Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The 2000 Year Old Man On DVD

"The genius of "The 2000 Year Old Man," besides the quick wit of the two men, was that, by its very nature, it transcended the expiration date of most social-riff comedy. Brooks brought a modern Jewish sensibility to all manner of historical events and figures. (A decision, the two men say, that was somewhat reckless in the '50s and early '60s, when even using a Yiddish accent was frowned upon as denigrating Jews.) Jesus was a thin lad who "came into the store" but never bought anything. Churchill extended the war because he told everyone to defeat "the Nar-zis" and the troops stopped fighting the Germans and started looking for Narzis. Helen of Troy's sister Janice was not pretty but had a body that could "launch a few canoes," and the Spanish Inquisition was bad news for the 2,000-year-old man, who ran a yarmulke shop at the time, because it destroyed thousands of yarmulkes "and the Jews under them."
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Oscar Season Now In Trade Paperback $14.00

The classic mystery novel and today’s paparazzi coincide in this engaging, insider’s look at Hollywood in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards.

She is one of the very few reporters allowed to witness pre-telecast rehearsals and for years has covered Oscar night from the celebrity side of the red carpet and backstage during the show.

A recent recipient of an L.A. Press Club and American Association of Features Editors Awards for her industry coverage, she has interviewed innumerable stars and directors, and used her experience to craft this deliciously entertaining whodunit.

Wide audience: This novel will fascinate the many readers captivated by Hollywood and the celebrity lifestyle, while also appealing to mystery devotees and fans of smart, entertaining women’s fiction. It’s equal parts Jackie Collins, Michael Tolkin, and Sue Grafton.