'A joyous compendium of facts, fun and stories. This hilarious and informative guide is destined to become the companion to radio's most enduring panel game' PAUL MERTON In this first ever official companion, chairman Nicholas Parsons tells the fascinating story of the much-loved panel game and Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth share their memories of the show. Over the decades, the greats of British comedy have entertained Just a Minute listeners with performances that have come to define our comic heritage - from Kenneth Williams' outrageously funny 'battles' with Sheila Hancock, Clement Freud's acerbic wit and Derek Nimmo's tall tales to Paul Merton's imaginative flights of fancy, Julian Clary's flagrant innuendos and Pam Ayres' poetic humour. Welcome to Just a Minute! is an entertaining journey through British comedy history and a master class in comic timing, verbal dexterity and sharp one-liners.
Readers in themes of Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, and Adventure make reading accessible for every student. Students can easily relate to and identify with the young-adult main characters and develop a connection with the text.
Here is a second humorous look back at the follies, foibles and fads of the twentieth century. Canada's pre-eminent popular historian lampoons the monarchy, the movies, and everything in between. Berton even ventures a look beyond to the upcoming century, when in 2021, Chicago and New York launch the first 22-lane highways: designed for a speed limit of 100 mph, traffic is so congested the limit has to be readjusted--to 15 mph. Following the amazing success of "A Farewell to the Twentieth Century," Pierre Berton knows just what will tickle the funny bones of his fans.
From the discovery of dinosaur bones in Alberta to Jacques Plante’s invention of the hockey mask and Marshall McLuhan’s radical analysis of the media and the modern world, JUST A MINUTE free-wheels through some of the most interesting and human stories of a nation that was named “Kanata” after the Iroquois word for “village.”Did you know that the McIntosh apple came from one accidental tree? Laura Secord never had a cow. Baseball was being played in Canada a full year before American Abner Doubleday claims to have invented the game. Governor Frontenac came to Quebec City to avoid his French creditors. And did you know that “truth, justice and the American way” was a Canadian invention?This is a highly readable, historically correct, and wildly entertaining volume that will leave readers constantly saying to themselves, “I didn’t know that.”
This in-depth investigation into the associations of Mohamed Atta and other terrorist pilots in Venice, Florida, as they prepared for the 9/11 attacks discloses that the FBI led a massive postattack cover-up designed to conceal their knowledge of the terrorists' activities. Unreported stories including the assassination attempt on the life of President George W. Bush on the morning of September 11, 2001, and the rampant drug-trafficking of the financier behind the flight school the terrorist pilots attended are fully discussed, with attention to the stunning evidence that the CIA was aware that hundreds of Arab flight students were pouring into southwest Florida. This examination of the conspiracy behind the 9/11 investigation and the CIA complicity in the illegal activities that allowed the known terrorists' activities to continue offers truth behind the "official" story of the attacks.
Profiles the basic features, services, and functions of America Online's version 4.0, including navigating the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms, downloading games and software, and creating Web pages
Steve Taylor is commissioned by the British tourist industry to travel by car along the Spanish coasts from France to Gibraltar photographing and gathering information for their use. What appears to be an enviable job for a free and available young man turns out to have many trials and tribulations despite his appeals to the Vestal Virgins.