TWO FRIENDS DECIDE TO START A BAND AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
In 2011 Wesley and Uri formed a band, dragged in two of their best friends, and set out to see the world together on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way they discover the wondrous effects of ill-advised drug use and poor sexual choices. By 2016 they've gone their separate ways and Wesley can only look back. Is it Wesley's drinking that comes between them? Is it the arrival of beautiful, normal Gloria and the promise of a life outside the band? Or is it the mysteries Uri clings to that threaten everything they've built between them?
This is a story of the journey between those two points, between hopeful youth and bitter-sweet experience, and all the mistakes people make along the way.
After nearly two decades of prime-time popularity, in the fall of 1953, “The Fibber McGee and Molly Show” was revamped into a five-day-a-week, quarter-hour program. For the next three years, Jim and Marian Jordan continued to generate mirth from their famous address at 79 Wistful Vista, joined by such long-time comedy foils as Bill Thompson (The Old Timer, Wallace Wimple) and Arthur Q. Bryan (Doc Gamble). In this, the sixth of a new series of compact disc collections transferred from the original NBC reference masters, Radio Archives invites you and your family to listen to forty \hilarious programs that, for the most part, have not been heard since they originally aired over half a century ago.
A compendium of the Scottish city’s wit, wisdom, and wisecracks: “This book's a stoatybumber, so it is.” —Scots Magazine Humour is one of the cornerstones of Glasgow life. A look at the history of popular entertainment in the city shows that Glasgow has always enjoyed a good laugh, and the homegrown variety best of all. In this new and expanded edition of his bestselling book, Michael Munro has produced a hilarious compendium of the wit and wisdom of Glasgow. While many of the jokes and stories are classics that continue to amuse today, either in their original form or updated to reflect contemporary tastes and preoccupations, The Crack also includes a huge amount of material that will be new to many. No subject, sacred or profane, is safe from scrutiny—and the Glasgow tongue respects no bounds of taste.
In his first one-hour stand-up special, funnyman Aaron Karo raises the comedy bar as he uncorks his witty observations on bridesmaids' speeches, tanked-up friends who always start fights and the perils of being a 30-year-old bachelor.
Even more of a good thing: the latest collection of knee-slappers, toe-tappers, and groaners from A Prairie Home Companion Joke Shows. Did you hear the one about the paranoid dyslexic? He always thought he was following someone. . . . Why did ancient Romans close down the Coliseum? The lions were eating up the prophets. . . . Jokes are made for sharing, and everyone loves to laugh. This nonstop collection gathers the best jokes from four Joke Shows including the two most recent (3/8/2008 and 11/1/08), all recorded before live audiences at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Performers include show regulars—Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith—along with special guests. There’s music from the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, a Guy Noir sketch, a Catchup sketch, and an unforgettable performance of “The Sound of Chickens,” a song that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sound of Silence.” Except it really is about chickens, and while “The Sound of Silence” is dead serious, this version is just plain silly. (“And in the naked light I saw/Ten thousand chickens maybe more.”)
So it’s everything fans want and expect: good jokes, good music, and a pretty darned good time.
In this dark comedy, five siblings who are fed up with their mother’s negligent parenting conspire to teach her a lesson Caroline Townsend is a nightmare for her children. The former actress and current alcoholic hits her nadir on Christmas Eve. Her five young children hope for a Christmas celebration. Instead, they get a fight with their mother, who’s absolutely plastered and fresh off yet another failed relationship. After lashing out at her children, Caroline passes out under the bent and mangled Christmas tree. For the Townsend children, this proves to be a rare opportunity—a chance to set things right with their mother. Together, they concoct an elaborate ruse designed to teach her a lesson, once and for all. Mothertime finds Gillian White at her uproarious best as she nimbly skewers motherhood and modern marriage.
If you don't believe God has a sense of humor, just look in the mirror.Humor is a truly human phenomenon—crossing history, culture, and every stage of life. Jokes often touch on the biggest topics of our existence. And although it may seem simple on the surface, humor depends on the use of our highest faculties: language, intelligence, sympathy, sociability. To the philosopher Steve Wilkens, these facts about humor are evidence that God just has to be in there somewhere. Yet many Christians, scholars and laypeople alike, haven't taken humor seriously. In What's So Funny About God? Wilkens launches an exploration of the connections between humor and many of the central topics of Christian theology. He argues that viewing Scripture and theology through the lens of humor brings fresh insight to our understanding of the gospel, helps us avoid the pitfalls of both naturalism and gnosticism, and facilitates a humble, honest, and appealing approach to faith. Wilkens turns this lens on the paradoxes of human nature, the Christian calendar, church life, and new readings of well-known biblical texts, including the book of Esther, the nativity narratives, and Jesus's own teachings. Taking into account the problems of suffering and the need for timely lament, he portrays the Christian story as one that ultimately ends in cosmic comedy.
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