Although the origins of the Devil's Dictionary are normally placed in 1881 (the point at which Bierce himself said it began) the idea started in August 1869 when Bierce, short of topics to write... More > about and having recently bought a new copy of Webster's Unabridged dictionary, suggested the possibility of writing a "Comic Dictionary". He quoted the entry from Webster's for Viceregent and italicised the section,
Kings are sometimes called God's viceregents. It is to be wished they would always deserve the appellation
He then suggested how Noah Webster might have used his talent in a comic form and it was here that the idea of a Comic Dictionary was born.
The idea manifested itself in 1875 when Bierce, who had resigned as the Town Crier and had spent three years in London, returned to San Francisco in the hope of regaining his earlier journalistic post in the News Letter.< Less
Flashback to the late '80's and early '90's with this collection of comic strips from the University of Hawaii by Deb Aoki and Jon J. Murakami. Includes comics classics including Deb's "You'll... More > Mosh to Anything," "Caffeine: The Best Drug Ever" and Jon's "Magic Beer Can" saga, plus the UH-Manoa campus map.< Less
This book takes a lighthearted look at people who think their life is worth living way beyond it's used by date and think cryogenics will give them that second chance.
The belief amongst those... More > whose egos are sufficiently inflated to undertake the procedure is that one day someone will figure out a way to reanimate them; and they were right. Someone did; but things just didn't turn out as they had hoped.
Follow the experiences of Jethro, a British Cabinet Minister; Willie, the US baseball player; Bob, an ex grounds man at Lords; Fifi the British tart; a Defense Attorney from San Diego and many others who had their heads cryogenically stored in a steel tank filled with liquid nitrogen for 600 years and are now born again.< Less
Nationally syndicated cartoonist Jan Eliot tackles pregnancy in all its shapes and mood sizes in “There’s No ‘WE’ In Crowning!” "We" may be pregnant, but every... More > mom knows you can only take that so far. Follow Joan and Wally's pregnancy and childbirth adventure as they explore midwifery and waterbirth options, and cope with crankiness, weight gain and other intimate discomforts. Ultimately there's a joyful and chaotic event that adds one more to the already extended, blended family. The journey may not be pretty, but that only guarantees pages of laughs along the way.< Less