The MAD Bathroom Companion -- the turd in our series -- is sure to make a splash! "The Usual Gang of Idiots" has plumbed the bowels of comedy to deliver a huge load of classic material! Flush with the best short pieces from MAD Magazine, you'll flip your lid over these choice specimens! We quarantee each can be read in one sitting -- and that you'll be on the edge of your seat the whole time! Book jacket.
Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.
Here you sit, brokenhearted ...with nothing to read but the writing on the wallpaper? Don't get flushed with despair! W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion is a book that's good for your heart – the more you read, the better you'll feel. Designed to make a porcelain throne into a seat of higher learning, it's guaranteed to make a big splash with you, your friends, and your family. You want trivia, brain-teasers, facts, stories, or instructions on how to build an igloo? Then don't just stand there looking distressed – sit down and go with the guy whose name has become synonymous with the best in restroom reading: W. C. Privy!
A Collection of Facts About the Most-Used Room in the House
Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Quirk Books
It’s the most used room in the house—but how much do you know about it? Here’s the first book about the bathroom written exclusively for the bathroom! Set it on the back of the tank and learn something new on every visit—amazing facts and figures from history, science, pop-culture, and more. Don’t let you time in the bathroom be a waste!
Number 2 in the W.C. Privy series, this bathroom companion is chock full of jokes, stories, historical factoids, quizzes, trivia, and pop culture fun. An ecletic reading array, the book includes: *Rules and Histories of Laughably Obscure Sports *The Night They Invented Champagne--the Accidental History of Bubbly Wine *I Was There! Eyewitness Accounts of Pompeii, the Chicago Fire, the Defeat of Custer, the San Francisco Earthquake *How to Escape Killer Bees *How to Build a Log Cabin *Before They Were Stars: Actors, Writers, Politicians and Rockers
You have two choices: Be attacked by a wolverine or go on a date If you're smart, you chose wolverine. If not—well, wait, are you sure you don't want the wolverine? Happily ever after isn't so easy anymore. It's all speed dating, matchmaking terror, and visits to your therapist. Whether it's the mortification, frustration, or just plain exhaustion that's got you ready to give up on love, this book is here to help. After all, there are only two ways out of the dating scene. One involves giving up all your possessions and taking a vow of chastity. The other involves finding a permanent (or semi-permanent, anyway) partner. This book will help you get through the latter. From the bar scenes and the first sexual encounter to deciding whether to move in together, Dating Makes You Want to Die walks you through every stage of the dating process—and, like a Belarusian arms dealer, provides the heavy artillery you'll need to destroy the potential problems lurking in each one. Each chapter discusses the problems that can arise when dating, offers a remedy, and includes hilarious sidebars and quizzes to further help you prepare for the jungle out there. Some sanity-keeping tips include: How to make a first impression that is more "good" than "totally crazy." How to not panic the moment you realize you're actually in an honest-to-God relationship. Helpful, foolproof breakup lines for total damage control. Intelligent, snarky, and entertaining, Dating Makes You Want to Die may make you actually want to live through a relationship.
Introduction: Scott, Zelda, and the culture of celebrity / Ruth Prigozy -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, age consciousness, and the rise of American youth culture / Kirk Curnutt -- The question of vocation in This side of paradise and The beautiful and damned / James L.W. West III -- The short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald / Bryant Mangum -- The great Gatsby and the twenties / Ronald Berman -- Tender is the night and American history / Milton R. Stern -- Fitzgerald's expatriate years and the European stories / J. Gerald Kennedy -- Women in Fitzgerald's fiction / Rena Sanderson -- Fitzgerald's nonfiction / Scott Donaldson -- Fitzgerald and Hollywood / Alan Margolies -- The critical reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald / Jackson R. Bryer
Can you remember who marries the narrator of A Dance to the Music of Time? Or what happens at the end of Nineteen Eighty-Four? Of which English classic did the author remark: 'How unexpected, how odd that people can read that difficult, grinding stuff'? Which American classic, left unfinished at its author's death, was put together by editors? Which novel did Evelyn Waugh (inaccurately) describe as 'an obscene book about domestic servants'? How many times has the Booker Prize been awarded to non-British writers? Who won the National Book Award in 1960: John Updike? Flannery O'Connor? John Barth? Harper Lee? What novels were people reading when the TLS was first published? When Madame Butterfly was first performed? When Matisse painted The Dance? When Wall Street crashed? When the Titanic sank? When Einstein formulated his General Theory of Relativity? When bobbed hair was all the rage? And which year was that? The answer to all these questions, and many more, will be found in The Reader's Companion to the Twentieth Century Novel. An informative and invaluable guide to modern fiction, it contains detailed accounts of some 750 novels from Britain, Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, India and the Caribbean. All the century's major novelists are represented, alongside less celebrated writers whose work has been unjustly neglected or fallen victim to the vagaries of literary fashion.
The most popular, authoritative, and complete reference book on film for movie and video fans--updated and revised to include the latest major films, actors, directors, writers, and everyone else of importance in the movie industry. More comprehensive than any other film encyclopedia. "A knockout compilation".--Chicago Tribune. 100 photographs.
Almost a half century after his death in 1953, the Welsh author Dylan Thomas continues to capture the attention of scholars and critics. Though he attained some measure of fame before he died, he never enjoyed financial prosperity. Some of his works, such as "Fern Hill" and "Do not go gentle into that good night" are frequently included in anthologies, and Thomas is now often considered one of the most important and original poets of the 20th century. He is also one of the most difficult. This reference book is a valuable aid to understanding his troubled life and enduring body of work. The volume begins with an insightful biography that provides a useful context for studying his writings. The second section then provides a systematic overview of his works, while the third section summarizes the critical and scholarly response to his writings. The volume concludes with a bibliography of the most helpful general studies.