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Death by Stupidity

Death by Stupidity

The 1001 Most Ridiculous, Bizarre and Astonishingly Idiotic Ways People Have Kicked the Bucket

  • Author: David Southwell,Matt Adams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781569756935
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 317
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Presents stories about people who died in bizarre and accidental ways, from a woman who drank herself to death with water to a convicted killer who turned his toliet into a homemade electric chair.

I Will Take This To The People.

I Will Take This To The People.

  • Author: PETER KELLICK
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1445723646
  • Category:
  • Page: 80
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I said to this man "who do you think I am?" and he said "God" and I said "Then God I am then". And that man is my son, we are not into niceties this second time around. Contact made with leaders who are in charge of the people on my land to lift all up and out of it to where all has been made ready, they said no. They stole it, they have not budged an inch in 2000 years. I will take this to the people.

The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays

The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays

Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Steven D. Carter
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231537557
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 512
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A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a novelist of the Meiji period, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter and breadth of perspective, the zuihitsu is unrivaled in the Japanese literary tradition, which may explain why few examples have been translated into English. The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays presents a representative selection of more than one hundred zuihitsu from a range of historical periods written by close to fifty authors—from well-known figures, such as Matsuo Basho, Natsume Soseki, and Koda Aya, to such writers as Tachibana Nankei and Dekune Tatsuro, whose works appear here for the first time in English. Writers speak on the experience of coming down with a cold, the aesthetics of tea, the physiology and psychology of laughter, the demands of old age, standards of morality, the way to raise children, the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the thoughts that accompany sleeplessness, the anxiety of undergoing surgery, and the unexpected benefits of training a myna bird to say "Thank you." These essays also provide moving descriptions of snowy landscapes, foggy London, the famous cherry blossoms of Ueno Park, and the appeal of rainy vistas, and relate the joys and troubles of everyone from desperate samurai to filial children to ailing cats.

Applied Health Fitness Psychology

Applied Health Fitness Psychology

  • Author: Anshel, Mark
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1450400620
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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This comprehensive text explains how health fitness psychology has emerged from other parent disciplines to be addressed in numerous exercise, fitness, and health settings, allowing both current and future professionals to assist their patients or clients in adopting healthier lifestyles.

The Many Ways We Talk about Death in Contemporary Society

The Many Ways We Talk about Death in Contemporary Society

Interdisciplinary Studies in Portrayal and Classification

  • Author: Margaret Souza,Christina Staudt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 408
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The theme of this collection of essays is the perception and experience of death and dying in American in the early 21st century. The authors touch on the most salient current issues surrounding these matters and move the discourse forward into the second decade of this century. The essays are based on papers presented at an interdisciplinary conference, "The Pulse of Death Now", at Columbia University in March 2008.

Act of War

Act of War

A Thriller

  • Author: Brad Thor
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476717141
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever! After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history. Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

Unusually Stupid Americans

Unusually Stupid Americans

A Compendium of All-American Stupidity

  • Author: Kathryn Petras,Ross Petras
  • Publisher: Villard
  • ISBN: 0307417611
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 304
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A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life—by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said Everyone knows that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but sometimes that means we’re free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including •the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines’ brilliant “You’re scared of flying? So’s our pilot!” ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign’s inception •the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive” (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King’s assassin) •and much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why Ignorance, Stupidity and Violence Plague Mankind!

Why Ignorance, Stupidity and Violence Plague Mankind!

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books
  • ISBN: 0914778749
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Lust for Life

Lust for Life

On the Writings of Kathy Acker

  • Author: Amy Scholder,Carla Harryman,Avital Ronell
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781844670666
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 120
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Kathy Acker was one of the most original, subversive and influential writers of the late 20th century. Known variously, and notoriously, as a consummate postmodernist, feminist, post-punk and plagiarist, her oeuvreover a dozen novels and novellashas inspired a generation of writers and artists. Lust for Life is the definitive collection of essays on Acker's inimitable work, including Peter Wollen's elegiac primer, widely considered the best introduction to Acker, and Avital Ronell's erudite meditation on friendship and mourning. Together these essays by scholars and writers reveal Acker's profound and innovative project, and the ways in which fiction can penetrate the heart of political and cultural life.

Night Waking

Night Waking

  • Author: Sarah Moss
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1847083757
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can count the puffins. Ferociously sleep-deprived, torn between mothering and her desire for the pleasures of work and solitude, Anna becomes haunted by the discovery of a baby's skeleton in the garden of their house. Her narrative is punctuated by letters home, written 200 years before, by May, a young, middle-class midwife desperately trying to introduce modern medicine to the suspicious, insular islanders. The lives of these two characters intersect unexpectedly in this deeply moving but also at times blackly funny story about maternal ambivalence, the way we try to control children, and about women's vexed and passionate relationship with work. Moss's second novel displays an exciting expansion of her range - showing her to be both an excellent comic writer and a novelist of great emotional depth.