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Cynicism is Alive and Meh By Owen Nicholls
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A collection of works by Owen Nicholls which spans over a decade of writing. A insightful if not cynical / nihilistic look at the world around us. There are some upbeat if not silly pieces to balance... More > out some of the bite.< Less
The Cynic's Word Book (Illustrated) By Ambrose Bierce
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“With reference to certain actual and possible questions of priority and originality, it may be explained that this Word Book was begun in the San Francisco "Wasp" in the year 1881,... More > and has been continued, in a desultory way, in several journals and periodicals. As it was no part of the author's purpose to define all the words in the language, or even to make a complete alphabetical series, the stopping-place of the book was determined by considerations of bulk. In the event of this volume proving acceptable to that part of the reading public to which in humility it is addressed—enlightened souls who prefer dry wines to sweet, sense to sentiment, good English to slang, and wit to humor—there may possibly be another if the author be spared for the compiling.”< Less
San Antonio Cynic By Robert Truxillo
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Isaac Lopes is a cynical, secretive, intelligent, teenager with scathing wit and a sacrilegious view of the world around him. His father is a pathetic pathological gambler who resorts to suicide... More > ploys to garner sympathy from his children. His mother has abandoned the family in their hour of need and his youngest sister is border line psychotic. Isaac’s high school experience has been spent on the fringe in the company of two horrible friends, Melissa and Renyay, who amuse themselves by humiliating their fellow students, including Isaac. Isaac Lopes is an adolescent of modern times: cynical, scathing, unapologetic, on the fringe. He is much more than merely disaffected; he is facing very real and very adult problems; the financial well being of his family and his own mortality. Isaac also deals with problems that one does not associate with male adolescents such as body image, sexual inadequacies, and the realization that he is not the socially acceptable All-American Alpha Male.< Less
The Cynic's Word Book By Ambrose Bierce
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One of Bierce's most famous works. Originally an occasional newspaper item which was first published in book form in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book. It consists of satirical definitions of English... More > words which lampoon cant and political double-talk. Under the entry "leonine", meaning a single line of poetry with an internal rhyming scheme, he included an apocryphal couplet written by the apocryphal Bella Peeler Silcox (Ella Wheeler Wilcox) in which an internal rhyme is achieved in both lines only by mispronouncing the rhyming words: The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades. Cries Pluto, 'twixt his snores: "O tempora! O mores!" Later published as The Devil's Dictionary, the title Bierce himself preferred to The Cynic's Word Book.< Less
Divorce: A Cynical Experience By Robert M. Levy
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When divorce strikes, get ready for your wallet to crumble. This is a look at the divorce industry as only a veteran attorney can describe it. This book must be read before you file for any divorce.
Divorce: A Cynical Experience By Robert M. Levy
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When divorce strikes, get ready for your wallet to crumble. This is a look at the divorce industry as only a veteran attorney can describe it. This book must be read before you file for any divorce.
HR Cynics Reader By Edward Moss
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An altogether very satirical swipe at the HR (personnel) industry examining some of the quite unethical and downright farcical practices that occur during the modern recruitment process. Included are... More > the origins of HR itself and the good intentions it once had, together with a look at some of the pitfalls to avoid when confronted with less than ethical HR practices that seem to now dominate recruitment. Also, an attempt is made to unravel some of the reasons HR has worsened over the years and is now perceived as less Human Resourses and more Human Remains, or even, as some refer to it, the clipboard culture of the Department of Business Destruction.< Less
A Cynical wiew From Paris By Jan Oskar Hansen
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another view of Paris on a late October day with rain and cold wind
Stoic Six Pack 5 - The Cynics By Publius Syrus et al.
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"I would rather go mad than feel pleasure." - Antisthenes. For Cynics the secret to happiness was living a life of virtue in harmony with Nature with only the bare essentials necessary... More > for survival. They rejected materialism and were free of belongings. Many were homeless and proud of it. The Cynics emphasized the value of self-sufficiency, or autarkeia. They ate one (vegetarian) meal a day and made a habit of walking vast distances to stay in shape. The school extolled the virtue of perseverance, or 'karteria.' Stoic Six Pack 5 – The Cynics presents the key primary sources of this ancient philosophy, as well as secondary material to provide insight and understanding: An Introduction to Cynic Philosophy by John MacCunn. The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave by Publius Syrus. Life of Antisthenes by Diogenes Laërtius. Book IV of The Symposium by Xenophon. Life of Diogenes by Diogenes Laërtius. Life of Crates by Diogenes Laërtius.< Less
Pascal's Wager - A Cynic's Defence of God By Ken Down
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When the French philosopher and scientist Blaise Pascal made his famous wager, it was widely deemed to be an unanswerable argument for Christianity. In the three centuries since, however, other... More > arguments have been advanced that seem to nullify Pascal's Wager. But do they? Pascal's argument was a cynical approach to theology - and so long as you are a cynic, neither science nor the problem of evil nor the complications of miracles detract from the force of the wager. Pascal's Wager still holds good - but dare you take it?< Less

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