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Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category - Dave Eggers, Kevin Shay, Lee Epstein, Suzanne Kleid, McSweeney's Publishing
Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category
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Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin... show more
Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin with. What can be done to stop this relentless march of drabbery? Nothing. But perhaps this book can be used to dull the pain. Included herein: The Ten Worst Films of All Time, as Reviewed by Ezra Pound over Italian Radio Unused Audio Commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, Recorded Summer 2002, for The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring DVD (Platinum Series Extended Edition), Part One. How Important Moments in My Life Would Have Been Different If I Was Shot in the Stomach My Beard, Reviewed Circumstances under Which I Would Have Sex with Some of My Fellow Jurors Words That Would Make Nice Names for Babies, If It Weren't for Their Unsuitable Meanings As a Porn Movie Titler, I May Lack Promise Ineffective Ways to Subdue a Jaguar Eleven Lunch Meats I Have Invented Four Things I Would Have Said to Sylvia Plath if I Had Been Her Boyfriend And much, much more, including 20 brilliant new lists . . . 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400076857 (1400076854)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
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4.0 Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category
I generally love McSweeney's (even if I tend to have the baseless notion that Dave Eggers is slightly pretentious), and this collection of humor from McSweney's Internet Tendency is no exception. It has one of my all-time favorite McSweeney pieces: an unused audio commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam ...
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not my cup of tea. i like absurd humour, not what purports to be clever humour. the only thing in it that really made me laugh very hard was the Journal of a new COBRA recruit because it pointed out the absurdities in the cartoon: why stand quietly and aim when you can just keep running at the targe...
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