Larry Blamire's Blammary of Terms You May Not Know: With Unrelated Illustrations
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Writer-director-playwright-artist-actor and known hyphenate Larry Blamire has taken his love of words and realized a new kind of reference book for things that may or may not exist, or if they do exist, just not like this. Maybe. As Larry has said time and time again time, “I just want to change the way people think about the things they don’t think about.” Well now they’re all here, for the idle curio seeker layabout and crossword-hardened professional amateur alike. Over 1300 terms, from aaardvark to zzzz, in one handy book you can pick up with one hand while praising with the other. Don’t blame us if you find yourself fighting to put it down, like a thing that physically grips you, without the aid of any kind of hand that we can see.
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Nov 5, 2016The Blammary, as we call it in our home is a family favorite. Whenever we need just the right word or phrase to describe whatever needs a description, we turn to Larry Blamire's Blammary of Terms. My husband laughs like an idiot for the longest time. Good good stuff. Get it.
Aug 21, 2015One of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Tons of smartly funny, laugh-out-loud, totally clever and crazy tidbits that you want to share with folks at the lunch room or in the coffee shop. Don't miss this!
Jan 17, 2015If you'd like your mind to be pleasantly and humorously spun about, surprised, and ambushed by unexpected hilarious absurdity, pick up a copy of Larry Blamire's "Blammary of Terms You May Not Know: With Unrelated Illustrations"… As you read it, you'll have a sudden realization that you're laughing because your very brain is conspiring behind your back with Mr. Blamire to create preposterous fun inside your mind… resulting in involuntary ha-ing on your part. Just see if you don't!
Jan 17, 2015Tears-in-my-eyes laughing. So funny! My 18 year old son and I have been enjoying this book thoroughly. It's just really good. You should get it!
Jan 16, 2015This is a very funny, often brilliant concoction - not unlike Gustave Flaubert's DICTIONARY OF ACCEPTED TERMS, but rooted in fiendishly clever (or just plain silly) wordplay rather than the societal cliches that drove Flaubert crazy and inspired him to lampoon them. When I started reading this book and found myself laughing several times per page, my wife wanted to share in it, so I began reading the entries aloud to her. After awhile, she wanted to feel like more of a participant, so she suggested I read the explanations for the "Blammary terms" and then let her guess the terms! The upswing of all this, is that there is material for a party game here, as well as a book that you can read for your own amusement. I've seen Larry Blamire's movies and have read some of his other work and I sincerely believe this is one of the best things he's ever done in any medium. Oh, and don't be put off by the "unrelated illustrations." When I read that the illustrations were... More > unrelated, I worried at first they might not be by Larry - I was thinking "what are these going to be - Rembrandt etchings? Some stranger's doodles? Pieces of road maps?" - but they actually are drawings that Larry did, so they ARE related, or at least as related as they can be without actually going whole hog and being relevant to the text.< Less
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- Larry Blamire (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Bookaroonie Press
- December 31, 2014
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.51 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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