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1,411 QUITE INTERESTING FACTS TO KNOCK YOU SIDEWAYS

1,411 QUITE INTERESTING FACTS TO KNOCK YOU SIDEWAYS

Author: LLOYD, JOHN
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1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivia that's impossible to put down, another "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition).

Did you know?

  • Orchids can get jet lag
  • Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time
  • Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day
  • Ladybug orgasms last for 30 minutes
  • There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie
  • Traffic lights existed before cars
  • The soil in your garden is 2 million years old
  • BIG BEASTLY BOOK OF BART SIMPSON

    BIG BEASTLY BOOK OF BART SIMPSON

    Author: GROENING, MATT
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    Bart Simpson gets brutal with a brilliant and brand-new collection of comics and stories brimming with bitter rivalries, baseball gone bionic, bully bonding, and babysitters gone bad. Bart and Homer find themselves up a creek when they go fishing together. Bart tries to elude haunted detention slip with his name on it. Principal Skinner bribes Bart to keep him on his best behavior, while Nelson Muntz hosts a guide to adult nerds. Bart reveals the secrets to staying home sick, and when he makes the cheerleading squad, shows off his unique brand of school spirit. And to top it all off, Maggie and Moe find themselves mulling over a murder mystery. Bart Simpson is here to soothe the savage beast!

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    CARTOON GUIDE TO CHEMISTRY

    Author: GONICK, LARRY
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    If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.

    You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same!

    ECLECTIC ABECEDARIUM

    ECLECTIC ABECEDARIUM

    Author: GOREY, EDWARD
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    Edward Gorey's first miniature book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is an illustrated adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming couplets penned by Gorey, who described his creations as "literary nonsense." Inspired by popular moral primers for children, Gorey created an updated version of Isaac Watt's alphabetic adhorisms. Part sweet songs of unseen birds and part cautionary tales, this abecedarium fully lives up to the epithet "eclectic."
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    ENGLISH AS A SECOND F*CKING LANGUAGE: HOW TO SWEAR EFFECTIVELY , EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WITH NUMEROUS EXAMPLES TAKEN FROM EVERYDAY LI

    Author: JOHNSON, STERLING
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    In the English language, swearing is essential to effective communication. Whether you want to succeed in business, school, or social circles, a strong command of vocabulary is absolutely necessary. English as a Second F*cking Language (ESF*L) is the perfect way for non-native speakers to learn the basics of swearing. At the same time, it also offers native speakers a wide variety of twists and new refinements. Page after page, ESF*L provides a smorgasbord of swearing synonyms designed to boost your vocabulary - everything from the conventional d*mn and sh*t to a host of more inventive terms that would make any truck driver blush. And when you're finished reading, our Final F*cking Exam is the perfect test of your swearing skills. You'll be surprised by how much you've learned!
    GILDED BAT

    GILDED BAT

    Author: GOREY, EDWARD
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    HAPLESS CHILD

    HAPLESS CHILD

    Author: GOREY, EDWARD
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    This sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic, short life is classic Gorey. The poor child is orphaned and treated mercilessly by schoolmates and ruffians alike, and only barely survives--for a time, anyway--by the skin of her baby teeth. Even her doll suffers a grusome end. The little girl's journeiy is perfect fodder for Edward Gorey's brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it's hard to believe he could master these images at such a small size (the illustrations reproduced in the book ar the same size as his original drawings). The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print after an absence of many years, so that we can all enjoy weeping for CHarlotte Sophia again...and again, and again.
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    HEADLESS BUST

    Author: GOREY, EDWARD
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    As we wander off with Edward Gorey into the next millennium our reasons for being here are far from clear. Nevertheless, the master craftsmen is at his best . . Ere the last guest was fin'lly gone.Ça va, hélas, from bad to worse: Adieu to prose, alló to verse. The Bahhumbug with lack of tact. Now called attention to the fact, Which made it feel to Edmund Gravel. He was already to unravel
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    HEEBIE-JEEBIE HULLABALOO

    Author: GROENING, MATT
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    The essential companion for anyone celebrating Halloween - Simpsons style!

    Now Simpsons fans can trick or treat along with their favourite family with this compendium of tips and features, including how to monster-proof your room, how to tell if your babysitter is a witch, and how all the citizens of Springfield celebrate Halloween. Plus, they'll enjoy three complete issues of Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror comics.

    The Simpsons is the 12th-most-watched show among all age groups, and the longest-running animated television serries ever with more than 200 episodes. The highly anticipated Halloween show is The Simpsonsߨighest rated episode each year. Boo!

    HOW TO PLAY THE HARMONICA

    HOW TO PLAY THE HARMONICA

    Author: BARRY, SAM
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    Filled with ideas for how to liven up your life, How to Play the Harmonica is the perfect companion for keeping you happy. Lost your dog? Call him home with a shrill whistle on your harmonica. Bored at work? Impress your colleagues with your witty banter and new thoughts on life. Tired of cooking? Throw in the apron and head out for Chinese . . . in Beijing. With the harmonica as his guide, Sam Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.

    As a former minister, reporter, activist, bohemian, writer and artist, Sam Barry knows a great many things about life-and playing the harmonica. Barry currently works as a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne and plays the harmonica in The Rock Bottom Remainders with his brother Dave. He and his partner, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, live in San Francisco.

    Witty ways for putting some fun back into your funny bone!