By Robert Orben

There isn't any higher, speedier, or greater solution to succeed in out and seize an audience's awareness than the adroit use of humor. An apt, well-timed shaggy dog story can soothe the opposed, concentration the fed up, and the spur at the enthusiastic.

In this newest assortment from Robert Orben, grasp of the one-liner and fountain of humor for the good television and stand-up comics, are accrued over 2500 brief, suitable, and sharp laugh-getters which may simply be additional to speeches, lectures, shows, or informal dialog. prepared into numerous hundred different types for ease in choice, the subject material is topical--ranging from acupuncture and pollution to women's liberation and X-rated video clips. many of the jokes are one-liners that stream with a snap and a sizzle that anecdotes and long tales lack.

Here you will discover openings and closings for speeches, plus random and particular remark worthy to somebody who has ever been referred to as upon to "say a couple of words." a wonderful instrument for audio system, writers, and performers, Mr. Orben's most recent e-book also will supply hours of laugh-filled analyzing for everyone.

Note from the uploader: those jokes aren't humorous.

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However, the end of the gag, where Johnnie closes his eyes as if to recapture his mental image of affairs again evokes the general theme of preconception versus change. Parenthetically, it pays to note the degree to which the last two gags depend on Keaton’s facial expressions. He is not a great stone face, except with respect to not smiling. Otherwise, his face is quite communicative. A particularly excellent example of Keaton’s automatism gags occurs when The Texas, sidetracked by the Union spies, nearly runs off an abruptly ending spur.

One has the feeling that the real punch line to this joke is that the boys may continue marching interminably. After all, Johnnie, their mentor, never looked behind himself. Thus, as perfect mimics, how will they ever know when he has stopped following them? They march out the door and never return exactly because their idea of the situation is dominant. They do not reevaluate the situation; instead they are like automatons. They behave as if programmed by an idea and they are insensitive to feedback.

This is especially true of the most popular of the pragmatists, William James and John Dewey. Under their aegis the dominance of evolutionary metaphors continued. For example, in discussing knowledge, Dewey wrote that it may be termed pragmatic. Its essential feature is to maintain continuity of knowing with an activity which purposively modifies the environment. It holds that knowledge in its strict sense of something possessed consists of our intellectual resources – of all the habits that render our action intelligent.

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