|03-21-2011, 04:30 PM||#46|
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|03-21-2011, 06:45 PM||#47|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bay Area
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I nominate "The Diary of Adam and Eve," also called extracts from Adam and eve's diary, by Mark Twain. Here is an excerpt:
"TUESDAY.--Been examining the great waterfall. It is the finest thing on the estate, I think. The new creature calls it Niagara Falls-- why, I am sure I do not know. Says it LOOKS like Niagara Falls. That is not a reason, it is mere waywardness and imbecility. I get no chance to name anything myself. The new creature names everything that comes along, before I can get in a protest. And always that same pretext is offered--it LOOKS like the thing. There is a dodo, for instance. Says the moment one looks at it one sees at a glance that it "looks like a dodo." It will have to keep that name, no doubt. It wearies me to fret about it, and it does no good, anyway. Dodo! It looks no more like a dodo than I do.
When the dodo came along he thought it was a wildcat--I saw it in his eye. But I saved him. And I was careful not to do it in a way that could hurt his pride. I just spoke up in a quite natural way of pleasing surprise, and not as if I was dreaming of conveying information, and said, "Well, I do declare, if there isn't the dodo!" I explained--without seeming to be explaining-- how I know it for a dodo, and although I thought maybe he was a little piqued that I knew the creature when he didn't, it was quite evident that he admired me. That was very agreeable, and I thought of it more than once with gratification before I slept. How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it! "
|03-21-2011, 07:22 PM||#49|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NW Arkansas
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|03-21-2011, 08:46 PM||#50|
Join Date: Nov 2009
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From Post 17:
|03-21-2011, 09:20 PM||#52|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
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How to Really Stink at Work: A Guide to Making Yourself Fire-Proof While Having the Most Fun Possible by Jeff Foxworthy
New York Times bestselling humorist Jeff Foxworthy offers a hilarious illustrated guide to having the most fun possible at work while doing the least—without getting fired
The better you are at your job, the longer your hours are going to be. And how many people on their deathbeds say “I wish I had spent more time at the office?” With that in mind, Jeff Foxworthy asks you to embrace the fact that you do stink at work (or secretly want to).
How to Really Stink at Work will help you relieve yourself of all that responsibility and accountability—in sections like:
• “Becoming Unfireable” (Get your boss drunk and record it)
• “AvoidingWork”(When all else fails—that fire alarm’s not there for nothing!)
• “Alienating Colleagues” (Nothing says “stay away from that guy” like a grossly inappropriate secret Santa gift)
Filled with laugh-out-loud illustrations, How to Really Stink at Work is the funniest guide to not-getting-ahead you’ll ever read.
|03-21-2011, 11:55 PM||#55|
It's about the umbrella
Join Date: Jan 2009
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There are 7 fully nominated books.
Post #26 with the nomination list has been updated to this point.
Please let me know of any errors and check if the book you want is available.
|03-22-2011, 12:19 AM||#56|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
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|03-22-2011, 01:11 AM||#57|
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|03-22-2011, 02:33 AM||#59|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I hope one wins that I can actually purchase as an ebook in Australia. Sirens of Titan is a yes - so maybe I'll get lucky.
Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Super-Sad True Love Story both seem to be out of my grasp. Haven't looked at the others yet.
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