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Old 03-21-2011, 04:30 PM   #46
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PLEASE something funny AND published within the last year or two! I'm begging here!
You ask for more modern books to be nominated and it seems we get more moldy oldies. Maybe ask for moldy oldies and we'll get more modern books.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #47
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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:

Adam:
"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.

Eves:

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! "
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #48
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #49
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You ask for more modern books to be nominated and it seems we get more moldy oldies. Maybe ask for moldy oldies and we'll get more modern books.
I like "moldy oldies" I have to scratch to find a modern one with any value or character.

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #50
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What about a "modern" classic? (I love that phrase: only a marketer to say it with a straight face.) Anything by, but why not start near the beginning of his career, Kurt Vonnegut Jr's The Sirens of Titan. Happily, copies may be found on your bookshelf already, in the attic, in the basement, at a second hand store, at the library, at the e-library or as a relatively inexpensive ebook in ePub or Kindle.

And there's more at the Vonnegut bibliography wiki.

What a great excuse to renew an acquaintance with his writing. So nominated.
Really? No one interested in seconding or thirding a Vonnegut? (PS - It's even available at the Sony store!)
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:00 PM   #51
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OK, I'll second The Sirens of Titan!
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #52
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You ask for more modern books to be nominated and it seems we get more moldy oldies. Maybe ask for moldy oldies and we'll get more modern books.
Ok... heres a newer one:

How to Really Stink at Work: A Guide to Making Yourself Fire-Proof While Having the Most Fun Possible by Jeff Foxworthy

from Amazon:


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.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #53
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Consider this the third nomination for Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan. So it goes.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #54
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #55
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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.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:19 AM   #56
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I nominate "The Diary of Adam and Eve," also called extracts from Adam and eve's diary, by Mark Twain.
I second "The Diaries of Adam and Eve"
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I'll 4th Naked just because it's almost like being nekkid while sniping auctions on eBay.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:57 AM   #58
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I'll third Cold Comfort Farm, and I'll second Wallet Of Kai Lung.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:33 AM   #59
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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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Old 03-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #60
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