Something Happened

Bob Slocum, an average, middle-aged man with a good job, slowly becomes more and more unhappy with the routine of his life.

Author: Joseph Heller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684841212

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness. Slocum was discontent. Inevitably, inexorably, his discontent deteriorated into desolation until...something happened. Something Happened is Joseph Heller's wonderfully inventive and controversial second novel satirizing business life and American culture. The story is told as if the reader was overhearing the patter of Bob Slocum's brain -- recording what is going on at the office, as well as his fantasies and memories that complete the story of his life. The result is a novel as original and memorable as his Catch-22.

Something Happened

Author: Edward D. Berkowitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500517

Category: History

Page: 296

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In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only witnessed long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As Edward D. Berkowitz demonstrates, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and defeat in Vietnam led to an unraveling of the national consensus. During the decade, ideas about the United States, how it should be governed, and how its economy should be managed changed dramatically. Berkowitz argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced by a more skeptical attitude about government's ability to positively affect society. From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, Berkowitz captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater legal and social recognition. At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life-the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Berkowitz also considers important shifts in American popular culture, recounting the creative renaissance in American film as well as the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster. He discusses how television programs such as All in the Family and Charlie's Angels offered Americans both a reflection of and an escape from the problems gripping the country.

Then Something Happened

He then looked at Eric, and slowly moved his eyes away while saying softly, “Let's just say something happened, and leave it at that.” “Why?

Author: D. Jensen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595186600

Category: Fiction

Page: 437

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It was a stormy Saturday night and detective Messina just wanted to go home. He didn't anticipate questioning two drenching wet boys about what they saw. He never asked to pull three bodies from a Houston bayou. And, he most certainly never wanted to see pictures of himself posted on a Houston web page with would be hints and clues about what's going on. That Saturday night, Messina was only interested in going home …Then Something Happened. Set in the diverse backdrop of Houston, Texas, it's a story that shows both sides of the horrors of teen violence and Messina must wade through it all to find out what happened, and more importantly, why.

Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf

Something's wrong . Something happened . Ali's face is melting almost . And then she lets out this excruciating cry . Like someone's dead .

Author: Hayley Krischer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593114124

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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"Ali Greenleaf's story is complex and beautifully told; full of fury, heartbreak, and hope." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends With the Dark Ali Greenleaf and Blythe Jensen couldn't be more different. Ali is sweet, bitingly funny, and just a little naive. Blythe is beautiful, terrifying, and the most popular girl in school. They've never even talked to each other, until a party when Ali decides she'll finally make her move on Sean Nessel, her longtime crush and the soccer team's superstar. But Sean pushes Ali farther than she wants to go. When she resists--he rapes her. Blythe sees Ali when she runs from the party, everyone sees her. And Blythe knows something happened with Sean; she knows how he treats girls. Even so, she's his best friend, his confidant. When he tells her it was a misunderstanding, she decides to help him make things right. So Blythe befriends Ali, bringing her into a circle of ruthless popular girls, and sharing her own dark secrets. Despite the betrayal at the heart of their relationship, they see each other, in a way no one ever has before. In her searing, empowering debut novel, Hayley Krischer tells the story of what happened that night, and how it shaped Ali and Blythe forever. Both girls are survivors in their own ways, and while their friendship might not be built to last, it's one that empowers each of them to find justice on their own terms.

Something Happened A Collection

... of this collection, it's not just the darker tone that unites all the stories (save one); it's the fact that in all these stories, something happens.

Author: Christopher Tait


ISBN: 9780359360949



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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven

There is something to be said about that, because many people can really ... It could also be the spirit of the child who had something happen in that ...

Author: Corey Taylor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448146703

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills. Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion. He’s also got the memories (and scars) to prove it. For some reason, he can’t seem to shake these spectral stories, and that brings us to this little tome right here... At the same time, being an erudite, tattooed, modern Renaissance Man, he never bought into the whole God thing. Simply put, he’s seen ghosts, but he hasn’t seen Jesus. Corey especially can’t find a reason why people do the insane things they do in HIS name. That’s where everything really gets interesting. His second book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, compiles Corey’s most intimate, incredible, and insane moments with the supernatural. His memories are as vivid as they are vicious. As he recounts these stories, he questions the validity of religious belief systems and two-thousand-year-old dogma. As always his rapid-fire writing, razor sharp sense of humour, unbridled honesty, and cosy anecdotes make quite the case for his point. You might end up believing him or not. That’s up to you, of course. Either way, you’re in for a hell of ride.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Beirut

What happened was that after the game was finished I was waiting around for my ... It was an advertisement for something and the poster featured an action ...

Author: Pat Stewart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595094240

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

View: 678


It's hard to coach a team when your players don't show up. Mafi muscula. Hard to make air flights without reservations. Mafi muscula. Can't tape ankles without tape. Hey! Why isn't Darrin here from the States yet? Mafi Muscula. Can't understand these Hungarian menu forms...we could starve. Mafi muscula. We're almost out of tea. Muscula! In Arabic, mafi muscula means "no problem." But a better definition is probably: "no problem for ME, big problem for YOU." Saudi Arabia is where mafi musculas start, but they don't end there. From Saudi it's on to a training camp near Budapest then onward to Beruit for the basketball championships of the Eighth Pan Arab Games. Some funny things happen along the way. And there, too. These are recounted through the eyes of an American coach. They sometimes happen on the court., but more often off. Some are pretty peculiar and that's the kind of questions they raise. For example: —Was Bruce Springsteen born in Saudi Arabia? —Do you know how to properly kiss your players? —Why are Homer's underpants radioactive? —Is Martin as dead as he thinks? —Is Adel as dead as Coach tells his mom he is? —How to get a lunatic asylum airborne? —When must camels kill you? And more.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pulpit

Two things happened, however, that served as anchors for us during that stormy time. ... refreshing and we were hungry for God to do something in our lives.

Author: Arnold Lastinger

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468502700

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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This book is written with no other agenda than to simply entertain the reader. In the truest definition of the word it is not an autobiography; it is a collection of short stories that have happened in the lives of Arnold & Joy Lastinger in over 50 years of ministry. You may laugh; you may cry. But, you will enjoy reading about how the marvelous grace of a loving Lord has carried this couple through 50 years of ministry together. Some of the stories are too fantastic to be believeable. But, every one of them is true. Brace yourself for an enjoyable read!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

But certainly he doesn't think you believe such an outrageous thing, does he?” My mother wasquiet forthe moment. She got downon herknees next to me, ...

Author: Grant H. Pealer

Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing

ISBN: 9781886940147

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

View: 285


Pre-life memories of the spirit world; where we go after physical death..

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Senility

She explained that for something of a delicate nature like that, he should tell her that it was something like a problem with his ear.

Author: Jerry Page

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663205605

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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This book has been percolating in my subconscious for more than 70 years. It may have mellowed a little over the years, but has lost little of its relevance or bite. As one of the premiere procrastinators of this and over half of the last century, I put it off as long as I could but finally acquiesced and the final product is now in your hands. If not for political correctness, the book would be longer and possibly less relative. Jokes are multi-dimensional. For everyone they delight, they piss somebody off. It’s a zero-sum game and we each identify with one side or the other. I found myself single again about 4 years ago, and moved half way across the state. One of the main advantages of a major move is that a brand new audience is right at hand. Over the last few years, quite a few of my new acquaintances have been telling me that I should write a joke book, and here it is.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Old Age EasyRead Large Bold Edition

Obviously my premonition was not an evidence of something actually about to happen. I had experienced premonitions before. Not about something so ...

Author: Stanley C. Baldwin


ISBN: 9781458729682

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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''It started almost 15 years ago ... the assault on our prime-of-life status from every quarter of society.... Waitresses have stopped asking if we qualify for the senior discount; they simply give it to us. When I'm in public, young women step aside for me to enter doors ahead of them.'' Whether you are 50 or 70, you have probably shared some of Stanley Baldwin's experiences. Here is an opportunity to relive them with laughter. But, more important, in these pages you'll find an opportunity to reflect on how these life changes relate to your Christian life. This is a book for those who reject the grumpiness of aging and embrace the grace of life with Christ.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Freedom

... pointing at me as if they were going to shoot me if I said something wrong. ... To this day, I never told my friends anything about what happened.

Author: Desi Sanchez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475955200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 610


Author Desi Sanchez, a native of Cuba, was twenty-two years old when the Bay of Pigs incident took place there in 1961. He had made the decision to side against Fidel Castro long before the confrontation and served as a merchant marine in the SS Houston during the invasion. In 2010 Desi Sanchez received an honorary crew member certificate of the DDE-510 Eaton. Havana was Desi Sanchez’s home. He was born there, grew up there, went to school there, and fell in love there. Eventually, however, as Castro’s regime began to take hold and everything began to change, he learned that home isn’t where your life happened; it’s where your heart is. Sometimes you just have to find a new home. Originally writing his memoir in order to bridge the gap between generations within his own family, Sanchez has since come to realize the importance of preserving history from the perspectives of the participants for all to see. Now he shares his life story.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cemetery

But really , something had to be done about all this marching , marching , left turns and about turns and ... He was removed to 78 A Funny Thing Happened.

Author: Carl Muller

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0140382631

Category: Short stories, Sri Lankan (English)

Page: 200

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Nineteen side-splitting stories from sri lanka to begin this chronicle of the funny things that have happened to him, muller goes back to his days as a recruit in the royal ceylon navy when the queen of england came a-visiting: the saucy sailors decide to tip her a wink! the second story takes us back to mullers childhood in anuradhapura where two visiting rat snakes turn out to be a railway linesmans grandparents there are further hilarious adventures in the navy, encounters with more snakes of different sizes and lineage, graphic descriptions of jam-making factories, and hazardous days in the gulf effortlessly, muller creates caricatures that leave you helpless with laughter as they highlight the follies and foibles of the human race.

A Funny Thing Happened When I Was In

... the same cruise and just happened to be travelling in the same circles. ... But we knew something was amiss as we were met with blank stares when we ...


Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781462663934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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This amusing travelogue book is a culmination of over 30 years of my personal business and leisure travel while working in the airline industry, told in a collection of short stories. My travels have taken me to over 70 countries and my goal has been to recall at least one humorous anecdote from most of these visits.

In Soft Drink Marketing a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Market

... marketing course today should recognize something that the executives of ... share of market for the company that allows it to happen to them Thus it ...

Author: W. Robert Watson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481741811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

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The stories in this book include a lot of marketing decisions, some of which include marketing mistakes that should be of great interest. The purpose of this marketing review is to provide knowledge of the marketing implemented by a major soft drink company on the way to the market, and to ensure that readers have a full understanding of the importance of what are known as the five Ps of marketing.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inventing My Childhood

'Perhaps, you'll sit still and do something useful for a change,' Gillykins commented when she saw it. Mum had been teaching me knit one, purl one and I'd ...

Author: Mary Wood

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469791227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 448


Mary Dobbs was born on the same day as Peter Sutcliffe, the notorious serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Instead of murdering adversaries who cross her path, however, she resorts to more subtle acts of revenge. Even so, these actions do not always provide the expected results; hilarity occurs at least as often as vengeance. In her memoir, Mary shares her amusing coming-of-age journey to overcome religious dogma in post-war London during the ever-changing 1950s and 1960s. From an early age, Mary chronicles how she always fancied herself as a trailblazer who nurtured a strong desire to become the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. A self-proclaimed lover of words, Mary made up many of her own to overcome the boredom of her restricted life, in which she was expected to mimic the behavior of her namesake, the mother of Jesus. Determined to change her life, Mary waits until she is a teenager to dye her hair orange, attend a Beatles concert, discover Soho, and splash in the fountains in Trafalgar Square on New Years Eve. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inventing My Childhood offers a witty glimpse into one womans entertaining journey as she fights to hold onto her identity, discover her passions in life, and ultimately achieve her true destiny.

Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

" ... A collection of twenty such memorable true-life stories.



ISBN: 0143423924

Category: Authors, Kannada

Page: 201

View: 616


" ... A collection of twenty such memorable true-life stories. Handpicked by Sudha Murty from entries submitted in an open competition run by Penguin, they capture the hope, faith, kindness and joy that life is full of even as we make our way through the daily grind."--Back cover.

Something Happened on the Way to the World s Fair A Strange Happenings Short Story

Something Happened on the Way to the World's Fair The Blood is Life The Living Metal Man The Assistant The Resurrection Experiment ...

Author: Kelsey Josephson

Publisher: Steampunk Publications


Category: Fiction


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The year is 1893. Rosie Weston, fireman, is working on an overnight passenger train to the World's Fair. Her routine shift has turned into a nightmare, beginning with a peculiar trunk in the baggage car. Worse, a passenger has gone missing. Can Rosie discover the truth behind the cargo before more passengers go missing? Strange Happenings is a series of short stories set in an alternate timeline, where science and the unknown mix. Much like a penny dreadful, each story is meant to be enjoyed in a single sitting. Something Happened on the Way to the World's Fair is the first installment of Strange Happenings.

Something Happened on My Way to Hell

Kimberly gives you the tools to break the cycle of control and compulsion as you experience Gods healing grace. This is not a self-help book. This is a God-help-transform-me book.

Author: Kimberly Davidson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449778521

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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We all love something too much. We all want more. Pastoral counselor Kimberly Davidson knows all about the insatiable pursuit of pleasure. She has lived it and bled it. She also knows where to find Redemption. This 12-week study helps you identify hidden and destructive habits. Kimberly gives you the tools to break the cycle of control and compulsion as you experience God’s healing grace. This is not a self-help book. This is a God-help-transform-me book. Learn how filling the spiritual emptiness in your life can help you break free from everyday addictions. “This study is a testimony to the power of His Word. If you are wrestling with destructive habits and want to be free then this book is for you. Read it and be transformed through the healing grace of God.” —Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, C.E.D.S., The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc.