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250 Anecdotes About Religion By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book is one-half of my previous book "The Funniest People in Religion and Families: 500 Anecdotes." This book contains 250 anecdotes about religion. For example: Two... More > small girls were best friends—one girl was Jewish and the other girl was Christian. At Christmas, the Christian girl’s grandfather asked her what her best friend had gotten for Christmas. The little girl replied, “She didn’t get anything for Christmas. You see, I’m Christmas, and she’s Chanukah. I’m Easter, and she’s Passover. But we’re both Thanksgiving.”< Less
250 Anecdotes About Religion, Volume 2 By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book is one-half of my previous book "Bride of The Funniest People in Religion and Families: 500 Anecdotes." It contains 250 anecdotes about religion, including this... More > one: Ludwig Bemelmans, author/illustrator of the "Madeline" series of children’s books, had an Uncle Joseph who was a priest. Very few things upset him, but late arrivals to church services did. At the end of services, when Uncle Joseph walked down the aisle and blessed worshippers with holy water, he used to take a big dip of water and douse anyone who had come to services late.< Less
Writing Handouts With Anecdotes, Volume 2 By David Bruce
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Free download. This little pamphlet contains a number of handouts that teachers can use to teach their students how to avoid some common writing errors. Of course, students and other people can use... More > this short pamphlet simply as a way to refresh their memory about some simple rules of writing. Feel free to make as many copies as you want to for educational purposes. Feel free to distribute this little pamphlet as a pdf file.< Less
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
The Funniest People in Books, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about books, authors, and publishing, including this one: Famed portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh did research on his subjects before taking their... More > photograph. For example, the evening before taking the photograph of author Ernest Hemingway, Mr. Karsh visited Mr. Hemingway’s favorite bar, La Floridita, and sampled Mr. Hemingway’s favorite drink, a daiquiri. The next morning, Mr. Karsh arrived at Mr. Hemingway’s home to take his photograph, and when Mr. Hemingway asked him what he wanted to drink, Mr. Karsh thought that he had the perfect answer: “Daiquiri, sir.” Unfortunately, Mr. Hemingway responded, “Good God, Karsh—at this hour of the day!”< Less
The Funniest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book is one-half of my previous book "The Funniest People in Comedy and Relationships: 500 Anecdotes." This book contains 250 anecdotes about comedians, including... More > this one: When Jack Benny was ill, he had to get shots in his backside twice a week. His nurse gave him his shots in alternate cheeks, but sometimes she had trouble remembering which cheek should receive the next shot. So finally Mr. Benny walked into the doctor’s office, dropped his pants, and on one cheek was printed “Tues” and on the other, “Thurs.”< Less
William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's problem play "Measure for Measure." People who read this version first will find it much easier to understand the language of the... More > original play.< Less
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Paperback edition. This book is one-half of my previous book "The Funniest People in Sports and Neighborhoods: 500 Anecdotes." This book contains 250 anecdotes about sports, including this... More > one: As an 11-year-old, gymnast Shannon Miller finished second (behind Wendy Bruce) in the all-around competition in the Alamo Classic. Afterward, the pre-teen Shannon signed autographs for her adoring fans. In fact, when her father, Ron, went up to talk to her, other parents grew angry at him because they thought he was cutting in line.< Less
The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 sports anecdotes, including this one: Don Faurot, football coach at Missouri, punished unsportsmanlike behavior. During a game, one of his players hit an... More > opposing player. Referee Cliff Ogden saw the infraction and came running over to throw the player out of the game. However, the player told him, “You can’t put me out of the game—Faurot’s already beat you to it.” About the Author: David Bruce is a humor columnist for “The Athens News” in Athens, Ohio. He also teaches English at Ohio University.< Less
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about music, including this one: Woody Guthrie taught fellow folksinger Pete Seeger the art of busking—getting money for playing music in a bar.... More > Here is what you do: Go into a bar with your guitar strapped ostentatiously on your back. Buy a beer for a nickel and sip it slowly. Soon, someone will ask about the guitar, “Can you play that thing?” Say, not too eagerly, “Maybe, a little.” A little later, someone will say, “Kid, I’ve got a quarter for you if you pick us a tune.” “Then,” Mr. Guthrie would conclude, “you play your best song.” Mr. Seeger did a lot of busking during his traveling days.< Less