A Weird-Oh World

The Art of Bill Campbell

Author: Mark Cantrell

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764346484

Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 2727

DOWNLOAD NOW »

You may know Bill Campbell's name, but chances are, you know his handiwork better, especially the Weird-Ohs models that burst on the pop culture scene in the 1960s. Enjoy looking back over the career of this colorful artist in over 700 brilliant photos and witty prose. From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, Bill has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Also discover his work for national ad campaigns, editorial cartoons, his box art, fine art, and the Weird-Ohs that never were. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill's career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.

The Weird Worlds of Willoughby Wren

Author: Gray Mellon

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 1908447672

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 5876

DOWNLOAD NOW »

What do you do when everything you thought you knew about the world is suddenly turned completely upside down? That's the terrifying place in which Willoughby Wren finds himself after he deliberately breaks one of his parents' most important superstitions by stepping on the cracks in the pavement. Immediately, he is flung into a world where goldfish can talk, where things from the past suddenly start appearing in the present via a break in the space-time continuum, where psychotic pigeons are seeking world domination, and where Willoughby is the only person on the entire planet who can stop them.

TEENAGERS: Your Essential Guide to the Weird World of... Adults 2nd Edition

Author: Keith Gilbert,Leesa Schuh

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 144524859X

Category:

Page: 180

View: 1587

DOWNLOAD NOW »

When parents learn NLP they invariably say, "I wish I knew this stuff as a teenager." In this increasingly confusing, complex and competitive world teenagers need, more than ever, the skills and resources they need to protect themselves while creating the life that they want. This means, Mum and Dad, that they're going to need to learn how to discover what is important to them, learn how to generate their own mental and emotional balance, and learn how to find their own purposes and achieve their own goals. To this end there is no finer set of tools than Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). "Teenagers: Your Essential Guide to the Weird World of... Adults" will show your teenagers how to use language effectively, how to protect themselves from the impositions of others, and how to discover what is most important to them and translate their personal criteria into desirable, personal goals. Any questions? Here’s my email – [email protected]

The Weird and the Eerie

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1910924393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 6445

DOWNLOAD NOW »

What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

Around The Weird In 80 Days

Author: Rich Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407036599

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 5440

DOWNLOAD NOW »

When you've broken 25 of the USA's most absurd laws, what do you do next? If you're Rich Smith, you return to the scene of the crime, and then: Attend the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, which includes such treats as the Hobo bake sale, a giant parade, a pie and ice-cream social and the 'cheerleader omelette breakfast' Watch the convicts compete in The Prison Rodeo at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Browse for treasures at the World's Longest Yardsale, held each August along 630 miles of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky Expose yourself at the Amtrak Mooning in Orange County, California. This year sees the 28th annual mooning of Amtrak. After 8pm, night mooning starts. Mooners are advised to: 'bring a torch with plenty of batteries...Night mooning is better because it is less crowded, cooler temperature, and more authentic'. Compete in the Redneck Games, in Buckeye Park, Georgia, where eager participants engage in such high-brow events as the mudpit belly flop, the armpit serenade, and bobbing for pig's feet.

Wonder - world

a collection of fairy tales, old and new

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 263

View: 6550

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Case of the Weird Sisters

Author: Charlotte Armstrong

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049985718

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3425

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Three old crones plan a deadly accident for their wealthy half-brother Alice Brennan is going to marry a millionaire. She has caught the eye of her boss, Innes Whitlock, but before they can tie the knot she must meet his sisters: three women who are so awful that no amount of money is worth enduring their company. One is blind, one is deaf, one is missing an arm, and they all want their brother dead. The accidents begin as soon as Alice and Innes arrive at the sisters’ creaky old Michigan country house. A lamp falls from the ceiling, narrowly missing Innes’s head. When he goes for a drive, a detour sign disappears, sending him off the road and nearly killing him. Before the sisters can finish the job, Alice contacts her old history professor, MacDougal Duff, who makes his living solving murders. He is the only one who can save Alice’s millionaire from his murderous family.

The Weird Girls

A Novella (A Penguin Special from Signet Eclipse)

Author: Cecy Robson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606916

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2853

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird… The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option. Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.

Sarcasm Is a Dragon’S Best Friend

. . . . Until You Lose Your Scales

Author: Stephanie Collins

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490753311

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 8423

DOWNLOAD NOW »

My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?

The Jerusalem Syndrome

My Life as a Reluctant Messiah

Author: Marc Maron

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780767910941

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 2637

DOWNLOAD NOW »

By the author of Attempting Normal and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel according to Maron: a spiritual memoir of your average hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comedian and seeker. The Jerusalem Syndrome is a genuine psychological phenomenon that often strikes visitors to the Holy Land_the delusion that they are suddenly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron seems to have a distinctly American version of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for religious significance and revelation in the most unlikely of places. Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, established rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends some time exploring the dark side of things, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and famous self-destructive comedians convince him that the gates of hell open beneath Los Angeles. As his quest matures, he reveals the religious aspects of Corporate America, pontificating on the timeless beauty of the Coca-Cola logo and even taking a trip to the Philip Morris cigarette factory, where the workers puff their own products with a zealot-like fervor. The culmination of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes during his own tour of the Holy Land, where, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face with his own ambiguous relationship to Judaism and reaches the brink of spiritual revelation_or is it nervous breakdown? Marc Maron has considerably adapted and expanded his praised one-man show to craft a genuine literary memoir. Whether he’s a genuine prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you laugh as you question the meaning of life. “Marc Maron is blazingly smart, rapid-fire, and very funny . . . A brilliant and relentless screed.” –David Rakoff, author of Fraud “Marc Maron is the first crazy person I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the ability to tell a story with an extraordinary provocative intelligence that is regrettably shared by few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Biblical Cosmos

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Bible

Author: Robin A. Parry

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876224

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 8832

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Bible. When we read Scripture we often imagine that the world inhabited by the Bible's characters was much the same as our own. We would be wrong. The biblical world is an ancient world with a flat earth that stands at the center of the cosmos, and with a vast ocean in the sky, chaos dragons, mystical mountains, demonic deserts, an underground zone for the dead, stars that are sentient beings, and, if you travel upwards and through the doors in the solid dome of the sky, God's heaven--the heart of the universe. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the biblical cosmos with the goal of opening up the Bible in its ancient world. It then goes further and seeks to show how this very ancient biblical way of seeing the world is still revelatory and can speak God's word afresh into our own modern worlds.

Plural

Culture & Civilization

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Romania

Page: N.A

View: 3774

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Young World

Author: Chris Weitz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405518316

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8681

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind. The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park . . . and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

Fool the World

The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies

Author: Josh Frank,Caryn Ganz

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429904437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7798

DOWNLOAD NOW »

It's the 1980s and the rock landscape is littered with massive hair, synthesizers, and monster riffs, but there is an alternative being born in the sleepy East of America-we just don't know it yet. Before the Internet, MTV, and iPods provided far-off music fans with information and communities-and before Nirvana-kids across the world grew up in relative isolation, dependent on mix tapes and self-created art to slowly spread scenes and trends. It was under these conditions that four young musicians found one another in Boston, Massachusetts, and started a band called Pixies. During their initial seven-year career, Pixies would play some of Europe's most gigantic festivals, keep the press guessing, and cultivate a fervid international fan base hungry for more and more of their unique surf punk. The band worked fast, cranking out four albums at a breakneck pace, but ultimately pressures and personality clashes took their toll: Pixies broke up just as bands were singing their praises as the rock'n'roll innovators. For twelve years, a Pixies reunion seemed impossible, but a sudden announcement in 2004 proclaimed the unthinkable-Pixies were getting back together. Their extremely successful reunion tour finally gave the group something they'd always lacked in their homeland: proof that their bone-rattling music had left an indelible impact. Fool the World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band members to studio owners, from A&R executives, producers, and visual artists who worked with them to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harvey, Beck, and Perry Farrell. With new cartoons by Trompe Le Monde illustrator Steven Appleby, Fool the World is a complete journey through the life, death, and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

Not the End of the World

Author: Christopher Brookmyre

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193862

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9597

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Death threats rock a Hollywood film festival: “Imagine Day of the Locust updated and rewritten by Carl Hiaasen” (Kirkus Reviews). After a family tragedy, LAPD cop Larry Freeman gets back to work with what he thinks is a simple assignment: Keep a rabid group of right-wing evangelical protestors as far away as possible from a celluloid celebration of ex—and very X—adult film actors. But when an oceanic research vessel off the West Coast is discovered with its crew vanished, Freeman has no idea how dirty this twisty game in the City of Angels is going to get. The players include the voluptuous daughter of a conservative US senator, a Glaswegian photographer with a mysterious agenda, a yacht-load of Hollywood producers, a throng of faded stars feeling more exposed than ever, and a band of self-righteous extremists bent on a glittering apocalypse. Set on the near side of the millennium, at a point when the world is about to spin out of control, this witty thriller delivers “a crazy off-the-wall roller coaster of a book that throws in not only the kitchen sink but the dresser, the best china, and the cook herself” (The Irish Times). “A wild, no-punches-pulled ride.” —The Philadelphia Weekly