By Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, John Mitchinson
The last word compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and common truths amassed through the years by means of the creators of QI.
'You be aware of '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 death 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 if you happen to 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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This is like the two-ball exercise. 3. When the ball thrown to your right hand reaches the highest point of its arc, throw ball B from your right hand in an arc to your left hand. Catch ball C in your right hand. 4. When ball B reaches its highest point, throw the ball in your left hand (ball A) in an arc to your right hand. Catch ball B in your left hand. Good luck-and don’t drop the balls! ” (Nine) “I start with T, I end with T, and I am full of T. ” (A teapot) “I have an eye but cannot see. ” (A needle) WHAT’S THAT INSECT?
It is easier on a BMX-style bike because of the lower center of gravity. 1. Sit on the bike. 2. Start pedaling until you get to about 5 mph (8 kph). 3. Stand on the pedals. 4. Lean back over the rear wheel. 5. Pull sharply on the handlebar while still pedalling. 6. As the front wheel rises, balance your weight and your pedaling to maintain the wheelie. Top tip: Keep your wheel at a good height and be careful not to flip over onto your back – touching the back brake will help prevent this.
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Advanced Banter: The Qi Book of Quotations (QI) by Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, John Mitchinson