I said to him, “Why don't you work here as a bartender?” When he said he didn't know how, I said, “Lucien, if somebody asks for a beer, you give him a beer.
That's bartending.” And that's how Lucien became my bartender. Bob Wachs and
Author: Jeffrey Gurian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
Once in a lifetime a venue comes along that changes show business dramatically, that fosters growth and camaraderie, experimentation and freedom. The Comic Strip is one of those places, and Laughing Legends is an inside look at how it all happened, straight from the mouths of the stars who built their careers on its stage. Owner Richie Tienken and a wealth of comics open their hearts and souls to share their most intimate memories, the laughs and tears, the good times and the bad, in order to paint an all-encompassing, behind-the-scenes history of this iconic club. Interviews include famous comedians, such as: Jerry Seinfeld Gilbert Gottfried Paul Reiser Lisa Lampanelli George Wallace Billy Crystal Jim Breuer Susie Essman Lewis Black Ray Romano And many more! Relive the excitement as these comics explain how they came to belong to the Comic Strip family, and how they went on to enjoy huge careers, bringing laughter to millions of people all over the world. This book is a must for any comedian or comedy lover's library!
Shut your gob, mate” Bob said, holding a wine glass up to the light to make sure
there were no stains on it. “You can't talk to me that way, you're only a . . .” “ Bartender?” Bob said. “Whoa, whoa down there. Brad, is that your name? Brad,
Author: Brian Babineau
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Brian was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He served four years in Ghana, West Africa as a volunteer with CUSO, Canada's version of Peace Corps. He taught high school English in Ontario before working as a Union organizer until his retirement. A chapbook of some of his poems Murder, Mayhem and Misogyny was published by www.laurelreedbooks.bravehosts.com, He has written and produced a c.d. called Songs of Love, Longing and Loneliness. He annually revises his travelogue Think Belize! His one-act play Many Years Ago will soon be published by XLibris. Brian is working on a novel set in Belize featuring some of the characters in the Belizean Sextet. His blog on Belize is available at www.briansbelize.com. In retirement, Brian and Evelyn work on their flower and vegetable gardens and raise poultry in their hobby barn. They both look forward every year to the next season of plays at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and their next winter adventure in Belize.
The dark bartender slaps a glass onto the walnut bar in front of Bob. “What?” he
says ... It's very hard to tell. The men—the ... “Didn't you used to be darker?” Bob
asks. The man snorts. “What're you drinking?” “Gin and—I don't even know where
Author: Kij Johnson
Publisher: Small Beer Press
A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Secret History of Fantasy. At the Mouth of the River of Bees 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss The Horse Raiders Spar Fox Magic Names for Water Schrodinger’s Cathouse My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire Chenting, in the Land of the Dead The Bitey Cat The Empress Jingu Fishes Wolf Trapping The Man Who Bridged the Mist Ponies The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.
But his first port of call must be to the bartender, Bob Crebbin. Crebbin was
tolerably ... Once arrived there, however, he found an unexpected obstacle in the
person of Dora Crebbin, Bob's wife. ... “But I really need to speak with him,” he
Author: Cassandra Chan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Trick of the Mind, Cassandra Chan's third clever outing for these best friends, written in the classic tradition with a delightfully modern voice all its own, is a charming story that mystery lovers are sure to enjoy. Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons has been shot twice, and even after the surgery he isn't out of the woods and may still be in danger because he can't remember how it all happened. While his colleagues dig into his personal life, his best friend, Phillip Bethancourt, focuses on his last case, the robbery of a collection of antique jewelry valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds. Although Phillip is a man of leisure---handsome, charismatic, and fantastically well off---he makes a point of tagging along on Jack's more interesting cases. But this time it's different. Not only is it personal, but Phillip will have to fill in the blanks without Jack, and retracing his friend's steps may put him in the same line of fire. "Chan pulls off an ending as surprising as it is fitting." - Publishers Weekly
Let ' s face it , a man who hears about me isn ' t going to say , “ That Nick Nickolas
is a hell of a guy . ' ” We are having a late - afternoon ... I ' ll say to the bartender , '
Hi , David , anyone here Nick should meet ? ' I only say it so the woman will ...
Author: Bod Green
Publisher: Galahad Books
Category: Literary Criticism
The celebrated humorist tackles subjects as lofty as Prince Charles and as popular as Cosmopolitan's "Bachelor of the Month" feature in this treasury of two best-selling works, American Beat and Cheeseburgers.
I told him that I doubted that. He challenged me to go to Muir Woods that very
night (it was about 9 P.M.), that he would give me “a marked feather” which he
would get back and show to Sean, the bartender, who had been sort of listening
to all ...
Author: Dayton Lummis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The stage and film actor Peter Holden (Parkhurst) has called Dayton Lummis a cosmic town crier. Indeed, that he is, and more. This latest volume, Ramblin Bob, will reveal that. Read it! The California social critic Tom Englezos said of Lummiss previous collection of acerbic thoughts and often politically incorrect observations: I thoroughlyand absolutelyenjoyed NOTES. I was informed, andoftenoutraged! Great stuff. Damn! I hope you have more coming. A lot more! Ramblin Bob is more. And still more
Here is a fast-reference guide to legal terminology compiled especially for consumers and business people who are not lawyers. More than 2,000 clear and concise definitions are arranged alphabetically. They cover everything from abandonment to zoning. Examples are offered to illustrate and clarify many definitions.
Back-of-the-house theft—that of food and food products—pales by comparison to
what your bartenders can get away with if they're so inclined and unsupervised.
... Bob Johnson, CEO of the Beverage Management Institute in Clearwater, South
Carolina, estimates in his book The Disgusting Practice of ... There are many
spotters who work with local security companies and don't know how a bar
Author: Liane Cassavoy
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
An updated edition of the fifth best-selling book of the successful Startup Series, Start Your Own Bar and Club is a comprehensive guide that shows aspiring entrepreneurs how to create the perfect blend of passion and profits within the bar industry. Updated with the latest industry trends, news, and resources, readers learn about the hottest bar and club opportunities including sports bars, night clubs, neighborhood bars, wine bars, and more. The experts at Entrepreneur take aspiring business owners step-by-step through start-up basics including scouting locations, researching their market, and licensing requirements. Eager entrepreneurs learn first-hand from industry experts how to research their market, design an attractive atmosphere, create policies and procedures, woo their patrons and keep them coming back. Also covered is the latest equipment such as new cash register systems and HDTVs, and expanded information on the Special Occupancy Tax, liquor liability insurance, and third-party liability insurance.
I a conversation at a bar Two men, John and Bob, sitting at a bar. John: (To bartender) Shot and a beer. (To Bob) Lord, my feet hurt. Bob: Take your shoes off.
John: Oh, I wish I could. Bob: (Pause) Why can't you? John: Well, you know very
The mission called for Joe Bob to attack Nort in a scripted scenario that gave Nort
the opportunity to use his best DBFM to defeat Joe Bob's attack. ... When they told
the bartender what they were up to, he was delighted to tell them he had seen.
Drunks A man is sitting at a bar talking to the bartender about money . The bartender says that one has to be careful these days because there are thieves
everywhere . The man takes a ... Bob : To tell you the truth , Ed , I'm afraid of her
Author: Paul M Levitt
Publisher: SIU Press
Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry contains vaudeville jokes, skits, and routines from the first three decades of the twentieth century originally compiled by comedian Ed Lowry (1896– 1983). Although occasionally found in bits and pieces in anthologies and in some period dramatic comedies, vaudeville humor has never before been available in one collection— performers rarely if ever kept a record of their jokes and routines. Fortunately, Ed Lowry was an inveterate collector. He kept copious notebooks of jokes and routines that he not only commissioned but also stole from other comics, clipped from newspapers, and copied from now defunct popular magazines of the day. Editor Paul M. Levitt has reorganized the material into categories that preserve some of the flavor of Lowry’ s scrapbooks yet provide for finer distinctions. Part one, “ Jokes,” is organized by subject matter and cataloged by genre, dialects, and wordplay. From “ Accidents” to “ Work,” this exhaustive catalog of humor features over one thousand jokes with topics that range from city slickers and country hicks through midgets and old maids to Swedes and tattoos. Part two, “ MC Material: Biz, Jokes, Routines, and Skits” is germane to the job of master of ceremonies, routines, and skits. It features topics from fractured fairy tales to stuttering. Part three, an appendix, “ Ed Lowry Laffter,” reproduces a privately published collection that is now a rare collector’ s item. “ Although some of the jokes can undoubtedly be found in other places,” explains Levitt in his introduction, “ I know of no source as rich as this one for the twenties and thirties, a period so abundant in humor that for years afterward it fueled radio, cinema, and television.”
Just telling him the truth about Bachelor Arms . You know , the ghost in the mirror
. Back me up , Eddie . Tell him it ' s the truth . " " It ' s just a story , " Eddie said .
Receiving scant support from the bartender , Bob turned back to Clint . " The way
Author: Judith Arnold
Publisher: Harlequin Books
The Lady In The Mirror by Judith Arnold released on Sep 22, 1995 is available now for purchase.
While the men were easing their hands down to prepare to draw, Johnny said
again, “Tell me where the blueeyed ... Johnny went to the bar and looked at the bartender, who was in a state of shock. ... Tell the maid you are looking for Bob.
Author: Edwardian Jude
Through my travels, I have found that people learn from the perspective they are given. So I have put together a collection of essays, poetry, and fiction in the hope that this will give people a perspective that will enhance understanding and inspire virtue.
Bob and I worked about six hours over a three day period and then it started
snowing. The next ... Now this was ego building at first, to have the bartender yell
out that there was a sweet voice on the phone that wanted to talk to Lynn. After a
Boy , it sure is a good day for a cool one , ” Bush reportedly told the assembled
patrons , who were watching the Dolphins - Patriots game . " When he first
walked in , everything seemed fine , " bartender Bob Kern said . “ He told
everyone ' Hi ...
Author: Amie Barrodale
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
A wild and wicked parody of America's preoccupation with national security offers a selection of whimsical news stories, opinion pieces, and blurbs that offer a pointed look at Donald Rumsfeld, America's dependence on foreign oil, domestic surveillance, and other hot topics. Original. 150,000 first printing.
We're from Palo Alto , economics majors , " the other half of The WPA told Bob . "
Down here for the Country & Western festival . ” The bartender held a bottle of
Zinfandel up to Haysmer and the editor said , " Uncork it . ” “ I want to talk to you ...
know when she gets to hacking and one of Daddy ' s won ' t do ; and then he got
in the truck , he said Better be careful ... The bartender , Bob , knows them all
inside out and backwards ( " You heard about ole Harry ' s pullin ' a gun on that ...
“Yep, the same thing happened to me in my boxing scenes,” Mitchum told him,
consolingly, “but I don't remember wearing ... Mitchum was still there until the bartender said, 'Last call,' and Mitchum says, 'Thank you very much,' and went to
Author: Lee Server
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of the movies' greatest actors and most colorful characters, a real-life tough guy with the prison record to prove it, Robert Mitchum was a movie icon for an almost unprecedented half-century, the cool, sleepy-eyed star of such classics as The Night of the Hunter; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; Cape Fear; The Longest Day; Farewell, My Lovely; and The Winds of War. Mitchum's powerful presence and simmering violence combined with hard-boiled humor and existential detachment to create a new style in movie acting: the screen's first hipster antihero-before Brando, James Dean, Elvis, or Eastwood-the inventor of big-screen cool. Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" is the first complete biography of Mitchum, and a book as big, colorful, and controversial as the star himself. Exhaustively researched, it makes use of thousands of rare documents from around the world and nearly two hundred in-depth interviews with Mitchum's family, friends, and associates (many going on record for the first time ever) ranging over his seventy-nine years of hard living. Written with great style, and vividly detailed, this is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of an amazing life, comic, tragic, daring, and outrageous.