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

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

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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 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 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

Our Dumb Animals

Our Dumb Animals

Our Dumb " WE SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO 12 Vol . 11 . ... dropping a seed that grew , " Did more to shiver this ancient wall APR 9 1990 THE MASSACHUSETTS Than earthquake , -war , -simoon , -or all The centuries , in their lapse and fall !

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNQB2L

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 592

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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

One original title, Our Dumb Century (1999), even. ®Onion-ized ̄. American history, providing a fabricated edition of The Onion from each year of the twentieth century. The Onion writers turned their satirical eyes back in time with ...

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317477280

Category: History

Page: 1200

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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

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

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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

Doing Our Own Thing

Doing Our Own Thing

Scott Dikkers, ed, Our Dumb Century (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999), 11. The 'comedian" is 'Dapper Dan Dugan doing his 'Dapper Dan's Old-Time Musical Minstrel W'; the name. nickname. and show title all sound dead-on authentic for ...

Author: John McWhorter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446473221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Once languages become written, they change. Only in writing does language develop the artfulness and richness that we associate with a Shakespeare, a Proust or a Whitman. Yet over the last forty years, the English-language has effectively gone into reverse - taking our lead from America and the legacy of the 1960s, our culture increasingly privileges the oral over the written, spurning the art of elaborated, 'written'-style language in favour of returning to the state of a spoken culture. Parallel developments have occurred in music. In this controversial and thought-provoking book, John McWhorter argues that the 1960's rejection of cultural traits associated with the Establishment, as well as a democratic celebration of what anyone can do over what requires training or talent, has led to our culture being increasingly impoverished, both intellectually and artistically...
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Our Dumb Neighbours Or Conversations of a Father with His Children on Domestic and Other Animals

Our Dumb Neighbours  Or  Conversations of a Father with His Children on Domestic and Other Animals

During the last century there lived at Stilton , a man named Cooper Thornhill , who was very famous for his cheeses ; in fact , some people have attributed to him the invention of Stilton cheese . He acquired considerable fame RICKS ...

Author: Thomas Jackson

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ISBN: OXFORD:590530747

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 183

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Categories: Animal behavior