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Humor on Wry (soft cover) By Richard S. Baer
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This collection of more than two hundred humorous poems by Richard S. Baer explores the funny side of subjects from history and politics to contemporary art (the poet is not a fan), grammar,... More > religion, the economy and more. Also included are selected poems written for special occasions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Botanic Garden where Mr. Baer and his wife are longtime volunteers. Plus you'll find an assortment Mr. Baer's popular annual Christmas poems lampooning each year's hot-button issues.< Less
100+ Humorous Vintage Postcards By FishesEye Publishing
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An original collection of well over 100 vintage postcards, old photos and greetings cards, annotated with contemporary comic captions! Puns, visual jokes - funny, sometimes a little suggestive, not... More > very politically correct (but no XXXX words!), this collectible e-book album will delight your funny-bone. Features built-in rolling slideshow function - a great alternative to a screensaver. A conversation point or party ice-breaker, sure to amuse open-minded friends and colleagues! Seaside and bedroom scenes, smoking and drinking, Wild West, sports and military themes... something to tickle everyone's fancy, ooh er... Transition effects between images. Supplied as a single PDF files, for Acrobat Reader. A "tongue-in-cheek" collection, as it were... Fans of classic British saucy seaside postcards by publishers such as Bamforths and Andy McGill, or of Glen Baxter's work, will love this collection. (Adults may also care to see our Saucy Captioned Postcard Albums, available on this site)< Less
Storage Space: A collection of contemporary poetry By Darren Stein
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Darren Stein is an Australian artist and poet. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1973, Stein worked in the townships and squatter camps around Johannesburg and Soweto during the transition to... More > democracy in the early 1990’s. His fields included adult literacy, voter education, election monitoring, and subsequently Police reform which worked towards building reconciliation between local community groups and the Post-Apartheid police forces. After suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by his exposure to the violence of the period, he immigrated to Sydney, Australia. His poems have appeared in various anthologies, including Over the Rainbow (1996), The Liquid Mirror (1998), An Endless Place (1999), and Storage Space: A collection of contemporary poetry (2008).< Less
A Humor Reader: Short Stories From New Voices By R. L. Saunders et al.
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If laughter is the best medicine, then reading humorous short stories should be the best practice to maintain your health. These three authors with their six stories have written stories that both... More > poke fun at the sacrosanct and also skewer them for dissection as both pompous and ripe. From the ranks of Voltaire, Twain, and Vonnegut, these new voices have something to say about how our current culture and what they consider serious. You may find yourself irritated, incensed, or having a laugh outloud moment as you read along into the imaginative worlds these authors create. You may find yourself expecting to see someone just waiting in the shadows for you to get the punchline - expect that author's spirit as you read their works. PS. You have their permission to roll on the floor with delight, in private, of course... Get Your Copy Now.< Less
Dark Humor: Joyce J. Scott & Peter Williams By J. Susan Isaacs
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Exhibition catalog for "Dark Humor: Joyce J. Scott and Peter Williams," which took place at the Center for the Arts Gallery at Towson University February 10-April 1, 2017. The artists... More > featured work in a variety of media to examine issues of racism, sexism, identity, difficult historical realities, and contemporary politics through a lens of humor, satire, and irony. The catalog includes essays by J. Susan Isaacs, curator, Nikki A. Greene, and Tiffany Barber.< Less
Four Hundred Humorous Illustrations With Portrait and Biographical Sketch By Various
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was... More > an English caricaturist and illustrator. He is best known for his work for Punch, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. Leech catered to contemporary prejudices, such as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and supported acceptable social reforms. Leech's critical yet humorous cartoons on the Crimean War help shape public attitudes toward heroism, warfare, and Britons role in the world.John Leech was born in London. His father, a native of Ireland, was the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, "a man", on the testimony of those who knew him, "of fine culture, a profound Shakespearian, and a thorough gentleman." Excerpt from:< Less
Aardvarks in the Clouds and Other Flights of Fancy: 55 Humorous Poems By John Howard Reid
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Prizewinning poet, John Howard Reid, feels that humorous poetry is more effective if it is enlivened with clever rhymes and follows some sort of metrical scheme, no matter how loose or amusingly... More > inconsistent that meter may be. In fact, Reid believes that humorous verse should have a cheeky look about it that adds to the fun. The more inventive a humorous poet is, the funnier his or her verses will be. The stanzas themselves should look enticingly amusing. All the poems in this anthology are new and were especially written for this book over a period of three years. Reid just loves to play around with words, but he knows when to restrain himself and just pen a rollicking but straightforward narrative. He has even re-worked a few traditional nursery rhymes and given them new faces. With its delightful mixture of both long and short poems, this book is intended mainly for adults. Children don't readily appreciate satire, but if a child does dip into this anthology, he or she will come to no harm.< Less
A Parody Outline of History Wherein May Be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events, Imagining Them as They Would Be Narrated by America's Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors By Donald Ogden Stewart
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Heartbreaker By Maura Murphy
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Twenty-five-year-old Ana Bartlett is a Southern belle who lives life to the fullest. A barmaid at night, she is also studying to be an interior designer. She is content with her life. So, it was only... More > a matter of time before everything began to unravel. A one-night stand with a man she can’t forget is the least of her worries as her past begins to haunt her—leading to a potentially deadly situation. Will Ana uncover the mystery of her past, which involves finding a brother that she hasn’t seen since she was a child—even though he might be a criminal? Will she survive to have a happy ending with a man she loves more than her own life? Or will her world come crashing down around her? This is the sequel to "Cold As Ice," and is the final installment in the two-part series.< Less
March of the Haiku By Jeff Deitering
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This is a tribute to my Uncle Bruce. One cold, late February morning in 2009 I shared a haiku -- to which he replied "I loathe haiku." Since I enjoy annoying people almost as much as he... More > did, I shared a new haiku each day for the next month; an inane March of haiku. I wish he was still here to loathe this book.< Less

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