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From 1981-82, A Prairie Home Companion went on tour, visiting and performing in friendly places like Lansing, Michigan and Ashland, Oregon. This scrapbook of musical highlights features performances by The Butch Thompson Trio, Robin and Linda Williams, The Odessa Balalaikas, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band, plus "commercials" for Jack's Auto Repair and Bertha's Kitty Boutique.Contents:Lebedikun Freylekh; Rumenye, Rumenye; Powdermilk Biscuits; Russian Intermezzo; Jack's Auto Repair; Lovely Streets; Bertha's Kitty Boutique; Roanoke; Wheel Hass; Ode to Oregon; Love Songs of the Nile; Rosa Majeur; Iowa Songs; When I Stop Dreaming; The Hangman's Reel; Ajua!; Kill It KidShow book
Instant Wit - How to Be Witty...
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Surely you've encountered (or even know) that one particular individual in your life who seems to be able to find something witty to say at the drop of a hat, something that knocks everyone's socks off by generating the perfect response at the perfect moment. They're always cracking unexpected jokes, making people laugh, or bantering witty one-liner comments with their endless repertoire of repartees.So who is this Mr./Ms. Witty? You're scratching your head, dumbfounded and in awe.... How in the world do they do it? And deep down you secretly want to be like them.Who doesn't, right? Who wouldn't love to be admired, respected, and worshipped for their charming, clever wit? Yet it's much more than that. By being witty you can always come up with the right things to say at the right times; by expressing yourself clearly, concisely, and convincingly in an instant — with a few short words (no more, no less) — you establish authority, credibility, and trust.That's the power of having a razor-sharp wit! If the pen is mightier than the sword, then the wit is sharper than the knife. However, let's be honest, being witty doesn't always come naturally, especially for those who are less creative and more logical. The good news is that your wit is like a muscle and, like any muscle, it can be trained and built up.Within Instant Wit you will learn:How to use a "twister technique" to prepare yourself for what you should say when the moment for a quick comeback occurs.How to strengthen your creative wit in order to banter witty one liners with another person, for good fun or a quick laugh.How to cut down any opponent with your razor-sharp wit, so they won't dare mess with you ever again.Show book
The Sound of No Hands Clapping -...
The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling-and laugh-out-loud funny How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.When even his friends refer to him in print as "a balding, bug-eyed opportunist with the looks of a beach ball, the charisma of a glove-puppet, and an ego the size of a Hercules supply plane," the odds of Toby Young scoring-in any sense-appear to be slim. But then How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, his account of the five years he spent trying (and failing) to take Manhattan, improbably catapults Toby to bestsellerdom, and his book is translated into twelve languages, including American.Now Tinseltown beckons.After receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a big Hollywood producer, Toby sets his sights anew on a high-flying career, this time on the West Coast. But it doesn't take long for Toby's fabled "brown thumb" and self-sabotaging instincts to reassert themselves. On the home front, though, things seem to be looking up: Toby manages to persuade his girlfriend to marry him and move to Los Angeles-but then she decides to abandon her promising legal career in order to become a fulltime homemaker . . . and mother. Toby's increasingly hapless attempts to pursue a glamorous showbiz career while buried in diapers will strike a chord with all modern fathers struggling to find the right work/life balance . . . and with their utterly exasperated wives.Failure-and fatherhood-have never been funnier.Show book
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