I've been writing this book about my life because a psychopath is going to kill me.
The strange thing is she's imaginary but it never stopped her from murdering people.
From when I was a child I've seen imaginary people, including a make-believe cat. When I was older two scientists from a nearby university secretly exposed me to some sort of chemicals making me see this imaginary psycho.
Now when anyone says her name she appears and kills them.
So please don't say her name in this book.
You have been warned.
A heartfelt and humorous A to Z companion to growing older, filled with the unfiltered opinions and preoccupations of seniors today.
When do we become “senior?” At age sixty? At retirement? Or the moment we can’t do something that was previously simple? While there are endless books on “staying young,” there are precious few on embracing your age. Enter brilliant new aphorist Peter Buckman!
In this appealing guide, Buckman distills over 200 A-to-Z topics into sage wisdom, such as: “Secrets are not all that safe when we grow forgetful about who we’re not supposed to share them with.” And, “Respect should be accorded us for our sheer survival, if not for our achievements!”
Wry and revealing, Still With It! thoroughly examines the preoccupations of today’s seniors, and encourages readers of all ages to view elders in a brighter light: not just older, but also most certainly wiser.
“An A to Z of advice, confession, wisdom, humor, compassion, and self-mockery. Keep it bedside and read its contents in the mornings before facing yet another day of aging.” —Sir Patrick Stewart
The doughnut is a thing of beauty. A circle of fried doughy perfection. A source of comfort in trying times, perhaps. For Theo Bernstein, however, it is far, far more.Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn't have any money.Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died.By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions. A journey that will rewrite the laws of physics. A battle to save humanity itself.This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny - and a doughnut.
The name Leslie Townes Hope is not the most familiar to us. Born in Eltham, London on May 29th, 1903 he and his family emigrated to the United States aboard the SS Philadelphia before moving to Cleveland, Ohio.
Although he entered show business in the 1920s it was only in 1928 that he changed his name to the one and only Bob Hope.
Stints in Vaudeville and then Broadway were followed by his radio debut in 1932 and feature films in 1938.
1938 was a banner year for Bob Hope as it was also the debut season for the eventual decade running smash-hit radio show: The Pepsodent Show. Despite the sponsors, name getting the billing this was Hope’s show.
His opening monologue was the result of his hiring from his own pocket – he had an extravagant salary from the sponsor - of a team of 8 writers to write top notch jokes and skits. His comic timing turned him into a sensation. The show was so popular that it had its pick of the best of show business stars. Everyone wanted in.
Now its time to cut the talk and get ready for laughs. It’s time for Bob Hope and his guests.
Zuleika Dobson depicts the undergraduate life at Oxford with a sense of humor and satire. This story includes the famous line "Death cancels all engagements" and presents a corrosive view of Edwardian Oxford. The Modern Library ranked Zuleika Dobson 59th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It was Beerbohm's only novel, but was nonetheless very successful.
“With a sure comic touch, Davies assembles his cast of characters and lets them make fools of themselves . . . in the best Shakespearean tradition.”—The Emerald City Book Review Weaving a tapestry of wonderfully developed characters, smoldering rivalries, and witty satire, Robertson Davies introduces the first book in the Salterton Trilogy. An amateur production of The Tempest provides a colorful backdrop for a hilarious look at unrequited love. Mathematics teacher Hector Mackilwraith, stirred and troubled by Shakespeare’s play, falls in love with the beautiful heiress Griselda Webster. When Griselda shows she has plans of her own, Hector despairs on the play’s opening night. “High comedy with a spice of satire to give it savor.”—Montreal Gazette “An exercise in puckish persiflage.”—Toronto Star “Hilarious, satirical, witty and clever.”—Edmonton Journal “By turns humorous and sympathetic, Davies shows us that he knows his stuff, even in this, his first book.”—AllReaders.com “It would not be a bad thing for more writers to read and be inspired by Davies’s example of intelligent, emotionally resonant fiction, or for more readers to discover its pleasures.”—The Emerald City Book Review
Billy Collins, U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003, plays a game called, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight,” in which he responds to questions about musician Phil Collins. Al Gore tries to match his former boss’ mastery of the My Little Pony children’s show in a game called “Maybe you can beat Bill Clinton at this.” Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee rhymes with “cursy,” so she is invited to play a game called “May Thunder Blast Your Head!” about curses from around the world. Of course. Also featuring Eryka Badu, Tony Danza, Jack Gantos, and Jeff GarlinPanelists Alonzo Bodden, Tom Bodett, Brian Babylon, Luke Burbank, Amy Dickinson, Adam Felber, Peter Grosz, Kyrie O’Connor, P.J. O’Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca, and Faith Salie offer plenty of comic highlights as host Peter Sagal and “official scorekeeper” Carl Kasell guide their esteemed guests through unpredictable moments under the intense heat of public radio’s glorious spotlight.
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