By Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, John Mitchinson
The last word compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and common truths accumulated through the years via the creators of QI.
'You comprehend 'that look' girls get after they wish intercourse? Me neither.' Steve Martin; 'You can't hinder the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, yet you could hinder them from nesting on your hair.' chinese language proverb; 'The Beatles are loss of life within the unsuitable order.' Victor Lewis-Smith; 'Cauliflower is not anything yet a cabbage with a school education.' Mark Twain; 'Depend at the rabbit's foot should you will, yet keep in mind: it didn't paintings for the rabbit.' R.E. Shay; 'If it weren't for quotations, dialog among gents will be an unending sequence of 'what-ho's!' P. G.Wodehouse
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He had family to think about. Stuff that really did matter. It was time to go meet Rayna. Chapter 3 The Menagerie, Part I The hotel’s parking garage contained seven levels, six above ground and one below. The cavernous underground lot accommodated tour buses, luxury motor coaches, and anything else that needed extra space and extra security. At night, a gigantic metal gate descended over the one and only entrance, locking it up tight. Jim stood beside K-7, awaiting the arrival of his sister. A voice crackled over his walkie-talkie.
The owner of the voice stood over him, a disapproving scowl drawing tight lines across her sun-worn face. “Hey, Janice,” he grunted. ” “You’re lucky the GM likes you,” replied Janice Bohica, placing her hands on the sides of her head as if to steady a throbbing brain. “But why, I have no idea. ” Jim had heard this spiel before. He suspected that Janice honed it on a long string of underlings during her oft-referenced seventeen years as the hotel’s daytime manager. ” he asked. “How about getting your act together and behaving like a grown-up?
Subspace interference,” Jim said to the fifteen or so Trekkies staring at him. ” A Tellerite and a Romulan nodded knowingly. She’s a grown-up. I’m acting like an overprotective father. But Jim knew he couldn’t help it. He’d played that role ever since their real father had died in an oil refinery accident. Even now, Jim’s mental picture of his sister was the indelible image of a ten-year-old girl with tears in her eyes, struggling to understand that Dad wasn’t coming home and that from now on she’d have to make do with just a mom and a brother.
Advanced Banter: The Qi Book of Quotations (QI) by Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, John Mitchinson