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That Was Satire, That Was: The Satire Boom of the 1960s
SKU: twtstw/485/100
Life in post-war Britain was a fairy tale--grim. The first teenagers were ripe to exploit an austere, recovering Britain, which they saw as stale and complacent. Enter the Bright Young Things: Alan Bennett, Richard Ingrams, Willy Rushton, Jonathan Miller, David Frost, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. Their combined energies gave rise to now-legendary endeavours such as Beyond the Fringe, the club The Establishment, That Was the Week That Was (TW3) and Private Eye. For the post-Goon generation, these young satirists tore up the rulebooks with a sneer worthy of their Restoration precursors. Ribald, clever undergraduate humour touched nerves people didn't know they had, and within weeks, hundreds of unsolicited scripts were being received from hopeful sixth formers. Everyone wanted to be funny. Today, everyone is. "Satire is now an industry," laments one, the producer of Have I Got News For You.
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Isn't Progress Wonderful?: First Book of Eco-humour
SKU: amz/ipw/362/276
Binding: Paperback: 96 pages

Stan Eales despicts an ironic if wistful protrayl of the greatest ussues facing mankind today. Many of these cartoons have been published in Punch and Privaye Eye magazines.

A collection of environment-friendly cartoons which challenges big business, governments, car owners, town dwellers, meat eaters, fur wearers, and even the Green movement itself.

£0.89
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There's a Hair in My Dirt: A Worm's Story
SKU: amz/115/299

The first non-Farside book by Gary Larsen. Famed for his off-kilter humour and strange versions of animal antics, Larsen has produced a masterwork - the story of a worm family, of adventures in the great outdoors, and a very different view of nature! Gives a real insight into the life and functions of worms in a very entertaining way, which will greatly appeal to the children of sustainable households.

A book that will delight any Larsen fan, or which will quickly capture anyone unfamiliar with his work.

Published by Farworks. Large format paperback, beautifully illustrated with his trademark caricatures. In very good clean condition throughout, and quite hard to find.

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Grumpy Old Men: The Official Handbook
SKU: gom/218/000
Do you know someone who is infuriated if kept on hold for more than a minute? Who is positively enraged if someone answers their phone during dinner? If so, you've probably encountered the phenomenon of the grumpy old man. Packed with funny chapters such as who are we, what are we grumpy about, and how can you spot the signs of grumpiness coming on, this book will leave even the grumpiest of men with a grin on his face.
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Stupid White Men - Michael Moore
SKU: swm/214/100
Stupid White Men, Michael Moore's screed against "Thief-in-Chief" George Bush's power elite, hit No. 1 at Amazon.com within days of publication. Why? It's as fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts as any right-wing bestseller, as irreverent as The Onion, and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown. Moore offers a more interesting critique of the 2000 election than Ralph Nader's Crashing the Party (he argued with Nader, his old boss, who sacked him), and he's serious when he advocates ousting Bush. But Moore's rage is outrageous, couched in shameless gags and madcap comedy: "Old white men wielding martinis and wearing dickies have occupied our nation's capital.... Launch the SCUD missiles! Bring us the head of Antonin Scalia!... We are no longer [able] to hold free and fair elections. We need UN observers, UN troops". Moore's ideas range from on-the-money (Arafat should beat Sharon with Gandhi's non-violent shame tactics) to over-the-top: blacks should put inflatable white dolls in their cars so racist cops will think they're chauffeurs; the ever-more-Republicanesque Democratic Party should be sued for fraud; "no contributions toward advancing our civilization ever came out of the South [except Faulkner, Hellman, and RJ Reynolds]," because it's too hot to think straight there; Korean dictator Kim Jong-il "has got to broaden himself beyond porn and John Wayne" by watching better movies, like Dude, Where's My Car? (which contains "all you need to know about America"). Whatever your politics, Stupid White Men should make you blow your stack. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf
SKU: twcs/216/000
The authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook take to the links! Dave and Josh join golf fanatic James Grace, drawing on their own tragic exploits and the experience of experts to help golfers survive dozens of dire situations. Learn how to finish a round with a broken arm, deal with a cigar brush fire, cure golf addiction, or remove a tick. Discover the best way to play out of a water hazard, make it through a lightning storm, or survive being hit in the privates. Hands-on, illustrated, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and other perils lurking on the fairway. With an appendix of rules for bizarre mis-haps, strategies for surmounting dress-code and equipment crises, and other essential survival tips, this handy guide won't help you save par-but it could save your bacon! Don't tee off without it.

About the Author
Joshua Piven is the co-author of all the books in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia, where he s been working to bring his handicap down to double digits. He plans to win all four majors in a single year. David Borgenicht , co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, lives in Philadelphia with his wife and has been known to act as her caddy-or at least he carries her bags and follows her around a lot. James Grace , a life-long golf lover, held a golf club shortly after birth and was an early master of miniature golf. To this day he can perfectly time the windmill. He lives in Boston.

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The Timewaster Letters - Robin Cooper
SKU: SKUbbd2246e4ff12cfb301be0cfcfd29
For several years, Robin Cooper has been plaguing department stores, hotels,associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters. From Prince Charles to the Peanut Council, Harrods to the British Halibut Association - no one is safe. So who is Robin Cooper? Architect, thimble designer, trampoline tester and wasp expert, Robin Cooper is all of these things - it just depends on the person he's writing to...
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Stupid White Men - Michael Moore
SKU: swm/214/000
Binding: Paperback: 320 pages

Stupid White Men, Michael Moore's screed against "Thief-in-Chief" George Bush's power elite, hit No. 1 at Amazon.com within days of publication. Why? It's as fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts as any right-wing bestseller, as irreverent as The Onion, and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown. Moore offers a more interesting critique of the 2000 election than Ralph Nader's Crashing the Party (he argued with Nader, his old boss, who sacked him), and he's serious when he advocates ousting Bush. But Moore's rage is outrageous, couched in shameless gags and madcap comedy: "Old white men wielding martinis and wearing dickies have occupied our nation's capital.... Launch the SCUD missiles! Bring us the head of Antonin Scalia!... We are no longer [able] to hold free and fair elections.

We need UN observers, UN troops". Moore's ideas range from on-the-money (Arafat should beat Sharon with Gandhi's non-violent shame tactics) to over-the-top: blacks should put inflatable white dolls in their cars so racist cops will think they're chauffeurs; the ever-more-Republicanesque Democratic Party should be sued for fraud; "no contributions toward advancing our civilization ever came out of the South [except Faulkner, Hellman, and RJ Reynolds]," because it's too hot to think straight there; Korean dictator Kim Jong-il "has got to broaden himself beyond porn and John Wayne" by watching better movies, like Dude, Where's My Car? (which contains "all you need to know about America"). Whatever your politics, Stupid White Men should make you blow your stack. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

£0.49
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I Know You Got Soul - Jeremy Clarkson
SKU: 1kygs/244/000
Some machines have it and others don't: Soul. They take your breath away, and your heart beats a little faster just knowing that they exist. They may not be the fastest, most efficient, even the best in their class – but they were designed and built by people who loved them, and we can't help but love them back.

For instance,
Zeppelin airships, whilst disastrously explosive in almost every case, were elegant and beautiful bubbles in the air

The battleships were some of the least effective weapons of war ever built, but made the people who paid for them feel good

Despite two tragic crashes, the Space Shuttle still leaves you with a rocket in your pocket

Some might dismiss this list as simply being for boys and their toys, but, as Jeremy Clarkson shows, that is to miss the point of what makes the sweep of the Hoover Dam sexier than a supermodel's curves; why the Princess flying boat could give white elephants a good name; and why the Flying Scotsman beats the bullet train every time.

In I Know You Got Soul, Jeremy Clarkson celebrates, in his own inimitable style, the machines which matter to us, and tells the stories of the geniuses, boffins and crackpots who put the ghost in the machine. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Synopsis
It will come as no surprise to anyone that Jeremy Clarkson loves machines. But it's not just any old bucket of bolts, cogs and bearings that puts that rings his bell. In fact, he's scoured the length and and breadth of the land, plunged into oceans and taken to the skies in search of those rare machines with that elusive certain something. And along the way he's discovered: the safest place to be in the event of nuclear war; who would win if Superman, James Bond and The Terminator had a fight; the stupidest person he's ever met; what an old Cornish institution called Arthur has to do with 0898 chat lines; and how Jean Claude Van Damme might get eaten by a lion...In "I Know You Got Soul", Jeremy Clarkson tells the stories of the geniuses, innovators and crackpots who put the ghost in the machine. From Brunel's SS Great Britain to the Spitfire and from the woeful - but inspiring - Graf Zeppelin to Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, they were built by people who love them - and we can't help but love them in return.
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There's a Hair in My Dirt: A Worm's Story
SKU: amz/150/298
Binding: Paperback: 64 pages

The first non-Farside book by Gary Larsen. Famed for his off-kilter humour and strange versions of animal antics, Larsen has produced a masterwork - the story of a worm family, of adventures in the great outdoors, and a very different view of nature! Gives a real insight into the life and functions of worms in a very entertaining way, which will greatly appeal to the children of sustainable households.

A book that will delight any Larsen fan, or which will quickly capture anyone unfamiliar with his work.

Published by Farworks. Large format paperback, beautifully illustrated with his trademark caricatures. In very good clean condition throughout, and quite hard to find.

£0.55
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