American Humour

Bill Bryson, "American rigolos : Chroniques d'un grand pays"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at April 6, 2015
Bill Bryson, "American rigolos : Chroniques d'un grand pays"

Bill Bryson, "American rigolos : Chroniques d'un grand pays"
Publisher: Payot | 2003 | ISBN: 2228897310 | French | EPUB | 375 pages | 0.34 Mb

De retour aux États-Unis après avoir vécu vingt ans en Angleterre, Bill Bryson s'étonne : " Les Américains ont produit plus de prix Nobel que le reste du monde réuni. Et pourtant, selon un sondage, 13 pour 100 des Américaines sont incapables de dire si elles portent leur slip sous ou sur leurs collants. " …

American Born Chinese (2006) (GN) Repost  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Feb. 14, 2012
American Born Chinese (2006) (GN) Repost

American Born Chinese (2006) (GN) Repost
Graphic Novel | CBZ | English | 242 pages | 90.3 MB

This is a tour-de-force new work by rising indie comics star Gene Yang. “American Born Chinese” maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories. One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school. Jin is plagued by jocks and bullies, so when another Chinese student transfers to the school, Jin wants nothing to do with him. Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese morality tale. Finally, there’s the gross and surreal stereotype of Chin-Kee, the ultimate negative Chinese cliche, complete with a sitcom-style “laugh track”. These three apparently unrelated tales come together in an astonishing climax – all with a mighty blast of humour, surprising poignancy and skilled artistry.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at June 23, 2011
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
1080p BluRay Rip | MKV | 1920 x 1032 | x264 @ 14.9 Mbps | English DTS 5.1 @ 1510 Kbps | 13,33 Gb
Subtitles: Greek, English, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese…. (Total 19, see below)
Genre: Comedy, Crime | Won Oscar + 7 wins | USA, UK

In A Fish Called Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis plays an ambitious con artist who uses every ounce of her sexual wiles to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by her gangster lover Tom Georgeson. First, she romances Georgeson's dimwitted but deadly henchman Kevin Kline (who won an Academy Award for his performance). Then, to clear the path for her getaway with Kline, Jamie woos Georgeson's starched-shirt attorney, John Cleese – and it's Cleese whom she genuinely falls in love with. Michael Palin, Cleese's former Monty Python cohort, plays a stuttering mob flunkey who continually messes up his one big assignment: killing a little old lady (it isn't that he has any qualms about knocking off the old dear; it's just that her pet dogs keep getting in the way). A Fish Called Wanda was scripted by star John Cleese.

Humour and tricks  Graphics

Posted by martin36 at Aug. 2, 2010
Humour and tricks

Humour and tricks
44 JPG | 1024x768 - 2560x1600 | 19 mb

An American Werewolf In London (1981)  Video

Posted by isabeau at Nov. 14, 2007
An American Werewolf In London (1981)

An American Werewolf In London (1981)
752 MB | DVDRIP | AVI | XviD 1.1.0 Beta 2 | 720 x 576 | 25 fps | MP3 44100Hz 96 kb/s tot , Joint Stereo | Audio: English
Genre: Horror/humour

With an ingenious script, engaging characters, nerve-shredding suspense, genuinely frightening set-pieces and laugh-out-loud funny bits An American Werewolf in London is a prime candidate for the finest horror-comedy ever made. Americans David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are backpacking in northern England when Jack is killed by a wild beast and David is bitten. Back in London David finds himself falling in love with a nurse, Alex (played with winning charm by Jenny Agutter), and turning into a werewolf. Adding to his problems, an increasingly decomposed Jack keeps coming back from the dead, and he is not a happy corpse. The Oscar winning make-up and transformation scenes still look good and rather than send itself up Werewolf plays its horror seriously, the laughs coming naturally from the surreal situation. Naughton is engagingly confused and disbelieving, desperately coping with the ever more nightmarish world, while Landis delivers one absolutely stunning dream sequence, an unbearably tense hunt on the London Underground and a breathtaking finale. Gory, erotic, shocking and romantic, this unforgettable horror classic has it all. –Gary S Dalkin
Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin American Development Forum)

Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin American Development Forum) by Barbara Bruns
English | Oct. 28, 2014 | ISBN: 1464801517 | 375 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The seven million teachers of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are the critical actors in the region's efforts to improve education quality and raise student learning levels, which lag far behind those of OECD countries and East Asian countries such as China. This book documents the high economic stakes around teacher quality, benchmarks the current performance of LAC's teachers, and delineates the key issues. These include low standards for entry into teacher training, poor quality training programs that are detached from the realities of the classroom, unattractive career incentives, and weak support for teachers once they are on the job.

The American Sea : A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Feb. 23, 2017
The American Sea : A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico

The American Sea : A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico
by Rezneat Milton Darnell
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1623492823 | 585 Pages | PDF | 132 MB

For more than a decade, Rezneat Darnell worked on this major synthesis of what is known about the Gulf of Mexico. His goal: to bring a deeper understanding of “the American Sea” to students, scientists, managers, and educated citizens of the public at large.
Fabricating the Absolute Fake: America in Contemporary Pop Culture  - Revised Edition (American Studies)

Fabricating the Absolute Fake: America in Contemporary Pop Culture - Revised Edition (American Studies) by Jaap Kooijman
English | 2013 | ISBN: 9089645594 | 230 Pages | PDF | 2.54 MB

The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 23, 2017
The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream

Courtney E. Martin, "The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream"
ISBN: 1580055796 | 2016 | EPUB | 304 pages | 567 KB
From Wall Street to Main Street: Tracing the Shadows of the Financial Crisis from 2007 to 2009 in US-American Fiction

Judith Schulz, "From Wall Street to Main Street: Tracing the Shadows of the Financial Crisis from 2007 to 2009 in US-American Fiction"
2016 | ISBN-10: 3658162678 | 244 pages | PDF | 2 MB