Good Jokes Bad Drawings

Good Jokes Bad Drawings

As you peruse the pages, you may start to think that the book's title isn't quite right and maybe the author/illustrator and editors made a mistake. "Shouldn't it be Bad Jokes Good Drawings?" you may ask.

Author: Christine Vineyard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1649526245

Category: Art

Page: 132

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We all need a little humor in our lives, right? Something to smile about, a chuckle shared among friends, and even those uncontrollable laughs that build up deep in your belly and spill out until you've got tears. As a self-proclaimed lover of all things cheesy, I bring you Good Jokes Bad Drawings, a collection of "dad jokes" and puns paired with whimsical watercolor illustrations. As you peruse the pages, you may start to think that the book's title isn't quite right and maybe the author/illustrator and editors made a mistake. "Shouldn't it be Bad Jokes Good Drawings?" you may ask. Welcome to a world where everything is a joke, right down to the title. The jokes, in fact, are quite terrible, but the illustrations are meant to be endearing. Enjoy this illustrated display of humor featuring some classic favorites and (hopefully!) some new ones for you to try out at the next dinner party!
Categories: Art

Joking Asides

Joking Asides

The fifth point is that the joke is a literary form that merits literary analysis. Just as the joke has ... Bad art, mediocre art, and great art are no less art than bad business, mediocre business, and good business are all business.

Author: Elliott Oring

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607324928

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Nothing in the understanding of humor is as simple as it might seem. In Joking Asides, Elliott Oring confronts the problems of humor, analyzing the key contemporary approaches to its study and addressing controversial topics with new empirical data and insights. A folklorist drawn to the study of humor, Oring developed his formulation of “appropriate incongruity” as a frame to understand what jokes must do to produce humor. He tests appropriate incongruity against other major positions in the field, including the general theory of verbal humor, conceptual integration theory, benign violation theory, and false-belief theory. Oring draws on the work of scholars from several disciplines—anthropology, folklore, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and literature—to ask basic questions about the construction and evolution of jokes, untangle the matter of who the actual targets of a joke might be, and characterize the artistic qualities of jokes and joke performances. Although Oring guides the reader through a forest of jokes and joke genres, this is not a joke book. A major work from a major scholar, Joking Asides is a rigorous exploration of theoretical approaches to jokes and their functions and is filled with disquieting questions, penetrating criticisms, and original observations. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will prove valuable to any scholar or student who takes matters of jokes and joking seriously.
Categories: Social Science

Math Games with Bad Drawings

Math Games with Bad Drawings

IT COMES Fourth, in WHY IT MATTERS , I'll tell you why this game brings out the best in human thought. Maybe it models the quantum structure of matter. ... Smile politely at the jokes. Mutter to yourself, “Wow, what bad drawings.

Author: Ben Orlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762499854

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Bestselling author and worst-drawing artist Ben Orlin expands his oeuvre with this interactive collection of mathematical games. With 70-plus games, each taking a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, this treasure trove will delight, educate, and entertain. From beloved math popularizer Ben Orlin comes a masterfully compiled collection of dozens of playable mathematical games.This ultimate game chest draws on mathematical curios, childhood classics, and soon-to-be classics, each hand-chosen to be (1) fun, (2) thought-provoking, and (3) easy to play. With just paper, pens, and the occasional handful of coins, you and a partner can enjoy hours of fun—and hours of challenge. Orlin’s sly humor, expansive knowledge, and so-bad-they’re-good drawings show us how simple rules summon our best thinking. Games include: Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe Sprouts Battleship Quantum Go Fish Dots and Boxes Black Hole Order and Chaos Sequencium Paper Boxing Prophecies Arpeggios Banker Francoprussian Labyrinth Cats and Dogs And many more.
Categories: Mathematics

How to be a conservative

How to be a conservative

However, the argument is based on the elementary mistake of thinking of art as what Mill called a 'natural kind', ... that the category of jokes is arbitrary, or that there is no such thing as a distinction between good jokes and bad.

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472903785

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
Categories: Philosophy

Math with Bad Drawings

Math with Bad Drawings

In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician.

Author: Ben Orlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316509022

Category: Mathematics

Page: 376

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A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings," which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike.
Categories: Mathematics

10 Great Rebus Novels

10 Great Rebus Novels

'Or you could draw a fire,' someone at the bar was saying, poking the embers of that long-dead joke. ... his act in three pubs nursing three half-pints, with no reaction save the usual bad jokes including the 'drawing the pension' line.

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409150800

Category: Fiction

Page: 2992

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A brilliant box set of the first ten Rebus novels. Collection comprises of: Knots & Crosses; Hide & Seek; Tooth & Nail; Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes; Let it Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden; Dead Souls.
Categories: Fiction

Bad Art

Bad Art

“Tell me a joke, Eliza.” "What do Arthur Zeno and a diaper have in common?" asked Eliza without hesitation or a hint of anticipation in her voice. Danny couldn't believe what he was hearing. "What?" he asked cautiously.

Author: Eric Gideon

Publisher: Eric Gideon

ISBN: 9781449551391

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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A critical part of a top secret death ray has been hidden for twenty years inside the body of a whimsical lawn gnome in a Cleveland suburb, and it's Danny Fortune's job to find it! A case of mistaken identity leads to Danny waking up in a strange bed with a woman he doesn't know. She helps get Danny a new job, and he becomes the curator of a collection of knickknacks for a rich, eccentric entrepreneur. He's suddenly got lots of money, a brand new truck, and a pretty girlfriend. But something is not quite right... One night, Danny ignores his instructions, and accidentally discovers that he and his girlfriend are at the middle of a plot to create a super weapon from a long-hidden Cold War scientific discovery. With his buddy, a troublemaking video store clerk, by his side, Danny races to find the lawn gnome that can save his girlfriend, and maybe even the world!!
Categories: Fiction

Specific Impulse

Specific Impulse

First, had come the bawdy jokes and then had come the funny jokes. The not-so-funny jokes followed next. ... That would be as impossible as trying to explain why we humans think certain art is good and certain other art is bad.

Author: Charles Justiz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781936236602

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 238

Specific Impulse is a Clarion Book of the Year Award Finalist. Great energy a fun and engaging read! DR. BONNIE DUNBAR, FORMER NASA ASTRONAUT AND CEO OF SEATTLE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT Space scientist Carin Gonzales and former submarine commander Jake Sabio are two strangers drifting separately through life when a thunderous explosion above the giant Barringer Meteor Crater inexplicably brings them together, transforming both in unpredictable ways. Now able to see and smell more precisely and move in ways that are clearly impossible, Gonzales and Sabio soon realize that these kinds of life-changing alterations do not come without a price. Worse yet, they soon notice that others who witnessed the explosion are now dead from a seemingly incurable infection. The CDC wants nothing more than to lock them up in a lab for study. Special Agent Will Greenfield wants them for questioning. Contract killer Antonio Crubari would be happy if they would just hurry up and die, but he is willing to speed up the process if need be. Time is running out for Gonzales and Sabio. But even as they struggle to survive and find a cure for the deadly infection, they uncover a secret of monumental proportions that changes everythingincluding the future.
Categories: Fiction

Enjoyment of Laughter

Enjoyment of Laughter

... a lengthy section titled HOW TO TELL GOOD JOKES FROM BAD. It was divided into two chapters—To Diagram a Joke and The Ten Commandment of the Comic Arts. In the first chapter he took it upon himself to offer line drawings of various ...

Author: Max Eastman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351311717

Category: Humor

Page: 405

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Humor at its best is a somewhat fluid and transitory element, but most books about it are illustrated with hardened old jokes from the comic papers, or classic witticisms jerked out of their context. Max Eastman, in this work, avoids this catastrophe by quoting mainly from contemporary American humor. This is not an anthology in that selections have been made with a view to making a point rather than covering the field. The purpose of Eastman's fabled work is to make the reader laugh. Since his early school days, it has seemed to him that textbooks are wrongly written in that they are conducted in a way which ignores the natural operation of the mind. As a result, the opinion is universal, and under the circumstances a fact, that in order to learn anything you have to study. Since this introduction to humor is itself near to writing a textbook, Eastman uses the very text he constructs to illustrate the manner in which textbooks should be written. Examination and classification of the kinds of humorous experience upon the basis of a theory is a science. As such, this work offers a fair chance to illustrate a method of instruction. However, the distinction between a good joke and a bad one will not prevent the reader from making bad jokes nor enable one to make good ones. There is an artistic and playful element that simply cannot be taught. Enjoyment of Laughter presents a total view of the science of laughter and draws upon some of the great American humorists to do so.
Categories: Humor

Culture Counts

Culture Counts

Art and Aesthetic Interest What I have said about jokes can be readily transferred to artworks too. ... of this implies that the category of art is arbitrary, or that there is no such thing as a distinction between good and bad art.

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594032783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 646

What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm which sees it as nothing more than the useless legacy of 'dead white European males'. He is robust in defence of traditional architecture and figurative painting, critical of the fashionable relativists and urgent in his plea for our civilization, which more than ever stands in need of the self-knowledge and self-confidence that are the gift of serious culture.
Categories: Philosophy