Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. Three Junes "almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains...extraordinary," says Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.
"Beautiful Narration of a Wonderful Story!"
Shipwrecked on an unknown island, Quinbus Fiestrin awakens to find himself tied to the ground by the natives of Lilliput--tiny people small enough to fit in his pocket and play hide and seek in his hair! Fiestrin finds himself not only a very big fish in a small pond but also a fish out of water.
Today on O&A, we start the show by recapping yesterday’s Paris Hilton interview. We talk about some old fashion slang terms and try to get definitions on them. We talk politics and update everyone on the Anthony Weiner situation. Ant gives everyone a Casey Anthony update and talks about one of his new favorite shows, Breaking Bad.
The author of this book, Arthur James Lyon Fremantle, has, perhaps, achieved more renown in recent years than at any time since the publication of his literary efforts. Those familiar with the film Gettysburg will recall the unusual figure of a British Guards officer attired (inaccurately) in his full dress Guardsman's scarlet uniform among the ranks of the Virginians at the famous and pivotal battle.
G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger.
A conversation with Academy Award-winning American actor, film director, and regular film narrator, Morgan Freeman. Next, an appreciation of American actor and filmmaker, Dennis Hopper.
Ted Kennedy stays awake during his brain surgery. Bo Diddley dies. Hillary may quit the presidential race today. There's a new study about smoking weed. Recovering alcoholics can't drink non-alcoholic beer. Adam Ferrara joins the show, and we discuss the Stone Temple Pilots. A girl sends us an e-mail about Scott Weiland. We talk about the upcoming Animation Festival. Louis CK calls in and talks about his dog dying. Dick Cheney jokes about West Virginia, Lewis Black stops by.
Director Frank Darabont joins us to promote his new movie, The Mist. Jim talks about his love for Stephen King. We discuss Mister Po's show on Saturday night. The staff yells at Po. We read an e-mail Po sent about Danny. Gas prices are rising. Jim forgets his mom's birthday. We go over this weekend's football picks. Opie talks about his weekend. We discuss sports movies. We go over some of the news stories of the day. We talk about Disney not showing plane crashes in their movies.
Patrice O'Neal fills in for Jim Norton. Opie went to the U.S. Open yesterday. Anthony heats up his pool. We talk about divorce. We discuss Hulk Hogan's divorce. Anthony raises his age demo for girls he likes. Anthony gets the new iPhone. We debate whether the iPhone is better than the Blackberry. Perez Hilton gets punched by the Black Eyed Peas manager. We listen to Perez's video he made about the incident. Ed McMahon dies. We talk about the movies that are out right now and see if Patrice has seen any.
This week on Car Talk, kids give the "Golden Rule" and a few other maxims an innocent (yet funny) twist. Then it's off to Arizona where Lily's Taurus is making a noise that she hopes will lead her husband to make another noise-- namely, "Let's buy you a new Mustang." But all is not well in Mustang-land for Martin--his is emitting blue smoke, so his wallet may be emitting a large boat payment.
Le Show is a program of satire, humor, and commentary about the week's news. Comedy sketches written and performed by multi-talented multimedia artist Harry Shearer, interwoven with an eclectic, ever-changing blend of music; from world to pop, soul to jazz. Shearer says about Le Show, "I do it because I don't do standup, and I don't do sitcoms, and the radio broadcast enables me to do what I think is funny in a broadcast medium without having to listen either to network executives or Canadian producers."
From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it's a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it. James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America's unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood.
"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."
Three years ago, Lou Jackson, eldest son, died in a work accident. And nothing has been the same since for the Jacksons. They lost their heart and soul the day Lou died, even as matriarch Evelyn tries to keep them together. But things are changing and the family will either find their way back to each other. Or they’ll be torn asunder.
"Smexy end to the series!"
Anthony trades in his Mustang for a Jaguar, we talk to Kenny, there’s lots of sex crimes at Grand Central Station, Anthony goes to the DMV, we check to see if we’re on our high school’s lists of famous people, we talk about the Commack Motor Inn, Jim makes the news with his MSNBC comments, we go over a list of offensive patents, and the Supreme Court rules on patent trolls.
Today on O&A, Sam hosts the Pre Show, Jonah Hill might be in trouble for what he said to a photographer, we recap the Barry Williams phone call, MSNBC apologizes for their Ann B. Davis coverage, we try to find out why Jonah Hill won’t come on the show, and we talk about Star Wars.
We talk about summer weather. F. H. Riley's gets new doors. We talk about the Air France plane crash. We try to figure out how many people are flying at any given time. We try to figure out how many loads it takes to fill up our studio. Opie talks about his $10,000 giveaway. Anthony gets a letter from the NRA. A woman survives being hit by a train. We talk about horrific stories that happened to us or people we know. Brooke Hogan stops by to promote her reality show.
"Wider War" by Dexter Filkins; "Poll" by Ian Frazier; "The Disruption Machine" by Jill Lepore; "Liner Notes" by George Saunders; "The Id Girls" by Nick Paumgarten; "The Skeptic" by Sasha Frere-Jones.
Today on O&A, we start the show talking about the storm chasers who die, and the 60 Minutes coverage on artificial limbs. Bob Levy calls in, and Jim discuss rape jokes. Kevin Smith joins us in studio to talk about sex and the recent Michael Douglas comments. We continue in studio with Kevin Smith and we discuss his new web video about how Superman would shave and Amy’s Baking Company. We learn that Bob Kelly had his baby, Bobby the Champ calls in to discuss his invention of “No Homo” and we discuss Roy Hibbert’s comments at a post-game press conference.
Today on O&A, we talk about Sandy Kane being sued by the Naked Cowboy. We listen to some news reports about it. Sam interviews Sandy. We watch Sandy on the morning news. The top US general in Afghanistan is in trouble for criticizing the president. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk about the documentary I Am Comic and discuss Carlos Mencia stealing material. Sandy Kane and The Naked Cowgirl both stop by.