The Private Eye Annual 2003

Author: Ian Hislop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901784312

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 96

View: 6120

VIZ

The Jester's Shoes 2018

Author: Viz Magazine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781065792

Category:

Page: 200

View: 4941

A Toe-Curling Stack of the Best Bits from Issues 242-251 Mankind's constant need to do better - to climb higher, strive harder and travel further and faster - has been the unstoppable engine of progress that has driven our species on to ever greater achievements since we first crawled out of the primordial soup. Today we think nothing of travelling through space to the furthest edges of our solar system, building giant glass and steel skyscrapers that pierce the clouds, or communicating with people on the other side of the world in the blink of an eye using a smartphone no bigger than an iPod. We have harnessed the power of the wind, the sun and the atom to do our bidding, and our disposable razors increase their number of blades seemingly on a daily basis. Now a thrilling new chapter of Homo sapiens's inspirational story of progress opens with the release of Viz - The Jester's Shoes. For this year's Viz book is the BIGGEST EVER ANNUAL we have ever published! Ever! Viz - The Jester's Shoes is the 33rd annual from Britain's funniest magazine, and is a fantastic 25% bigger than its predecessors, it is a 200-page romp through the best of issues 242 to 251, including... Cartoons: The Fat Slags, Roger Mellie, Sid the Sexist, Mrs Brady, 8 Ace, Biffa Bacon and many more Entertaining and informative features: Life on Mars, Who's Who in Accident and Emergency, the Origins of Christmas and 20 Things you Never Knew about James Bond Thrilling Adventure stories: The Shark Hunters of Hammerhead Bay, Striker's Last Match, The Ghost of Greytowers and Time Travelling White Van Man Letterbocks, Top Tips and much, much more! Viz - The Jester's Shoes will surely go down in history - alongside the invention of the wheel, the discovery of fire and the Ronco Buttoneer - as one of the most important milestones in over 6 million years of human evolution. And unlike the invention of the wheel, the discovery of fire and the Ronco Buttoneer, it also makes an ideal gift for someone in that difficult �10 to �15 bracket.

Private Eye

A Cartoon History

Author: Nick Newman

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781901784619

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 312

View: 7614

Filled with the funniest and most influential examples of Private Eye cartoons reflecting the social, cultural and political history of the past half century. With over 1500 comics, many of which have never been republished, this compendium is a real treasure!

Anthony Powell

Dancing to the Music of Time

Author: Hilary Spurling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241256550

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 7272

'A landmark biography' The Times, Books of the Year The long-awaited portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's greatest biographers Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the Music of Time, an undisputed classic of English literature. Spanning twelve spectacular volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comic masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, capturing twentieth century Britain through war and peace. Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the memories of those who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his life. Investigating the friends, relations, lovers, acquaintances, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she reveals the comical and tragic events that inspired one of the greatest fictions of the age. * Discover Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time series, available in paperback and e-book from Arrow.

The Bookies Pencil

Viz Annual 2017

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781065433

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3921

Trumpisms

Author: Seth Millstein

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510710965

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 7680

One may think that Donald Trump knows what he’s talking about. After all, the man—as he’ll remind you at every opportunity—has made a whopping $4 million as an entrepreneur and is far ahead of his competitors in the race to become the republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. He’s also assertive, bold, self-assured, and argumentative. He talks as if he knows what he’s talking about. And then reality sets it. He can’t actually believe the ludicrous things that come out of his mouth. Or can he? This brilliant, hilarious, and horrifying collection is a compilation of more than one hundred of the most mind-boggling, insane, crass, ignorant, and downright offensive statements he's made, Tweeted, or otherwise written. We’ll cover his thoughts on public policy, international relations, President Barack Obama, his opponents, himself—and much, much more. So buckle up, America, because common sense, experience, grace, and political knowledge—who needs them? As Trump said, he will be one of the greatest presidents “that God ever created.”

Private Eye's Colemanballs

Author: Barry Fantoni

Publisher: Private Eye Productions Limited

ISBN: 9781901784541

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 96

View: 8532

While We Were Sleeping

Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention

Author: David Hemenway

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520943407

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 2560

Public health has made our lives safer—but it often works behind the scenes, without our knowledge, that is, "while we are sleeping." This book powerfully illuminates how public health works with more than sixty success stories drawn from the area of injury and violence prevention. It also profiles dozens of individuals who have made important contributions to safety and health in a range of social arenas. Highlighting examples from the United States as well as from other countries, While We Were Sleeping will inform a wide audience of readers about what public health actually does and at the same time inspire a new generation to make the world a safer place.

The Strangest Aircraft of All Time

Author: Keith Ray

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750960977

Category:

Page: 168

View: 3351

If your idea of a ‘strange’ aircraft is the pre-war DH Dragon Rapide, a bloated Boeing Super Guppy or a BA Airbus with an ‘ethnic’ tail design, then think again. What about Horatio Phillips’ Multiplane with its 200 separate wings? Or the Hughes H-4 Hercules, the plane with the longest wingspan ever, which was made entirely from plywood? And who could forget the Caspian Sea Monster – a ten-engine, 550,000kg giant designed to fly at 500kph at a mindboggling altitude of just 4m?Exploring the strangest aircraft ever conceived, Keith Ray reveals the madness of many a designer and marketing guru in this highly entertaining homage to some of the aviation world’s more bizarre aircraft.

The Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2019

Author: Adam G Goodwin,Dicken Goodwin,Jonathan Parkyn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911622093

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 378

Hot on the heels of last year's surprise Christmas bestseller comes a second helping of festive Corbyn fun. The success of Christmas 2017's Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2018 proved two things: that the annual is a great format ripe for spoofing, and that future Prime Minister or not, Jeremy Corbyn will always have a huge and dedicated cult following. This follow-up annual, all-new for 2019, is even more Corbyn-er, with more beards, more jam and more sensational soaraway socialist games, tips and puzzles. Features include: - 'Corbyn's Love Election' photo story - 'Jez Corbyn: Pilot of the Future' comic strip - 'Ask Jeremy' problem pages - 15-minute left-wing workouts - Jeremy's beard-grooming tips and Veganuary recipes plus more masks, more quizzes, more Christmas stories and more highly kissable posters for your bedroom wall.

Where We Lived: Essays on Places

Author: Henry Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942134442

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 4900

"Henry Allen is the truest chronicler of our American dream. By taking us into the homes of his history, he reveals our own lives in shafts of sunlit prose streaming through the windows of time and place."--James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor "I loved the book."--Ann Beattie, author of Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life and The State We're In: Maine Stories "Henry Allen, one of the best deadline essayists in the business."--Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking Pulitzer Prize-winner Henry Allen brings alive nearly five centuries of family by describing places where they lived--from plantations in South Carolina and Guadeloupe to a boarding house in Queens; a sadly grand old house in Orange, New Jersey; farmhouses, mansions, apartments, ships, tents, and dormitories; towns in Rhode Island and Connecticut. He vividly describes his family's historical journey through Indian wars, a witchcraft trial, privateering, wagon trains, a split over slave trading, the friendship of presidents, the dwindling of the old Anglo-Saxon hegemony, and the heartless mysteries of money, alcohol, and gentility. I feared my children and their children would never know about the lost worlds of our family--love, moral stands, disappointment, Christmas dinners, the ancient and ordinary sunlight that transported us like aliens from galaxies of the past. These galaxies not only existed but persisted despite the apathy of their inheritors. Consider this book a last will and testament, an attempt to stave off the probate of oblivion. Intense, mercurial, and bearded, Henry Allen is a Marine veteran of Vietnam and was a feature writer and art critic at The Washington Post from 1970 to 2009. His books include Going Too Far Enough: American Culture at Century's End, What It Felt Like: Living in the American Century, Fool's Mercy, and The Museum of Light Air.

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

Author: Tim Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847948076

Category: English wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 208

View: 5446

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017 offers a pictorial whistle-stop tour of a year in which, among many other things, Brexit became a way of life, the general election that wasn't supposed to happen happened and the world became obsessed with 140-character messages from the US president. Celebrating the best drawings by our very finest cartoonists, it's a superbly sharp and witty record of an extraordinary twelve months, complete with scheming Russian presidents, militaristic North Korean leaders, and the occasional scary clown.

Paul O'Grady's Country Life

Author: Paul O'Grady

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448169550

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 8159

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul's life at home in the country with his animals Paul O'Grady's Country Life for the first time gives a glimpse into the home life of one of Britain’s best loved stars, alongside the animals he adores. Sometimes rural idyll, sometimes hell on earth, Paul’s life in rural Kent has been shared over the years with some very vocal pigs, a mad cow, various rescued barn owls, the world’s most sadistic geese and Christine the psychotic sheep – among many other animal waifs and strays. And of course Paul tells the stories of the dogs in his life – including the tiny chihuahua/Jack Russell cross with Napoleonic ambitions, Eddie, Miss Olga, Bullseye, Louis, Boycie and, of course, Buster, the greatest canine star since Lassie. In addition, Paul shares some of his favourite recipes, explores country lore and superstitions, and extols the benefits of growing your own vegetables, herbs and fruit. This is a warts-and-all account of country living, as far removed from the bright lights of celebrity as you could ever imagine. The trials and tribulations Paul experienced on moving to deepest darkest Kent as a dyed-in-the-wool city dweller are every bit as hilarious and eventful as you would think. He had a lot of new skills to learn, and fast: everything from how to churn your own butter and how to birth a lamb to the best way to lure a cow out of your kitchen while naked from the waist down. Brilliantly funny and full of classic stories, Paul O’Grady’s Country Life is your armchair guide to the wonders and horrors of rural existence.

Only Connect: The Official Quiz Book

Author: Jack Waley-Cohen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530997

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 464

View: 8432

RY CLV RNGH? Can you find the connection between Jezebel, Chopin’s piano, Jan Masayrk and The Burghers of Prague? Only Connect is the ultimate test of knowledge and lateral thinking. Since 2008 the fiendishly difficult quiz show has been challenging contestants to find connections between apparently unrelated clues. The Only Connect Quiz Book collects over 200 of the most entertaining and perplexing challenges from the team behind the BBC’s hugely popular quiz show - including many new (never broadcast) questions. Covering each of the show’s four rounds – Connections, Sequences, the Connecting Wall and Missing Vowels – and with introductions from presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell, here is your chance to put your own sleuthing and quizzical knowledge to the Only Connect test. With games to play on your own or in teams (clever names, please), The Only Connect Quiz Book will take your quizzing achievements to a new level.

Ripley's Believe it Or Not! 2016

Author: Geoff Tibballs,Robert L. Ripley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847947529

Category:

Page: 256

View: 2164

The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers' orders by drone. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's collection of eye-popping oddities!

Only Fools and Stories

From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost

Author: David Jason

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5555

*** The Hilarious Number One Sunday Times Bestseller! *** The follow-up autobiography to one of Britain’s best loved actors and national treasures In his first book David Jason told us about himself from his early years training as an electrician through to making it as one of Britain's greatest actors. This autumn, in a follow up autobiography, he tells us about the many other lives he has lived – his characters. From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost, he takes us behind the scenes and under the skins of some of the best loved acts of his career. And in the process he reflects on how those characters changed his life too. The result told with his characteristic charm and wit is both funny and poignant, honest and heart warming.

The Bedside Guardian 2017

Author: Gary Younge

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 9781783561254

Category: English essays

Page: 304

View: 1609

With a foreword by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, this is a showcase of the best journalism and photography of the year from the award-winning newspaper.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Reality Shock!

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609911096

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4279

Reality Shock! is the 2015 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike. Reality Shock! Is filled with more of the amazing facts, unbelievable stories and extraordinary photography that makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so popular. Read all about the amazing things that people all over the world have done- from insane stunts to crazy traditions. Take a closer look at the extraordinary images nature produces, such as mutated animals and amazingly impossible vistas. Crystal clear photography paired with zany stories, amazing facts and figures that are undeniably true but incredibly hard to believe will make this book a must have for every household.