A Quarter's Worth of Humor

Author: James Brigleb

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 91

View: 559

People love to smile, and this book should help. Whether it's telling these to others, or just reading them, the jokes, anecdotes, stories, and material in this book provides 45 opportunities to smile and laugh at good, clean humor. The author provides his background in sharing how these might be used in the classroom, business, or speaking engagement.

Pieces of Prose, Poetry & Parody

Author: Zak I. Benedon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 426

View: 724

My Quest would be much better by far. If only I could find... The right words to write. Which could offer humor, tears, love, dreams and far more. As blood flows thru the vessels in the brain. Herein sails this ship, carrying a supply of letters and symbols – [email protected]?Cp. The Alphabet. Woe was me! I had to put them ALL into the correct positions. For the reader to properly understand, what I wrote compared to what they read. Each other day, I’d take a cupula letters. Placing into position, all of the a-B*c’S. Etc. Don’t worry the spelling. It’s da meaning dat counts! Please read this book thru. It would be much better by far. For you to tell me! I have... Accomplished MY QUEST? PROSE: Ordinary writing, without material structure. POETRY: Poetic qualities however manifested. PARODY: A humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writings

A Sample Case of Humor

Author: Strickland Gillilan

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 114

View: 410

Strickland Gillian (1869-1954), an American poet and humorist, offers essays on humor and examples.

Vaudeville Humor

The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry

Author: Paul M Levitt

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 463

View: 347

Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry contains vaudeville jokes, skits, and routines from the first three decades of the twentieth century originally compiled by comedian Ed Lowry (1896– 1983). Although occasionally found in bits and pieces in anthologies and in some period dramatic comedies, vaudeville humor has never before been available in one collection— performers rarely if ever kept a record of their jokes and routines. Fortunately, Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector. He kept copious notebooks of jokes and routines that he not only commissioned but also stole from other comics, clipped from newspapers, and copied from now defunct popular magazines of the day. Editor Paul M. Levitt has reorganized the material into categories that preserve some of the flavor of Lowry’ s scrapbooks yet provide for finer distinctions. Part one, “ Jokes,” is organized by subject matter and cataloged by genre, dialects, and wordplay. From “ Accidents” to “ Work,” this exhaustive catalog of humor features over one thousand jokes with topics that range from city slickers and country hicks through midgets and old maids to Swedes and tattoos. Part two, “ MC Material: Biz, Jokes, Routines, and Skits” is germane to the job of master of ceremonies, routines, and skits. It features topics from fractured fairy tales to stuttering. Part three, an appendix, “ Ed Lowry Laffter,” reproduces a privately published collection that is now a rare collector’ s item. “ Although some of the jokes can undoubtedly be found in other places,” explains Levitt in his introduction, “ I know of no source as rich as this one for the twenties and thirties, a period so abundant in humor that for years afterward it fueled radio, cinema, and television.”

The Encyclopedia of Wit, Humor, and Wisdom

The Big Book of Little Anecdotes

Author: Ken Alley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 580

View: 833

Whenever you need an amusing story to hold attention, drive home a point in speech making to enliven conversation, or to read just for fun, the more than 4,100 peppery, bubbling stories in this volume will satisfy every demand. All are arranged alphabetically under subject. The index and cross-index makes it possible to locate the right story quickly. The range of this volume is far and wide. The stories are about people in all walks of life. All of them are wholesome and clean. And what is more, you will want to remember and retell these stories. Drawn from the vagaries, the foibles, and the peculiarities of human nature, they provide countless chuckles from many different locales. The ENCYCLOPEDIA of WIT, HUMOR and WISDOM is indispensable for public speakers, toastmasters, lawyers, ministers, educators, writers, salesmen, and those who love a good laugh.

The Encyclopedia of Wit, Humor, and Wisdom

Author: Ken Alley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 580

View: 291

Whenever you need an amusing story to hold attention, drive home a point in speech making to enliven conversation, or to read just for fun, the more than 4,100 peppery, bubbling stories in this volume will satisfy every demand. All are arranged alphabetically under subject. The index and cross-index makes it possible to locate the right story quickly. The range of this volume is far and wide. The stories are about people in all walks of life. All of them are wholesome and clean. And what is more, you will want to remember and retell these stories. Drawn from the vagaries, the foibles, and the peculiarities of human nature, they provide countless chuckles from many different locales. The ENCYCLOPEDIA of WIT, HUMOR and WISDOM is indispensable for public speakers, toastmasters, lawyers, ministers, educators, writers, salesmen, and those who love a good laugh.

MARK TWAIN - The Man Behind the Humor: Complete Autobiographical Books & Biographies

The Complete Travel Books, Essays, Autobiographical Writings, Speeches & Letters, With Author's Biography; The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, What Is Man, Christian Science…

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 6162

View: 273

This collection of travel books, essays, speeches, letters and autobiographical writings illustrates the other side of the man known as Mark Twain. Travel Books The Innocents Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi A Tramp Abroad Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Advice to Youth Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Treaty With China, its Provisions Explained In Defence of Harriet Shelley Mrs. Eddy in Error Stirring Times in Austria The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Chapters from my Autobiography Biography Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He is best known for his two novels – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his satirical stories and travel books are also widely popular. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned him praise from critics and peers. He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age.

A Carnival of Modern Humor

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 240

View: 282

Philosophy, Humor, and the Human Condition

Taking Ridicule Seriously

Author: Lydia Amir

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

View: 242

This book presents an original worldview, Homo risibilis, wherein self-referential humor is proposed as the path leading from a tragic view of life to a liberating embrace of human ridicule. Humor is presented as a conceptual tool for holding together contradictions and managing the unresolvable conflict of the human condition till Homo risibilis resolves the inherent tension without epistemological cost. This original approach to the human condition allows us to effectively address life’s ambiguities without losing sight of its tragic overtones and brings along far-ranging personal and social benefits. By defining the problem that other philosophies and many religions attempt to solve in terms we can all relate to, Homo risibilis enables an understanding of the Other that surpasses mere tolerance. Its egalitarian vision roots an ethic of compassion without requiring metaphysical or religious assumptions and liberates the individual for action on others’ behalf. It offers a new model of rationality which effectively handles and eventually resolves the tension between oneself, others, and the world at large. Amir’s view of the human condition transcends the field of philosophy of humor. An original worldview that fits the requirements of traditional philosophy, Homo risibilis is especially apt to answer contemporary concerns. It embodies the minimal consensus we need in order to live together and the active role philosophy should responsibly play in a global world. Here developed for the first time in a complete way, the Homo risibilis worldview is not only liberating in nature, but also illuminates the shortcomings of other philosophies in their attempts to secure harmony in a disharmonious world for a disharmonious human being.

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain - 190+ Humorous Tales & Sketches in One Edition (Illustrated)

A Double Barrelled Detective Story, Those Extraordinary Twins, The Stolen White Elephant, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Sketches New and Old, Mark Twain's Library of Humor…

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 3102

View: 699

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man A Complaint about Correspondents, Dated in San Francisco Answers to Correspondents Among the Fenians The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief Curing a Cold An Inquiry about Insurances Literature in the Dry Diggings 'After' Jenkins Lucretia Smith's Soldier The Killing of Julius Caesar 'Localized' An Item which the Editor Himself could not Understand Among the Spirits Brief Biographical Sketch of George Washington A Touching Story of George Washington's Boyhood A Page from a Californian Almanac Information for the Million The Launch of the Steamer Capital Origin of Illustrious Men Advice for Good Little Girls Concerning Chambermaids Remarkable Instances of Presence of Mind Honored as a Curiosity in Honolulu The Steed 'Oahu' A Strange Dream Short and Singular Rations Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography and First Romance Burlesque Autobiography Awful, Terrible Medieval Romance Merry Tales The Private History of a Campaign That Failed The Invalid's Story Luck The Captain's Story A Curious Experience Mrs. Mc Williams and the Lightning Meisterschaft The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The Million Pound Bank Note Mental Telegraphy The Enemy Conquered About all Kinds of Ships Playing Courier The German Chicago A Petition to the Queen of England A Majestic Literary Fossil Sketches New and Old The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Biography Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Black Humor

Author: J. Lewis Osler

Publisher: Williams & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 722

A medical novel of the near future. When Jeremiah Murray, M.D., general practitioner, abruptly walks out of his office leaving Patricia Gannon on an examining table and an office full of patients-in-waiting he marked a turning point both in his life and in the world of American medicine. In this stunning and powerful novel, J. Lewis Osler explores the malaise permeating the world of present day medicine and government, a malaise that will eventually erupt into anarchy. The story is told through a cast of powerfully drawn characters: the ever-idealist Jeremiah; John Masterson, the gregarious, persistent, desperate (and finally dead) spokesman for the beleaguered doctors; Dana Morris, the examining room seductress; Claude LaRoche, martyr to AIDS politics; the abortionist Glen Booth; Heidi Bogusch-Perez, third generation M.D. gone bureaucrat; and the orchestrator of disaster, Secretary of Health Affairs, Theodore Billings. Osler's account of the luncheon of the medical malpractice attorneys is a minor masterpiece in itself. All of this is set against a background rife with health service inquisitors rummaging uninvited-and warrantless-through patient's private files, insurance company flaks refusing to discuss best-treatment scenarios, spurious malpractice claims, and a society struggling to hold itself together in the face of the mindless meddling of self-serving politicians. This is, indeed, a novel with a point of view. After reading Black Humor, you will never think about the practice of medicine-or of the welfare state-in the same way again

Humor, Heartache & Harrowing Tales Keeping Memories Alive

Author: Doris Mackenzie

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

View: 845

Memories of raising a pet black bear, living in a secret apartment in a city sports stadium, a loveless childhood, shooting Christmas tree lights, surviving the Depression and World War II. First person accounts of these events and many more.