Renegade Robot


Author: Tom Lichtenberg

Publisher: Tom Lichtenberg



Page: 67

View: 4699

it's the end of the world as we know it when the Renegade Robot causes the Frantic News Network and a powerful Christian sex cult to collide in a fiery orgasmic freak out

My Emperor's New Clothes

A Musical Play for Children


Author: Larry Shue

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822207993

Category: Drama

Page: 77

View: 9939

THE STORY: Everyone is familiar with the timeless story by Hans Christian Andersen, but the present version abounds in delightful differences: The action now takes place in the mythical kingdom of Mango-Chutney, which has a parade every day, a one-

The Art of Daniel Clowes

Modern Cartoonist


Author: Alvin Buenaventura

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123639

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 1015

Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful ), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times–bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also includes essays by noted contributors such as designer Chip Kidd and cartoonist Chris Ware. Praise for The Art of Daniel Clowes: "Even if you're not an avid reader of [Clowes’s] books and strips (your loss), this volume will entice and entertain." —The Atlantic "The real selling point of Modern Cartoonist is the art . . . some of which [has] been little-seen even by die-hard Clowes fans." —A.V. Club “This excellent retrospective of his work from the late 1980s onward, edited by Alvin Buenaventura, showcases his visual gifts and always evolving style; his beautiful early stuff looks nothing like his beautiful later stuff.” —Newsday “A perfect introduction.” — “One of the greatest cartoonists of the past several decades finally gets his due.” —The Washington Post

Terms & Conditions


Author: Robert Glancy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408852195

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1238

Frank has been in a car accident*. The doctor tells him he lost his spleen, but Frank believes he has lost more. He is missing memories ? of the people around him, of the history they share and of how he came to be in the crash. All he remembers is that he is a lawyer who specialises in small print. But when Oscar, his brother, takes the family company into business with an inventively cruel corporation** and Alice, his wife, starts to seem oddly unlike the woman he remembers, Frank's world starts to unspool and the terms and conditions that he has lived his life by*** begin to change. *apparently quite a serious one **we can't tell you what it's called for legal reasons, but believe us, it's evil ***and which are rarely in his favour

Ray Davies

A Complicated Life


Author: Johnny Rogan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1847923313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 1117

NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led the Kinks to fame with their number one hit ‘You Really Got Me’. Within months, they were established among the pop elite, swamped by fans and fast becoming renowned for the rioting at their gigs. But Ray’s journey from working-class Muswell Hill to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame was tumultuous in the extreme, featuring breakdowns, bitter lawsuits, spectacular punch-ups and a ban from entering the USA. His relationship with his brother Dave is surely the most ferocious and abusive in music history. Based on countless interviews conducted over several decades, this richly detailed and revelatory biography presents the most frank and intimate portrait yet of Ray Davies.

Loving Beyond the Pain


Author: Ruby Johnson


ISBN: 0557068835


Page: 335

View: 1247

She never ceased to have a loving heart for those who seemed to not love enough.

A Meeting of the Minds


Author: Anne Morris

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770976566


Page: 264

View: 6028

Have you ever experienced an unnerving fear that because your life is moving along just too perfectly, some terrible event must be looming in the future? Julia Schofield has it all - a promising career, a father who is a powerful senator, a loyal best friend, and an old flame back in town. But Julia's perfect world is about to crash to the ground. Julia is haunted by the childhood loss of her mother and plagued by insomnia and a recurring nightmare. As well, she has the terrifying realization that she is being stalked; Julia's mental and physical health is in rapid decline. Four people tied by a buried past live separate and distinguishable lives. Julia, her father Paul, the beautiful and promiscuous Madeline and congressional hopeful Richard Eberly share a secret; a secret so powerful that when discovered, it could destroy them all.

Love Lines

Heart Smart Valentines


Author: Alfred Colo,John Offord

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332235

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

View: 5613

Until something goes wrong, we take our hearts for granted. Heart-Smart-Gurus, inspired by long research, point to that bright red Valentine in our chests, pumping tirelessly and endlessly on our behalf. But one day textbook cardiagram wiggles, veer off the chart and we are pronounced, however gently, cardiologically in-correct. We feel betrayed. We more or less, thought we were doing everything right so, whats gotten into our ticker, that loyal, lifeline friend? Time for one thing, heart sore for another, Hearts are only human after all. Whats a longevity-seeker to do, especially if blessed with enough heart-health insurance to make high-tech opportunities, breakdownaffordable? The concept of preventing heart ache, arresting it, or reversing it, is Valentines number one topic. For me its a question of flat out prevention, to heal the heart emotionally, via a softening process designed to protect the precious pump. Accumulation of blockage is what causes arterial malfunction. Deprived of emotional oxygen, our own hearts cannot dilate freely. Regular exercise may prevent an attack, and insure loves longevity. Superman has nobody, doesnt need a seat belt, nor even a plane. Are you flying solo? Be a friend. Find a lover. No man is an island. A centuries-old someone pointed out: Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief. When needed, good friends give major doses of encouragement on short notice, as do family supporters when trouble finds us. A circle of wagons is a supreme conductor for immediate shelter against stray enemy arrows. The John Wayne, strong, silent type, I dont need anybody and men dont show love mentality, isnt macho, man, but flat out stupid! In this writers paraphrase, Samuel Johnson admonished, If a man does not renew his friendships, and make new acquaintances, he finds himself playing alone as he grows, too-soon old and too-late smart. One must keep friendships in constant repair. Has your friendship grown distant, worn thin, been allowed to slip away? Do a bit of friendship repair with a welcome oil-change, and a few new points and plugs. Invite a friend or lover to do lunch: Whatever it takes, fix it: Whatever it needs, mend it: Whenever it bleeds, move on to a more worthy and willing recipient of your hearts affections. An old Scottish proverb states, He who ceases to be your friend never was a good one. In other words, with friends like you, who needs enemies? While youre at it, start at home with your significant other. Maintain this key friendship when it warrants home-improvement. Remember, your mate reads you like a book, which ought not be a mystery novel. Perhaps you need to uncover the tinfoil to let her read the introduction and to truly reveal your heart, by allowing her not just to scan but to study all its pages. A woman, who is allowed this look-see inside her mates heart, is the one who becomes and remains your life-long best friend, partner and home companion. A Promise Keeper, fueled by faith, fired with compassion and true to God, achieves unconditional passions for love of life, love of wife, of relatives and friends, co-workers, and parishioners, and has love to spare even for enemies. So turn the other cheek. The other kiss may be love-saving. To have a friend is to be one; its the beginning of relationships that lead to loves: paternal, filial, (described as fraternal), as in Philadelphia, (city of brotherly love), and Eros, even if the arrows point in alternate-lifestyle directions, and sex without love or marriage. Agape love, of course, is the ultimate love of our Creator for his Creation, leading to Eternal Love, if you will, that Father-God promises His children. To love one another as He loves us, is not a request, but a command, from the Nurturer who furnishes the glue to make it stick. Can you buy love? Sure, if youre shopping for a convenient kind, tried and untrue. You can only earn respect by modeling love. It is o

Chemistry Matters


Author: H. Adrian Sexton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434325210

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 2348

ABOUT THE BOOK This is a true story about a correction officer employed by the department of corrections. This correctionofficer was privy to the inmates arrest records and their family and financial history. She targeted those inmates with limited financial and family stability. Most of the inmates she chose were classified as mental health clients as well as pregnant upon reception. After perusing each inmate's folder, she pertinaciously observed and chose her targets. Her perfidious and perverse promises to each inmate were made to sound endearing and encouraging to the inmates, however her true motives unbeknown to the inmate was the sale of the infant. It was said healthy white babies were sold for twenty thousand dollars. Healthy black babies were sold for ten thousand. Unhealthy babies were un-saleable. Those infants were kept by this unscrupulous officer and the cohorts she employed. They used these babies to defraud government agencies which proved quite lucrative. The author was the investigator on this case who had worked two long years gathering evidence and information which would have culminated in incarceration of the culprits in this scheme. However, the author's boss' concubine craved attention, money and glory. She viewed this case as one of acclaim and notoriety which caused her to abhor the conductor of the investigation and convinced her pillow partner; if she can't be the star investigator no one should. He found himself between a rock and a hard place, because he was a married man with much to lose should she decide to turn against him for failing to follow her wishes. He then instructed the author to prepare a memo stating all evidence collected and all materials pertinent to the case were in tact with not one piece missing and hand the case over to him. He alleged he was then submitting the case to the F.B.I.. He then placed the author in a position un-accessible to anyone calling to speak with her. Unfortunately the case was never submitted to the F.B.I.. The author fears the case was shredded as if it had never been in existence. The officer was transferred to a male facility. Said transfer will not stop her operation as some of the male inmates were co-defendants and father's of those infants. Her operation was quit sophisticated in that: She proctored each inmate regarding information of the birth certificates which included a father's first and last name as well as an address to which the certificate must be mailed.

Religious Education for Caribbean Secondary Schools


Author: J. E. Clemson

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780175660674

Category: Christianity

Page: 150

View: 4772

Religious Education for Caribbean Schools is a well established series of three books providing an interdenominational course in Religious Education for students at junior and lower secondary school level.