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Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs
R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett & Rob Battles.
 
Publisher: Plume
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780142180853
Daedalus Item Code: 43136
 
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
 
Publisher: Henry Holt
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780805095906
Daedalus Item Code: 43326
 
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Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain, Which He Flatters Himself Formerly Did Him Noble Service
William Ian Miller.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300171013.  Daedalus Item Code: 42100
 
A distinguished professor at a top law school, William Miller brings effortless erudition and acerbic wit to this seriously funny look at growing old. The "it" in Miller's title refers mainly to ... (Read More)
 
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The Indispensable Book of Useless Information: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless—It Does
Don Voorhees.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536687.  Daedalus Item Code: 43088
 
Nothing you'll ever need to know is in this book, promises Don Voorhees in this follow-up to The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information and The Essential Book of Useless ... (Read More)
 
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Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from The New Yorker
David Remnick & Henry Finder, eds.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979978.  Daedalus Item Code: 43495
 
When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925 he called it a "comic weekly," and while the publication has grown into something much more, it has also remained true to its original mission. ... (Read More)
 
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Happy Hooligan: Forever Nuts: Classic Screwball Strips
Frederick Burr Opper. Jeffrey Lindenblatt, ed. Allan Holtz, intro.
Publisher: NBM.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781561635429.  Daedalus Item Code: 43295
 
Already a successful cartoonist and illustrator for political magazines like Wild Oats and Puck, Frederick Burr Opper turned to the new medium of color comics in the Sunday funnies when ... (Read More)
 
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The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass
Steven Kates.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512643.  Daedalus Item Code: 43153
 
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite," said W.C. Fields, "and furthermore, always carry a small snake." From across the table and under the table at pubs, alehouses, wine bars, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power
Brian Thornton.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440503702.  Daedalus Item Code: 43151
 
Benedict Arnold may be the most famous American traitor, but he's certainly in good company in this frighteningly funny history book from the author of 101 Things You Didn't Know About ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
Dave Eggers, ed. Walter Mosley, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544105508.  Daedalus Item Code: 43632
 
In this year—his final turn as series editor—McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers bows out gracefully, leaving the series in the hands of one of his former students at 826 Valencia, while "guest ... (Read More)
 
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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Very Klingon Christmas
Paul Ruditis. Patrick Faricy, illus.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476746807.  Daedalus Item Code: 42618
 
Silly good fun for Star Trek fans, this picture book imagines that our Christmas traditions—the caroling, the lights, the feasting, and the visit from St. Nicholas—were in fact stolen by humans from ... (Read More)
 
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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, Etc.
David Sedaris.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316154703.  Daedalus Item Code: 49490
 
The author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day, as well as a regular NPR and New Yorker contributor, David Sedaris ... (Read More)
 
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1. Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs
R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett & Rob Battles.
in humor

2. Downton Tabby: A Parody
Chris Kelly.
in humor

3. S is for Stupid: An Encyclopedia of Stupidity
Leland Gregory.
in humor

4. The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
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5. How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
Erin Bried.
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6. Crasswords: The Enhanced Edition
Francis Heaney, ed.
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7. Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain, Which He Flatters Himself Formerly Did Him Noble Service
William Ian Miller.
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8. Doodle Paris: Doodle a Day in One of the World's Greatest Cities
Rob Merrett.
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9. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
Jon Stewart.
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10. The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power
Brian Thornton.
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