Funny You Should Ask

Generously sprinkled with mind-boggling extra facts from the Elves, this is essential reading for the incurably curious.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571363377

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Page: 256

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The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask'why...?'. With an introduction from Zoe Ball. The QI Elves are the clever clogs behind the hit panel show QI. Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show's 'Why Workshop' where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners. Funny You Should Ask... features the QI Elves' answers to questions on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts from the Elves this is essential reading for the incurably curious. How much water would you need to put out the Sun? If spiders can walk on the ceiling why can't they get out of the bath? What's the point of snot? Why does my pizza taste so much better the next morning? Why do dads make such bad jokes? Why am I a capital letter and you're not? Why is there an Essex, a Wessex, a Sussex but no Nossex? Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth? Why aren't unicorns called unihorns? Do cats get goosebumps? When does a rock become an island? Why don't clouds freeze? Can I live forever?

Funny You Should Ask

Funny You Should Ask, based on the popular Writer's Digest column of the same name, assists to deconstruct, inform, and illuminate the path to publication and beyond, all while dispelling the rumor that those in the industry are better than ...

Author: Barbara Poelle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593327838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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There is a certain perception from the outside that the publishing industry is a near insurmountable fortress, with gatekeepers and naysayers manning the turrets looking for any way to fire a flaming arrow at the dreams of an aspiring writer. Funny You Should Ask, based on the popular Writer's Digest column of the same name, assists to deconstruct, inform, and illuminate the path to publication and beyond, all while dispelling the rumor that those in the industry are better than thou. And even though each writer's publishing journey is like a game of PLINKO--you can drop the chip in the same slot every time and get a different result--there are still common constructs and confusions that can be shared and explored together in order to help inform all writers. From understanding the nuts and bolts of a query letter, to learning how to process the soul-searing envy of watching someone else's career flourish, to how to talk to your editor, veteran literary agent Barbara Poelle covers the approach and execution of the common and uncommon bumps along the traditional publishing path. Includes • More than 100 questions answered including expanded answers to topics that didn't get the full treatment in a column • Writing exercises, submission checklists, and publishing BINGO for every publishing milestone

Funny You Should Ask

The book documents insider knowledge and gives the reader a better understanding of what makes great television comedy.

Author: Scott Lewellen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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"This oral history of television sitcom offers the perspectives of 22 of the best and most prolific early comedy writers. The book documents insider knowledge and gives the reader a better understanding of what makes great television comedy. The writers'observations about the changes that took place and help explain why television comedy has evolved in recent years"--

Funny You Should Ask

Now you try one: Why do our noses run and our feet smell? Why are boxing rings
... or snail mail it to: c/o Funny You Should Ask, Publishing Division, Scholastic
Canada Ltd., 175 Hillmount Road, Markham, Ontario L6C 117. ^^ A^^^How did ...

Author: Margaret Meikle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439082005

Category: Questions and answers

Page: 156

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Answers to over 100 questions about superstitions, customs, clothes, food, music, science, etc.

Funny You Should Ask

A cracker of a book!' SUE PERKINS 'The QI Elves are barnstormingly brilliant. Everything in this book reminds us of the extraordinary science, nature, history, humanity and everyday wonders that surround us.

Author: The QI Elves

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571363384

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask 'why...?'. With an introduction from Zoe Ball. 'QI have outdone themselves!' ALAN DAVIES 'Fabulous . . . answers all the questions you never knew you needed the answers to. A cracker of a book!' SUE PERKINS 'The QI Elves are barnstormingly brilliant. Everything in this book reminds us of the extraordinary science, nature, history, humanity and everyday wonders that surround us.' ZOE BALL The QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel show QI. Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of BBC Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners. Dive into this splendid collection of listeners' unusual questions and some unexpected answers that are sure to make your head spin on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts and questions from the Elves, Funny You Should Ask . . . is essential reading for the incurably curious. How much water would you need to put out the Sun? If spiders can walk on the ceiling, why can't they get out of the bath? Why do dads make such bad jokes? Why does red mean 'stop' and green mean 'go'? Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth? How do plant seeds know which way is up? Can you fill up a black hole? Who popularised the recorder, and where can I get hold of them? For more from the team behind QI, visit qi.com. You can also follow QI's fact-filled Twitter account @qikipedia and listen to their weekly podcast at nosuchthingasafish.com

Funny You Should Ask

You may be wondering where all the jokes in this book came from . Funny you
should ask . I made a lot of them up myself . My two children , David and Jennifer
, and my wife , Karen , told me many of them . So did the students in my English ...

Author: Marvin Terban

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395581133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Offers an abundant cache of ideas about using words and wordplay to create engaging riddles and jokes.

Funny You Should Ask

A Diary of One Woman'S Breast Cancer Journey Tracy L. Matteson. Should Ask A
DIARY OF ONE WOMAN'S BREAST CANCER JOURNEY S Tracy L. Matteson
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK A DIARY. Funnyyou ...

Author: Tracy L. Matteson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493108176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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Funny You Should Ask reveals intimate details and highlights the humor of the physical and emotional rollercoaster of finding balance, personal discoveries, and trying to feel whole through the ups and downs of breast cancer treatment. It is intended to give women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and their friends and family, a sneak peek into some of the physical and emotional aspects of the everyday challenges through the voice of one womans personal experiences. The photography by Brian Kelly highlights the emotion of these moments. This book is meant to highlight the blessings and humor that ARE unexpectedly sprinkled through a challenging time.

Funny You Should Ask

It's important to be consistent, so when he finds a weathered old bottle during an ill-conceived beach walk, of course he's going to make the wrong choice to open it.Now he has a thousand (give or take) year old genie named Duke who needs ...

Author: Elwood Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798578322044

Category:

Page: 148

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Fun Fact: They say that "The only person who never makes a mistake, is the person who never does anything."David Simmons should get a great deal done, because he makes a lot of mistakes: His career. His marriage. A brief, but unwavering, conviction that he would look young and cool in skinny jeans (spoiler alert - he did not). It's important to be consistent, so when he finds a weathered old bottle during an ill-conceived beach walk, of course he's going to make the wrong choice to open it.Now he has a thousand (give or take) year old genie named Duke who needs David to hurry up so he can hit the waves.David has three wishes, an impatient supernatural surfer and a lifetime of blunders under his belt, but what type of high end, top shelf, cluster-cuddle of a mistake do you need to make to be locked away in a four by four cell in an orange jumpsuit?Well, it's funny you should ask, because I can tell you, it takes more than just one.Funny you should ask is the new collection of humorous (and surprisingly philosophical) short stories by Elwood Scott. Author of The Stowaway.

Funny You Should Ask

Sixteen of today's top children's authors--including Marion Dane Bauer, Constance Greene, Carol Snyder, and Gary Soto--show their lighter side in a hilarious collection of new stories.

Author: David Gale

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385305354

Category: Children's stories, American.

Page: 209

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Sixteen of today's top children's authors--including Marion Dane Bauer, Constance Greene, Carol Snyder, and Gary Soto--show their lighter side in a hilarious collection of new stories.

Conversation Failure

FUNNY. YOU. SHOULD. ASK. THAT. Dr . P : Mrs . Raven , I am still puzzled . You
' ve got these painful red lumps on the backs of your calves and I haven ' t got a
good idea what is causing them or what to do with them . We did a lot of blood ...

Author: Frederic W. Platt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032607205

Category: Medical

Page: 183

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Books Kids Will Sit Still for 3

Hand a page to each pair of readers so they can practice delivering and then
answering their riddles , which they can then present to the rest of the group .
Refer to Marvin Terban ' s Funny You Should Ask : How to Make Up Jokes and
Riddles ...

Author: Judy Freeman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015064922704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 915

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Keep children on the edge of their seats with this guide to captivating read-alouds for grades K through 6. Tips on presentation and references to related titles help you plan effective programs and instill a love of books and reading.

Nursing Homes

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CORNER | FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK inperspective F323 Accidents and
Supervision , elopement occurs when a resident leaves the premises or a safe
area ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0099041956

Category: Long-term care facilities

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The Utne Reader

Have you ever wondered why : • Men who have never been west of Kentucky can
tell you about ITS FUNNY YOU SHOULD BOUT the mentality of the Japanese ?
THAL , OF ... 90 it - card bills have a plan for dealing SHOULD ASK ... I'VE GOT ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89042904482

Category: Underground press publications

Page:

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School Library Journal

Stories are rungs children can grasp as they climb toward adulthood. ... There
may be common questions we can ask. ... There is nowhere to go for the voices
that can be funny one minute and sad the next, that can sound raucous and
melodic ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000070393699

Category: Children's libraries

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Teach Yourself PCs

Click ASK ! to start the query running . a Done 23 Enter your search terms in the
text box . ... Check out July ' s most popular questions at the funny you should ask
! page Where can I find travel information of the type a map city I Amsterdam ...

Author: Barry Press

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0764575104

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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Teach Yourself(r) PCs When you need on-the-spot answers - Teach Yourself! Learn fast with short, clear steps Find the answers you need easily Explore the Web for related topics * Set up your computer right the first time * Install and run all of the latest software * Connect and use your printer, scanner, modem, Zip drive and other add-ons * Organize your files and folders - and then find them again quickly * Maintain your PC: clean your hardware, change printer cartridges, check for software updates