For more than fifty years some very funny people have been entering American homes through television's big picture window.
Author: Michael Tueth
Publisher: Peter Lang
For more than fifty years some very funny people have been entering American homes through television's big picture window. From Lucy and Uncle Miltie, to Archie Bunker and Marge Simpson, certain comic stars of television history have become not just cultural icons, but friends of the family. This comprehensive study of the most successful television comedies - including domestic sitcoms, workplace comedies, variety shows, late-night comedy, animated comedy, and more - reveals that, unlike the comedy found in film, on stage, in comedy clubs and concert halls, television's presentation of comic characters and stories must negotiate a relationship with the more privatized and value-laden environment of each American home that it enters.
Laughter protects the heart by improving the function of blood vessels and ... Or these: I love astronomy, so I installed a skylight in my living room.
Author: Dave Maynard
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
This book was a long time coming. God had to take me through a lifetime of learning to prepare me for writing this book. There are three areas that He impressed upon me to write about. The first was to write about the life lessons that He has taught me. Things like how to be a better, more loving husband, how to take control of my life by planning for and accomplishing things, and how to use the gifts He has given me. The second was to make apologetics understandable. Apologetics is rationally and credibly defending the faith. I’ve has a passion for this ever since I’ve been a believer. Christianity is not just subjectively true. It’s objectively true. It is factually true and can be proven so beyond a reasonable doubt. The third was to highlight some of the lesser-known Christians and how God used them to make a difference in our world. I hope the lessons contained in this book will bless you, as they have blessed me in learning them. But even more than that, I hope they will draw you closer to Jesus.
We all like to have a good laugh, but do we do it enough? Laughter is such a positive thing; it generates positive energy, opens your heart and elevates ...
Author: Cara Coles
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
You really can have anything you want out of life, no matter what. Living and Coping with Epilepsy, My Way is about the author's journey living and dealing with epilepsy, finding the law of attraction, and how her life has changed since then.
a piece of toast on the cat and drop it? If you are cross-eyed and dyslexic, can you read ok? ... Can someone die in a living room?
Author: Patterson Stephen Patterson
The benefits of a good laugh will last long after the physical act has passed. Most likely your favorite memories are the ones that include a good dose of laughter. More and more, the prescription to a healthy attitude can be found in laughter. Laughter is a universal language and can be enjoyed and understood by everyone. Laughter can help both mentally and physically. An ever growing number of people experience high levels of injurious stress fueled by hectic schedules and deadlines. This book is designed to reintroduce the reader to the many benefits of laughter. If you fail to enjoy the benefits of laughter you are cheating yourself out of a wonderful resource for a healthy life. Rediscover how laughter is the best medicine, both mentally and physically.
In this volume, Tueth provides the background of each film’s production and discusses their audience reception, critical appraisal, and the qualities that have characterized these enduring works.
Author: Michael V. Tueth
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Film comedy has been around as long as cinema itself. Over the years, particular forms of the genre have emerged, evolved, and spawned other branches of comedy. While these subgenres may vary in their approach to humor, all of them have the same goal: amusing audiences. In Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies—From Anarchy to Mockumentary, Michael V. Tueth examines some of the most enjoyable comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific subgenre through a representative film. Along with the Marx Brothers’ classic, other subgenres discussed in this volume include romantic comedy (It Happened One Night), screwball comedy (Bringing Up Baby and What’s Up, Doc?), musical comedy (Singin’ in the Rain), sex farce (Some Like It Hot), satire (Dr. Strangelove), parody (Young Frankenstein), neurotic comedy (Annie Hall), Dionysian comedy (Animal House), mockumentary (Waiting for Guffman), and animated comedy (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut). In this volume, Tueth provides the background of each film’s production and discusses their audience reception, critical appraisal, and the qualities that have characterized these enduring works. Reeling with Laughter will appeal to film students, as well as the general public eager to revisit these great American films.
She expected me to be very attentive, and I found myself sitting up a little straighter, pen poised and ready to take down her thoughts.
Author: Kimberly Ann Borin, Edd
Stories define our experiences and connect us to our global community. In "Laughter Salad," author Dr. Kimberly Ann Borin narrates the moments that have defined her life as an athlete, teacher, counselor, and traveler a mixture of laughter and nourishment. In this collection of inspirational true stories and playful art, Borin shares vignettes and times of synchronicity, serendipity, and miracles that bring us closer to our heart s desires reminders that we are exactly where we need to be. Including tales of her travels around the world, "Laughter Salad" tells of Borin riding her bicycle across the United States, running a fifty-mile race, healing from a concussion, and learning how to be a performance artist. Funny, sincere, humbling, and comforting, Borin s experiences remind us that we are precious and that we each have a gift to bring to the world. Through the stories told, "Laughter Salad" communicates that our journeys matter, and that along the way we offer gifts to make the world a better, brighter place."
A bedwas made for Mick inthe living roomand a cheery fire waskept burning. ... visits,and such was the laughter coming from the living room attimes, ...
Author: Robert Clifford
Publisher: Hachette UK
An omnibus edition of Oh Dear, Doctor!, Look Out Doctor! and Surely Not, Doctor!, this volume follows the further exploits of Dr Bob Clifford in his country practice on the Somerset coast. Small though the town of Tadchester may be, nobody could accuse it of being sleepy. Not when stream of patients flocking to the surgery include Mrs. Short with her secret addiction, the absent-minded, incontinent vicar of St Peter's, the little greengrocer for whom an operation could restore marital duties with his huge bowler- hatted wife . . . not forgetting the entire rugby team from Drake's College who develop a mysterious and embarrassing ailment after an away match at a London night club . . . And even off-duty, life of Dr Bob is far from dull. Especially when it involves ailments at a writers' summer school, a camping holiday in France with his elderly, eccentric father-in-law and, ironically, a spell in hospital . . .
Since I spend a lot of time around the house these days, I've been looking at rearranging the living room and making a few changes.
Author: Patsy Petzold
Patsy was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer February 25th, 2013. She was 34 years old, a happy, healthy mother of 3 with no symptoms or family medical history of colorectal cancer. Her next 3 years would be filled with chemo, surgeries, CT/PET scans and disappointments as treatment failed to clear the cancer. But they were also filled with happiness, faith, love, laughter, advocacy and dancing. We put her writings together in order that others can benefit from her amazing spirit and so we can share her with the world. This is the book she always wanted to write.
Laughter. of. the. Upper. Ten. Percent. “Ladies. and gentlemen, look to your right.” Anna dutifully turned to her right. Sitting on the folding chair next ...
Author: Zoey Dean
Publisher: Hachette UK
Anna decides to take an end-of-summer getaway-to get away from her drama-filled LA life. So she packs her Louis Vuitton, grabs her close friend Sam, and heads to the Big Apple. Between trips to the Met and shopping at Bendel's, the girls are living the A-List life on Anna's home turf. But their trip isn't exactly a vacation. Sam is here to spy on Eduardo and decode his recent strange behavior. Will what she discovers send her hopping on the next private jet back to Beverly Hills? And who is the beautiful stranger who appears on Anna's Upper East Side doorstep? Anna begins to wonder whether she wants to head back west again-especially since Ben seems to have moved on . . . with someone who isn't a stranger at all. When it comes to the A-List, there's drama coast to coast.
The day started cool and crisp, a perfect day to mulch all the shrubbery. ... holly that grows very near the house in front of the large living room window.
Author: Barbara Buntin Bosarge
Lament, Love and Laughter equals life or a large portion of it. The reader sees glimpses of the author’s heart, while her soul is laid bare in a fervent prayer for her son, just days before he takes his life. From cherished childhood memories spent with loving grandparents, to painful memories of an abusive father, the author shares much of herself. Barbara’s love for her children and grandchildren is evident throughout, and the poem, “Worn-out Work Boots” reveals her love for her husband of 67 years. The author’s poetry, essays, and reminiscences are examples of humor and pathos, truth and character, and is a view of her outlook on life.
Feminist Perspectives on Humour and Laughter Anna Frey ... I heard a familiar peal of laughter erupting from the guest living room where everyone was ...
Author: Anna Frey
Publisher: Demeter Press
From dour old women to buzzkills who can't take a joke, the stereotype of the humourless feminist has repeatedly been deployed to derail and delegitimize the women's rights movement. This collection skips the tired debates that ask whether feminists can be funny—we know the answer to this already—to instead investigate contemporary expressions and functions of humour within international feminist movements and communities. This interdisciplinary volume showcases critical analyses of cultural texts and events, personal accounts of producing and encountering feminist humour, and creative interruptions that pair laughter with insight. As a whole, this work seeks to sideline caricatures of the humourless feminist by promoting a vision of a diverse movement vibrant with innovative, generous, threatening, and, ultimately, triumphant laughter.
As we entered the front door, we made our way right to the living room. Behind the lounge was the mauve bedroom Elvis gave to his parents, Vernon and Gladys ...
Author: Eileen Edwards
Publisher: Author House
"Fun And Laughter On A Summer Holiday" continues to show Eileen's amazing observation and her keenness to learn as much as possible about each place she is to visit. Reading about each day is a joy. One day you will be crying with the emotion expressed, but then this will soon be followed with laughter. You will be laughing out loud with Eileen's unique sense of humor.
Drawing on the traditions of Pop Art, where art as a commodity and product became a focus, Fleury creates installations that simulate retail-shopping spaces ...
Author: Sheri Klein
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This is the first book to take seriously (though not too seriously) the surprisingly neglected role of humour in art. "Art and Laughter" looks back to comic masters such as Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art, asking what makes us laugh and why. It explores the use of comedy in art from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour. Encouraging laughter in the hallowed space of the gallery, Sheri Klein praises the contemporary artist as 'clown' - often overlooked in favour of the role of artist as 'serious' commentator - and takes us on a tour of the comic work of Red Grooms, Cary Leibowitz, 'The Hairy Who', Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Koons, William Wegman, Vik Muniz, and many more. She seeks out those rare smiles in art - from the Mona Lisa onwards - and highlights too the pleasures of the cute, the camp and the downright kitsch.
after fifteen years, achasah and her two teenaged daughters arrived in ... room each morning achasah watched from the door of the living room as her sister, ...
Author: Barbara Myles Hampton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The message of this book voices the many struggles a family born, reared and affected by the times great poverty, yet great riches of spirit that helped them to endure and persevere. The house with its extremes, cold during the winter months and steamy hot in the summer, moved them forward. The five-room house with its lacks, no electricity, no inner walls gave them hope for better times. There is one chapter in the book for each family member's deeds as seen through the eyes of the author. Documents and pictures are included to validate the contents of the book.
Shadow laughter The classic comic plot strategy of avoidance, ... aside by intercutting a character's disingenuous utterance with a living-room rebuttal 31.
Author: Eric Weitz
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This stimulating introduction to laughter in theatre and performance examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two. Exploring the many uses and effects of laughter in theatre, Eric Weitz considers laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices.
And today, the exact day we're meeting, he got an email inviting him to participate ... “I was sitting beside him,” she tells me, “and people kept coming by ...
Author: Manjusha Pawagi
Publisher: Second Story Press
Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it's like to face your own mortality when, to be honest, you thought you'd live forever. She describes how even the darkest moments of life can be made worse with roommates; details how much determination it takes to ignore the statistics; and answers the age-old question: what does it take to get a banana popsicle around here?
He admitted that the two of them had for weeks been having regular sexual intercourse in front of the mother's living room fire, except for an interregnum ...
Author: Irvine Smith
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Legendary Sheriff Irvine Smith QC is one of the most formidable criminal lawyers of his generation. Called to the Bar in 1953, he was involved as Counsel in some of Scotland's biggest cases, including the 'Glasgow Bank Raid', known at the time as 'the crime of the century'. He also defended five capital murder trials before the abolition of the death penalty and knew the full responsibility of trying to keep defendants from the gallows. He later became a Sheriff, quickly building a reputation as a no-nonsense judge with a sharp intellect and a dry and ready wit. He presided over the test case in the Ibrox Disaster. He was also one of the finest after dinner speakers of his generation, especially on the theme of St Andrew and Burns. This talent took him to many venues across the world. Irvine Smith's personal recollections are both frank and entertaining, charting the highs and lows of a remarkable life and career lived to the full.
I was awake at 4 a.m. and pacing up and down my living room, desperate to find a solution to the stress I was facing. An idea came to me: if laughter was ...
Author: Madan Kataria
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time...I've tried it, and it works.' - Oprah Winfrey With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine! This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day - no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour! Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter - how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you'll become happy - your body can't tell the difference. The exercises in Laughter Yoga combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full mind-body workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: 30 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine. 'Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.' - John Cleese, after visiting a laughter club in Mumbai during the filming of BBC's TV series The Human Face 'Laughter yoga exemplifies a form of 'right-brain thinking' that managers should promote.' - Daniel H. Pink