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Author: Ted Cohen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226112322
Size: 36.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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by Ted Cohen, Jokes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jokes books, Abe and his friend Sol are out for a walk together in a part of town they haven't been in before. Passing a Christian church, they notice a curious sign in front that says "$1,000 to anyone who will convert." "I wonder what that's about," says Abe. "I think I'll go in and have a look. I'll be back in a minute; just wait for me." Sol sits on the sidewalk bench and waits patiently for nearly half an hour. Finally, Abe reappears. "Well," asks Sol, "what are they up to? Who are they trying to convert? Why do they care? Did you get the $1,000?" Indignantly Abe replies, "Money. That's all you people care about." Ted Cohen thinks that's not a bad joke. But he also doesn't think it's an easy joke. For a listener or reader to laugh at Abe's conversion, a complicated set of conditions must be met. First, a listener has to recognize that Abe and Sol are Jewish names. Second, that listener has to be familiar with the widespread idea that Jews are more interested in money than anything else. And finally, the listener needs to know this information in advance of the joke, and without anyone telling him or her. Jokes, in short, are complicated transactions in which communities are forged, intimacy is offered, and otherwise offensive stereotypes and cliches lose their sting—at least sometimes. Jokes is a book of jokes and a book about them. Cohen loves a good laugh, but as a philosopher, he is also interested in how jokes work, why they work, and when they don't. The delight at the end of a joke is the result of a complex set of conditions and processes, and Cohen takes us through these conditions in a philosophical exploration of humor. He considers questions of audience, selection of joke topics, the ethnic character of jokes, and their morality, all with plenty of examples that will make you either chuckle or wince. Jokes: more humorous than other philosophy books, more philosophical than other humor books. "Befitting its subject, this study of jokes is . . . light, funny, and thought-provoking. . . . [T]he method fits the material, allowing the author to pepper the book with a diversity of jokes without flattening their humor as a steamroller theory might. Such a book is only as good as its jokes, and most of his are good. . . . [E]ntertainment and ideas in one gossamer package."—Kirkus Reviews "One of the many triumphs of Ted Cohen's Jokes-apart from the not incidental fact that the jokes are so good that he doesn't bother to compete with them-is that it never tries to sound more profound than the jokes it tells. . . . [H]e makes you feel he is doing an unusual kind of philosophy. As though he has managed to turn J. L. Austin into one of the Marx Brothers. . . . Reading Jokes makes you feel that being genial is the most profound thing we ever do-which is something jokes also make us feel-and that doing philosophy is as natural as being amused."—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books "[A] lucid and jargon-free study of the remarkable fact that we divert each other with stories meant to make us laugh. . . . An illuminating study, replete with killer jokes."—Kevin McCardle, The Herald (Glasgow) "Cohen is an ardent joke-maker, keen to offer us a glimpse of how jokes are crafted and to have us dwell rather longer on their effects."—Barry C. Smith, Times Literary Supplement "Because Ted Cohen loves jokes, we come to appreciate them more, and perhaps think further about the quality of good humor and the appropriateness of laughter in our lives."—Steve Carlson, Christian Science Monitor


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1001 Ultimate Pilipino Jokes PDF
Author: Arturo B. Rodriguez
Publisher: Arturo B Rodriguez
ISBN: 9780967989853
Size: 70.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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by Arturo B. Rodriguez, 1001 Ultimate Pilipino Jokes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 1001 Ultimate Pilipino Jokes books, 1001 ULTIMATE PILIPINO JOKES is an entertaining, fun filled book designed for every Pilipino who enjoys wholesome humor. Presented in Pilipino or Tagalog language, the book delivers plenty of tasty humors that will have you laughing all the way.


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Author: Dr. Giriraj Sharan Agarwal
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 9788128800702
Size: 78.82 MB
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Author: Bob Phillips
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736932534
Size: 42.14 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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by Bob Phillips, Awesome Knock Knock Jokes For Kids Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Awesome Knock Knock Jokes For Kids books, "Who's there?" is the best set up line in comedy history. Now kids of all ages can knock hilarious jokes out of the fun park. Friends, family, and fellow-jokesters will be rolling in the aisles with laughter and secretly taking notes. This collection of the crazy and zany is from Bob Phillips—which means everyone who hears these comic gems will laugh hysterically and fall to the ground in awe of the most awesome knock-knocks ever invented.


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Author: COMPILED BY GOPI A. TEJWANI
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 9788189182656
Size: 61.43 MB
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Category : Indic wit and humor
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Jokes and Their Relations PDF
Author: Elliott Oring
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813117744
Size: 47.49 MB
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Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 171
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by Elliott Oring, Jokes And Their Relations Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jokes And Their Relations books, Elliott Oring offers a fresh perspective on jokes and related forms of humor. Criticizing and modifying traditional concepts and methods of analysis, he delineates an approach that can explain the peculiarities of a wide variety of humorous expression. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book will appeal to scholar and layman alike--to anyone who has ever wondered how jokes work and what they mean.


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Author: Christie Davies
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253223024
Size: 43.18 MB
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Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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Jokes And Targets

by Christie Davies, Jokes And Targets Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jokes And Targets books, Jokes and Targets takes up an appealing and entertaining topic—the social and historical origins of jokes about familiar targets such as rustics, Jewish spouses, used car salesmen, and dumb blondes. Christie Davies explains why political jokes flourished in the Soviet Union, why Europeans tell jokes about American lawyers but not about their own lawyers, and why sex jokes often refer to France rather than to other countries. One of the world's leading experts on the study of humor, Davies provides a wide-ranging and detailed study of the jokes that make up an important part of everyday conversation.


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Awesome Jokes PDF
Author: Charles Keller
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806943787
Size: 34.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Awesome Jokes

by Charles Keller, Awesome Jokes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Awesome Jokes books, A collection of jokes and riddles arranged under such headings as "Dork Ages," "Teacher's Pests," and "Very Punny."