Is This Anything

Is this anything?” is what every comedian says to every other comedian about any new bit. Ideas that come from nowhere and mean nothing.

Author: Jerry Seinfeld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471195597

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. 'Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas – the big yellow legal pad – I kept it in one of those old-school accordion folders,' Seinfeld writes. 'So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.' For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

Untitled Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld picks out his best comedy writing over the last five decades

Author: Jerry Seinfeld

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ISBN: 9781471195587

Category: Comedians

Page: 470

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The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. 'Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas - the big yellow legal pad - I kept it in one of those old-school accordion folders,' Seinfeld writes. 'So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.' For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

Study John s Gospel

14: You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. IS THERE A PLACE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WHERE PRAYING IN THE SON'S NAME IS ACCEPTABLE?

Author: Paul Avent

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453570173

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 144

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Philosophical Interpretations

On this approach, the most natural interpretation of "All A is all B" is this: Anything that is an A is identical with anything that is a B. Taken literally ...

Author: Robert J. Fogelin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198023593

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Robert Fogelin here collects fifteen of his essays, organized around the theme of interpreting philosophical texts. The essays place particular emphasis on understanding the argumentative or dialectical role that passages play in the specific context in which they occur. The somewhat surprising result of taking this principle seriously is that certain traditional, well-worked texts are given a radical re-interpretation. Throughout the essays reprinted here, Fogelin argues that, when carefully read, the philosophical position under consideration has more merit than commonly believed. Included are essays dealing with texts from the works of Plato, Aquinas, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Price, Hamilton, and Wittgenstein.

The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards

For in the first place , Edwards thought that : necessarily , if anything exists , it is either God or derived from God , and this entails that without God ...

Author: Douglas A. Sweeney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019875406X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

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This Handbook offers a state-of-the-art summary of scholarship on Jonathan Edwards by a diverse, international, and inter-disciplinary group of active Edwards scholars.


Meditations

Is this anything to fear? ... In like manner, then, neither are the termination and cessation and change of thy whole life a thing to be afraid of.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9388118731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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With ancient wisdom that is as relevant in modern times as it was then, Meditations is one of the greatest works of Greek and philosophical literature. Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, this book gives an insight into the inner life and philosophy of the last of the ‘Five Good Emperors,’ Marcus Aurelius. It cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and the values of leadership. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs.

J G Fichte Foundation of the Entire Wissenschaftslehre and Related Writings 1794 95

Nothing of this sort can ever be present within consciousness, and we will soon see ... Nor is this anything that can be communicated to others through any ...

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192580736

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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The Wissenschaftslehre or "doctrine of science" was the great achievement of the German idealist philosopher J. G. Fichte. Daniel Breazeale presents accessible new translations of three works in which Fichte developed this philosophical system. The centerpiece of this volume is a new English translation of Fichte's only full-scale presentation of the principles of his philosophy, the Foundation of the Entire Wissenschaftslehre (1794/95). Accompanying this are new translations of the work in which Fichte first publicly introduced his new system, Concerning the Concept of the Wissenschaftslehre (1794) and the Outline of what is Distinctive of the Wissenschaftslehre with respect to the Theoretical Power (1795), which was intended as a companion to the Foundation. In addition Breazeale includes the transcripts of Fichte's unpublished "Zurich lectures" on his system (1794), translated here for the first time in English. Breazeale supplements his translations with an extensive historical and systematic introduction, detailed outlines of the contents and structure of the Foundation and Outline, and copious scholarly annotation of the translated texts, helping to orient readers who may otherwise find themselves lost in the wilderness of Fichte's complex "derivations."

Inquiry Into Satellite and Missile Programs

However , there is an interesting thing about this which I did not point out before , and that is that these things up here are solar cells so if this stays ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee

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Category: Astronautics

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Keep Me Close

'Is this anything to do with the business? Anything I should know about? Because if it is—' 'Course not! I'd bloody tell you, wouldn't I, if it was.

Author: Clare Francis

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466062

Category: Fiction

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Catherine Galitza has been badly injured by an intruder in her own home. In the months before, there had been a string of nuisance calls. Are the events connected? Has someone been stalking her? As Catherine begins her slow and painful recovery, two men seem intent on uncovering the truth: her husband's business partner, the intense, prickly Simon Jardine, who harbours an almost obsessive devotion to Catherine; and the self-made Irish hotelier Terry Devlin, once a benign figure in Catherine's childhood, now with a reputation for ruthlessness. But which of these men has Catherine's real interests at heart? Then the police arrest and charge a suspect. Yet Catherine's watcher is with her. And she has no way of knowing who she can trust. 'Crime novels with action to keep you guessing until the very end' Daily Mail 'Clare Francis has serious crime-writing talent' Mail on Sunday

Ghazali

Prior to existence, a thing was either impossible or possible. But it is false to say it was impossible; the impossible is that which never can exist.

Author: Eric Ormsby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780742053

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from across the Islamic world, who sought his teachings on Islamic philosophy and jurisprudence. Eventually renouncing his position due to a spiritual crisis, he went into self-imposed exile, during which he wrote the Sufi masterpiece, "Revival of the Sciences of Religion". Concise and lucid, this is a perfect introduction to the great man's life and work.

The Adventure of Weak Theology

Is there not a trace of “reductionism" in holding that thinkers like Heidegger and ... Is this anything more than a reductionistic translation?4?

Author: Štefan Štofaník (1976–2014)

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438471955

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo. In this distinctive exploration of John D. Caputo’s work, Štefan Štofaník traces Caputo’s journey of philosophical discovery from his earlier, more conventional academic writings to his later, almost confessional works of weak theology and his deep engagement with Derrida. Štofaník draws upon Caputo’s life story to help explain sudden shifts in Caputo’s thinking, offers intricate readings of philosophical passages that have all too often been taken for granted, and joins in Caputo’s effort to find a theology that can be trusted and that does not rely upon dogmatic and hierarchical authority. At the same time, Štofaník subtly disagrees with aspects of Caputo’s view and turns to the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as a way to suggest that one cannot take leave of the tradition of theology as easily as Caputo thinks. At times, The Adventure of Weak Theology reads like a letter to Caputo, and Štofaník’s own passion for theology, his deep understanding of Caputo’s work, and his gift for writing makes this an immensely appealing book for both admirers and critics of Caputo. “[Štefan] has read my work with extraordinary care and he has done so with a very acute ear for my authorial voice, this person whom I impersonate when I write, this persona I inhabit in my books. I am not sure if this fellow who appears in print is the real me or a put-on, the one who I really am or the one I want to be. Either way, he only emerges, or emerges best of all, when I write, and Štefan had a pitch-perfect ear for that voice. He didn’t miss anything. He caught it every time it was important.” — from the Afterword by John D. Caputo

Frank Pranks

Anything that could be anywhere the equal of Tl'n'.v ... I-'RANK: Is this something you'd feel com fortablc with'? Bckcr: Well. yeah. I don't know.

Author: Steve Collins

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550224166

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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Irreverent but never irrelevant, Frank Pranks at last makes the big leap to swanky book form. FRANK is Canada's premier (okay, only) satirical news magazine. Irreverent and iconoclastic, the Ottawa-based FRANK dares to tell the stories the mainstream media can't or won't report. Every two weeks, it serves up the hottest gossip about Canadian politics, government, business, entertainment, and media. Required reading for politicos, talking heads, and news junkies, FRANK has monthly sales of nearly 50,000. Among the editors' most cruel and unusual instruments of satirical torture is the FRANK Prank, in which FRANK operatives concoct a wildly implausible cover story, dial up their hapless victims, and set out to prove just how gullible certain Great Canadianstm really are. The results range from the deliciously predictable (Canadian Alliance stalwarts are apoplectic when told that Ottawa is secretly donating Zambonis to the fictitious African country of Chapati) to the surprisingly educational (FRANK canvasses the cronies and former cabinet ministers of deposed Prime Minister Brian Mulroney for an "Airbus" defence fund. Total pledged? Fifty dollars.) But few FRANK "prankees" have topped the performance of member of Parliament Lorne Nystrom (ndp-Regina-Qu'Appelle). Posing as a reporter from the Globe and Mail, a FRANK employee reeled Nystrom in with a yarn about a government grant to press baron and House-of-Lords-wannabe Conrad Black for a course in heraldry at the (ahem) Cleese Institute in London, England: accusations, denials, and writs followed. Here at last are the unexpurgated, full-length renderings of some of FRANK's most audacious, revealing, and heartless phone pranks -- featuring such notables as Pierre Berton, Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, Sheila Copps, Allan Fotheringham, Michael Moriarty, Farley Mowat, Rita McNeil, Lloyd Robertson, William Thorsell, Ken Whyte, Elwy Yost, and most of the membership of the Reform Party/Canadian Alliance -- collected and preserved in a lovely keepsake volume that will undoubtedly stand the test of time better than its cast of characters.


The Sacred Writings of Gregory of Nyssa

But Eunomius also has told a falsehood, and what is it? ... Is this anything like his own mess of childish sophistries, so that he can thereby hope to have ...

Author: Gregory of Nyssa

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849678199

Category: Religion

Page: 498

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Gregory of Nyssa was bishop of Nyssa from 372 to 376, and from 378 until his death. He is venerated as a saint in Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Lutheranism and Anglicanism. Gregory, his brother Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus are collectively known as the Cappadocian Fathers Gregory lacked the administrative ability of his brother Basil, or the contemporary influence of Gregory of Nazianzus, but was an erudite theologian who made significant contributions to the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene creed. Gregory's philosophical writings were influenced by Origen, and he is generally considered to have believed in universal salvation. Since the mid-twentieth century, there has been a significant increase in interest in Gregory's works from the academic community, which has resulted in challenges to many traditional interpretations of his theology. This volume contains his most essential writings.


Postal Telegraph Pamphlets

It has re( From the Evening Post , January 21st . ) ... and declared at the time that the Western Union wou'd thing or two , but he will and that in declaring ...

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Category: Government ownership

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A collection U.S. government documents, corporate statements, letters, and speeches on the establishment of a postal telegraph system in the United States.