The Best of the Harvard Lampoon is the first anthology of The Lampoon’s extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and ...
Author: Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon—the spawning ground for Hollywood’s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists—revealing the hidden gems from their 140-year history. Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood’s best and most revered comedy writers. Lampoon alumni can be found behind the scenes of sitcoms and late-night shows, including Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, The Office, 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, and many others. The Best of the Harvard Lampoon is the first anthology of The Lampoon’s extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and satirical advertisements from over the years. Contributors include B.J. Novak, Henry Beard, Andy Borowitz, George Plimpton, Conan O’Brien, John Updike, Patricia Marx, and many others, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Simon Rich.
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Author: Harvard Lampoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon --the spawning ground for Hollywood's elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists--revealing the hidden gems from their 140-year history. Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood's best and most revered comedy writers. Lampoon alumni can be found behind the scenes of sitcoms and late-night shows, including Saturday Night Live , The Simpsons , The Office , 30 Rock , The Mindy Project , and many others. The Best of the Harvard Lampoon is the first anthology of The Lampoon 's extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and satirical advertisements from over the years. Contributors include B.J. Novak, Henry Beard, Andy Borowitz, George Plimpton, Conan O'Brien, John Updike, Patricia Marx, and many others, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Simon Rich.
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Not nice ideas. Not dusty books. Not stale traditions. But good reasons. Compelling reasons. Smart reasons. For more from and about Chris Dingman, who now writes under the pen name Chris Spark, visit: www.Sparkwrites.com
From the introduction to Making Belief Many smart people see alienation, struggle, and then eternal extinction as just how things are. To believe otherwise and keep being smart seem like mutually exclusive propositions. But we''ve all at times felt something-a richness, a satisfaction, a meaning-that runs deeper than Darwinism, materialism, and cynicism. In these moments, we suspect there''s more. This sense of what Wordsworth called "something far more deeply interfused" is hard to put into words. And hard to hang onto. It can be so fleeting that it seems like wishful thinking to believe it''s real. Surely, the mundane world of fluorescent lights, slow-moving traffic, and crushed dreams is what''s real. What if it''s the other way around? And what if believing that could help us amplify, expand, and extend what have thus far been fleeting glimpses? What if, instead of settling for scraps of satisfaction, we could start having sumptuous meals? But smart people need good reasons for believing-not nice ideas, dusty books, or finger-wagging authority figures. I used to think there weren''t any such good reasons. All evidence seemed to point to me being something like a puny turd floating in a vast cosmos. But the turd lived some more life-thought, felt, read, experienced. The turd became a butterfly. (OK, so the metaphor has some limitations.) Now I think there''s a lot of good reasons for believing. I just can''t put them in a headline, tweet, or sound-bite. I needed a whole book. * * * I admit, the case doesn''t look good. Science offers us dazzling technology but ignores the soul. Religion offers comforting stories but ignores the facts. Or so many believe. But science and religion have more in common than most realize. Beneath their superficial differences, they share a view of reality that pervades all of Western culture-our churches, universities, scientific theories, news agencies, magazines, books, websites, conversations, and even our thoughts. I call this way of seeing the "split view." Seeing the world this way is like driving a car. Both can be helpful and both seem natural. But they only seem natural because we''ve practiced them so much. We forget that we had to learn them. The split view divides existence into two categories: the pure, smart, or good vs the messy, dumb, or bad. Consciousness is alive, matter dead; the observer looks, the observed is looked at; the spirit is holy, the body sinful; God is on high, man fallen. Whatever''s in the good camp must always judging, fearing, or fighting whatever''s in the bad camp. Or at the very least, blogging about it. In other words, both religion and atheism bow to a kind of grandiose authority. Religion calls its authority God. Atheism doesn''t realize it has such an authority and so has not named it. Helpfully, I have. I call it The Great Intellectual Observer. The Great Intellectual Observer does a version of what only God used to do. For to vanquish an all-seeing, all-powerful being requires an equally powerful rival. To conclusively rule out God''s existence, science must believe it can see-and feel-into every nook and cranny of the universe, from the experience of the mystic, to the mind of an ant, to the inside of a black hole. Scientific atheism has not eliminated God. It has just replaced Him with God 2.0. Both science and religion have been given us tremendous gifts but not the whole story. For the split view gives us only the version of reality filtered through the premises we''ve accepted without question. Weaving together quantum physics, myth, sex, psychology, art, Jesus, Bigfoot, Keith Richards, and my own experience, this book questions those premises. It also offers alternatives. I believe these alternatives will resonate with something you already know but might have forgotten.
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Author: Danny Tobey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Smart, propulsive and gripping, THE GOD GAME is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could--and probably already is--happening in the world of artificial intelligence."—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away A technological thriller with an all-too-believable premise, award-winning author Danny Tobey's The God Game follows five teenagers obsessed with an online video game that connects them to their worst impulses and most dangerous desires. They call themselves the Vindicators. Targeted by bullies and pressured by parents, these geeks and gamers rule the computer lab at Turner High School. Wealthy bad boy Peter makes and breaks rules. Vanhi is a punk bassist at odds with her heritage. Kenny's creativity is stifled by a religious home life. Insecure and temperamental, Alex is an outcast among the outcasts. And Charlie, the leader they all depend on, is reeling from the death of his mother, consumed with reckless fury. They each receive an invitation to play The God Game. Created by dark-web coders and maintained by underground hackers, the video game is controlled by a mysterious artificial intelligence that believes it is God. Obey the almighty A.I. and be rewarded. Defiance is punished. Through their phone screens and high-tech glasses, Charlie and his friends see and interact with a fantasy world superimposed over reality. The quests they undertake on behalf of "God" seem harmless at first, but soon the tasks have them questioning and sacrificing their own morality. High school tormentors get their comeuppance. Parents and teachers are exposed as hypocrites. And the Vindicators' behavior becomes more selfish and self-destructive as they compete against one another for prizes each believes will rescue them from their adolescent existence. But everything they do is being recorded. Hooded and masked thugs are stalking and attacking them. "God" threatens to expose their secrets if they attempt to quit the game. And losing the game means losing their lives. You don't play the Game. The Game plays you....
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The Science Spell is the first collection of essays in the series Making Belief: Essays Towards a Natural, Magical, Intelligent Faith. In these essays, Spark explores deep, life-changing ideas in lively, down-to-earth prose.
Author: Chris Spark
Publisher: Spark Writes
His father was a scientist and atheist, his mother a spiritual seeker. As a boy, he could sense magic, even God—in the woods that surrounded their rural New Hampshire home, in the music of the Beatles, and in the mystery of dreams. But how could any of that really be real? Surely, the science his father believed in told us what was really real: Our sense of having a soul is just chemicals. Our presence in the universe is just the result of impersonal laws and natural selection. And all our hopes are ultimately doomed in the eternal extinction of death. That last one was the biggest gut-punch. As a boy, Chris would sometimes lie in bed and contemplate that awful and seemingly certain fate—until it became unbearable and, with a shudder, he pushed it from his mind. But over the years, as he read, contemplated, and experienced more, he began to see things differently. He began to realize that you could be intelligent and open-minded—like scientists are supposed to be—and also embrace the reality of realms beyond. In fact, he came to see that the more intelligence and open-mindedness we bring to the question of ultimate reality, the less our conventional science looks like an authority on the topic. The essays in The Science Spell don’t question the value of science. In fact, they push its critical thinking further than most scientists are used to. In easy, playful prose, these essays go where our most educated and well-respected citizens generally don’t. In doing so, they explore a paradox: The idea of a universe devoid of magic may itself be a kind of spell. Want to wake up? Essays include: The Science Fiction: How Scientific Are Scientists? Who Should We Ask About God?: Do Scientists Know What Reality Is? What You See Is What You See: Common Sense & Ultimate Truth Where Scientists Fear to Tread: Science, Taboos, Magic, & Meaning The Science Spell: Science & the Big Picture — Summa cum laude Harvard graduate, comedy screenwriter, math and science teacher, philosopher, and published poet, Chris Spark has been a lifelong seeker of truth, without regard for the conventional ways our culture tends to divide up reality. The Science Spell is the first collection of essays in the series Making Belief: Essays Towards a Natural, Magical, Intelligent Faith. In these essays, Spark explores deep, life-changing ideas in lively, down-to-earth prose. What are the hidden connections between geometry and Jesus, reason and revelation, the paranormal and the pedestrian? Is there a boundary between the impish and the important? Between the sensual and the spiritual? Between the everyday and the exalted? Refusing to stop at border crossings or check points, Chris Spark roams coyote-like through the terrain of science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, myth, religion, the supernatural, and our own direct experience of the world. By blending what we tend to keep separate, Spark’s essays offer us perspective on the ways our culture has conditioned us to feel divided and confused, buffeted by competing ideas about existence. In these essays, you’ll discover a way to feel yourself more wholly, as part of a coherent, meaningful cosmos—one in which Western civilization is but one of many stars.
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A feast of trivia for all film fans. From the biggest openers to the direst duds and from classics to comedies, this text is packed with facts, did you know? features and information on stars, studios, directors and genres. Pick up some popcorn and take yourself from Hollywood to Bollywood without leaving the sofa.
" --National Book Review, included in Monday's 5 Hot Books "For anyone who likes satire, this quick-witted tale...catches a bundle of truths about a very particular and powerful corner of our world.
Author: C. J. Farley
Publisher: Akashic Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Included in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2019 Children's Announcements "In this throwback coming-of-age novel, an ensemble of freshmen on the margins struggle for self-definition amid the race and class complexities of Harvard...Through the whirlwind of their journey, they begin to question the purpose of jokes and the consequences of laughter--when it's not just about the joke, but also about who's making it and why (a significant, timely exploration as comedy culture today struggles to demarcate ethical boundaries)...The diverse ensemble of core characters defy and refuse reductive stereotypes...For those who would like to take a trip through the hallowed Harvard halls of the past, this goes out to you..." --Kirkus Reviews "Wry, sly, and ferociously funny, Around Harvard Square is not just the satire Ivy League college life deserves, but the one it's been waiting for." --Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings "Brimming with humor and heart, Around Harvard Square is a delight." --Andy Borowitz, creator of the New Yorker's "The Borowitz Report" "The first year of college can feel as dramatic as the first moon landing and somehow C.J. Farley also turns it into a painfully funny adventure. Around Harvard Square is a coming-of-age tale that blends J.D. Salinger's rueful tones with Paul Beatty's biting humor and becomes something entirely its own. I had so much fun running around with these kids, it felt like seeing old friends: laughing and crying and laughing some more." --Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling "A hysterical romp through one memorable freshman year. At Farley's Hahvahd, it's survival of the funniest, comedy means never having to say you're sorry, and growing up is hard to do. A provocative pleasure." --Gish Jen, author of Typical American "In this sharp and imaginative satirical fantasy, C.J. Farley explores the complex realms of race and privilege at college with humor, insight, and edge." --Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci "Finally a young brother with a powerful voice, not afraid to say it loud and proud. I welcome him!" --Terry McMillan "Farley plays the nineties American Zeitgeist like a violin. But don't let the laughs deceive you. He hits some literary home runs about a whole bunch of issues: politics, race, and sex." --Ishmael Reed Tosh Livingston, superstar student-athlete from small-town USA, thinks he's made it big as a rising freshman at Harvard University. Not so fast! Once on campus, he's ensnared in a frenzied competition to win a spot on Harvard's legendary humor magazine, the Harpoon. Tosh soon finds that joining the Harpoon is a weird and surprisingly dangerous pursuit. He faces off against a secret society of super-rich kids, gets schooled by a philosophy professor who loves flunking everyone, and teams up with a genius student-cartoonist with an agenda of her own. Along the way, Tosh and his band of misfit freshman friends unearth long-buried mysteries about the Ivy League that will rock the Ivory Tower and change their lives forever...if they can survive the semester. With its whip-smart humor and fast-paced narrative, Around Harvard Square will appeal to readers of all ages interested in exploring the complicated roles that race and class play in higher education.