SeinLanguage

The popular performer presents his unique and trenchant observations on a wide variety of subjects, including virgin sacrifice, cow outfits, Ginsu knives, soap slivers, and suction cups

Author: Jerry Seinfeld

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553569155

Category: Humor

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The popular performer presents his unique and trenchant observations on a wide variety of subjects, including virgin sacrifice, cow outfits, Ginsu knives, soap slivers, and suction cups
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Seinfeld and Philosophy

... 271, 274, 276, 278-280, 282-283, 294, 296 Seinfeld, Morty, 64,74,122 Seinfelds (parents), 46 Seinlanguage, 5 Self (personal identity and subjectivity): friendship and, 154, 156-157, 159, 161, 163-164, 166-167, 169 no coherent self, ...

Author: William Irwin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459601161

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How is Jerry like Socrates? Is it rational for George to ''do the opposite? '' Would Simone de Beauvoir say that Elaine is a feminist? Is Kramer stuck in Kierkegaard's aesthetic stage? Seinfeld and Philosophy is both an enlightening look at the most popular sitcom of the decade and an entertaining introduction to philosophy via Seinfeld's plots and characters. These fourteen essays, which explore the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Heidegger, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, will show readers how to be masters of their philosophical domain.
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Planet Funny

10 10 11 11 14 15 15 15 16 17 17 17 18 19 8 SeinLanguage: Bill Cosby's bestseller Fatherhood and its 1980s follow-ups predated SeinLanguage, but Seinfeld's book was the one that kick-started a trend, selling so many copies that ...

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501100604

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes. Where once society’s most coveted trait might have been strength or intelligence or honor, today, in a clear sign of evolution sliding off the trails, it is being funny. Yes, funniness. Consider: Super Bowl commercials don’t try to sell you anymore; they try to make you laugh. Airline safety tutorials—those terrifying laminated cards about the possibilities of fire, explosion, depressurization, and drowning—have been replaced by joke-filled videos with multimillion-dollar budgets and dance routines. Thanks to social media, we now have a whole Twitterverse of amateur comedians riffing around the world at all hours of the day—and many of them even get popular enough online to go pro and take over TV. In his “smartly structured, soundly argued, and yes—pretty darn funny” (Booklist, starred review) Planet Funny, Ken Jennings explores this brave new comedic world and what it means—or doesn’t—to be funny in it now. Tracing the evolution of humor from the caveman days to the bawdy middle-class antics of Chaucer to Monty Python’s game-changing silliness to the fast-paced meta-humor of The Simpsons, Jennings explains how we built our humor-saturated modern age, where lots of us get our news from comedy shows and a comic figure can even be elected President of the United States purely on showmanship. “Fascinating, entertaining and—I’m being dead serious here—important” (A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically), Planet Funny is a full taxonomy of what spawned and defines the modern sense of humor.
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Twain s Brand

SeinLanguage's publisher pointed to that effect when he crowed, “Would that all our authors had twentyplus million people interested in them every week.”73 Indeed, Seinfeld lives on in syndication and DVD sales, its popularity so secure ...

Author: Judith Yaross Lee

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626744530

Category: Social Science

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Samuel L. Clemens lost the 1882 lawsuit declaring his exclusive right to use “Mark Twain” as a commercial trademark, but he succeeded in the marketplace, where synergy among his comic journalism, live performances, authorship, and entrepreneurship made “Mark Twain” the premier national and international brand of American humor in his day. And so it remains in ours, because Mark Twain’s humor not only expressed views of self and society well ahead of its time, but also anticipated ways in which humor and culture coalesce in today’s postindustrial information economy—the global trade in media, performances, and other forms of intellectual property that began after the Civil War. In Twain’s Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture, Judith Yaross Lee traces four hallmarks of Twain’s humor that are especially significant today. Mark Twain’s invention of a stage persona comically conflated with his biographical self lives on in contemporary performances by Garrison Keillor, Margaret Cho, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart. The postcolonial critique of Britain that underlies America’s nationalist tall tale tradition not only self-destructs in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court but also drives the critique of American Exceptionalism in Philip Roth’s literary satires. The semi-literate writing that gives Adventures of Huckleberry Finn its “vernacular vision”—wrapping cultural critique in ostensibly innocent transgressions and misunderstandings—has a counterpart in the apparently untutored drawing style and social critique seen in The Simpsons, Lynda Barry’s comics, and The Boondocks. And the humor business of recent decades depends on the same brand-name promotion, cross-media synergy, and copyright practices that Clemens pioneered and fought for a century ago. Twain’s Brand highlights the modern relationship among humor, commerce, and culture that were first exploited by Mark Twain.
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Father Knew Best

Impressed that his book, SeinLanguage , is in the bookstores, Jerry adds, "A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking." SOURCE: SeinLanguage, Jerry Seinfeld (Bantam Books, New York, ...

Author: Elsa Hornfischer

Publisher: David and Elsa Hornfischer

ISBN: 0452277728

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The companion volume to "Mother Knew Best", this book offers a joyous celebration of fatherhood. Shedding light on the roles fathers have played in the formative years of famous people's lives, "Father Knew Best" offers 101 insightful quotations and stories from the fathers of such people as Oprah Winfrey, John Wayne, Michael Jordan and Mickey Mantle.
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Seinfeld Trivia Quiz Fun Facts 500 Multiple Choice Questions

Dennis Bjorklund. Q13: What was the name of the Seinfeld book that Jerry Seinfeld released in 1993? (A) The Really Big Book About Nothing (B) SeinLanguage (C) I Saw the Sein (D) Seining Off (E) Much To Do About Nothing B. SeinLanguage.

Author: Dennis Bjorklund

Publisher: Praetorian Publishing

ISBN: 9781005039059

Category: Humor

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Seinfeld Trivia Quiz & Fun Facts: 500 Multiple Choice Questions is authored by a sitcom expert who penned the most comprehensive book ever written about the show—Seinfeld Encyclopedia: The Complete Reference. This latest book, Seinfeld Trivia: Multiple Choice, is the best source for high quality, accurate, and well-written trivia questions about the sitcom voted “The #1 Greatest TV Series of All-Time” by TV Guide. Seinfeld Trivia: Multiple Choice is the perfect book for every type of Seinfeld fan, from casual observer to rabid fanatic. There are 500 questions that range from easy to difficult with 5 multiple choice answers to help solve each question. Many answers offer humorous options to amuse the reader, while others provide legitimate choices to challenge the quiz-taker. Unlike most trivia books that merely provide one-word answers, Seinfeld Trivia: Multiple Choice offers additional descriptive sentences that are often amusing, making the reading experience more enjoyable and entertaining. In addition, every section of the book includes Fun Facts that provide factual details about the show, creators, actors, and other contributors to the series. The Fun Facts are meant to supplement the hilarious question-answer format with fascinating factual tidbits to give the reader the full Seinfeld experience. Seinfeld Trivia: Multiple Choice offers more information than any other trivia book ever written on the subject. The first section analyzes the show, its history, and noteworthy facts that are sure to educate and enthrall the reader. The second chapter covers the Seinfeld environment with questions related to Monk’s Cafe, local businesses, and social acquaintances. The following sections include thorough questions about the main characters—Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes, and Newman—to highlight the most hilarious episodes and test every viewers’ attention to detail. Beware, there are easy questions but also expect brain-teasers. In addition, Seinfeld Trivia: Multiple Choice goes beyond the cast nucleus, and delves into the lives of other noteworthy characters who helped make the show a success. There are quizzes on Jerry’s parents, George’s parents, memorable one-time and recurring characters, as well as unforgettable friends and neighbors. The list of characters include Tim Whatley, Mickey Abbott, David Puddy, Lloyd Braun, Babu Bhatt, Soup Nazi, Mr. Pitt, J. Peterman, Jackie Chiles, Kenny Bania, Sue Ellen Mischke, Susan Ross, yada, yada, yada… There is something for everyone. Whether a casual watcher or avid fan, this book is sure to provide hours of entertainment and laughter while reliving the finest moments of the show. Photos included, 500 multiple choice questions and answers.
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505 Weirdest Online Stores

In the description of one of Jerry Seinfeld's books, Seinlanguage, Simon Leake proposes that, “Eons hence, scholars may ponder the mysteries of this book in the same way that they now ponder the fragments of Heraclitus.

Author: Dan Crowley

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402251047

Category: Computers

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Great gift for eBay lovers.
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Basic Grammar in Many Voices

In Sentence ( 11 ) , from Jerry Seinfeld's SeinLanguage , the compound noun is entertainment town and the and ultimate are the determiner and adjective modifying it : 11 . Las Vegas is still the ultimate entertainment town to me .

Author: Marilyn Neva Silva

Publisher:

ISBN: 0844259608

Category: English language

Page: 243

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Explains the basics of English grammar, including parts of speech, sentence structure, modifiers, clauses, idea coordination, and punctuation, and provides practice exercises. Includes an answer key.
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Jerry Seinfeld

Suddenly Seinfeld had a deal with Bantam and a seven-figure advance for a collection of his comic observations entitled Sein Language. The publisher made the announcement at Caroline's, a New York comedy club, where Seinfeld quipped to ...

Author: Josh Levine

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781550222012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

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Traces Seinfeld's life, discusses the background of his television program and its relationship to his own experience, and profiles his collaborators and co-stars
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Is This Anything

Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with ...

Author: Jerry Seinfeld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982112721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The first book in twenty-five years from “one of our great comic minds” (The Washington Post) features Seinfeld’s best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.” For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In this “trove of laugh-out-loud one-liners” (Associated Press), you will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
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Halloween

" In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious views on Halloween, from Superman costumes that look like pajamas to the agony of getting bad trick-or-treat candy.

Author: Jerry Seinfeld

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316035971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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So the first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain can't even understand it. "What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!" In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious views on Halloween, from Superman costumes that look like pajamas to the agony of getting bad trick-or-treat candy. Seinfeld's tale resonates with vivid experiences of a night every kid loves. Both kids and adults will eat up Jerry's distinct and unwritten rules of Halloween. Hamilton King award-winning illustrator, James Bennett's outlandish illustrations perfectly depict these unique observations, reminding us why Jerry Seinfeld is still the funniest man alive.
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Emmy

I read a lot philostwo years ago with Sein Language ( Bantam ) . ophy and books by great people . On the other Since then , Paul Reiser ... It was someTo date , SeinLanguage , Couplehood , and thing they all cared quite a lot about .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017958500

Category: Television

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I m Jerry Seinfeld

Don’t read this book if you’re fat.

Author: J Washburn

Publisher: LOST BOYS INK

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 57

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Don’t read this book if you’re fat. Or if you hate reading. Or if you hate Jerry Seinfeld. Or me. Or fat people. Or nudity. And definitely don’t read it if you liked my other books. Or if you’ve had enough funny business. Or if you’d rather have a 99-cent hamburger. Did I mention fat? Come on, George, you’re such a cheapskate.
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Talking Book Topics

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ISBN: WISC:89126925601

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The Dynamics of Mass Communication

169 J E RR Y CHAPTER 7 STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK INDUSTRY SEINFELD JERRY SEINFELD SeinLanguage SeinLanguage So ... what is it with stand - up comics who write books ? Jerry Seinfeld joined Paul Reiser and Tim Allen on the best - seller list ...

Author: Joseph R. Dominick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0070179964

Category: Communication

Page: 599

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This work provides an introduction to the field of mass communication. It covers the major media, from books, magazines and newspapers to radio, TV, cable and emerging technologies. Separate chapters cover each media's history and structure.
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The Reader s Digest

-SeinLanguage ( Bantam ) money in the dog's purse . As the dog leaves he decides to follow . The dog enters " CAN YOU DESCRIBE your assailant ? ” an apartment house , climbs to the third asked the officer as he helped the bruised floor ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017439386

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Encyclopedia of 20th century American Humor

An example is Jerry Seinfeld's 1993 Seinlanguage , which stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for 33 weeks and was made mostly from revisions of the two- or three - minute monologues that Seinfeld used to set the stage for the ...

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000064272085

Category: Humor

Page: 360

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"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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