Ha!

The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Author: Scott Weems

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465080804

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. Beginning with the premise that humor arises from inner conflict in the brain, Weems explores such issues as why surprise is so important for humor, why computers are terrible at recognizing what's funny, and why cringe-worthy stereotypes make us laugh the hardest. From the role of insult jokes to the benefit of laughing for our immune system responses, Ha! reveals why humor is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books alone will never help us become funnier people. Packed with the latest research, amusing anecdotes (and even a few jokes), Ha! is a delightful tour of why humor is so important to our daily lives.
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Author: Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673726

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Winner of the Booker Prize – Roddy Doyle’s witty, exuberant novel about a young boy trying to make sense of his changing world Look for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 It is 1968. Patrick Clarke is ten. He loves Geronimo, the Three Stooges, and the smell of his hot water bottle. He can't stand his little brother Sinbad. His best friend is Kevin, and their names are all over Barrytown, written with sticks in wet cement. They play football, lepers, and jumping to the bottom of the sea. But why didn't anyone help him when Charles Leavy had been going to kill him? Why do his ma and da argue so much, but act like everything is fine? Paddy sees everything, but he understands less and less. Hilarious and poignant, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of a young boy and his world, a place full of warmth, cruelty, confusion and love.
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Not Funny Ha-Ha

Author: Leah Hayes

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606998390

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 149

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Not Funny Ha-Ha is a bold, slightly wry graphic novel illustrating the lives of two young women from different cultural, family, and financial backgrounds who go through two different abortions (medical and surgical). It follows them through the process of choosing a clinic, reaching out to friends, partners, and/or family, and eventually the procedure(s) itself. It simply shows what happens when a woman goes through it, no questions asked. Despite the fact that so many women and girls have abortions every day, in every city, all around us, it can be a lonely experience. Not Funny Ha-Ha is a little bit technical, a little bit moving, and often funny, in a format uniquely suited to communicate. The book is meant to be a non-judgmental, comforting, even humorous look at what a woman can go through during an abortion. Although the subject matter is heavy, the illustrations are light. The author takes a step back from putting forth any personal opinion whatsoever, simply laying out the events and possible emotional repercussions that could, and often do occur.
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Jacky Ha-Ha

Author: James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: jimmy patterson

ISBN: 031630302X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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In his new middle grade novel that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her. With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation--even when she really, really shouldn't--twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together...even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?
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Holiday Ha Ha Ha!

Author: Simon & Schuster UK

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471146235

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Eight Sunny Funny Reads from a brilliant selection of bestselling authors! Get ready to laugh your summer socks off with this collection of hilarious short stories – from disastrous car journeys to super-powered grannies to gruesomely funny ghost hunters there’s something for everyone in this side-splitting anthology! Featuring a stellar line-up of much-loved authors including Steve Cole, David Solomons, Joanna Nadin, Jeremy Strong, William Sutcliffe, Steven Butler, Candy Harper and Jonathan Meres. ‘These eight silly tales for summer from top children’s writers are huge fun’ The Times ‘This silly selection will guarantee smiles all around’ Sunday Express
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Ha!

A Self-Murder Mystery

Author: Gordon Sheppard

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773560048

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 895

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A "documentary fiction" - a category which includes In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song - HA! is a seminal work that reinvents the audio-visual revolution of the last century. Interweaving photographs, documents, and images with testimony from Aquin's friends and contemporaries, Aquin himself, and the writers and artists who influenced him, this intriguing novel takes the reader on a Joycean tour of a metropolis in the midst of political and cultural turmoil.
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Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee

Author: Meera Syal

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312278564

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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Newly married Chila, a Punjabi girl, is still close to her childhood confidantes--Sunita, a former activist and law student turned depressed housewife and mother, and Tania, who rejected marriage in favor of a high-powered career in television--until Tania makes a documentray about the other two and contemporary Indian life in London. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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The Ha Ha Bonk Book

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960086

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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The Ha Ha Bonk Book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is jam-packed with brilliant jokes! This Young Puffin joke book is full of good jokes to tell your dad, mum, your baby brother, your teacher and anybody else you can think of, such as: What goes ha ha bonk? A man laughing his head off. and What goes 99 bonk? A centipede with a wooden leg and What goes putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt? A bad golfer and lots more besides. . . Allan Ahlberg - a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and gravedigger - is in the super-league of children's writers with sales exceeding 17 million and library borrowings of 13 million. In collaboration with his late wife, Janet, he has published many enduring titles, among them Each Peach Pear Plum, Peepo!, Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman. In addition he has written novels, collections of stories, sets of easy-readers and joke books.
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Ha, Ha And Aha

The Role Of Humour In Psychotherapy

Author: Harold H. Mosak, PhD.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317766512

Category: Psychology

Page: 161

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Ah Ha!

Author: Jeff Mack

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130973

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Frog is settling in for a relaxing day at the pond. (AAHH.) But wait—there are other creatures at the pond as well. (AH HA!) And some of them are out to get Frog. (AHHH!) Not to worry, Frog gets the last laugh. (HA HA!) Using only two letters, along with many brightly colored and lively illustrations, Jeff Mack brings his hallmark humor to this rollicking book that will leave young readers guessing, laughing, and on the edge of their seats. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
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Junie B. Jones #26: Aloha-ha-ha!

Author: Barbara Park

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375894480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation! Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! Mr. Scary is giving Junie a real, actual camera to keep a photo journal of her trip! But taking good vacation pictures is not always easy. ’Cause what if there is an unfortunate inner tube incident at the swimming pool? (And, oh my! Let’s not even mention what happens if a tropical bird gets tangled in your hair!) Will Junie B.’s vacation end up picture-perfect? Or will her trip to Hawaii be aloha-horrible? USA Today: “Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.” Publishers Weekly: “Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.” Kirkus Reviews: “Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.” Time: “Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
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Ha-ha House

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ka Lei Ha'Aheo

Beginning Hawaiian

Author: Alberta Pualani Hopkins

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824812591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Ka Lei Ha' aheo: Beginning Hawaiian is a culturally oriented Hawaiian language textbook. Its grammar lessons include the relationship between the language and the Hawaiian world view. The book's dialogs are drawn from contemporary Hawaiian family life. Extensive classroom testing was used in developing Ka Lei Ha' aheo. Although it was designed for college use, it is also a handy resource for high schools and individuals, particularly because its companion volume, Ka Lei Ha' aheo: Teacher Guide and Answer Key provides English translations and answers to the exercises. The text's lively appeal is further enhanced with line drawings.
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Fantasies in Ha! Ha!

Forty Pictorial Stories ...

Author: Henry Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 56

View: 1876

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Sod ha-Shabbat

The Mystery of the Sabbath

Author: Elliot K. Ginsburg

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438404123

Category: History

Page: 280

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The Sabbath has been one of the most significant and beloved institutions of Jewish life since late antiquity. Over a period of several centuries, the classical Kabbalists developed a rich body of ritual and myth that articulated a fresh vision of the Sabbath. The mystical understanding of the Sabbath was assimilated by virtually every Jewish community. This volume is a translation and critical commentary to Sod ha-Shabbat, a treatise on the mystical Sabbath by the influential Spanish-Turkish Kabbalist, R. Meir ibn Gabbai. This important text, the most systematic treatment of the Sabbath in classical Kabbalah, has been inaccessible to the English reader until now. The study includes an Introduction to ibn Gabbai’s life and work, accompanied by extensive critical notes that clarify general problems of translation and place the work in its historical context. Broader theoretical issues regarding myth and the ritual process are also discussed.
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Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke

Author: James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: jimmy patterson

ISBN: 0316438618

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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James Patterson's newest hilarious heroine returns in Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke, the sequel to the smash hit Jacky Ha-Ha---a #1 New York Times bestseller! Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer--but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere. Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends--or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents? James Patterson's middle grade jokester Jacky returns in this wild romp through summer in the Jersey Shore, featuring lively illustrations by French artist duo Kerascoët.
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After the Massacre

Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

Author: Heonik Kwon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520247963

Category: History

Page: 217

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Though a generation has passed since the massacre of civilians at My Lai, the legacy of this tragedy continues to reverberate throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world. This text considers how Vietnamese villagers have assimilated the catastrophe of these mass deaths into their everyday ritual lives.
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The Ha-Ha

A Novel

Author: Dave King

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0759513171

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Howard Kapostash has not spoken in thirty years. The small repertory of gestures and simple sounds that he uses to communicate lead most people to assume he is disturbed. No one understands that Howard is still the same man he was before his tragic injury. But when he agrees to help an old girlfriend by opening his home to her nine-year-old son, the presence of this nervous, resourceful boy in his life transforms Howard utterly. He is afforded a rare glimpse of life outside his shell ? with all its exuberant joys and crushing sorrows.
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Ha, ha, ha, Henrietta

Author: Barbara Klimowicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780687164691

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Thankful for the one thing she can do that her big sister Henrietta can't, Barbara Ann panics when she realizes she has gotten too big for it--but only for a moment.
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