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Crackpot Manifesto By Michael Rogers
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In his new book, the author of "God Has No Secrets" takes a fresh, uncompromisingly iconoclastic look at the very foundations of our existence. What he finds is by turns educational,... More > enlightening, edifying, amusing, aggrandizing, and perhaps even annoying (in that uncomfortable way that the truth can sting like a mosquito). But is never boring. "In 1929, J. Krishnamurti, resigning from his ordained role as the 'world teacher,' proclaimed that 'truth is a painless land,' No path, no system, no belief, no idea or ideal can lead one to the absolute truth that was the first and the last step in Krishnamurti's teaching. This whimsical book is court jester's divinely foolish and inspired attempt to share this most profound and illusive truth with anyone who will listen." - Michael Mendizza< Less
Wizard Academies — Rumpots, Crackpots, and Pooka-Mazed Halfwits By Alan Lance Andersen
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The first novella-length Wizard Academies book relates fascinating tales of magickally-gifted kids at a school that isn’t quite right ...Some wizard schools are highly-accredited and... More > well-respected. Others are smaller but serve elite clientele with high academic standards. By way of contrast, Gallimaufriars Academy in Cumbria barely meets Ministry of Wizardry criteria.Corwyn Daniels faces problems a bit more challenging than most wizardlings encounter:* How do you catch a Black Dragon?* What’s a Pestheckler?* Where did the school's prized Sand Djinn Dervish go?* Why is Gwynn ap Nudd hunting Misty Callaghan?* How do I cast a spell when the Wild Hunt's after me?Corwyn really has his work cut out for him. You’ll delight in the magickal misadventures of a boy from the LEAST influential Wizard Academy in Britain -- run by professors that other schools refer to as "a bunch of rumpots, crackpots, and pooka-mazed halfwits ..."< Less
Wizard Academies — Rumpots, Crackpots, and Pooka-Mazed Halfwits By Alan Lance Andersen
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HARDBOUND EDITION - The first novella-length Wizard Academies book relates fascinating tales of magickally-gifted kids at a school that isn’t quite right ... Some wizard schools are... More > highly-accredited and well-respected. Others are smaller but serve elite clientele with high academic standards. By way of contrast, Gallimaufriars Academy in Cumbria barely meets Ministry of Wizardry criteria. Corwyn Daniels faces problems a bit more challenging than most wizardlings encounter: * How do you catch a Black Dragon? * What’s a Pestheckler? * Where did the school's prized Sand Djinn Dervish go? * Why is Gwynn ap Nudd hunting Misty Callaghan? * How do I cast a spell when the Wild Hunt's after me? Corwyn really has his work cut out for him. You’ll delight in the magickal misadventures of a boy from the LEAST influential Wizard Academy in Britain -- run by professors that other schools refer to as "a bunch of rumpots, crackpots, and pooka-mazed halfwits ..." ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK.< Less
Wizard Academies — Rumpots, Crackpots, and Pooka-Mazed Halfwits By Alan Lance Andersen
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The first novella-length Wizard Academies book relates fascinating tales of magickally-gifted kids at a school that isn’t quite right ... Some wizard schools are highly-accredited and... More > well-respected. Others are smaller but serve elite clientele with high academic standards. By way of contrast, Gallimaufriars Academy in Cumbria barely meets Ministry of Wizardry criteria. Corwyn Daniels faces problems a bit more challenging than most wizardlings encounter: * How do you catch a Black Dragon? * What’s a Pestheckler? * Where did the school's prized Sand Djinn Dervish go? * Why is Gwynn ap Nudd hunting Misty Callaghan? * How do I cast a spell when the Wild Hunt's after me? Corwyn really has his work cut out for him. You’ll delight in the magickal misadventures of a boy from the LEAST influential Wizard Academy in Britain -- run by professors that other schools refer to as "a bunch of rumpots, crackpots, and pooka-mazed halfwits ..." ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK & HARDBACK.< Less
A Tin-Pot Crack-Pot Thing By Michael Cook
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A collection of words, phrases, nicknames and anecdotes widely used at Kings Newton Fields, many of which have never been written down before and which were quite hard to spell, and including very... More > approximate pronunciations, far from definitive definitions and inaccurate annotations.< Less
You'll Die Laughing By Bruce Elliott
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Hardback. This is the first hardback edition of a classic 1945 murder mystery set at a hilarious weekend party at the Grimsby's. The host alienates everyone with his practical jokes then gets... More > murdered. What did you expect?< Less
Bizarre Victorian Inventions - PDF Scrapbook / Slideshow By Babette Abbeywood
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From the curious backwaters and dead ends of science, we proudly present some of the brilliantly wacky ideas that didn't quite make it! From the drawing board and think tank, to File 13, via the odd... More > strange or failed experiment... you can savor the eureka moment of these crackpot concepts in this handpicked selection of rare & forgotten images from the 19th century archives and abandoned patent vaults! Evolutionary dead ends of technology and scientific red herrings, plus some eccentric anachronisms - just too far ahead of their time - these inspired and ingenious inventions will amuse, and maybe inspire you! Who could have predicted that there would be no market for the family velocipede but that the pocket machine gun, automatic teller and electric stair lift would eventually succeed! Downloadable in PDF ebook format with optional random page transition effects for amusing browsing! Lab humor, a hi-tech treat for all science history fans and armchair inventors!< Less
Inventions of Professor Zonderbaard By John Talbot
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Inventions of Professor Zonderbaard is a book of comic fiction about a crackpot inventor living in a Double Dutch speaking community in the Baviaanskloof Valley. Much of the book is political satire... More > and some public figures may recognise themselves in it. If so, it would be merely a coincidence, according to an Important Notice in the book. While comic, many principles are illustrated and it contains solutions to some of the problems of the New South Africa and shows how silly some really are. This is fun for all ages.< Less
Inventions of Professor Zonderbaard By John Talbot
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Inventions of Professor Zonderbaard is a book of comic fiction about a crackpot inventor living in a Double Dutch speaking community in the Baviaanskloof Valley. Much of the book is political satire... More > and some public figures may recognise themselves in it. If so, it would be merely a coincidence, according to an Important Notice in the book. While comic, many principles are illustrated and it contains solutions to some of the problems of the New South Africa and shows how silly some really are. This is fun for all ages.< Less
The Magickal Misadventures of Corwyn Daniels By Alan Lance Andersen
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The Magickal Misadventures of Corwyn Daniels comprises TWO complete Corwyn Daniels books into one volume. • Rumpots, Crackpots, and Pooka-Mazed Halfwits chronicles the adventures of Corwyn... More > Daniels, a lad at the lowest-accredited magick school in Britain. Some wizard schools are large, highly-accredited, and well respected. Gallimaufriars Academy in Cumbria barely meets Ministry of Wizardry standards. Find out what happens at a school where the Headmaster and faculty are referred to as "a bunch of rumpots, crackpots, and pooka-mazed halfwits ..." • Dinner with the Archmage is the second Corwyn Daniels book. Discover magickally-gifted youngsters training to become the Wizards of Tomorrow at a school that isn't quite right ... The problems young Corwyn faces are rather challenging: Who is Luthuch the Old One? What do you do with a Black Dragon after you’ve captured it? When will Gargantual the Great Goblin of Foxcastle return? How do you shut up Mukudor the Pestheckler?< Less