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  • A Local Self-Defense Instructor Keeps a Couple of Secrets to Himself

  • By: Marichelle Kawachi
  • Length: Not Yet Known
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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This just in from The Onion, America's finest news source.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • less than one minute

  • By Niall on 03-16-19

less than one minute

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds, this review is literally longer

  • Geneticists Debate the Ethics of Cloning Humans and Forcing Them to Fight to Death in a Pit

  • By: Doyle Redland
  • Length: Not Yet Known
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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This just in from The Onion, America's finest news source.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • less than one minute

  • By Niall on 03-16-19

less than one minute

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds, this review is literally longer

  • A New Study Finds That a Mass Extinction Could Free Up Billions in Conservation Funding

  • By: Doyle Redland
  • Length: Not Yet Known
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    1 out of 5 stars 3
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    3 out of 5 stars 3
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    1 out of 5 stars 3

A mass extinction would be a major boon both for individual citizens and the country at large.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 60 Seconds of not funny

  • By Kathy Chemacki on 11-23-18

under a minute

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Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds, this review is literally longer

  • The Nation Descends Into Utter Moral Chaos Following the Death of the 'Dear Abby' Columnist

  • By: Doyle Redland
  • Length: Not Yet Known
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The death of "Dear Abby" columnist sends the country into a downward spiral.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
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  • By Niall on 03-16-19

less than a minute

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Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds, this review is literally longer

  • The Nation's 4th Graders Continue to Trail the Nation's 5th Graders

  • By: Doyle Redland
  • Length: Not Yet Known
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The nation’s 4th graders can seem to catch up.

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  • By Niall on 03-16-19

under a minute

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Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds

  • A Motocross Champion Quits After Learning Physics

  • By: Doyle Redland
  • Length: Not Yet Known
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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The champion’s physics teacher says he was particularly interested in the effects of gravity and sudden de-acceleration.

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  • By Niall on 03-16-19

under a minute

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Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds

  • An Unsolicited Government Report Says Dry Humping is an Adequate Sex Alternative for Teens

  • By: Doyle Redland
  • Length: 1 min
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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This just in from The Onion, America's finest news source.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • less than a minute

  • By Niall on 03-16-19

less than a minute

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-16-19

This title is less than a minute and half of that is the title- the onion into- the jingle and the outro-- actual body of this title is just under 30 seconds

  • Power to the People

  • The Black Panthers Speak
  • By: Fred Hampton
  • Narrated by: Fred Hampton
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 68
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    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

In 1966, Huey Newton, and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. The party was one of the first organizations in U.S. history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority and working class emancipation - a party whose agenda was the revolutionary establishment of real economic, social, and political equality across gender and color lines.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So Hard to understand

  • By C on 05-22-15

Audio- can't understand anything

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Everything I hear sounds interesting- but I can never make out the next line. This would be better if it was re-read in a studio or something. I can't make out anything

  • Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques

  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Reloj
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 243
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    4 out of 5 stars 218
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 216

Improve Your Conversations teaches you how to use the ingenious framework from improv comedy and apply it directly to your everyday social interactions and conversations...and can't we learn something from the greatest improv comedians in the world, like Tina Fey and Will Ferrell? Improv comedy and memorable conversations have almost everything in common, from their premise to what makes them great to their end goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you really need help with the basics

  • By Leigh Espy on 02-08-16

Just the basics repackaged

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-10-16

So the author starts by saying that he is a FAILED stand-up comic. So the rest of the book is about how social skills relate to IMPROV which is a totally different thing. Lessons include not changing the subject and then in the next chapter you learn that you can totally change the subject whenever you want. There really is nothing here that is not intuitive to even people who did not do improv. The largest portion of the book is the author sharing his personal story and talking about how much he loves Will Ferrell.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy

  • By: Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kimberlee Bethany Bonura
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
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    4 out of 5 stars 206
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    4 out of 5 stars 206

Wouldn't it be great if you could wake up every morning with an unending reserve of energy? Get a step-by-step guide and toolkit that will spark your life with a jolt of vitality. It's not just a list of "superfoods" or trendy exercises; the course takes a rigorous scientific approach to human vitality. Energy is a limited resource; learn to allocate yours in the best way possible to make the most of each day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst great course for me

  • By marc on 11-16-16

meditation- the king of empty promises

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Reviewed: 01-10-16

The book is a lot of meditation. Telling yourself how to feel happier and more energetic. In addition to the reliance of meditation the bulk of the book is narration of what to think about and how to feel as it guides your meditation in real time meaning that even if you do think that meditation is rewarding (I don't) you can't follow the instructions unless you are in a quiet and safe place. Listening while commuting or doing chores are right out. I gave up after a few hours. I wanted a book on nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. This is just a bunch of guided meditation and empty promises. Even if you do think that this is useful (I don't) the writer never backs up claims with science. It is all based on anecdote and personal experience if anything.

29 of 44 people found this review helpful