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Love Conquers All

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,454 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.9
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,139
Added to site: 2005.08.07
mnybks.net#: 11142
Genres: Humor, Essays, Audiobook
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e sexless And what makes the turtle so dour; So it goes through the horrible gloaming Of the Well-informed Children's Hour.


IV

RULES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR WATCHING AUCTION BRIDGE

With all the expert advice that is being offered in print these days about how to play games, it seems odd that no one has formulated a set of rules for the spectators. The spectators are much more numerous than the players, and seem to need more regulation. As a spectator of twenty years standing, versed in watching all sports except six-day bicycle races, I offer the fruit of my experience in the form of suggestions and reminiscences which may tend to clarify the situation, or, in case there is no situation which needs clarifying, to make one.

In the event of a favorable reaction on the part of the public, I shall form an association, to be known as the National Amateur Audience Association (or the N.A.A.A., if you are given to slang) of which I shall be Treasurer. That's all I ask, the Treasurership.

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2013.08.23
Henry L. Ratliff
*****

(1922) Humor / Satire
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  • A compilation of 63 of Benchley's humorous stories/articles



  • The subjects include:

    o The Family

    o How to watch others

    o How to watch a Chess match

    o Watching Baseball

    o How to be a spectator at spring planting

    o Animal life

    o Books and authorship

    o Brick laying

    o Portland cement

    o Commercial endeavors


  • Other comments and instruction of how to (or maybe how not ) to do many things.


You can find many of Benchley's movie shorts on YouTube.

2010.10.20
Vigilante407
*****

Excellent collection of humor essays by comedian and actor Robert Benchley. Benchley has a rather dry wit that is reminescent of Woody Allen (back when he was a comedian). Many of the topics are a little dated, but on the whole it is very funny.


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