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.

Our Dumb Century

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307393577

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.

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.

Our Dumb World

Author: The Onion, Inc.

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316018432

Page: 256

View: 474

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

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.

Onion Presents

Author: Andrews McMeel Publishing

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ISBN: 9780836225860

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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.

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.

Our Dumb Century

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780609899007

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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.

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.

Our Dumb World

Author: The Onion, Inc.

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316018425

Page: 256

View: 169

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.

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.

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316133241

Page: 256

View: 734

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?

Plebes

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

Plebes

Author: L. T. Horton

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740718519

Page: 152

View: 145

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.

Our Dumb Animals

Pepys and Evelyn speak of them as - rude pleasures , ' butcherly sports , or , rather , barbarous cruelties ; and although , even in the last years of the seventeenth century , we find a writer on this subject asserting that bull ...

Our Dumb Animals

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You Are Worthless

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

You Are Worthless

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740789414

Page: 240

View: 757

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").

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 ...

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

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317477286

Page: 1200

View: 404

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.

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™.

The Onion Presents Complete News Archives

Author: Onion The

Publisher: Boxtree, Limited

ISBN: 9780752225500

Page: 272

View: 979

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

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 ...

You Are Old

Author: Oswald T. Pratt

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449418392

Page: 128

View: 130

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.

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.

The Onion Magazine

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031625648X

Page: 272

View: 818

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.

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 ...

Sociology in the Age of the Internet

Author: Allison Cavanagh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229581

Page: 224

View: 991

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.

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 ...

The Decision Book  50 Models for Strategic Thinking

Author: Mikael Krogerus

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241343

Page: 176

View: 879

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.

Destined for Destiny

SCOTT DIKKERS is founder and editor in chief of The Onion and is editor and cowriter of Our Dumb Century and Our Dumb World. PETER HILLEREN is a former ...

Destined for Destiny

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141654240X

Page: 224

View: 338

In Destined for Destiny, George W. Bush offers readers an intimate, plainspoken, and often readable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States. Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes readers on a journey through the 43rd President's life, including his hardscrabble beginnings as the child of West Texas oil millionaires, the remarkable academic performance that earned him entry into the finest East Coast schools, and his proud service to the country as an occasional member of the National Guard sometime around 1972 or 1973. He proudly recounts his years as a successful oil-business failure and the owner of a baseball team. He even dares to dream the ultimate dream: to become Commissioner of Baseball. The great man we meet here displays his mother's steely resolve and vindictive temper, his father's keen mastery of language, and his own unique gift of deciding. His gripping life story deepens when a faith in God hits him one day "like a bottle of Jack on an empty stomach," and he has an encounter with the Prince of Peace that sets George W. Bush on a path to become the greatest War President in history. To help craft this lasting account of his life and leadership, George W. Bush turned to two writers who have earned not only his trust but his deep friendship: Scott Dikkers, editor-in-chief of The Onion and coauthor of the #1 bestseller Our Dumb Century, and Peter Hilleren, former producer for public radio and some of the nation's finest public-access cable-television stations. Dikkers and Hilleren call on their finely honed journalism expertise every week to write and record the President's weekly radio address on WeeklyRadioAddress.com. Their work on such stirring addresses as "June Terror Update" and "The Pope Is Dead" made them the ideal choice to meet the challenge of chronicling the visionary mark left on history by its shining light, President George W. Bush. * * * Free from all the filters, handlers, and facts . . . I tell the untold story of my inspirational life. You will struggle with me in my strugglesome youth. During the Vietnam War, you will be right there at my side as I face down the terrible enemy of my sinful partying. Together, we will meet and fall head over heels for the love of my life -- Jesus. And through me you will become a beloved, terror-fighting hero in the greatest hour of my presidency, September 11, 2001. I embarked upon this important and historical work against the advice of my advisors. Come what may, I wanted you to hear my story from me, in my own talking. God bless, George W. Bush