'Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese Calendar', a boxed daily tear-off calendar for 2006.
A compilation of stupidity from Americans of all walks of life includes lists, news items, statistics, and stupid acts, covering such topics as government, food, television programs, law, business, and taxes.
Not just stupidity, but obsessive stupidity! Not just random stupidity, but organized stupidity! Here, from the celebrated collectors of the stupidest things ever said, it's the creÌme de la creÌme of stupidities, made even funnier and more compelling in an irresistible top 10 list format. Try one:
The Top 10 Stupidest Actual Book Titles:
1. A Toddler's Guide to the Rubber Industry 2. Constipation and our Civilization 3. Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers 4. The Secret of Sphincters 5. A Pictorial Book of Tongue Coating 6. Life and Laughter 'midst the Cannibals 7. Be Bold With Bananas 8. Hand-Grenade Throwing as a College Sport 9. Collect Fungi on Stamps 10. A Study of Hospital Waiting Lists in Cardiff, 1953-1954 Plus lost-in-translation moments. Doubles entendres. Political speeches, foreign menus, traffic signs. Celebrities on literature, on homelessness, on revealing too much about themselves. Mangled clicheìs and bizarre analogies, the wit of the witless and comedy of the clueless-never before have so many said something so dumb, now in one book.
A compendium of 100 words and phrases smart people use--even if they only kinda sorta (secretly don't) know what they mean--with pithy definitions and fascinating etymologies to solidify their meanings. Your boss makes a joke about Schrodinger's cat--which is something you've heard of but you're a little vague about what exactly happened (or didn't happen) with that cat. Or you're reading a New Yorker article that explains that "Solecism slipped into solipsism into full-blown narcissistic project." An excellent point . . . if you're sure what "solecism" means . . . or, for that matter, "solipsism." Language gurus Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras to the rescue! In the breezy and entertaining yet informative style of their New York Times bestseller You're Saying It Wrong , they give you a brief rundown on words smart people should know--from the worlds of science and the arts to philosophy, and from broader topics like quantum physics and ontology to more specific ones like Plato's cave and trompe l'oeil . They cover the Latin phrases we hear and read ( prima facie, sui generis , and the like) as well as those that have entered our vocabularies from other languages ( bildungsroman, sturm und drang ). These are the words that, if you were asked directly, "What does this mean?" you might hem and haw and try to change the subject. After reading this book, you won't have to.
Stupid is as stupid does, or in this case, says. This best-selling calendar offers daily doses of hilariously dumb utterances from famous politicians, sports stars and other pop culture idols.