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Greetings from the Borscht Belt: The Best Broads of Comedy
Totie Fields, Pearl Williams, Rachel Jordan, Jean Carroll, Sophie Tucker, Betty Ross, Sylvia Stoun & others.
Publisher: Fuel 2000.   Format: 1 cutout audio CD.
ISBN: 302061903.  Daedalus Item Code: 50322
 
Throughout the mid-20th century, a string of hotels and resorts in the Catskill Mountains catered to Jewish Americans, and the affectionately nicknamed Borscht Belt became renowned for its comedic ... (Read More)
 
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The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781452134239.  Daedalus Item Code: 49467
 
"Frown and the whole world frowns with you." In a world filled with inspirational know-it-alls and quotable blowhards, only Grumpy Cat is indifferent enough to tell the cranky truth. Everyone's ... (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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A Halloween Treat/Edward Gorey's Ghosts
Edward Gorey.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608196166.  Daedalus Item Code: 53209
 
Deliciously spooky, but not overstuffed, this wispy little tome from Edward Gorey is actually two tales in one two-faced binding. On the obverse we find a short paean to that most delightful of ... (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 Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
Dan Wilbur.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399537615.  Daedalus Item Code: 51246
 
If you are ready to admit that you might not ever read Ulysses or Atlas Shrugged—and are tired of being shamed by your hyper-literate friends—then this is the one book you truly need. ... (Read More)
 
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How to Massage Your Cat
Alice M. Brock.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780811840699.  Daedalus Item Code: 52069
 
The original Alice from Arlo Guthrie's classic story-song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," Alice M. Brock here offers a tongue-in-cheek instruction on cat massage, complete with drawings reminiscent ... (Read More)
 
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If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddish: The Book of Yiddish Insults and Curses
Lita Epstein.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849544160.  Daedalus Item Code: 53286
 
Yiddish—the most colorful tongue in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell the putzes and kvetchers of the world to drop dead? In these ... (Read More)
 
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Inside MAD: The "Usual Gang of Idiots" Pick Their Favorite MAD Spoofs
Judd Apatow, intro. John Ficarra, ed. Patricia Dwyer, designer.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781618930897.  Daedalus Item Code: 50452
 
Some may have assumed that anyone who wasted their formative years reading MAD magazine must have wound up as a complete failure in life. As it turns out, some of the venerable periodical's ... (Read More)
 
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Irish Humorous Poetry
Criostoir O'Flynn.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781807456.  Daedalus Item Code: 52173
 
A stalwart people with an often harrowing history, the Irish have endured in part because of their ribald sense of humor. Combing library archives, Criostoir O'Flynn has uncovered dozens of examples ... (Read More)
 
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Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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Classic Comic Strips: A Quiz Deck: Knowledge Cards
Susan Koop.
Publisher: Pomegranate.   Format: .
ISBN: 9780764957697.  Daedalus Item Code: 42806
 
From straightforward humor to social commentary, and from superheroes to soap operas, the funny pages cater to all tastes. These 48 cards feature trivia on the most beloved characters and artists of ... (Read More)
 
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