous rather than logical and detail-oriented, help is on the way! In this book, Lee Silber turns traditional organizing advice on its head and offers unique solutions that complement the unorthodox lifestyle of the creative "right-brainer." For example: * Discover how right-brainers can be organized in a left-brain world * Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of being more organized * Pile, don't file - put paper in its place the right-brained way * Learn how being a "pack rat" can be a good thing This creative new approach to getting it together is perfect for those who can't relate to boring traditional organizing techniques!

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2013Ð2014

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2013Ð2014 ebook ISBN: 0786498897
Publisher: McFarland
Author: William M. Simons
Number of Pages: 300 
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Generally acknowledged as the preeminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research and pedagogy. This collection of 17 new essays is selected from the approximately 100 presentations of the 2013 and the 2014 symposia, covering topics whose importance extends beyond the ballpark. Presented in six themed parts, the essays consider the congruence of culture and baseball, the importance of ballpark itself, the myths, legends and icons of the baseball imagination, international and ethnic game variations, the work of baseball museum curators and a context for the game's rules of play and labor.

L'art de communiquer en pleine conscience

L'art de communiquer en pleine conscience ebook ISBN: 9782702910962
Author: Thích Nhât́ Hạnh
Number of Pages: 151 
File: l-art-de-communiquer-en-pleine-conscience.pdf
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La communication est une forme de nourriture aussi essentielle à notre bien-être que les aliments que nous ingérons. Nos paroles, nos émotions et nos actions peuvent être bénéfiques ou toxiques. Comment développer une communication authentique, libérée de tout jugement et empreinte de bienveillance ? Comment apprendre à véritablement écouter l'autre ? S'appuyant sur des exemples de la vie quotidienne, au travail, au sein du couple, en famille ou à l'échelle mondiale, Thich Nhat Hanh nous apprend l'art de communiquer en pleine conscience. Grâce à des exercices, à des mantras et à des outils pratiques, il nous montre comment dénouer des situations de mésentente et d'incompréhension en changeant notre manière d'aborder les autres. Plus nous cultivons la compassion dans nos échanges, plus le changement devient possible, en nous et autour de nous. «La richesse de notre vie dépend de la qualité de nos pensées, paroles et actions... Comme le dit le proverbe vietnamien, "Il ne coûte rien de prononcer des paroles aimantes", il nous suffit de les choisir avec au Village des Pruniers, soin pour rendre les gens heureux. S'exprimer en pleine conscience et dans la bienveillance est une pratique de générosité.» Thich Nhat Hanh «Thich Nhat Hanh nous montre la connexion entre la paix intérieure individuelle et la paix sur terre.» Sa sainteté le Dalaï-lama «Une des voix les plus importantes de notre époque, et nous n'avons jamais eu autant besoin de l'écouter que maintenant.» Sogyal Rinpoché, auteur du Livre tibétain de la vie et de la mort.

Napalm & Silly Putty

Napalm & Silly Putty ebook ISBN: 0786871598
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: George Carlin
Number of Pages: 272 
File: napalm-silly-putty.pdf
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A hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations from the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Droppings. Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. Brain Droppings spent a total of 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on life's annoying universal truths. In Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin doesn't steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask: How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that it's a spy satellite? Why do they bother saying "raw sewage"? Do some people cook that stuff? In the expression "topsy-turvy," what exactly is meant by "turvy"? And he makes some startling observations, including: Most people with low self-esteem have earned it. Guys don't seem to be called "Lefty" anymore. Most people don't know what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it. Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including: KIDS--They're not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them don't smell too good either. DEATH ROW--If you're condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like? Add to the mix "The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time," "The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard," and "People I Can Do Without," and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection--and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.

Le monde selon moi

Le monde selon moi ebook ISBN: 9782351640623
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Number of Pages: 189 
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Le monde selon moi est un recueil des pensées les plus drôles de ferry Seinfeld qui analyse ici toutes les petites situations de la vie quotidienne et les absurdités de la société afin de mieux les tourner en dérision. Tel un sociologue des " petits riens ", il relève des actes ou des pensées que l'on ne prend habituellement même pas la peine de commenter et que l'on considère comme " normaux ". Toutes ces choses supposées anodines et jamais remises en cause par la société : les similitudes entre un rencard amoureux et un entretien d'embauche ; la vérité cachée derrière les boutiques de " nettoyage à sec " ; les différentes façons pour saluer ses collègues de bureau, etc. Mais Le monde selon moi, c'est avant tout un livre hilarant écrit par l'un des plus grands humoristes de notre temps !

Standards and Schooling in the United States

Standards and Schooling in the United States ebook ISBN: 157607255X
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Author: Joe L. Kincheloe,Danny K. Weil
Number of Pages: 1208 
File: standards-and-schooling-in-the-united-states.pdf
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In this definitive, three-volume set, top scholars illuminate the historical, social, cultural, political, administrative, psychological, and philosophical issues behind the standards debate. * Volumes are arranged topically and include subjects such as art, bilingual education, consequences of standards, evaluation, learning theory and cognition, multiculturalism, reductionism, and school accreditation * Over 50 top scholars illuminate the debate, provide much-needed historical context, and explain the relationship of standards to educational reform efforts * A historical chronology is given, which spans from 1892, when the Committee of Ten created uniform academic requirements for admission to college, to the Supreme Court ruling in 2001 lowering the First Amendment wall separating church and state * The encyclopedia gives a list of selected print and nonprint resources, which includes books, government publications, labor reports, websites, and organizations regarding the standards debate in the United States

Comic Relief

Comic Relief ebook ISBN: 1444358294
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: John Morreall
Number of Pages: 208 
File: comic-relief.pdf
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Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices against humor as being antisocial, irrational, and foolish Argues that humor’s benefits overlap significantly with those of philosophy Includes a foreword by Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker

The Meritocracy Myth

The Meritocracy Myth ebook ISBN: 1442219831
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author: Stephen J. McNamee,Robert K. Miller Jr.
Number of Pages: 264 
File: the-meritocracy-myth.pdf
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The Meritocracy Myth challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy—that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. The third edition has been revised and streamlined, with fresh examples and updated statistical information throughout. Chapters eight and nine have been combined into a comprehensive chapter about discrimination as a non-merit barrier to upward mobility. The book also features a new section on “The Great Recession.” The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy. A compelling book on an often-overlooked topic, The Meritocracy Myth has become a classroom classic to introduce students to this provocative topic.

The Comedy Bible

The Comedy Bible ebook ISBN: 0743219023
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Judy Carter
Number of Pages: 368 
File: the-comedy-bible.pdf
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Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you’re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter’s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being—and writing—funny for money. If you’ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it’s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today’s top comedy professionals—from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields—stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays—and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your “authentic” voice—the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level—making money—by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter’s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.

Halfway to Crazy

Halfway to Crazy ebook ISBN: 1614483922
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Author: Mark Thrice
Number of Pages: 217 
File: halfway-to-crazy.pdf
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This hilarious collection of the best and funniest columns published by syndicated humor columnist Mark Thrice takes an entertaining look at normal everyday life-from husbanding to parenting to holding down the job that is paying for both. With over fifty columns showcasing Mr. Thrice's witty and whimsical turns, this is a perfect gift for husband and wife and a classic treasure that will produce laughs on every page!

Word Myths

Word Myths ebook ISBN: 0195375572
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: David Wilton
Number of Pages: 240 
File: word-myths.pdf
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An examination of the most famous stories, tales, and histories of the world that are provably wrong provides a look at why certain myths are created and spread, the reasons they persist, and the actual truths that long have been obscured by misinformation.

The 2,320 Funniest Quotes

The 2,320 Funniest Quotes ebook ISBN: 1569759944
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 384 
File: the-2-320-funniest-quotes.pdf
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ENJOY THE MOST HILARIOUS QUOTES OF ALL TIME Presenting the best of the best from, this uproarious volume features gems on every topic, from sex and money to spouses and politics. Bringing together clever remarks from celebrities, politicians, thinkers, comedians and generally funny people, this collection of snappy quotes will leave you in hysterics. • God gave man a penis and a brain, but not enough blood to use both at the same time. — Robin Williams • Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. — Spike Milligan • Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. — Oscar Wilde • The answers to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV! — Homer Simpson • When I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea that his fi rst name was “Always.” — Rita Rudner • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. — George Burns

Know Doubt

Know Doubt ebook ISBN: 0310340926
Publisher: Zondervan
Author: John Ortberg
Number of Pages: 192 
File: know-doubt.pdf
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In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life. Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with readers his discovery that, rather than being a contradiction in terms, doubt and faith may be very much a part of each other. He challenges readers to consider how doubt can motivate us to study and learn, how questioning expands our understanding, and how uncertainty can lead to trust. These challenges point us toward the relief of being totally honest. The right kind of doubt can be a gift—an action-generating truth that actually allows us to deepen our faith and intimacy with God. Written to challenge, comfort, and inspire readers, Know Doubt reveals uncertainty as a cause for celebration.

Magic Apples

Magic Apples ebook ISBN: 149906604X
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Lee Steels
Number of Pages: 382 
File: magic-apples.pdf
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MAGIC APPLES is a daily reader with 366 reflections to mull. The topics are broad in scope with a liberal approach. Drawn from the authors experience as a teacher, parent, coach, musician and big kid, the reflections are an eclectic mix of food for thought. Every 6th day is a silly story intended to produce those healing endorphins we all need to keep our equilibrium. There are plenty of opportunities to laugh, cry and to agree or disagree. If you need to escape from autopilot and enhance your life-long learning skills, MAGIC APPLES should give you lots to chew on. If you desire a modern approach to traditional tales, new ways to love your fellowtravelers and the chance to laugh at the human condition, a magic apple each day will be to your delight.

The Gospel Unhindered

The Gospel Unhindered ebook ISBN: 9780899004990
Publisher: College Press
Author: Dan Bouchelle
Number of Pages: 101 
File: the-gospel-unhindered.pdf
Reads: 3676927


Things I Know or Think I Know or Thought I Knew or Who Knows?

Things I Know or Think I Know or Thought I Knew or Who Knows? ebook ISBN: 1440121559
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Arthur L. Sterne
Number of Pages: 212 
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What impressed me most...are the intricate and artistic detail with which Art describes the settings and the depth and sensitivity of the emotions expressed in each memoir. Reba Boyd Wooden, Executive Director, Center for Inquiry, Indiana A retired psychologist shares over eighty poignant, humorous, and entertaining memoirs highlighting his life, from his birth at home in Hudson Falls, New York, to his current experiences as a widower and freethinker. Arthur L. Sterne, Ph.D. has spent his life curious about people and as a result, many of his memoirs reflect his power of keen observation and wonderful sense of humor. His compilation of anecdotes begins with his early life in Jacksonville, Florida, then with his experiences at Vanderbilt University where he met Ann, a nursing student who stole his heart and later became his wife of forty-four years, and continues in Indianapolis, where he once saw Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich perform. As he moves through the retelling of his favorite memories, Sterne covers such relatable topics as politics, religion, aging, and rebuilding a life after the death of a spouse. In Things I Know or Think I Know or Thought I Knew or Who Knows? Sterne encourages others to think, pose questions and look for answers, ultimately viewing the world in a new light.

On the Battlefield of Memory

On the Battlefield of Memory ebook ISBN: 0817317058
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Author: Steven Trout
Number of Pages: 304 
File: on-the-battlefield-of-memory.pdf
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"On the Battlefield of Memor"y by Steven Trout is a detailed study of how Americans in the 1920s and 1930s interpreted and remembered the First World War.