If Reading Makes You Smart …

Why do books have “running heads”? This is where publishers put the title of the book on every other page, usually alternating with the chapter title. Comedian Brian Regan asks, “Why?”

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Gail and I are going to see Brian live on Sunday night. I can’t wait! Second only to Ken Davis, he is my favorite comedian.

Warning: Brian uses the word “hell” one time in this short clip.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BTNYDT5IMUQ64BXFAH5I6Y5VFI AprilR

    I have always wondered why the name of the book is printed at the top of every page… This is great! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • Michael

    This is hilarious! Have you ever heard of Mitch Hedberg? He’s no longer alive, but his stuff will crack you up (at least it did me).

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  • http://wewannado.com Ryan K

    Brian Regan is great! I’ll check out Ken Davis some time.

  • http://www.forward-living.com W. Mark Thompson

    Made me giggle. Laughed out loud when he was watching the movie and was reminded with the title at the top. Good times! Whew…

  • guest

    He’s good but Andy Andrews is the best ever! I am just sayin!

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  • http://dalemelchin.wordpress.com/ Dale Melchin

    Hey, Michael, the video is broke.  How do I get to it?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Unfortunately, YouTube removed it. I spent a few minutes searching but can’t find it online. Too bad. It really was hilarious.

      • http://dalemelchin.wordpress.com/ Dale Melchin

        Thanks for the reply.  I was hoping it was floating around somewhere else.  Thanks for looking.

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  • http://twitter.com/PodcastinChurch Paul Alan Clifford

    Apparently publishers also block people from seeing their stuff.  Thanks viacom!  Now I’ll go watch something else.

  • Andrew

    I cant see the clip… Says it is blocked on content grounds…

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Yep, nothing I can do about that. Sorry. It’s really stupid on the part of his publisher or distributor, because that clip, I’m sure, sells a lot of people on him.

  • JoJosephson

    video is now blocked because of Viacom dunderheads… They just don’t get it.

  • http://tikesbestfriend.com/ Tim Dahl

    Looks like Viacom has censored/blocked it.

  • Michael Johnson

    Here is the link to Brian Regan’s (The Epitome Of Hyperbole) Full Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vTc88Govj4 // If you’ve never heard or seen his “I walked on the moon” performance download it right now it’s A M A Z I N G!! BR is one of the best comedians ever!!