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1 A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life

DiGiorgio, Mario Hardcover

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Emerging, prize-winning comedian Mario DiGiorgio gives tongue-in-cheek advice on how to be more self-centered, cynical, and most importantly, hilariously inappropriate. Dance like nobody's watching. Then apologize to those who were. Tape record your mother's laughter. Play it at your father's funeral. Help a child plant a garden. They have no idea what pot looks like. Write down three things that were great about today. I know, neither can I. DiGiorgio's as dry as a martini at the Tanqueray distillery, as caustic as a Drano milkshake, as funny as a banana peel on the floor of the Republican convention. -The Austin Chronicle. For a comic who's still a baby in the business, Mario's got no hacky shit in his act. -Nick Dipaolo, comedian. With a degree in advertising, Mario DiGiorgio moved to Austin, Texas from New Jersey, and began writing comedy in between a dozen restaurant jobs. Eight months after his debut on stage, he won a contest as The Funniest Person in Austin; was a finalist at the HBO/Aspen Open Call for stand-up; and was a finalist in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots competition. Mario was also featured on Comedy Central's Premium Blend in 2006 and performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
2 Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously

Gurstelle, William Paperback

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Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real-life experience changes a person, and Gurstelle will help you discover the true thrill of making black powder along with dozens of other edgy activities. All of the projects—from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning bartitsu, and building a flamethrower—have short learning curves, are hands-on and affordable, and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. With a strong emphasis on safety, each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions, photographs, and illustrations along with troubleshooting tips from experts in the field. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
3 Menckeniana: A Schimpflexikon: An Encyclopedia of Insults Directed at and Compiled by H.L. Mencken

Mencken, H.L. Spiralbound

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Price: 19.95 USD

 
4 Pocket Guide to Mischief

King, Bart Trade Paperback

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The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, “I can do better than that.” They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, “Why do we have to do it that way?” And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, “Uncle!” Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us. Author biography: Bart King, the perpetrator of The Pocket Guide to Mischief is also the author of the national bestseller, The Big Book of Boy Stuff. (It was Amazon’s bestselling children’s book for a whole day!) Bart subsequently co-authored The Big Book of Girl Stuff with his five sisters and 50 former students. This title won widespread acclaim; if you are skeptical (and you should be) please see its product page. 
Price: 9.99 USD

 
 
5 The Book of Beer Pong: The Official Guide to the Sport of Champions

Applebaum, Ben & Disorbo, Dan Paperback

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As any discriminating player will tell you, Beer Pong is not a fad it's a True Sport of Champions. What is beer pong? Mash together ping pong, basketball, and darts, add copious amounts of cold beer and heated competition, and you re getting close. The creators of CollegeStories.com, GetBombed.com, and the Official Bombed Beer Pong Kit have written the first and only guide to the worldwide craze. Featuring everything from basic etiquette to expert techniques, tactics for smack talk, cutting-edge ball grips and flight paths, and tips for hosting a tournament, this invaluable tome will make anyone a champion of this burgeoning sport. So, drink up and game on! 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
6 The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing To Say On Every Dubious Occasion

Phypps, Hyacinthe & Gorey, Edward Trade Paperback

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An infectiously funny guide to post-deflowerment decorum, with illustrations by a master of the absurd. For more than half a century Miss Hyacinthe Phypps has been offering guidance on proper behavior. Her simple rules of propriety and common sense have helped a generation of girls over the threshold to womanhood. Recognizing the need that prevails more today than ever before, Miss Phypps has been persuaded to bring back into print this priceless volume of her words of advice, delightfully accompanied by Edward Gorey's ink and watercolor illustrations, that have been so valuable on so many occasions. It is the publishers' fondest hope that this book will serve the current generation of young ladies as it served their mothers. Hardcover, b&w. 
Price: 12.00 USD

 



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