Something I Said?: Innuendo and Out the Other [NOOK Book]

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What we have here is another mighty slim volume from Michael Feldman, best known (when known at all) for his public radio show "Whad'ya Know" (sic). Feldman, who spouts off about things he knows "not much" about weekly, here writes them down:
    · how to get your own radio show and what you can do with it once you ...

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Something I Said?: Innuendo and Out the Other

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Overview

What we have here is another mighty slim volume from Michael Feldman, best known (when known at all) for his public radio show "Whad'ya Know" (sic). Feldman, who spouts off about things he knows "not much" about weekly, here writes them down:
    · how to get your own radio show and what you can do with it once you do
    · paranoia
    · marriage (or as Feldman likes to refer to it, "a long-term bad relationship")
    · Hitler
    · SUVs
    · child-rearing (although it sounds like it's the author who is being reared)
    · a number of short pieces on places he and his crew have visited for their "remote possibilities" 
    · more references to "gentiles" than absolutely necessary (seems to be an issue for Feldman, although he is tickled with the 
        notion that, to a Mormon, he is one)
    · some attempts to misrepresent scientific or social research for humorous purposes
    · many personal revelations that prove the examined life is not necessarily worth living either
    · and pages and pages of fluff.

Mr. Feldman has not been compared, to our knowledge, to S. J. Perlman.

But here is some of what Michael Feldman says in Something I Said:
"The paranoid no longer is: paranoia has outlived its usefulness when everybody is out to get us."

"Take the phrase 'no problem': I can use it, although it is the very opposite of my two-word world view ('Nothing works')."

"Whatever latitude beauty may have in the eye of the beholder, funny is not readily apparent to all, and, who knows, they may be right. More importantly, they may be bigger."

Includes a music CD by Michael Feldman and John Sieger.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Michael Feldman writes with great affection about his family, his state, his profession, his ethnic group, his generation, his country, and Milwaukee. His book, like his radio program, is funny, intelligent, informative, and non-ghost-written. Other than that, he's just like Stern and Limbaugh."—Joe Queenan, author of Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country

"Michael Feldman dispenses a rare brand of humor absurd enough to shovel a glimpse at the truth. In Something I Said, he has frisbeed his soul into hell in the hope that some three-headed, flatulent dog will catch it. Funny enough to make you dump standing."—Kinky Friedman, author of ‘Scuse Me While I Whip This Out: Reflections on Country Singers, Presidents, and Other Troublemakers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299202736
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Feldman, the host of Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know, heard nationally on 320 public radio stations, is the author of Whad'ya Know?, The Book of Whad'ya Knowledge, Thanks for the Memos, and Wisconsin Curiosities. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with an other-sex partner and two daughters. Visit www.notmuch.com
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Table of Contents

<table of contents, p. vii> Contents Acknowledgments 000 Introduction 000 I. A House of a Guy's Own 1. A House of a Guy's Own 000 2. A Walk on the Mild Side 000 3. Feldman's Best Friend 000 4. Gentile Like Me 000 5. Apologia pro Vita Herring 000 6. Mad Mike 000 7. The Nondescript Charm of the Bourgeoisie 000 8. Italian Vacation 000 II. Breeding in Captivity 9. Leave No Parent Behind 000 10. Runaway 000 11. Is This My Day On? 000 12. My Daughter Says Hello 000 13. Nora Has a Problem 000 14. Kinder, Not Gentler, Garten 000 15. The Guinness Method 000 16. My Religious Instruction 000 17. Sometimes a Great Ape 000 18. Home Alone 000 19. Jews Close Lower in Light Trading 000 20. Don't Kazaa for Me, Argentina 000 21. A Death in the Family 000 22. Freaky Weeky 000 23. Cassandra 000 24. My Parents Smoke Pot 000 III. A Personality 25. Fame (I'm Gonna Live Forever) 000 26. How to Get into Radio 000 27. Whad'ya Know? 000 28. Michael Feldman Discovered America In . . . 000 29. Fan Base 000 30. This Is Television 000 IV. Because I Live Here 31. Coin of Our Realm 000 32. The Midwest: Where Is It? 000 33. Moo-Yah! An Editorial 000 34. Minnesota Man Fakes Death 000 35. (Still) One Big Individual 000 36. Mourning Becomes DuWayne 000 37. Mad-Is-One 000 V. Feldmanity 38. My Manhood 000 39. 1965 000 40. Foundling, at Fifty 000 41. A Feldman Is 000 42. This Far Apart 000 43. Anglos in America 000 VI. I Was Just Thinking 44. Paranoid's Paradise 000 45. A Little Hitler 000 46. Barney Google 000 47. Letters from the Milky Way 000 48. Baby Boomers Go Boom! 000 49. What Crisis? 000 50. Why I've Got a Loverly Bunch of Coconuts 000 51. My Life: The Musical 000 52. Fathers and Sons 000 53. Making the World Safe for -Ocracy 000 54. The Moving Mouth, Having Spoke, Moves On 000 55. Afterword: The Secret of Life Revealed 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American wit and humor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2004

    The Heir to Dave Barry

    Michael Feldman is the heir to Dave Barry in this hilarious collection of relections upon marriage, family and midwestern life. The popular host of public radio's 'Whad'ya Know?' gives Garrison Keillor a run for his money as the voice of heartland humor--with a heart!

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