Category: Humor

Oggie Cooder, Party Animal (Oggie Cooder, Book 2)

By Sarah Weeks

Oggie Cooder returns . . . this time displaying what a celebration animal he may be (birthday celebration animal, that is)!

It's the social gathering of the year!

Oggie Cooder's charving has already taken him to the head of the realm. (Charving, in the event you didn't be aware of, contains chewing and carving items of cheese.) yet there's one position Oggie hasn't ever been allowed to go:

Donnica Perfecto's pool.

This yr should be diversified. Donnica's mom has made her invite Oggie to a pool celebration. And Oggie couldn't be extra excited. not just will he eventually make it into the pool, yet there's additionally going to be mini scorching canine and a juggling bear.

The in basic terms challenge? Donnica doesn't wish Oggie at her social gathering. And she'll do whatever to forestall him from coming!

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The Old Dog and Duck: The Secret Meanings of Pub Names

This can be a e-book for everybody who has ever puzzled why pubs may be known as The move Keys, The Dew Drop lodge or The wish and Anchor. you can be joyful to grasp that there are first-class - unusual and remarkable - purposes in the back of all of them. After a lot learn approximately (and in) pubs, Albert Jack brings jointly the tales in the back of pub names to bare how they give interesting and subversive insights on our heritage, customs, attitudes and jokes in exactly an identical means that nursery rhymes do. The Royal Oak, for example, commemorates the tree that concealed Charles II from Cromwell's forces after his defeat at Worcester; The Bag of Nails is a corruption of the Bacchanals, the crazed fans of Bacchus, the god of wine and drunkenness; The Cat and the mess around a mangling of Catherine los angeles Fidele and a guarded gesture of aid for Henry VIII's first, Catholic, spouse Catherine of Aragon; plus many, many extra. the following too are much more evidence approximately every thing from ghosts to ingesting songs to the principles of cribbage and shove ha'penny, exhibiting that, eventually, the tale of pub heritage is actually the tale of our personal renowned historical past.

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Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge: A Deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again

By Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, Elizabeth Hunt

Loaded with meaty trivialities and attractive, bite-sized facts!

mental_floss is proud to provide a scrumptious, hearty assisting of brain-food that is guaranteed to fan the flames of your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge is a mouthwatering mixture of fascinating proof, lucid motives, and superb theories that would fulfill even the hungriest mind!

Ingredients include:

5 tiny countries that get no admire • four civilizations not anyone recollects • five classics written below the impact • four issues your boss has in universal with slime mould • three faculties of suggestion that would provoke the other intercourse • four issues Einstein received flawed • five classical tunes you recognize from the flicks • three recognized stories that will be unlawful this day • 2 spiritual mysteries solved through chemistry • five scandals that rocked artwork, and lots more and plenty extra ...

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May Contain Traces of Magic

By Tom Holt

There are all types of goods. the great ones. The undesirable ones. those that remain within the storage mouldering for years till your backyard gnome makes a house out of them. so much are innocuous if dealt with adequately, no matter if they do include lines of peanuts. yet a few will not be. no longer those that include strains of magic.

Chris Popham wasn't paying adequate recognition whilst he talked to his SatNav. definite, she gave him instructions, by no means backtalked him, and constantly led him to his subsequent spot at the map with excellent accuracy. She used to be the easiest factor in his lifestyles. So was once it particularly his fault that he did not commence being attentive while she talked to him? In his defence, that was once her task. but if 'Take the subsequent correct' changed into 'Excuse me,' that used to be while the genuine hassle begun.
Because occasionally a SatNav is not a SatNav. occasionally it really is an imprisoned soul trapped within a steel field that might do whatever it will probably to get loose. and a few items you simply cannot go back.

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Flashman and the Mountain of Light (Flashman Papers, Book 9)

By George MacDonald Fraser

This 9th quantity of The Flashman Papers, faithfully edited and transcribed via Fraser, reveals that Sir Harry Flashman is again in India, the place his saga started. This time, our hero is shipped via Her Majesty's mystery carrier to secret agent at the corrupt courtroom of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy's such a lot difficult take advantage of but is as politically clever and punctiliously lewd as ever.

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Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure

By Michael G. Munz

Fantasy Bronze Medalist: 2015 Readers' favourite booklet Awards
Finalist: 2015 self reliant writer community ebook of the yr Awards

THE GODS ARE again. DID YOU fantasy THEM?

You most likely observed the clicking convention. 9 months in the past, Zeus's homicide catapulted the Greek gods again into our global. Now the entire pantheon revels in new temples, casinos, and media empires--except Apollo. A compulsive overachiever with a bursting portfolio of godly tasks, the volume of e mail by myself that he gets from rapacious mortals turns on a daily basis right into a dwelling hell.

Yet there is wish, if simply he can go back Zeus to lifestyles! using Thalia, the foundation of comedy and technological know-how fiction, Apollo will chance his very godhood to assist sarcastic television manufacturer Tracy Wallace and a gamer-geek named Leif--two mortals who carry the foremost to Zeus's resurrection. (Well, most likely. Prophecies are tough buggers.)

Soon an overflowing inbox may be the least of Apollo's problems. Whoever murdered Zeus will surely kill back to avoid his go back, and averting them will be a long way more uncomplicated if Apollo may be able to determine who they are.

Even worse, the foundation is beginning to get cranky.

Discover a latest myth the place fact television heroes slay real monsters and the gods have their very own Twitter feeds! Mythology sideswipes fact in Zeus Is lifeless: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure!

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Bullshit: A Lexicon

By Mark Peters

An irreverent lexicon of the doubtless limitless methods we name bullshit, written by means of a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by way of a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist.

What's the variation among "balderdash" and "drivel"? the place did "mumbo-jumbo" come from? How when you use "meadow mayonnaise"? what is "felgercarb" and which well known television convey coined it?

There are 1000s of universal and infrequent phrases for bullshit in English, together with borrowings from German, turn-of-the-century sailors, The Simpsons, and past. Bullshit is in all places, yet now not it all is created equivalent. Mark Peters's Bullshit: A Lexicon is the convenient consultant to opting for and calling BS in all of its many types, from "bunk" and "claptrap" to "applesauce" and "gobbledygook." filled with historic proof, popular culture tidbits, and definitions for every time period, Bullshit is ideal for humor readers, language fanatics, and someone trying to describe life's daily annoyances.

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Thriving on Vague Objectives: A Dilbert Collection

By Scott Adams

"I imagine that fool bosses are undying, and so long as there are tense humans on the planet, I will not run out of material."—Scott Adams

Dilbert and the crowd are again for this twenty sixth assortment, Thriving on obscure Objectives.

Adams has his finger at the pulse of cubicle dwellers around the globe. nobody promises extra laughs or captures the truth of the nine to five employee greater than Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, and a forged of stupefying workplace stereotypes—which is why there are thousands of fanatics of the Dilbert comedian strip.

Dilbert is a techno-man caught in a dead-end task (sound familiar?). Power-mad Dogbert strives to take over the area and enslave the people. the main clever individual in Dilbert's global is his trash collector, who is aware every thing approximately everything.

Artist and writer Scott Adams begun Dilbert as a doodle whilst he labored as a financial institution teller. He persisted doodling while he was once upgraded to a cubicle for a massive telecommunications corporation. His boss (no telling if he used to be pointy-haired or no longer) steered the identify Dilbert. Adams is so dead-on exact in his depictions of place of work lifestyles that he has been accused of spying on company America.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

By Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is infamous. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated accomplice; to fellow private-school moms in Seattle, she's a shame; to layout experts, she's a innovative architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a ally and, easily, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. it all started whilst Bee aced her record card and claimed her promised present: a relatives journey to Antarctica. yet Bernadette's intensifying allergic reaction to Seattle--and humans in general--has made her so agoraphobic digital assistant in India now runs her most simple errands. a visit to the top of the earth is problematic.

To locate her mom, Bee compiles e mail messages, reputable files, mystery correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel approximately lost genius and a mom and daughter's position in an absurd international.

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Dead Famous

By Ben Elton

One condo, ten contestants, thirty cameras, and 40 microphones. each person is aware the rules—total strangers are pressured to stay jointly whereas the remainder of the rustic watches them do it. even though, on day 27, one of many housemates is killed on stay TV. Who is the assassin? How did they be capable of kill below the consistent gaze of the tv cameras? Why did they do it? And who can be next?

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