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Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon the English LanguageAnguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed-Up Metaphors . . . from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers . . . it’s a collection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter. Help wanteds: Wanted: Unmarried girls to pick fresh fruit and produce at night. Two-Headed Headlines: Grandmother of eight makes hole in one! Doctor testifies in horse suit. Modern-Day Malapr…

Just Speculating: Three Stories That Didn't Really HappenFrom the author of “Return to the Dirt” comes an outlandish and hilarious collection of stories, including: “Anything for my Bubela,” “Jar Baby,” and “Night Fright.” Sol Edelbaum, gambling addict, is in deep trouble with the Gambino family. Find out to what extent his doting mother, Edna, will go to protect her degenerate bubela from the Mafia. Learn what really happened that fateful day Paul Castellano was shot down at Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan. And perhaps most importantly of all, lea…

American Satire: An Anthology of Writings from Colonial Times to the PresentFrom the author of “Return to the Dirt” comes an outlandish and hilarious collection of stories, including: “Anything for my Bubela,” “Jar Baby,” and “Night Fright.” Sol Edelbaum, gambling addict, is in deep trouble with the Gambino family. Find out to what extent his doting mother, Edna, will go to protect her degenerate bubela from the Mafia. Learn what really happened that fateful day Paul Castellano was shot down at Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan. And perhaps most importantly of all, lea…

Dickson's Joke Treasury: An Anthology of Gags, Bits, Puns and Jests-- And How To Tell ThemA revised and expanded version of the author’s previous book Jokes. There is a new chapter featuring tips and anecdotes from such luminaries as Bill Novak, Leo Rosten, Charles Osgood and Tip O’Neill. All jokes are “clean” and there are chapters on flies in the soup jokes, unintended puns, knock-knock jokes, shaggy dog jokes and many others. Includes a bibliography of joke books and magazines….

Behaving Madly: Zany, Loco, Cockeyed, Rip-off, Satire MagazinesWhen Mad was turned into a magazine in 1954, every publisher and his uncle came up with his own version, often using the same talent. Behaving Madly presents 200 pages of never reprinted material by Bill Elder, Jack Davis, John Severin, Al Jaffee, Joe Maneely, Jack Kirby, Ross Andru, Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Basil Wolverton, Steve Ditko, Lee Elias, and many others. This coffee table art book is produced by comic strip historian Ger Apeldoorn and Eisner winner Craig Yo…

Satires and Epistles (Oxford World's Classics)Exuberantly mocking the vices and pretensions of his Roman contemporaries, Horace’s Satires are stuffed full of comic vignettes, moral insights, and his pervasive humanity. Boasting famous episodes such as the fable of the town mouse and the country mouse and the grotesque dinner party given by the nouveau-riche Nasidienus, these poems influenced not only contemporaries such as Juvenal, but also English satirists from Ben Jonson to W. H. Auden. In the Epistles, Horace used the form of letters to…

Chasing Shorts with PintsA man in his twenties’ enthusiasms are rather basic: drink, sex, the right/wrong dichotomy, moving out of childhood, love, drugs, and obviously, sex again. Usually followed by some more pints.This collection of short little gems represents the work from that time in the author’s life. Forty-two shorts told on just under 16,000 words….

Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (Modern Library Paperbacks)When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he called it a “comic weekly.” And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the founder’s description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists in the modern era—among them Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Ian Frazier, Roy Blount, Jr., Steve Martin, and Christopher Buckley. F…

Classic Short Stories: Humour, Satire and Tall Tales (Classic Short Stories by Elsinore Books Book 7)In this series of classic short stories readers will encounter some of the finest writing in world literature. Each volume presents ten classic masterpieces, selected purely for their capacity to delight, instruct and charm.Humour, Satire and Tall Tales:The Cop and the Anthem by O. HenryThe Ransom of Red Chief by O. HenryWhat Stumped the Blue Jays by Mark TwainThe Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark TwainNews! by Joseph JacobsThe Artful Hussar by Johann Peter HebelFrom The Surpri…

Honey, Hush!: An Anthology of African American Women's HumorIn this series of classic short stories readers will encounter some of the finest writing in world literature. Each volume presents ten classic masterpieces, selected purely for their capacity to delight, instruct and charm.Humour, Satire and Tall Tales:The Cop and the Anthem by O. HenryThe Ransom of Red Chief by O. HenryWhat Stumped the Blue Jays by Mark TwainThe Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark TwainNews! by Joseph JacobsThe Artful Hussar by Johann Peter HebelFrom The Surpri…