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- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11
Bill Hicks was arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of the last 30 years. He was funny, out of hand, impossible to ignore and genuinely disturbing. His work has inspired Michael Moore, Mark Thomas and Robert Newman among others. The trade paperback published in February 2003 was the first collected work and included major stand-up routines,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 10.19
The biggest and best collection of jokes for all the family to enjoy. 8,000 rib-ticklers, covering every subject under the sun from Aardvarks to Zombies, including chicken jokes, doctor-doctor jokes, elephant jokes, horror jokes, knock-knock jokes, excruciating puns, riddles, school jokes, sports jokes and waiter jokes. Most of the jokes are sharp... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 8.99
Hecuba The Trojan Women AndromacheIn the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination.The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of the poets. Yet... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
If politics is a serious matter and humour a funny one, this volume investigates how and why the boundaries between the two are blurred: politics can be represented in a humorous manner and humour can have a serious intent. Political humour conveys criticism against the political status quo and/or recycles and reinforces dominant views on politics.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
With The Lucretian Renaissance , Gerard Passannante offers a radical rethinking of a familiar narrative: the rise of materialism in early modern Europe. Passannante begins by taking up the ancient philosophical notion that the world is composed of two fundamental opposites: atoms, as the philosopher Epicurus theorized, intrinsically unchangeable... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available
An invaluable guide on how to "lighten up" from a distinguished pro who has provided laughs for JAY LENO, BILLY CRYSTAL, STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS, BRAD GARRETT, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, AND MANY MORE. Who hasn't wished for the perfect withering comeback line, a clever tension-breaking quip, or a winning flirtatious remark? Being funny is hard work... more...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 18.95
The BRI’s 22nd all-new edition Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sports magazine, a joke book and the list goes on and on. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute... more...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 18.95
With this all-new 21st edition, Uncle John’s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader , Uncle John and his crack staff of writers prove that after more than two decades in the business, they’re still at the top of their game. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom... more...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 17.95
Supreme satisfaction awaits you in Uncle John’s 14th all-new edition, which covers a whole host of topicsfrom the silly (a branding iron for hot dogs), to the bizarre (an exploding whale), to the profound (the rise of the Democratic and Republican parties). Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand... more...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Uncle John?s Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader , Uncle John?s all-new 15th edition, sheds a light on everything under the sun and over the moon. From obscure history to classic wordplay to dumb crooks to inspiring quotations, you never know what you?re going to read next! Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for... more...