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Uncle Knuckle's Preposterous Narrations By Chad Woody
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Strange and laughable adventures for all ages. A pirate crew is hijacked by a haunted bowling alley. A robot disastrously attends Mardi Gras. Armed only with honesty, a trout saves lives on the... More > Mississippi. The Easter Bunny gets worn out. George Washington eats a breakfast fit for champions. A cyclops outwits a sinister sheep-eating monster. A dog bites a vacuum cleaner hose. Bigfoot gets a dog that lays eggs. A bear gets hungry enough to eat a vampire, but eats a car battery instead.< Less
Nasretin Hodja - from the Preposterous to the Sublime By J. A. Klein Ovink
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Many versions of what are commonly known as ‘Nasretin Hodja stories’ can be found in the Turkish comunity of Tarsus. The narratives are commonly used to lend weight to a wide assortment... More > of arguments. That Nasretin Hodja is credited with great wit and wisdom does not negate the fact that some stories are sarcastic, idiotic and at times cuttingly negative. The majority of the stories, with some minor exceptions, are presented warts and all. You the reader are left ponder the morals and ethics that each story seeks to rationalize.< Less
Nasretin Hodja - from the Preposterous to the Sublime By J. A. Klein Ovink
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Many versions of what are commonly known as ‘Nasretin Hodja stories’ can be found in the Turkish comunity of Tarsus. The narratives are commonly used to lend weight to a wide assortment... More > of arguments. That Nasretin Hodja is credited with great wit and wisdom does not negate the fact that some stories are sarcastic, idiotic and at times cuttingly negative. The majority of the stories, with some minor exceptions, are presented warts and all. You the reader are left ponder the morals and ethics that each story seeks to rationalize.< Less
Nasretin Hodja : Traditional Turkish Folk Stories Book One: From the Preposterous to the Sublime By J. A. Klein Ovink
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Many versions of what are commonly known as 'Nasretin Hodja stories' can be found in the Turkish comunity of Tarsus. The narratives are commonly used to lend weight to a wide assortment of arguments.... More > That Nasretin Hodja is credited with great wit and wisdom does not negate the fact that some stories are sarcastic, idiotic and at times cuttingly negative. The majority of the stories, with some minor exceptions, are presented warts and all. You the reader are left ponder the morals and ethics that each story seeks to rationalize.< Less
From Monkeys to Men to What?! Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Is Science Pointing to Human s As the Next Major Zoo Attraction? A Preposterously Essential Science Lesson According to a Darn Good Ex-chicken Farmer. By Alvin Allison
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Disgruntled at the teaching of evolution? Then sit back awhile and laugh at it. Consider evolution's magic wand, natural selection. According to theory, natural selection can take a fish fin and turn... More > it into a frog leg. It can take a lizard and suit it up with a pair of wings. It can take a monkey and make a man out of it. The question is though; if natural selection really can move a monkey into a cave by destroying its incredible climbing abilities, what might natural selection end up doing to some of us humans? No doubt, scientists have made many startling discoveries concerning the human anatomy in recent years, discoveries scientists themselves don't understand. Could these mysterious discoveries hold the answers to what the future holds for the human race? Find out what these discoveries are and draw your own conclusions.< Less
ENGELTEUFEL By Frank Luger
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This is a one-act, two scenes pseudoplay (meant to be read, not seen on stage or screen) about a reluctant Antichrist who must die to save the world from thermonuclear annihilation. The act takes... More > place in the jury room of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Nine senior judges constitute the jury. A death sentence is required to avoid World War III. However, no matter how much the defendant's life story is scrutinized, they cannot find him guilty, there is no proper evidence. Yet they must reach a unanimous verdict because of the unbearable international pressure especially from the superpowers. They manipulate the accused to make him plead guilty and they actually offer him permission to choose his mode of execution. He finally chooses public crucifixion. The sentence is carried out yet the play ends on a true note of hope. This is an original literary work written in 1985, first published in 2007.< Less
ENGELTEUFEL By Frank Luger
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This is a one-act, two scenes pseudoplay (meant to be read, not seen on stage or screen) about a reluctant Antichrist who must die to save the world from thermonuclear annihilation. The act takes... More > place in the jury room of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Nine senior judges constitute the jury. A death sentence is required to avoid World War III. However, no matter how much the defendant's life story is scrutinized, they cannot find him guilty, there is no proper evidence. Yet they must reach a unanimous verdict because of the unbearable international pressure especially from the superpowers. They manipulate the accused to make him plead guilty and they actually offer him permission to choose his mode of execution. He finally chooses public crucifixion. The sentence is carried out yet the play ends on a true note of hope. This is an original literary work written in 1985, first published in 2007.< Less
Artistic Ravings of a Mad Man By Captain Jack
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tHiS b0ok iS fiLL9Ed wiTH woRds. blaH B”LaH bLAH BL&ah! shIt is pUt tO3GEthEr tO m@kE sEntEnCes aNd pARAgrAPhS. thiS boOK is Not fILlEd with wOrDS. i DO nOt rEPeat mYse{Lf. I dO nOt rEpe@T... More > mYsE%LF. ThiS bOok i$ fiL^Led wITh aRt. ThERE Is No ARt in THis boOK. sTOP rE8AdinG! KEEP rea2dIng. WhaT Is thE Mea!ninG OF LIfE? whAT is nOT tH#E meaN6Ing oF lIfE? I bELie]Ve trUTh is relA,Tive. i AM a phILosOphEr. I am NOT a phILOSOPHer. I bELIEVe truTh is absOluTe. i aM a relA>TiviST. i AM NoT a RelAtiVISt. WHAt y0u @rE rEaDInG iS cHaoS. whAt YoU aRe rEaDiNg is orDer. do yOU liKE reaDINg tHe sH7It iN THis PAragrAph? tHEN maY6Be you WILl LIk!E tHIs boOK. THEN aGAin, mAYbe YOu wON’t. wHO kNOwS? I doN’t. i dO. truTH is reLAtive. tRU?Th iS aBSolUTe.< Less
The Amazing Web TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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One of Harry Stephen Keeler's very first novels, it has one of the most preposterous courtroom trials in literary history. This is the first true webwork novel and must be read to be believed.
Efficiency and Speed in Legged Robotics By Paul Muench
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It may seem preposterous, but walking is actually faster than rolling under certain conditions. Even though bio-inspired robots can have advantageous mobility, they can also be very inefficient. ... More > This idea, the balance between efficiency and speed is the core of this dissertation.< Less