Category: Humor

The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy (Johnny Maxwell, Books 1-3)

By Terry Pratchett

The Johnny Maxwell trilogy

ONLY it can save you MANKIND hello, If now not you, who else? yet what can twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell do while he's prepared to blow the extraterrestrial beings in his computing device online game into the standard million items - they usually quit? They're no longer speculated to do this! They're alleged to die. And it's just a video game, isn't it. Isn't it?

JOHNNY AND THE useless Johnny's obtained undesirable information for the useless in his neighborhood cemetery: the council are looking to promote the land as a development web site. good, the useless aren't going to take that mendacity down. They're commencing to locate that lifestyles is lots extra enjoyable than it used to be once they were...well...alive. And it's Halloween tomorrow...

JOHNNY AND THE BOMB Mrs Tachyon is simply a nutty previous bag girl, isn't she? No. someway, along with her bunch of doubtful black baggage, she holds the main to diversified instances, various eras - together with the Blitz in 1941. all at once now isn't the secure position Johnny suggestion it used to be as he unearths himself certain up progressively more with then...

Three really good stories from the grasp of comedian delusion, Terry Pratchett, writer of the bestselling Bromeliad trilogy and the highly profitable Discworld sequence.

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Rib Tickling Jokes: Laugh Your Way to Long Life

Laugh your strategy to lengthy life!

The humourist, R.K. Murthi has tapped the depths of humour, struck a wealthy vein of rib–tickling jokes and placed them jointly among the covers of this slender volume.

These are jokes shared with associates, relatives and associates in the course of interplay with them which whipped up laughter whenever. a variety of were garnerned from books, newpapers, magazines, radio and television programmes.

These were prepare and provided below compatible headings that you should delight in at rest.

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Absolutely Maybe

By Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee makes her YA debut with this hilarious novel a few charm-school dropout who turns into a drop-dead charmer on a quest for her father in California.

Meet Maybelline Mary Katherine Mary Ann Chestnut, named for 2 pass over Americas and her mom Chessy's favourite model of mascara. Chessy teaches the scholars in her allure college her Seven opt for ideas for younger women, yet she will not inform probably who her genuine father is -- or safeguard her from her most modern scuzzball boyfriend. So possibly hitches a experience to California together with her buddies Hollywood and Thammasat Tantipinichwong Schneider (aka Ted) -- and what she reveals there's humorous, unhappy, actual, and encouraging . . . classic Lisa Yee.

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Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right (Dilbert)

By Scott Adams

AMP’s Dilbert calendars are the best-selling calendars on this planet, with revenues over 400,000 each year. unnecessary tasks, never-ending conferences, and random downsizing make up the Dilbert world.

He's the icon of thousands of company employees, the preferred cubicle dweller in the world. He spends his days in unending conferences with incompetent supervisors, appearing perfunctory projects combined with the occasional team-building, brainstorming, or administration fad-of-the-day consultation. He has entertained us for greater than twenty years: he is Dilbert.

Created in 1989 through Adams, in his personal cubicle as a doodle distraction, Dilbert has came upon a house within the place of work, this generation's domestic clear of domestic. Adams amuses readers together with his portrayal of the absurdities of this setting with unfailing accuracy and precision. As readers of greater than 2,000 newspapers, thousands of books, and the newly made over Dilbert.com website comprehend, the conventional mouthless personality with the upturned tie, his puppy, Dogbert, the pointy-haired Boss, over-achieving Alice and underachieving Wally, Human assets director Catbert, depict a global that is all too effortless to acknowledge, whole with shrinking compartments, clueless co-workers, concentration teams and ill-conceived administration concepts.

In this all-new chronological assortment, Adams additional exploits the fodder of workaday existence, making even the main cynical cubicle dweller giggle at our shared, absurd paintings lives.

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Who Killed Art Deco?: A Novel

By Chuck Barris

From the notorious brain of a comic book madman—and the writer of the sardonic the large Question—comes a mind-numbingly hilarious parody of cop dramas, police procedurals, and America’s higher crust.

• comedian legend: Chuck Barris is the writer and previous manufacturer of The Gong convey, The Newlywed online game, and The relationship video game, between many others. His memoir, Confessions of a deadly brain, sparked a global debate as to the validity of his professed identification while he claimed to have labored as an murderer for the imperative Intelligence corporation in the course of the Sixties and the Seventies. As a storyteller, Barris is the blackest comic there's. As a satirist, he can be the best writers round this present day.

• A masterful spoof: paintings Deco Jr. is inheritor to an unlimited fortune, scion of 1 of America’s strongest men—but he's additionally the black sheep of the relatives. while he's chanced on murdered in his long island condo, every person wonders who can have killed him. used to be it Art’s lately spurned lover, Eddie Cotton, the failed actor and gigolo? was once it considered one of Art’s personal family, all of whom appear able to disown him for tarnishing the family members identify? because the research unfolds, it turns into obvious to the amateur detective Jimmy Netts that with no an exact license, it’s tricky to enquire something corresponding to a criminal offense scene. choked with uproarious investigative snafus, Who Killed paintings Deco? is a dismal and delightfully humorous e-book from an both bothered brain.

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Good Christian Bitches

By Kim Gatlin

The GCBs of Hillside Park Presbyterian are praying for Amanda Vaughn--or in order that they declare. Will their evil gossip spoil her attractiveness, or will she exhibit them precisely the right way to flip the opposite cheek

Amanda Vaughn wishes a few heaven-sent aid. She’s divorced her dishonest husband and fled, with her little ones, again to her place of origin, Hillside Park, a Dallas suburb so upper-class that the query isn’t the place to financial institution, yet whose relations owns the financial institution. Amanda is overjoyed to be again in Texas—after twelve years in Southern California, she’s able to depart in the back of her shallow, Godless lifestyles and go back to the welcoming Christian international the place she develop up. Or not less than that’s the plan . . .

But whilst she arrives, she’s met with a few Texas-sized difficulty. Her previous pals, acquaintances, and fellow church individuals deal with Amanda like a long-lost buddy . . . till her again is became. Then the claws pop out. Amanda unearths herself trapped in a global of salacious rumors, mystery affairs, and Bible-study periods long past extraordinarily unsuitable. And what’s much more difficult is mystery admirer is sending Amanda lavish presents. Why, she wonders, may a person ship a Mercedes whilst an easy dinner invitation might do?

Packed with schemes, drama, and a Southern atmosphere extra enjoyable than a barbeque at Southfork, Good Christian Bitches has humor, sass, and an unforgettable forged of characters.

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Swindle

By Gordon Korman

Ocean's eleven . . . with 11-year-olds, in an excellent stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

After an average collector named Swindle cons him out of his most respected baseball card, Griffin Bing needs to prepare a band of misfits to damage into Swindle's compound and recapture the cardboard. there are numerous issues status of their means -- a menacing safeguard puppy, a high-tech safety method, a really mystery hiding position, and their lack of ability to force -- yet Griffin and his workforce are going to come again what is rightfully his . . . whether hijinks ensue.
This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing top, excellent for readers who prefer to hoot, howl, and heist.

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Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters

By Ted Cohen

Abe and his buddy Sol are out for a stroll jointly in part of city they have not been in earlier than. Passing a Christian church, they become aware of a curious register entrance that says "$1,000 to an individual who will convert." "I ask yourself what that is about," says Abe. "I imagine i will move in and take a look. i will be again in a minute; simply look forward to me."

Sol sits at the sidewalk bench and waits patiently for almost part an hour. eventually, Abe reappears.

"Well," asks Sol, "what are they as much as? who're they attempting to convert? Why do they care? Did you get the $1,000?"

Indignantly Abe replies, "Money. that is all you humans care about."

Ted Cohen thinks that is not a nasty funny story. yet he additionally does not imagine it is a simple comic story. For a listener or reader to chortle at Abe's conversion, a sophisticated set of stipulations needs to be met. First, a listener has to acknowledge that Abe and Sol are Jewish names. moment, that listener should be accustomed to the frequent concept that Jews are extra drawn to funds than anything. and eventually, the listener must comprehend this knowledge previous to the funny story, and with out somebody telling her or him. Jokes, briefly, are complex transactions within which groups are solid, intimacy is obtainable, and in a different way offensive stereotypes and cliches lose their sting—at least sometimes.

Jokes is a booklet of jokes and a ebook approximately them. Cohen loves a great snigger, yet as a thinker, he's additionally attracted to how jokes paintings, why they paintings, and after they do not. The pride on the finish of a shaggy dog story is the results of a posh set of stipulations and tactics, and Cohen takes us via those stipulations in a philosophical exploration of humor. He considers questions of viewers, number of funny story issues, the ethnic personality of jokes, and their morality, all with lots of examples that may make you both snort or wince.

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Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

By Stephanie McAfee

Graciela "Ace" Jones is mad-mad at her ally Lilly who cancels their annual journey to Panama urban for mysterious purposes; at her boss Catherine for "riding her ass like a fats girl on a Rascal scooter;" at her buddy Chloe's abusive husband; and particularly at Mason McKenzie, the affection of her existence, who has proven up with a wedding proposal one year too past due. Ace isn't mad, although, at her near-constant spouse, an lovely chiweenie puppy named Buster Loo.

Ace's anger starts off to fritter away as she takes concerns into her personal palms to take down Chloe's philandering husband-and to unravel a mess of alternative scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts off to achieve that perhaps Mason merits a moment likelihood after all.

With a pointy and particular voice, Stephanie McAfee provides a hilarious and fast moving story approximately Ace Jones and her most sensible friends-thick as thieves and difficult as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, discovering love, and status up for every different all of the way.

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