Let s Play Ball

Author: Marty Allen
Publisher: Kids Pub
ISBN: 0967297206
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Balls (Sporting goods)

A sports-loving little boy plays with the special balls used for a variety of games and pastimes.

Fingerboard Fun

Author: Marty Allen
Publisher: Dog & Bone
ISBN: 1909313246
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Great designs for ramps and rails to keep you entertained at school or in the office. Are you sat at your desk, bored out of your mind? Well get this cool kit and create your own fingerboard skate park using just a few bits of stationery, some tape, and some glue. Containing 16 different designs for quarter pipes, halfpipes, fun boxes, grind rails, and more, you can soon be creating some sick lines right there on your desktop. Every ramp comes with simple step-by-step instructions and uses readily available materials, meaning you can make a ramp out of just about anything. And every obstacle comes with a template to make sure your ramps have perfectly smooth curves and angles, which means you'll be busting out amazing tricks at your desk in no time. And the best thing about the book is it comes with your very own fingerboard and the book packaging can be turned into a handy first fun box to get you practicing tricks straight away. You will also get some card to start building ramps with, plus some cool stickers to decorate your board and your skate park. So what are you waiting for... get building! Comes with a skateboard in acetate cover!

Sock Puppet Madness

Author: Marty Allen
Publisher: Cico
ISBN: 190886267X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

It's a simple equation: old sock + craft foam x glue = a collection of the most amazing incredible, outrageous, awe-inspiring sock puppets you've ever seen. Sock Puppet Madness includes 35 of the most fun, outlandish, off-the-wall and enchanting characters on the planet, and by following the simple step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to put together your own puppet in no time. Take Bawston the ornery cat puppet, for example. He's a baseball fan with a questionable temper, so watch what you say to him. A more friendly guy is Sebastian Metaphor. He may seem aloof with his hipster appearance but behind those sleepy eyes lies a heart of gold. If you're a sophisticated sort why not have a crack at Penelope Durtlinger, an heiress to a small fortune with an insatiable thirst for power. All the puppets are so simple to create, using just a few readily available materials that cost next to nothing - plus everyone has an old sock they can use, right? So what are you waiting for? Buy this now and make your own collection of sock puppets and join in the fun. And once you've made all the projects, why not create your own characters based on friends and family, too.

Dale Tales

Author: Sandra Looney
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557333738
Release Date: 2010-04-02

Experience the first hand account of growing up in a poor family of 15 children in rural Appalachia. Experience how God, love, and family allowed the Dale family make it through all the good and bad times. This book is full of stories from all the children and grandchildren of Woodrow and Tennessee Dale.

Television Specials

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786474448
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Genre: Performing Arts

This is a complete revision of the author's 1993 McFarland book Television Specials that not only updates entries contained within that edition, but adds numerous programs not previously covered, including beauty pageants, parades, awards programs, Broadway and opera adaptations, musicals produced especially for television, holiday specials (e.g., Christmas and New Year's Eve), the early 1936-1947 experimental specials, honors specials. In short, this is a reference work to 5,336 programs--the most complete source for television specials ever published.

Sid and Marty Krofft

Author: Hal Erickson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476607849
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Genre: Performing Arts

H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Land of the Lost: For a generation of children growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, these were some of the most memorable shows on Saturday morning television. At a time when television cartoons had lost some of their luster, two puppeteers named Sid and Marty Krofft put together a series of shows that captivated children. Using colorful sets and mysterious lands full of characters that had boundless energy, the Kroffts created a new form of children’s television, rooted in the medium’s earliest shows but nevertheless original in its concept. This work first provides a history of the Kroffts’ pretelevision career, then offers discussions of their 11 Saturday morning shows. Complete cast and credit information is enhanced by interviews with many of the actors and actresses, behind-the-scenes information, print reviews of the series, and plot listings of the individual episodes. The H.R. Pufnstuf feature film, the brothers’ other television work, and their short-lived indoor theme park are also detailed.

God No

Author: Penn Jillette
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451610383
Release Date: 2011-08-16
Genre: Humor

A scathingly funny reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments from the larger, louder half of world-famous magic duo Penn and Teller reveals an atheist's experience in the world: from performing on the Vegas strip with Siegfried and Roy to children and fatherhood to his ongoing dialogue with proselytizers of the Christian Right and the joys of sex while scuba-diving, Penn has an outrageous sense of humor and a brilliantly entertaining opinion on, well, anything you care to think of.

Rod Serling s Night Gallery

Author: Scott Skelton
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815605358
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When CBS cancelled Serling's series, The Twilight Zone, Serling sought a similar concept in Night Gallery in the early 1970s as a new forum for his brand of storytelling, a mosaic of classic horror and fantasy tales. In this work, the authors explore the genesis of the series and provide production detail and behind-the-scenes material. They offer critical commentary and off-screen anecdotes for every episode, complete cast and credit listings, and synopses of all 43 episodes. Also featured are interviews with television personalities including Roddy McDowall, John Astin, Richard Kiley and John Badham.

Hessische Wetterchronik

Author: Johannes Hofmeister
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783735763280
Release Date: 2014-04-25
Genre: History

Berichte über Wetterereignisse aus vergangenen Jahrhunderten wurden in zahlreichen Chroniken, Tagebüchern, Akten und verschiedenen literarischen Erzeugnissen überliefert. Diese historischen Berichte vermitteln ein Bild, wie die Menschen das Wetter in einer landwirtschaftlich geprägten Zeit erlebten und in welchem Maße die Bevölkerung vom Wetter abhängig war. Der Einfluss der Witterung betraf nicht nur die Landwirtschaft, sondern unter anderem auch die Forstwirtschaft, die Wasserversorgung oder den Verkehr. Außerdem gewähren diese historischen Berichte Einblicke, wie das Wettergeschehen in früheren Jahrhunderten gedeutet wurde. Für diese Sammlung wurde eine Vielzahl von unkommentierten Originalzitaten zu Wetterereignissen aus dem 15. bis 19. Jahrhundert aus zahlreichen hessischen Orten zusammengestellt.

The Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State

Author: Robert F. Andrle
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801416910
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Science

This generously illustrated, easy-to-use reference gives instant information on 238 birds that are native to New York State. The core of the atlas is a series of accounts of each species, each account including a distribution map with possible, probable, or confirmed breeding. Facing each map is an explanatory page of text that covers a number of topics: abundance, historical and current distirbution, habitat, and nest description and location. On the same page is an illustration of the bird, often with its nest and young.

Sh Boom

Author: Clay Cole
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781600377686
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Music

A rip-snorting rock ‘n’ roll memoir from the legendary disc jockey who’s been called “the missing link to the Sixties.” There was a small sliver of time between Bebop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock ‘n’ roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers, as the host of his own Saturday night pop music television show. Sh-Boom! is the pop culture chronicle of that exciting time, 1953 to 1968, when teenagers created their own music, from swing bands and pop to rhythm and blues, cover records, a cappella, rockabilly, folk-rock, and girl groups; from the British Invasion to the creation of the American Boy Band. He was the first to introduce Chubby Checker performing “The Twist”; the first to present the Rolling Stones, Tony Orlando, Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Bobby Vinton, the Rascals, the Ronettes, the Four Seasons, Dion, and dozens more; the first to introduce music video clips, discotheque, go-go girls and young unknown standup comedians Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Fannie Flagg to a teenage television audience. But after fifteen years of fame, Clay walked away from his highly popular Saturday night show at the age of thirty—and remained out of the spotlight for over forty years. Well, he’s missing no longer; he’s back with a remarkable story to tell. Brimming with the gossip, scandal and heartbreak of the upstart billion-dollar music biz, Sh-Boom! is a breezy, behind-the-scenes look at “live” television, mom-and-pop record companies, and a boozy, Mafia-run Manhattan during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.

50 Knots You Need to Know

Author: Marty Allen
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781911026310
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Essential rope-and-string tying advice for the nerdily inclined. Includes two lengths of rope to help you practice tying knots. Attention all nerds, put down that laptop and pick up this brilliant guide to tying 50 must-know knots. If you're unaware of the difference between a Cow Hitch and a Marlinspike Hoop or a Running Bowline and a Square Lashing, all will be revealed in "50 Knots You Need to Know." Packed with step-by-step instructions, discover how to tie knots to get you through any situation, whether it's nautical knots for sailing adventures or shanks and hitches for camping or climbing weekends. You will learn simple knot-making techniques that can be used for all your nerdly pursuits. And once you've graduated from the easy stuff you can move on to the more serious examples, such as a make-shift rope halter to you can use to tame a wild beast or strong knots for securing and tying things together. Also included are a couple of pieces of rope, so you can start tying knows right away. But be warned, it's VERY addictive!

Right Here on Our Stage Tonight

Author: Gerald Nachman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520944862
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Performing Arts

Before the advent of cable and its hundreds of channels, before iPods and the Internet, three television networks ruled America's evenings. And for twenty-three years, Ed Sullivan, the Broadway gossip columnist turned awkward emcee, ruled Sunday nights. It was Sullivan's genius to take a worn-out stage genre-vaudeville-and transform it into the TV variety show, a format that was to dominate for decades. Right Here on Our Stage Tonight! tells the complete saga of The Ed Sullivan Show and, through the voices of some 60 stars interviewed for the book, brings to life the most beloved, diverse, multi-cultural, and influential variety hour ever to air. Gerald Nachman takes us through those years, from the earliest dog acts and jugglers to Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and beyond. Sullivan was the first TV impresario to feature black performers on a regular basis-including Nat King Cole, Pearl Bailey, James Brown, and Richard Pryor-challenging his conservative audience and his own traditional tastes, and changing the face of American popular culture along the way. No other TV show ever cut such a broad swath through our national life or cast such a long shadow, nor has there ever been another show like it. Nachman's compulsively readable history, illustrated with classic photographs and chocked with colorful anecdotes, reanimates The Ed Sullivan Show for a new generation.