In "the Wacky Misadventures of Warble McGorkle," Warble Poundcake McGorkle "ascends" from irresponsible dreamer to President of the United States. "Wacky Warble" is a... More > picaresque satire that, through the protagonist's zany antics, pokes fun at the 'get rich quick' and 'get rich by any means possible' philosophies prevalent in today's society. Warble McGorkle considers himself a genius. In reality, he is a jumble-headed, paranoid megalomaniac. Warble and his wife Mary crisscross the U.S.A. at breakneck speed, as Warble endeavors to stay one step ahead of pursuers (most of them imaginary). Everywhere he and Mary go, Warble concocts a cockamamie scheme to get fabulously rich and to propel himself to the pinnacle of society, where his fame--so he reasons, anyway--will make him safe from the forces supposedly arrayed against him. In the end, he finds that being President is not all that it's cracked up to be.< Less
Warble McGorkle und sein Gefolge reisen in die Zeit zurück, um die Weltgeschichte zu ändern. Ihre Einmischung in revolutionären Zeiten, bei Custer's Last Stand, dem Alamo, Woodstock,... More > sowie ein Abstecher zum ersten Jahrhundert Jerusalem, um Jesus --oder Judas-- zu entführen, führt zu katastrophalen Folgen für diejenigen, die im heutigen Zeitalter Leben. Unter den Dingen, die Warble und seine Gang verüben,sind:
1. Der Ursprung der Präventivschläge (Schiedsrichter rufen Streiks aus, bevor den Ball
einmal geworfen wird)
2. George Washington wird nach England verbannt, weil er die Erdnuss angeblich erfunden hat (und dadurch wurde für "Peanut Envy" verantwortlich)
3. Songtexte und Medikamente zu Woodstock ändern , wobei die Politik und Persönlichkeiten der Hippies dort geändert wird.
4. "Helfen" am Alamo, so dass es letztlich die Mexikaner sind, die mit Texas "gesattelt
Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain") is resurrected in 2061 on a paradise earth. This book deals with his reactions to how things differ then from the world he knew.
This book is mainly for... More > "Twainiacs" - the more you know about Twain's life and writings, the more you will understand this book.< Less
Warble McGorkle and his entourage travel back in time to alter history. Their meddling in Revolutionary Times, at Custer's Last Stand, the Alamo, Woodstock, as well as a detour to 1st century... More > Jerusalem to kidnap Jesus--or Judas--leads to catastrophic consequences for those living in modern times. Among the things Warble and his gang perpetrate are: 1. The origin of Preemptive Strikes (umpires calling strikes before the ball is thrown) 2. George Washington being banished to England for inventing the peanut (and thus being responsible for "Peanut Envy") 3. Changing song lyrics and altering drugs at Woodstock to change the politics and personalities of the hippies there 4. "Helping out" at the Alamo, so that it's the Mexicans who ultimately get "saddled" with Texas. These are just a few of the hilarious shenanigans that culminate in a climactic scene as the protagonists return to the present and see what their changes have wrought.< Less