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 Pub

ISBN: 9780307393579

Category: Humor

Page: 164

View: 651

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 Century

Our Dumb Century

Definitely not for the easily offended, Our Dumb Century was a New York Times #1 bestseller chronicling 100 years of American history with dry humor and cynicism.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 0762418664

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 876

Definitely not for the easily offended, Our Dumb Century was a New York Times #1 bestseller chronicling 100 years of American history with dry humor and cynicism. This Miniature Edition™ distills the brilliant wit and satire of the original from "America's Finest News Source."
Categories: Humor

Subversions of the American Century

Subversions of the American Century

Our Dumb Century. Ed. Scott Dikkers. New York: Three Rivers P, 1999: 60. Print.
Dela Cruz, Jemm Excelle S. Gayuma [Love Charm]: Filipino Opera. By Pedro
Paterno. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 2014. Print. Available on request. Translated
from ...

Author: Adam Lifshey

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052936

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 322

Subversions of the American Century: Filipino Literature in Spanish and the Transpacific Transformation of the United States argues that the moment the United States became an overseas colonial power in 1898, American national identity was redefined across a global matrix. The Philippines, which the United States seized at that point from Spain and local revolutionaries, is therefore the birthplace of a new kind of America, one with a planetary reach that was, most profoundly, accompanied by resistance to that reach by local peoples. Post-1898 Filipino literature in Spanish testifies crucially to this foregrounding fact of American global power, for it is the language of that tradition that speaks directly to the reality of one empire having wrested land from another. Yet this literature is invisible in American Studies programs, Asian Studies programs, Spanish and English departments, and everywhere else. Subversions of the American Century will change that. After Subversions, students and scholars in various American Studies disciplines as well as Asian, Spanish, and Comparative Literature fields will find it necessary to revisit and revamp the basic parameters by which they approach their subjects.
Categories: History

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
headline `World's biggest metaphor hits iceberg'. The Titanic has been a
metaphor for ...

Author: Allison Cavanagh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335229581

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 857

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

About to Die

About to Die

See, for example, Onion Editors and Scott Dikkers, Our Dumb Century: The
Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Sources (
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2007), 53; R. Conrad Stein, The Hindenburg
Disaster ...

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199780815

Category: Photography

Page: 432

View: 761

Due to its ability to freeze a moment in time, the photo is a uniquely powerful device for ordering and understanding the world. But when an image depicts complex, ambiguous, or controversial events--terrorist attacks, wars, political assassinations--its ability to influence perception can prove deeply unsettling. Are we really seeing the world "as it is" or is the image a fabrication or projection? How do a photo's content and form shape a viewer's impressions? What do such images contribute to historical memory? About to Die focuses on one emotionally charged category of news photograph--depictions of individuals who are facing imminent death--as a prism for addressing such vital questions. Tracking events as wide-ranging as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, Barbie Zelizer demonstrates that modes of journalistic depiction and the power of the image are immense cultural forces that are still far from understood. Through a survey of a century of photojournalism, including close analysis of over sixty photos, About to Die provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding the news imagery that so profoundly shapes our view of the world.
Categories: Photography

Grace Sticks

Grace Sticks

The Christian Century, January 24, 2012. Online: http://www.christiancentury.org/
article/2012–01/no-needchurch. de Magdeburg, Mechtild. The Flowing Light of
the Godhead. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1998. Dikkers, Scott, ed. Our Dumb Century:
 ...

Author: Kristina Robb-Dover

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621899389

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 411

Even on a bumper sticker, grace is irresistible. Grace Sticks: The Bumper Sticker Gospel for Restless Souls is light-hearted spiritual memoir and theological travel guidance for restless souls looking for more direction, more truth, and more life. Robb-Dover invites readers to reflect on how the bumper stickers they affix to their cars or entertain at traffic lights are themselves spiritual aspirations of sorts pointing to One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. In their meanderings, with bumper stickers as pit stops, readers will laugh, cry, be provoked, and be inspired to look for God in the most seemingly frivolous and unlikely of places. They'll discover in the process there's as much grace to be found in the journeying itself as in the destination.
Categories: Religion

Triumph Revisited

Triumph Revisited

... headlines in a work titled Our Dumb Century, which contained several articles
that addressed the U.S. war in Vietnam. One of the more provocative headlines
read “U.S. Loses Vietnam War; Ford Urges All Americans to Salute Our Vietcong
 ...

Author: Andrew Wiest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136974236

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 964

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

The Memory of Catastrophe

The Memory of Catastrophe

6 James Guimond The Titanic and the commodification of catastrophe In 1999 ,
when the humour magazine The Onion published its satirical history of the
twentieth century , Our Dumb Century , its bogus news story for 1912 was the
sinking of ...

Author: Peter O. Gray

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719063450

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 333

Memories of catastrophes--both those which occur naturally and those which are consequences of human actions--loom large in the modern consciousness. The volume opens with an investigation of the concepts of catastrophe and collective memory, and the relationships between them. Arguing that a pervasive catastrophic memory may be as disabling as it is instructive, Gray and Oliver stress the necessity of rendering the phenomenon subject to secular critical inquiry. The value of such an approach is then demonstrated in a series of case studies.
Categories: History

The Agents Directory

The Agents Directory

... children's , academic Amanda Brown , Anders Henriksson , Peggy Klaus ,
Patricia Seybold Raising Fences , by Michael Datcher ( Riverhead ) ; Crossing
the Chasm , by Geoffrey Moore ( HarperBusiness ) ; Our Dumb Century , by The
Onion ...

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 1578601444

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 192

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.
Categories: Reference

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

33343536. 3738. 394o. Scott Dikkers, Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents
100 Years ofHeadlines from Anericas Finest News Source (New Yorlc Crown,
1999), p. 13. Fred Shapiro, 'Quotes Uncovered: Giants' Shoulders and Deck
Chairs', ...

Author: Stephanie Barczewski

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441193087

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 291

In a night of unforgettable tragedy, the world's most famous liner struck an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and sank. Over 1500 people died. Whose fault it was, and how the passengers and crew reacted, has been the subject of continuing dispute over the 100 years since the disaster. This is an account of Titanic's tragic maiden voyage which also focuses on some of those who died: among them Titanic's captain Edward Smith and builder Thomas Andrews, John Jacob Astor, the richest man on board, and the bandmaster, Wallace Hartley, who played as the ship sank. In this centenary edition Stephanie Barczewski traces the events of that fatal night. Many of those who died were treated as heroes and how these men were remembered says much about contemporary values of manhood, chivalry and national pride. Titanic: A Night Remembered also sets the liner in the context of three ports: Belfast, where she was built; Southampton, which lost 600 citizens as members of her crew; and Queenstown in Ireland, her last port of call.
Categories: History

Plebes

Plebes

... and author of twelve cartoon collections and humor books , including the best -
selling Our Dumb Century and Jim's Journal collections . an Andrews McMeel
Universal company ISBN 0-7407-1851-7 © 2001 Scott Dikkers Printed in the
U.S.A..

Author: L. T. Horton

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740718517

Category: Humor

Page: 152

View: 373

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

But it is true that he should be supported . with all the most spiritual parts of our
being . partly through its means , of the ... Century . the sparrow question will
probably here go the lowest will not be apt to fail when the highest through the
same ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNQB2L

Category: Animal welfare

Page:

View: 558

Categories: Animal welfare

The Onion s Finest News Reporting

The Onion s Finest News Reporting

Presents a collection of satirical news stories from the humor magazine and its Website, including such events as "Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia," "Civil War Enthusiasts Burn Atlanta to the Ground," and "Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes"

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0609804634

Category: Humor

Page: 165

View: 235

Presents a collection of satirical news stories from the humor magazine and its Website, including such events as "Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia," "Civil War Enthusiasts Burn Atlanta to the Ground," and "Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes"
Categories: Humor

International Directory of Company Histories

International Directory of Company Histories

In the first half of 1999 , Onion , Inc. released its first book , Our Dumb Century :
The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest New Source .
The book , published by Crown Books , contained headlines created by nine ...

Author: Jay P. Pederson

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 1558625445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 885

Annotation This multi-volume series provides detailed histories of more than 7,000 of the most influential companies worldwide.
Categories: Business & Economics

Madison Magazine

Madison Magazine

... 11.99 ) , a stunning calendar which captures the diverse look and spirit of our
home state . Finally , start each day with guffaws and chuckles courtesy of The
Onion's locally spun humor in the Our Dumb Century 2000 Dayby - Day Calendar
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89072955248

Category: Madison (Wis.)

Page:

View: 293

Categories: Madison (Wis.)

American Journalism Review

American Journalism Review

But it was the April Fools ' Day 1999 release of “ Our Dumb Century : 100 Years
of Headlines from America's Finest News Source " that brought fame and , at
least comparatively , fortune to the little company whose 50 or so employees , in
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057937602

Category: Journalism

Page:

View: 973

Categories: Journalism

Homeland Insecurity

Homeland Insecurity

95 ) Our Dumb Century 0 - 609 - 80461 - 8 $ 16 . 95 paper ( Canada : $ 25 . 95 )
Christopher Reeve Placed Atop Washington Monument Microsoft Patents Ones ,
Zeroes Area Loser To Spend Rest Of Day In Bed from America ' s Clinton ...

Author: Amie Barrodale

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124216818

Category: Humor

Page: 312

View: 218

A wild and wicked parody of America's preoccupation with national security offers a selection of whimsical news stories, opinion pieces, and blurbs that offer a pointed look at Donald Rumsfeld, America's dependence on foreign oil, domestic surveillance, and other hot topics. Original. 150,000 first printing.
Categories: Humor

New York

New York

The Mix cue Edited by Boris Kachka Radio Highlights In Print Our Dumb Century
my little blue dress " Live From Grand Central " Host Ira Kleinman interviews the
executive chef of the Oyster Bar , playwright Charles Busch , and Multiple ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556032886483

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page:

View: 216

Categories: New York (N.Y.)