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The Funniest People in Books, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about books and authors, including these anecdotes: 1) When author Peg Bracken was growing up, she and her brother sometimes raided the cookie jar.... More > Understandably, their mother did not want them to ruin their appetite before supper, so sometimes young Peg and her brother would find this note inside the cookie jar: “KEEP YOUR BIG MITTS OFF!” 2) The son of professional writer Arthur Machen once asked him to write a 200-word article on the French Revolution for his school’s magazine, but he warned him that the magazine’s editorial board—composed of children like himself—would have to find the article worthy before it would be printed. Mr. Machen was gratified when the editorial board deemed his article worthy of being published.< Less
Boredom is Anti-Life: 250 Anecdotes and Stories By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including these: 1) A man died, leaving behind a will that stated that in a certain closet was a sealed box. The will gave the strictest order that the box must not... More > be opened, but must be burned until it was nothing but ashes. The man’s sons and daughters carried out his wishes—only to learn that the box was filled with firecrackers. 2) Wilson Mizner was a card sharp, and he knew a lot of other gamblers who were also card sharps. Once, he brought a deck of cards consisting of all aces to a card game, and after dealing a hand from the deck, watched with amusement as all the other players attempted to get rid of their extra ace.< Less
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Harry “Steamboat” Johnson was a flamboyant minor-league umpire who wrote and published an autobiography, "Standing the... More > Gaff." Before games, boys would sell copies of the book to fans in the grandstand. Often, the fans would become angry at Steamboat and throw copies of his book at him. No problem. He simply gathered up the copies of his book and sold them again at the next game.< Less
Resist Psychic Death: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. In Bikini Kill’s early songs, vocalist Kathleen Hanna tends to repeat lines many times. She had a reason for doing this. The sound equipment they played live with was very bad,... More > and she worried that no one would understand the words, and so she repeated them over and over so that the audience would hear them. Some of the lyrics deserve to be heard over and over—for example, she repeated these lines from the song “Resist Psychic Death” over and over: “I resist with every inch and every breath / I resist this psychic death.”< Less