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  • The Mammoth Book of Tasteless Jokesby E. Henry Henry Thripshaw

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65

    The ultimate collection of tasteless and sick jokes that just shouldn't be told. More than 3,000 off-colour jokes, covering every taboo from sex and death to race and disability, this book leaves no stone unturned in its search for the most dubious jokes known to humanity. Why exactly do we like to laugh at jokes that are cruel, heartless and... more...

  • Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchaeby Euripides; Stephen Esposito; Michael R. Halleran; Anthony Podlecki

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2012; US$ 11.95

    English translations of four of Euripides' most popular tragedies, with notes, extensive introductions, and two interpretive essays by Michael R . Halleran. more...

  • "Ohne Spaß gibt's nichts zu lachen"by Stefanie Çetin; Sebastian Schmideler; Johan Zonneveld

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    Erich Kästner gilt als witziger Schriftsteller und Humor ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil seines Stils. Doch worin besteht der typische kästnersche Humor und welchen Zweck erfüllt er? Stefanie Çetin analysiert Manifestationen und Funktionen des Humors in Kästners Kinderliteratur. Anhand zahlreicher komischer Beispiele liefert sie ein konkretes Verständnis... more...

  • The Literature of Satireby Charles A. Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present. more...

  • Two Nuns In A Bathby Geoff Tibballs

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65

    A brand-new, fantastic, enormous collection of 5,000 jokes, gags and one-liners -- indexed and categorised to help with finding the right joke for any occasion or audience, from Bar-Mitzvahs to bar-rooms. Two Nuns in a Bath is the consummate collection, with jokes on every subject under the sun, from lawyers to low-energy light bulbs. Two nuns... more...

  • Total Frat Moveby W.R. Bolen

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Put simply, it's time for a national update on college fraternities. Greek life today makes Animal House look like a Pixar movie. The amount of alcohol that is being consumed, promiscuous sex that is being enjoyed, and intense drug-induced raging that is taking place on campuses across the country has quietly... more...

  • F My Lifeby Maxime Valette; Guillaume Passaglia; Didier Guedj

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Including snapshot anecdotes, this title describes the various moments of the people that have ruined their day. more...

  • Blackboard Blundersby Richard Benson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 7.99

    Last week it was Jack's berthday. He brort a cak to school and we all had a pis.''On our activity holiday Dad wanted to ride the hores, but Mom said they were to ekspensiv.'Children are at their funniest when trying to be serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a goldmine of unintentional humour.This... more...

  • The Deranged Book for Old-Timersby Marcus Waring

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 13.99

    It might have been fun and games once to have adventures, make catapults or learn about fossils, but what about now you are starting to feel a bit fossilised yourself? You just know you are going to suffer a ghastly accident if you attempt to make a tree house.'The Deranged Book for Old-Timers' offers advice on life’s more sedate pleasures,... more...

  • The Little Black Book of Chat-up Lines and Flirtingby Jake Harris

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 7.99

    I think there’s something wrong with my phone. Could you try calling it for me to see if it rings?Would you touch me, so I can tell my friends I’ve been touched by an angel?You remind me of a parking ticket. You’ve got ‘fine’ written all over you.Have you ever been surrounded by hotties and stuck for an opening line? Raise... more...