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Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
Rick Meyerowitz.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810988484.  Daedalus Item Code: 41413
 
Launched in 1970 by Harvard graduates and Harvard Lampoon alumni Doug Kenney, Henry Beard, and Robert Hoffman, National Lampoon blazed to the forefront of American humor. Its ... (Read More)
 
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Everyday English: How to Say What You Mean and Write Everything Right
Patrick Scrivenor.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606524824.  Daedalus Item Code: 40654
 
Do you puzzle over participles, argue over agreement, or moan over proper punctuation? This back-to-basics overview of the mechanics of English grammar spells out what you need to know to make a ... (Read More)
 
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The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches: Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions (Second Edition)
Christine Ammer.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816062805.  Daedalus Item Code: 42648
 
Also the author of The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, etymological language maven Christine Ammer here offers an enlightening and entertaining reference to nearly 4,000 clichés. ... (Read More)
 
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Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life
Julia Rothman.
Publisher: Storey.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781603429818.  Daedalus Item Code: 49169
 
In our youthful imaginations, farms are simple, unhurried places where you drive a tractor and feed some animals, and occasionally take a nap in the hay. But a real working farm—even a small one—is ... (Read More)
 
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Freedom's Just Another Word for People Finding Out You're Useless: A Dilbert Book
Scott Adams.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780740778155.  Daedalus Item Code: 40934
 
In this 2009 collection, with Sunday strips and daily strips all in color, Ratbert becomes the boss's official "mole" in the organization; Wally is taken "out of the loop" and finds his new cubicle ... (Read More)
 
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From Rocks to Rockets: A Humorous History of Warfare
William Gilkerson.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846034978.  Daedalus Item Code: 40180
 
As a boy William Gilkerson—now a painter, sailor, historian, and winner of Canada's Governor General's Literary Award—used to draw little soldiers, an addiction that led to this tongue-in-cheek ... (Read More)
 
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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
Lester R. Brown.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393344158.  Daedalus Item Code: 29349
 
Food is the new oil, says Lester Brown; and land is the new gold. The author of the Plan B series of books, the president of the Earth Policy Institute, and "one of the pioneers and heroes of global ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
 
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about magic. ... (Read More)
 
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Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
Roy Blount Jr.
Publisher: It Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061825927.  Daedalus Item Code: 40717
 
Nearly 80 years after its release, the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup remains one of the most influential pieces of political satire in film history. A slim, agile, quick-witted, self-assured ... (Read More)
 
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Have You Heard the One About...: A Compendium of the Best Jokes, Gags and One-Liners
Nick Harris.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843178071.  Daedalus Item Code: 42721
 
In this follow-up to An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman, British jokester Nick Harris offers another collection of hundreds of gags on classic subjects like bars, blondes, the battle ... (Read More)
 
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095906.  Daedalus Item Code: 43326
 
Since his first published New Yorker cartoon, in 1977, Bob Mankoff has been making us laugh, and since he became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997, he's been the one deciding what's funny ... (Read More)
 
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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
Erin Bried.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345525093.  Daedalus Item Code: 42311
 
Having endured the Great Depression and World War II, they weren't called the "Greatest Generation" for nothing—our grandparents had a wide range of skills that are hardly universal anymore, ... (Read More)
 
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