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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“Where did I put my hat?” “Are you wearing my hat?” “Haha, we mixed up our hats.” “We’re such silly-billies!” That kind of thing. A lot of that. HITLER: Must be nice. Eva smiles at Fritz…good stuff. Fritz is energized— FRITZ: Oh, it is, it is. It’s wonderful! Low stakes! You should try it sometime! I mean, join us at the university, someday. Do you ever consider what you might do after…uh…later in your, uh, career? Eva shakes her head, staring at her plate. HITLER: You mean after the

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “hooey” CONTENTS Preface: One Should Never Read a Book on the Toilet Beginnings, or, a Beginning, or, How This Book Begins A Portrait of the Artist “Didn’t Work for Me” Her Laughter An Angel of the Lord My Education, or, the Education of a Me, or, I Not Dumb Louvre Audio Tour for Homeowners Putting It Out There My Manifesto I Think I Just Met God Politician’s Promise Hitler Dinner Party: A Play My Speech to the Graduates of This Fine Institution

to conquer insomnia!! What a waste of every Sunday for a year!! Save your money, buy a large brass dog to hold your doors open for you. You’ll thank me. HER LAUGHTER Before I married her, when Angelisse and I were first dating—furiously, ecstatically, hyperactively—the people of the town (New York City—look it up!) warned me that while my A’Lisse (short for Angelisse—I was always coming up with nicknames for her) was mesmerizing, enchanting, and overfull of sparkling qualities, she would also

say…that’s the way it is.” I said, “Can you possibly help me narrow it down?” He nodded and said, “Okay, I shouldn’t do this, but—I can tell you that Scientology is NOT one of the true ones. Does that help you?” “No,” I said. “No, that does not help.” Famous Quotations—Unabridged “If you can dream it, you can do it. Not ‘you.’ I mean ‘me.’ I was talking to myself. Did you hear me just now? Forget I said that.” —Walt Disney MY EDUCATION, OR, THE EDUCATION OF A ME, OR, I NOT DUMB Everything I

like terrible TV SHOWS as much as they like GOOD ONES. TV has gone down the craphole…and NO, that was NOT the third point. 4. MY BELT is too long. I had to add a hole to it and it looks homemade and crappy and the excess belt just hangs out there, FLAPPING ABOUT. CONCLUSION: THE POLITICAL SYSTEM in America is the best in the world. Our Forefathers had FOREsight and we owe it all to them. But the ELECTORAL COLLEGE is the most outstanding aspect of this system. It keeps the IGNORANT masses from

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