A Load of Hooey (Odenkirk Memorial Library)

A Load of Hooey (Odenkirk Memorial Library)

Bob Odenkirk

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 1938073886

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues (“Martin Luther King, Jr’s Worst Speech Ever”) to intentionally bad theater (“Hitler Dinner Party: A Play”); from avant-garde fiction (“Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs”) to free-verse poetry that's funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.

Odenkirk's debut resembles nothing so much as a hilarious new sketch comedy show that’s exclusively available as a streaming video for your mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in “The Second Coming of Jesus and Lazarus,” it is a book “to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of Bob Newhart.”

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whispered one solemn request, which we, being two very excellent dinner guests, were determined to deliver on. EVA BRAUN [sotto voce]: Oh, if you could do me a kindness— FRITZ AND ANNETTE: Yes, of course! Whatever is asked, dear Eva! EVA BRAUN: Whatever you do— Hitler enters! Eva finishes her request sotto voce. EVA BRAUN: —don’t mention the war! Fritz and Annette have no time to react as Hitler paces over to them. He is somber and deeply distracted. Fritz and Annette muster smiles. Fritz

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S WORST SPEECH EVER In the midst of the Freedom Riders summer, King was called upon to give a speech at the Rock of Abernathy Baptist Church in Abernathy, Mississippi. It was a hot summer, even for Mississippi, and King had had weeks to prepare this speech, but for some reason he dillydallied. If he was betting on rising to the occasion, he lost that bet. People in attendance that day remember the speech as “the opposite of a shining moment” and “terrible.” Abernathy’s

so…I wanted to say “thank you” and…if you don’t mind, ask a question or two. Yeah? Okay, well. First, in case you’re wondering, I’m fine. Lovin’ life, TCB and all that—I mean, my foot fell asleep last week, and that gave me a scare, but I just shook it around and everything’s fine. (chuckles) Yeah, my question…well, my question is simply this: am I ever going to die? I will. I’ll die…again? Wow, you seem pretty sure—you spoke pretty quick there. Sure, I believe you, I just…I guess the follow-up

Creator of Mad Libs That’s Quite Enough of You, Odenkirk Other Books by This Author PREFACE ONE SHOULD NEVER READ A BOOK ON THE TOILET By Miss Sally Penberton, of Miss Sally’s Finishing School and College of Internal Medicine Hello! Hello! Now I am pausing for you to reply, “Hello, Miss Penberton, of Sally Penberton’s Finishing School and College of Internal Medicine!” Very good, girls—except for you, Violet Madison. You sound like a cow. How many times do I have to tell you: one should

rich. Famous Quotations—Unabridged “If you’re going through hell, keep going. But please stop screaming, it’s not good for morale.” —Winston Churchill LOUVRE AUDIO TOUR FOR HOMEOWNERS Welcome to the Louvre Audio Tour for Homeowners, English Language Version. The Louvre is the world’s most famous art museum and the most popular tourist site in Paris. With more than thirty-five thousand works of art and sixty thousand square meters of exhibition space, there is a lot to see. Choose any wing

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