oops or life's awful moments Author:Art Linkletter Like the phenomenal best seller, Kids Say The Darndest Things, this bookis another funny, down-to-earth sampling of those unexpected situations we all suffer once in a while and somehow manage to survive. — A man sneezes during a badminton game and his false teeth sail across the net like a birdie. A girl does a jack-knife into a pool while her b... more »athing suit does a swan in another direction, leaving her blushing all over. A little boy in a crowded church hears the chimes for mass and shouts "Avon calling!"
Interviewing children on tv:
"For a husband you want a plain old man? Give us an example."
"Have you ever tried to put your best foot forward, and found it wedged firmly in your mouth? Or done your utmost to make a big impression on some very important person, and come off looking like Boob McNutt? Chances are you have, because the road of life is strewn with the banana peels of embarrassment.
I've spent a career having fun with guests on my television and radio shows, and I've found that people are never funnier than when they're up-ended by an embarrassing moment, and dropped flat on their dignities. Nothing is more hilarious than any one of us human beings caught off guard, and that's why no gag writer could possibly invent zanier stories than the ones you will find in this book...
Life leaves us all looking a little ridiculous at times, so we might as well relax and enjoy it when the laugh is on us. With these words, I invite you to read on. The first blush is on me!"« less