The Straight Dope Tells All

The Straight Dope Tells All

Provides answers to such questions as "Who invented the smiley face?," "Is there such thing as a pathological liar?," and "Why is braille found on drive-up ATMs?" Can some people extinguish st

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345420071

Category: Humor

Page: 269

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Provides answers to such questions as "Who invented the smiley face?," "Is there such thing as a pathological liar?," and "Why is braille found on drive-up ATMs?"
Categories: Humor

Return of the Straight Dope

Return of the Straight Dope

The Chicago columnist offers sarcastic answers to questions on such topics as transportation, the human body, and technology

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher: Ballantine

ISBN: UOM:49015002841402

Category: Humor

Page: 433

View: 879

The Chicago columnist offers sarcastic answers to questions on such topics as transportation, the human body, and technology
Categories: Humor

Know It All

Know It All

Answers questions about animals, the human body, time, the earth, space, food, weather, history, and technology

Author: Ed Zotti

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345362322

Category: Reference

Page: 217

View: 954

Answers questions about animals, the human body, time, the earth, space, food, weather, history, and technology
Categories: Reference

The Straight Dope

The Straight Dope

No molly coddle, he, Cecil Adams tackles the tough questions in life, including "Do cats have navels?" and "What are the real lyrics to 'Louie, Louie'?

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106011826788

Category: Humor

Page: 417

View: 231

No molly coddle, he, Cecil Adams tackles the tough questions in life, including "Do cats have navels?" and "What are the real lyrics to 'Louie, Louie'?'" Uncompromising and always entertaining, he explodes myths, reveals shocking truths and answers over 400 of the most pressing questions of this or any day.
Categories: Humor

The Straight Dope

The Straight Dope

“I'm all right.” Puck rubbed his arm. ... “Actually, she seems like a really nice person now that she's gotten over this wacky Straight Dope thing.” “It's called the Straight Path. ... “Tell me about it.” Grace frowned, taking a sip of ...

Author: Joe Reister

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359006915

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The Barn House

The Barn House

Alternately harrowing and hilarious, this is a classic account of one family?s private urban renewal project, featuring burglars, irate neighbors, and a lively cast of workers.

Author: Ed Zotti

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 687

A rollicking yarn about a home-improvement project that took a man and his family to hell and back. In 1993, after Chicago lost many of its residents to the suburbs, Ed Zotti and his family gambled their future by fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey neighborhood. Where most saw a shabby façade, the Zottis saw promise?even when it dragged and drained every resource. ?The Barn House? had a collapsed ceiling, wiring that shorted, and oak floors painted red, white, and blue. Unsettling discoveries included a box of .38 caliber bullets?with five missing?and the mere fact that the house was built on a bed of sand. Alternately harrowing and hilarious, this is a classic account of one family?s private urban renewal project, featuring burglars, irate neighbors, and a lively cast of workers. From its grim beginning to its unexpected outcome, The Barn House is the inspiring story of what it means to live (and totally rewire) the American Dream.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

More of the Straight Dope

More of the Straight Dope

Filled with answers to offbeat questions, this compendium of brainteasers provide little-known facts about everyday people, places, and things in a humorous format

Author: Cecil Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050199283

Category: Humor

Page: 502

View: 667

Filled with answers to offbeat questions, this compendium of brainteasers provide little-known facts about everyday people, places, and things in a humorous format
Categories: Humor

Uncle John s All Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s All Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

(From The Straight Dope Tells All, by Cecil Adams) In English, “four” is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value. FAMILY FEUDS You can't always get along with everyone in.

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106654

Category: Humor

Page: 504

View: 795

Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere—in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because of the mountains of research gathered, you can guess where, by our crackpot…I mean hotshot…staff.” Yes, APES (as we affectionately call it at the BRI) is filled to the rim with more than 500 pages of amazing facts, quotes, history, myths, brain teasers, origins, celebrity gossip, and our powerful brand of “uncanny” humor. Here are 13 reasons to read this book: 1. Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of ten plus three 2. Military surplus: The story of carrot cake 3. The real-life inspiration behind Dracula 4. Going Ape: The history of Tarzan 5. People who married themselves 6. Politically incorrect toothpaste 7. Legendary business blunders 8. Hollywood’s biggest bombs 9. Wide world of weird sports 10. Dog food for thought 11. The birth of the CD 12. Dumb criminals 13. Zappa’s Law And much, much more!
Categories: Humor

Uncle John s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

(From The Straight Dope Tells All, by Cecil Adams) “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” —Albert Einstein IF... “If more people read about the world in the. What do Russell Crowe, ...

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607102038

Category: Humor

Page: 600

View: 625

At a whopping 600 absorbing pages, Uncle John pulled out all the stops to make the behemoth Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader the epitome of Throne Room entertainment. Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition proves that some things do get better with age. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with 600 pages of all-new articles (as usual, divided by length for your sitting convenience). In what other single book could you find such a lively mix of surprising trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quirky quotations, and wacky wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained as you read about: * The incredible (edible) history of bread * The secret congressional bomb shelter * Farts in the news * The history of the aloha shirt * The real Zorro * The worst city in America * How your taste buds work * It’s the Peanuts story, Charlie Brown And much, much more!
Categories: Humor