Our Dumb Century

Our Dumb Century

The staff of The Onion presents a satirical collection of mock headlines and news stories, including an account of the Pentagon's development of an A-bomb-resistant desk for schoolchildren.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307393579

Category: Humor

Page: 164

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The staff of The Onion presents a satirical collection of mock headlines and news stories, including an account of the Pentagon's development of an A-bomb-resistant desk for schoolchildren.
Categories: Humor

Our Dumb World

Our Dumb World

In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe.

Author: The Onion, Inc.

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316018430

Category: Current Events

Page: 256

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OUR DUMB WORLD is the world's most comprehensive fake atlas: a repository of all known information about the planet Earth (except where covered by clouds). In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. This new, easy-to-carry paperback edition is perfect for the intrepid traveler to any of the world's exotic locales--from Afghanistan, "Allah's Cat Box," to Ukraine, "the Bridebasket of Europe," to the USA's own Nevada, "Where Everyone's a Loser." Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about all the world's peoples and places, OUR DUMB WORLD is a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed. "Bottom line: laughed my head off." --Deirdre Donahue, USA Today
Categories: Current Events

Our Dumb World

Our Dumb World

Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of The Planet Earth, 73rd Edition features incorrect statistics on all of the Earth's 168, 182, or 196 independent nations.

Author: The Onion, Inc.

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316018422

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 787

Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of The Planet Earth, 73rd Edition features incorrect statistics on all of the Earth's 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. It also features maps, including a fold-out world map at actual size. Readers will learn about every country from Afghanistan, "Allah's Cat Box," to the Ukraine, "The Bridebasket of Europe." Today's news-parody consumer cannot possibly understand made-up current events without the context of fake world history and geography. That is why The Onion is publishing a world atlas: to help us. Our Dumb World is an invaluable tool for any reader interested in overthrowing a weakened government in East Asia, exploiting a developing nation in Africa, or for directions to tonight's party at Erica's. It is a reference guide to 250,000 of the world's most important places, such as North Korea's Trench of Victory, the Great Human Pyramid of Egypt, and Saudi Arabia's superhighway, the Mohammedobahn.
Categories: Humor

Onion Presents

Onion Presents

In April 1999, The Onion will publish Our Dumb Century: 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source, the book on which this calendar is based. Shrink-wrapped. Boxed.

Author: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 0836225864

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The Onion created an international following when it hit the Web in 1996, attracting millions of online readers with irreverent made-up stories that sound fairly close to real. In April 1999, The Onion will publish Our Dumb Century: 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source, the book on which this calendar is based. Shrink-wrapped. Boxed.
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Our Dumb Century

Our Dumb Century

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1105234485

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 164

View: 195

Categories: American wit and humor

Our Dumb Century

Our Dumb Century

Witness the march of history as Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers and The Onion's award-winning writing staff present the twentieth century like you've never seen it before.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0609899007

Category: United states - History

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The Onion has quickly become the world's most popular humor publication, misinforming half a million readers a week with one-of-a-kind social satire both in print (on newsstands nationwide) and online from its remote office in Madison, Wisconsin. Witness the march of history as Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers and The Onion's award-winning writing staff present the twentieth century like you've never seen it before.
Categories: United states - History

The Onion Magazine

The Onion Magazine

Seen by tens of billions worldwide, these are the unforgettable Onion Magazine covers that altered the course of human history and radically redefined your trivial life anew every weekend.

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316256483

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 326

From America's Finest News Source comes a compilation of the most important, most influential, and glossiest magazine covers ever produced by the hand of humankind. Seen by tens of billions worldwide, these are the unforgettable Onion Magazine covers that altered the course of human history and radically redefined your trivial life anew every weekend. Profound philosophical questions, the thoughts of leading cultural luminaries, harsh truths of existence, remorseless personal attacks -- you will encounter full-color graphical representations of all of these within this handsome volume. Whether you are a connoisseur of pretty pictures or are new to looking at images, The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers that Transformed an Undeserving World is sure to give you, the feebleminded consumer, far more pleasure than you have any earthly right to experience.
Categories: Humor

Plebes

Plebes

Scott describes Plebes as silly, stupid, and in-your-face-just like the college boys it lampoons.

Author: L. T. Horton

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740718517

Category: Humor

Page: 152

View: 245

Scott describes Plebes as silly, stupid, and in-your-face-just like the college boys it lampoons. This first-ever compendium of the most popular strip from The Onion is a hilarious assault on the moronic, vulgar behavior often exhibited by beer-swilling, girl-ogling college males.The strip's mocking self-help themes offer "guidance" on topics ranging from "Turning Your Dormitory Into a Lucrative Real Estate Investment" to "Turn Your Beer-Commercial Fantasy Into Reality." Students and grads everywhere will enjoy the irreverent, sometimes controversial humor in Plebes, a strip that more than one college newspaper editor has been fired for running.
Categories: Humor

Our Dumb Animals

Our Dumb Animals

In the beginning of the eigbteenth century , the essay writers who exercised so great an influence on the minor morals of society steadily discountenanced ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNQB2L

Category: Animal welfare

Page:

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Categories: Animal welfare

American Countercultures An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists Alternative Lifestyles and Radical Ideas in U S History

American Countercultures  An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists  Alternative Lifestyles  and Radical Ideas in U S  History

... several of which have spent numerous weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. One original title, Our Dumb Century (1999), even ...

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317477280

Category: History

Page: 1200

View: 185

Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.
Categories: History

You Are Worthless

You Are Worthless

You Are Worthless is the self-help book from hell.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740789410

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 622

You Are Worthless is the self-help book from hell. This bracing blast of negativity takes aim at the impossibly cheerful "inspirational self-help" books flooding the market and hits the bullseye, with chapters such as "Your Good-for-Nothing Friends," "Your Miserable Job," and "Life: What's the Use". This hilarious parody collects hundreds of tidbits of painful reality such as "You're no good, you're not great-looking, and you're going to die someday and it's probably going to hurt." Who among us isn't sick to death of the gushy, new-agey inspirational books that blindly assert that everyone is worthy? We all know the truth, and this book is as refreshing as a slap to the face. Just some of the depressingly humorous nuggets of truth include: * You don't really have any outstanding qualities. It's safe to say you're pretty much just like everybody else. * The only reason your pet likes you is because you feed it. * As you get older, you are going to have less and less control over your bladder. * If you take a big risk and follow your dream, chances are you're going to fall flat on your face. You Are Worthless also features a section called "Hopeless Role Models from History," including Helen Keller ("I've had it"), and Abraham Lincoln ("The only thing I'm good at is losing").
Categories: Humor

The Onion Presents Complete News Archives

The Onion Presents Complete News Archives

The latest book in the New York Times bestselling Onion Ad Nauseam series has everything you would expect from America's Finest News Source™.

Author: Onion The

Publisher: Boxtree, Limited

ISBN: 0752225502

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 272

View: 696

Every week, three million readers turn to the world's most popular humour publication for a much-needed dose of Onion satire. In a history spanning 15 years, six popular books and 10 Webby Awards, with stories like 'U.S. Inspires World With Attempt At Democratic Election' and 'Debbie, By The Time You Read This I'll Either Be Dead Or Vice-President of Marketing' The Onion continues to attract legions of loyal fans drawn to its scathingly funny commentary on world events and human behaviour. The latest book in the New York Times bestselling Onion Ad Nauseam series has everything you would expect from America's Finest News Source™. Fresh from the front lines of world events came 'Bush Promises To Unite Nation For Real This Time' and the classic 'God Puts His Tool Back In Office'. Volume 16 brings you pure Onion at its best ('New Overtime Laws: Changing The Way Americans Wash Dishes For Sixty Hours A Week', 'What This Town Needs Is A Child In A Well'). Here they are at last: all the issues of The Onion that you missed because you had a life to live. 'Arguably the most popular humour periodical in world history' The New Yorker 'It's writers have developed an eerily perfect ear for the mindless chatter that masquerades as news, not just in the United States, but around the world' Sunday Times 'Welcome to the satire war . . . leading the way is The Onion, the now-legendary satirical news-site' Independent on Sunday 'What is one to make of The Onion? To find out try the Ad Nauseam. Since it first appeared, pushing up through the electronic undergrowth, it has made converts of millions' Financial Times
Categories: American wit and humor

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

And now, in a remarkably innovative tactic bound to send shockwaves through the entire publishing industry, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is now available in a cheaper-yes, cheaper-paperback edition.

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316133248

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 309

A devastatingly important encyclopedia from America's Finest News Source that contains the sum total of mankind's knowledge. Are you tired of stumbling around blindly, in an ignorant haze, perplexed by the world around you? What if there was a book that could make sense of your ultimately meaningless existence? Fortunately, The Onion, bastion of unbiased, reliable, and definitive news, has produced just such a book: an encyclopedia containing all of mankind's known knowledge. And now, in a remarkably innovative tactic bound to send shockwaves through the entire publishing industry, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is now available in a cheaper-yes, cheaper-paperback edition. Thousands of brilliant and essential text entries, colorful graphics, illustrations, and diagrams can now be yours for but a beggar's pittance. And is that not a small price to for eternal wisdom?
Categories: Humor

You Are Old

You Are Old

From the "New York Times"-bestselling authors of "You Are Worthless "and "Just Give Up" comes an even less-inspiring book for those past their prime, with advice from a sad and seriously inept marriage and family counselor who is one of ...

Author: Oswald T. Pratt

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449418397

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 247

From the "New York Times"-bestselling authors of "You Are Worthless "and "Just Give Up" comes an even less-inspiring book for those past their prime, with advice from a sad and seriously inept marriage and family counselor who is one of Dikkers' most hilarious creations.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Onion s Finest News Reporting

The Onion s Finest News Reporting

Its first book, Our Dumb Century, was a New York Times #1 best-seller and winner of the 1999 Thurber Prize for American Humor. This 2001 Day-by-Day Calendar features some of the paper's greatest, most hard-hitting stories.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 075227158X

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 276

View: 691

From campus newspaper to multimedia publication, The Onion's take on the world remains satirical, wtih such headlines as Drugs win Drugs War and Martin Luther King - I had a really weird dream last night.
Categories: American wit and humor

Sociology In The Age Of The Internet

Sociology In The Age Of The Internet

The American spoof newspaper, The Onion, in a spin-off volume entitled `Our dumb century' carried the news of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 under the ...

Author: Cavanagh, Allison

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335217250

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 165

This book provides a key to understanding the changes identified through an evaluation of the utility of new social theory by investigating the novelty of the Internet and setting the Internet in the context of communication histories.
Categories: Social Science

The Decision Book 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

The Decision Book  50 Models for Strategic Thinking

'I Am America 'Our Dumb World 'Our Dumb Century 'The Age of Turbulence 'The Nine , Waron the Middle 'Dead Certain 'Legacy of Ashes 'The Israel Lobby The ...

Author: Mikael Krogerus

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 229

A short, sharp guide to tackling life’s biggest challenges: understanding ourselves and making the right choices. Every day offers moments of decision, from what to eat for lunch to how to settle a dispute with a colleague. Still larger questions loom: How can I motivate my team? How can I work more efficiently? What is the long tail anyway? Whether you’re a newly minted MBA, a chronic second-guesser, or just someone eager for a new vantage point, The Decision Book presents fifty models for better structuring, and subsequently understanding, life’s steady challenges. Interactive and thought-provoking, this illustrated workbook offers succinct summaries of popular strategies, including the Rubber Band Model for dilemmas with many directions, the Personal Performance Model to test whether to change jobs, and the Black Swan Model to illustrate why experience doesn’t guarantee wisdom. Packed with familiar tools like the Pareto Principle, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and an unusual exercise inspired by Warren Buffet, The Decision Book is the ideal reference for flexible thinkers.
Categories: Business & Economics