By Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk is a legend within the comedy-writing international, successful Emmys and popularity of his paintings on Saturday evening reside, Mr. exhibit with Bob and David, and plenty of different seminal television indicates. This booklet, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly humorous omnibus that levels from absurdist monologues (“Martin Luther King, Jr’s Worst Speech Ever”) to deliberately undesirable theater (“Hitler banquet: A Play”); from avant-garde fiction (“Obituary for the author of Madlibs”) to free-verse poetry that's funnier and extra strong than the paintings of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.
Odenkirk's debut resembles not anything quite a bit as a hilarious new comic strip comedy exhibit that’s solely on hand as a streaming video on your brain. As Odenkirk himself writes in “The moment Coming of Jesus and Lazarus,” it's a ebook “to be learn aloud to your self within the voice of Bob Newhart.”(less)
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Cf. Rogers 1910a: 17, Sommerstein 1980: 162 and Olson 2002: 101, who draws attention to a Baktrian commander in A. Pers. 317 named )qt\bgr. 2 The opening scene: names in the Assembly 33 and who deceives the Athenian people,132 and it carries a hint at the Persians’ hostile involvement in the politics of Greece. 133 The Persian’s appearance enables the use of a further name of comic significance, the ethnic YaomaO (104, addressing the Assembly). Although Yauna ‘Ionia(n)’134 was the normal Persian term for the Greeks (cf.
153 Müller 1863; Blaydes 1887: 85. It is not clear what was meant by another conjecture proposed in the nineteenth century: t¸ d’ AQhq²jukkor (Ahrens). 154 Sommerstein 1980: 187. See also under Lysistrata, p. 134. , e. , the variety in the naming of chorus members in Wasps (230 – 4). Incidentally, Anthrax appears as the name of a cook in Plautus’ Aulularia. 156 Cf. Sommerstein 1980: 167. This is Bentley’s justified emendation of the MSS Kajqat_dgr. 157 Cf. Olson 2002: 137 – 8, Sommerstein 1980: 167.
Halliwell 1984: 83 – 4), prior knowledge of the targets certainly made the jokes clearer and funnier. ), emerging from the comedies’ satire of the evils of Athenian politics and society, was possibly present but not the poet’s primary purpose. Konstan (1995: 6), defending an ideological reading of the plays, suggests that their humour derived from the treatment of social themes, but that they were not necessarily meant as vehicles of advice or a message. Comic poets by no means had a specific ‘policy’ or ‘programme’, but relied on estimation of what would amuse the audience (cf.
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