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JUDGE NOT THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED. WHEN KATE HANLON DECIDES TO HELP A NEW FAMILY at Faith Briar Church battle their son's OVERWHELMING medical expenses, she takes up a collection... and gets FAR MORE than she ever expected. When phony money is discovered in the collection plate, Kate and her fellow parishioners find themselves in the middle of a counterfeiting ring. The Secret Service investigates, and the trail leads them directly to Tim Lourdes, the father of the sick boy. But Kate suspects there is more going on here than meets the eye. Meanwhile, she, and several others from town are involved in a dance competition taking lessons from another couple who has recently arrived in Copper Mill, the Harpers. The dance instructors energize their charges, bringing excitement and a sense of camaraderi to those who learn under them, but is there something else going on in the dance studio? And why does the Secret Service seem to be giving the counterfeit case far less attention than it deserves? Something just doesn't add up, and Kate Hanlon--with faith, family and friends--is going to find out what it is.
It takes guts to be a comedian, and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider's guide, former Onion Editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humor into a vocation. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths, and solicits advice and stories from the likes of Judd Apatow, Jack Handey, Joan Rivers, Tim & Eric, and more. From writing for TV to doing standup or developing a successful YouTube channel, Funny on Purpose gives readers the knowledge and inspiration to launch a career in comedy with confidence.
This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom's earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who's who of animation authorities, Funny Pictures offers a stimulating range of views on why animation became associated with comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how animation and humor came together at a pivotal stage in the development of the motion picture industry. To examine some of the central assumptions about comedy and cartoons and to explore the key factors that promoted their fusion, the book analyzes many of the key filmic texts from the studio years that exemplify animated comedy. Funny Pictures also looks ahead to show how this vital American entertainment tradition still thrives today in works ranging from The Simpsons to the output of Pixar.
Oops! There's pie on our face More fun than a potluck supper, these delightful anecdotes, tongue-in-cheek wisecracks, and verbal miscues will leave you laughing in the aisles. Need a quip to lift your spirits? A one-liner for your next sermon? THE FUNNY SIDE OF FAITH serves up the inside scoop on God's family with delectible wit and humor. A delight to all who enjoy the gift of laughter. Best of all, the jokes are on us!
A collection of eight funny stories.
The story titles are: KING FOR A MOMENT A UNIQUE RULER TIT FOR TAT A FEAST FOR FUR COAT THE BATTERED INN
It should have been so simple All architect Sam Bradley intended was a visit to his grandparents, but he hadn't allowed for the weather! A blizzard brought him to a standstill by a run-down farm, and he'd just met Jemima and her dogs when the power failed! That led to some funny--and not so funny--mishaps! Sam might not be a countryman, but he was totally gorgeous, and his strength around the farm was a godsend. But before Jemima would allow herself to fall in love with Sam, she did begin to wonder when he would remember her....
In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in his life, especially that night at the Cold House.But that's not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he's encountered. (You'll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural.) Taylor also touches on his religious background and how it led him to believe in much more than the Man in the Sky.
This single guy's biological clock's ticking and there's no bride in sight. How does he get a baby? Find out in New York Times bestselling author Kasey Michaels's love story Parents by Design. "Kasey Michaels delivers a humorous, poignant, powerful read." --bestselling author Joan Hohl. A hospital-bound single mother-to-be jumped into a taxicab and guessed she was in for the ride of her life--with the man of her dreams--in award-winning author Kathleen Eagle's Daddy's Girl. "Kathleen Eagle is unique and incomparable." --Harriet Klausner, Affaire de Caeur. He was talented, successful.. .and fatherhood was the last thing on his mind. But the stork--and a woman from his past--had other plans in bestselling writer Emilie Richards's A Stranger's Son. "Ms. Richards mesmerizes us with her vibrant storytelling." --Romantic Times.
Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this book. After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a book that is both easy to use and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is...contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche, supplemented by easy-to-understand charts, graphs, and diagrams so that you'll never miss a joke. Overseeing all aspects of production, DeGeneres labored over details both significant and insignificant, including typefaces, page number placement, and which of the thousands of world languages to use. Ultimately she selected English, as it's her mother tongue, but translations into Hindi and Pig Latin are already in the works. DeGeneres takes an innovative approach to the organization of her book by utilizing a section in the beginning that includes the name of each chapter, along with a corresponding page number. She calls it the "Table of Contents," and she is confident that it will become the standard to which all books in the future will aspire. Some of the other innovative features you'll find in this edition: More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs. Thousands of observations on everyday life -- from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem. All twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Is...is an indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read or wants to fool people into thinking they do.
In A Funny Time to Be Gay, Ed Karvoski Jr. traces the evolution of gay and lesbian comedy from the few pioneers in New York's Greenwich Village in the seventies, to the mavericks who played San Francisco's famed Valencia Rose in the eighties, to the comics who starred in their own TV specials in the nineties and continue to headline comedy clubs. Among the more than 30 humorists spotlighted... · TOM AMMIANO - longtime San Francisco elected official · JUDY CARTER - three-time author including The Homo Handbook· KATE CLINTON - three-time author including Don't Get Me Started · SABRINA MATTHEWS - star of own Comedy Central special· BOB SMITH - three-time author including Openly Bob and star of own HBO special· JASON STUART - frequent TV guest appearances · ROBIN TYLER - performer, producer and proprietor of a women's cruise line· SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER - star of own HBO special · DANNY WILLIAMS - longtime MC at RSVP Cruises ... and more! "To the next generation of showbiz hopefuls who are gay or lesbian and choose not to hide it: make a grand entrance onto the comedy-club stages and television and film studios. The closet door has been set ajar. As any of these openly gay and lesbians comics will tell you, 'A funny thing happened on the way out of the closet!'"-- Ed Karvoski Jr., from author's introduction
A Seattle Times selection for one of Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010 Winner of the New England Historial Association's 2010 James P. Hanlan Award Winner of the Outdoor Writers Association of America 2011 Excellence in Craft Award, Book Division, First Place "A compelling and well-annotated tale of greed, slaughter and geopolitics." --Los Angeles Times As Henry Hudson sailed up the broad river that would one day bear his name, he grew concerned that his Dutch patrons would be disappointed in his failure to find the fabled route to the Orient. What became immediately apparent, however, from the Indians clad in deer skins and "good furs" was that Hudson had discovered something just as tantalizing. The news of Hudson's 1609 voyage to America ignited a fierce competition to lay claim to this uncharted continent, teeming with untapped natural resources. The result was the creation of an American fur trade, which fostered economic rivalries and fueled wars among the European powers, and later between the United States and Great Britain, as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations. In Fur, Fortune, and Empire, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise and fall of the fur trade of old, when the rallying cry was "get the furs while they last." Beavers, sea otters, and buffalos were slaughtered, used for their precious pelts that were tailored into extravagant hats, coats, and sleigh blankets. To read Fur, Fortune, and Empire then is to understand how North America was explored, exploited, and settled, while its native Indians were alternately enriched and exploited by the trade. As Dolin demonstrates, fur, both an economic elixir and an agent of destruction, became inextricably linked to many key events in American history, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, as well as to the relentless pull of Manifest Destiny and the opening of the West. This work provides an international cast beyond the scope of any Hollywood epic, including Thomas Morton, the rabble-rouser who infuriated the Pilgrims by trading guns with the Indians; British explorer Captain James Cook, whose discovery in the Pacific Northwest helped launch America's China trade; Thomas Jefferson who dreamed of expanding the fur trade beyond the Mississippi; America's first multimillionaire John Jacob Astor, who built a fortune on a foundation of fur; and intrepid mountain men such as Kit Carson and Jedediah Smith, who sliced their way through an awe inspiring and unforgiving landscape, leaving behind a mythic legacy still resonates today. Concluding with the virtual extinction of the buffalo in the late 1800s, Fur, Fortune, and Empire is an epic history that brings to vivid life three hundred years of the American experience, conclusively demonstrating that the fur trade played a seminal role in creating the nation we are today.
A boy's encounter with powerful tribal magic transforms him into his spirit animal--and lands him in the middle of a war between humans and beasts with supernatural powers When his father is called to active duty in Vietnam, Cory Alder leaves Florida to live with his adopted Native American uncle, Jasper. Jasper's Idaho ranch is like a foreign country. Cory is afraid of the cougars, bears, and wolves; he doesn't like the big mountains and doubts he'll ever be able to ride a wild horse. Then he meets an old Nez Perce Medicine Man called Black Elk, who catapults Cory into an alternate universe where animals live in tribes, hunt, and go on the warpath. Transformed into a beaver called Yellow Shell, he learns to speak their language and discovers that they all fear the legendary Changer, who plots to reshape the creatures of both the human and animal realms and use them for his own nefarious ends. With two worlds hanging in the balance, Cory must rely on courage and instinct to defeat this cunning enemy and be restored to his human form. Is he strong enough to stand up to the Changer and overcome his own fear of the unknown? Fur Magic is the 2nd book in the Magic Sequence, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
This is a delightful story about a cat who follows the ten commandments of being a Gentleman Cat. He adds the eleventh commandment about being a Fur Person. All cat lovers will relate to the cat in this story.
Did you know, that the Elephant seal is the second largest mammal on Earth? And do you know which animal makes ice houses for its babies? Find out the answers to that question and many more in this fascinating book about fur seals and other members of the Pinniped or fin footed family.
The Kents' saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty Opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes's fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America's relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. Uncommonly brazen and focused, Amanda seeks to make a new life for herself by restoring the Kent family name. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern California, just in time for the Gold Rush. Her passion and determination during these frenzied years make The Furies an exhilarating page-turner. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author's personal collection.
For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon." "Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine." Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave named Amara. But she is actually a spy for Gaius Sextus, sent to the Valley to gather intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who may be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And when the Valley erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Amara will find Tavi's courage and resourcefulness to be a power greater than any fury - one that could turn the tides of war.
For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of fury-crafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat horde - returns to the Valley, Tavi's courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...
Here are a brave new generation of Kents, moving across American history's colorful canvas from its wild west days to the birth of its gilded age, and-poised unknowingly on the brink of their country's greatest turmoil-building a glorious, but fated, dynasty. Without blood there is no remission of sin The words of the Reverend Jephtha Kent were to be prophecy. Unknowingly his cousin Amanda moved in their shadow, propelled by the driving ambition that would bring her to acts of rage and desperation, until the house of Kent was finally avenged. The raging siege of the Alamo . . . the crude gold rush towns where men were barbaric and women used ... a mighty clipper ship and the romance it promised ... a southern household of Protestant respectability, divided . . . Boston's Beacon Street and the hope it carried . . . New York's glittering high society . . . the voice of abolition thundering to be heard . . . These were the scenes the Kents would come to know -Jared searching for gold, Jephtha for piety, Amanda for vengeance, Louis for a bright new future. This land of greed and hope, of violence and valor, of love-and even murder, was the America of THE FURIES.
When his dad's book turns out to contain deadly secrets, twelve-year-old Furious Jones is thrust into a web of mystery and danger in this gripping page-turner.Furious Jones, the twelve-year-old son of a famous thriller writer, lives with his grandfather after his mother was mysteriously gunned down right in front of him a year ago. Curious to know more about his estranged dad, he goes to see him speak about his upcoming novel to a packed audience--and to his shock and horror, he witnesses his father get shot as well. When Furious discovers that his dad's upcoming novel contains dangerous and fiercely protected secrets, he sets out to discover who killed his father, and what exactly they were trying to cover up. Ideal for fans of Alex Rider and Theodore Boone, the action-packed exploits of Furious Jones are as thrilling as they are intriguing. Can Furious unravel this literary mystery before the death toll rises?
Imagine a stormy day at sea, your ship yielding to a relentless wind, pummeled by crashing waves, subject to the awesome force of nature. A force that is both fierce and majestic. A power that is nothing short of furious.Such is God's intense, consuming love for His children. It's a love that knows no limits, and no boundaries. A love that will go to any lengths, and take any risks, to pursue us.Renowned author and ragamuffin Brennan Manning presents a love story for the brokenhearted. For those who are burdened by heavy religion. For those who feel they can never measure up. It is a provocative and poignant look at the radical, no-holds-barred love of our Heavenly Father. It is a message that will forever change how you view God.
Four tales in which people encounter fairies and brownies for the first time.
Founded in 1826 by a group of South Carolina Baptist Convention leaders, Furman Academy and Theological Institution was named after Richard Furman, the first president of the first national gathering of Baptists in the United States. Furman currently resides several miles north of Greenville, as it has since the 1950s, though it has changed locations and names several times since its founding and disaffiliated from the Baptist Convention in 1992. Well known for its beautiful campus, impressive academics, and successful alums, Furman is one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country and was ranked fourth in the country in U.S. News and World Report's "Undergraduate Research" category.
[From the back cover:] "Amy Wild has a secret--she can talk to animals! Amy and her animal friends turn detective when things start going missing on the Island. They soon discover there's a furry thief at work, but can they catch the culprit before anything else is stolen?" There are more books about the girl who talks to animals in the Bookshare library including: The Secret Necklace, The Musical Mouse, The Mystery Cat, The Great Sheep Race and The Star-Struck Parrot.
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