A Nation Worth Ranting About by Rick Mercer

By Rick Mercer

An all-new number of furiously humorous rants from the latest seasons of the Rick Mercer record plus 3 brilliantly written, formerly unpublished items by way of Rick. Illustrated all through with photographs and snatches of discussion from Rick's encounters and exploits throughout Canada.

"[Mercer's] trademark one-camera rants opposed to the Canadian parliamentary computer are extra concise, and extra plausible, than any crusade ads." --The Globe and Mail

"The comic of selection for audience who read." --Toronto Life

"Canada's most popular television comic." --Maclean's

"Week after week, Mercer keeps to thrill along with his alternately giddy and slicing political humour." --The Canadian Press

"Canada's major political satirist." --The manhattan Times

"A sturdy rant is cathartic. Ranting is what retains me sane.
They constantly come from a special position. Take the top minister, for instance. occasionally whilst I rant approximately him, i'm indignant; different occasions, i'm simply seriously annoyed--it's a big distinction."
--Rick Mercer, from his introduction

Within those pages you'll locate each rant that Rick has so brilliantly and blisteringly brought because the booklet of his past bestseller, Rick Mercer document: The publication. jointly those rants shape a chronicle of human folly, ordinarily that includes politicians, after all, yet with honorable mentions going to those that don't know the way to take advantage of escalators and Canadian drivers who don't imagine they wish snow tires.

Is Mercer recovering or are the fools between us getting worse? regardless of the inspiration--Rick Mercer's ranting hasn't ever been more desirable or extra on target.

There is a noisy, cathartic chortle to be came across on virtually each web page here--with the exception of Rick's impassioned rant on bullying in colleges, phrases that touched hundreds of thousands of Canadians, went viral and helped widen the talk on an important challenge. additionally reprinted this is the rant encouraging scholars to vote, which resulted at once in a campus poll and outrage in Ottawa. (People nonetheless are nonetheless status at the left on escalators, and the major minister continues to be greatly the fellow he used to be, yet you can't win them all.)

In addition, Rick has authored 3 new essays especially for this e-book: the hilarious behind-the-scenes tale of his assembly with Rick Hanson, a hero who completely was once no longer a unhappiness in actual lifestyles; a heartfelt mirrored image on public response to his bullying rant; and an account of his response--mystified, by way of delighted--to the scoop that he'd encouraged a "vote mob."

Illustrated all through with pictures and discussion from Rick's travels throughout Canada, A state worthy Ranting approximately will make you proud, will make you're thinking that, will make you nearly as offended as Rick, and time and again will make you snigger out loud.

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How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the by Daniel O'Brien

By Daniel O'Brien

Make no mistake: Our founding fathers have been extra bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea.

As a prisoner of conflict, Andrew Jackson walked a number of miles barefoot throughout nation traces whereas being affected by smallpox and a major head wound bought whilst he refused to shine the boots of the warriors who had taken him captive. He used to be 13 years previous. a number of a long time later, he turned the 1st popularly elected president and served the kingdom, pausing in short in basic terms to overcome a would-be murderer with a cane to inside an inch of his existence. Theodore Roosevelt had bronchial asthma, used to be blind in a single eye, survived a number of gunshot wounds, had just one remorse (that there have been no wars to struggle lower than his presidency), and used to be the 1st U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. confronted with the alternative, George Washington really most well liked the sound of bullets whizzing by means of his head in conflict over the sound of silence.

And now those men—these hallowed leaders of the unfastened world—want to kick your ass.

Plenty of historians can inform you which president had the simplest monetary ideas, and which president contributed to shaping our present political events, yet can any of them inform you what to do in case you come across Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing struggle? This publication will train you the way to be greater, better, quicker, and extra lethal than the main robust (and craziest) males in heritage. You’re welcome.

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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

By Carl Hiaasen

From "the funniest very important author in America" (Miami bring in) comes a story that's gleefully zany and incisively sharp and now to be had in alternate paperback for the 1st time.

Old fanatics and novices alike should still take pleasure in Hiaasen's eleventh novel (after 2004's thin Dip), one other hilarious Florida romp. The enticing and various screwball solid comprises Boyd Shreave, a semicompetent telemarketer; Shreave's mistress and co-worker, Eugenie Fonda; Honey Santana, a mercurial gadfly who finally ends up at the different finish of 1 of Shreave's pitches for Florida genuine property; and Sammy Tigertail, part Seminole, who at novel's commence needs to determine what to do with the physique of a vacationer who dies of a middle assault on Sammy's airboat after being struck by means of a innocuous water snake. while Santana chefs up an intricate scheme to punish Shreave for nasty reviews he made in the course of his solicitation name, she finally ends up regarding her 12-year-old son, Fry, and her ex-husband in a frantic chase that enmeshes Tigertail and the younger co-ed Sammy by accident has taken hostage. whereas the absurd plot can be below compelling, Hiaasen's funny touches and his all-too-human characters hold the booklet to its pleasurable shut.

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Bon Mots, Wisecracks, and Gags: The Wit of Robert Benchley, by Robert E. Drennan, Heywood Hale Broun

By Robert E. Drennan, Heywood Hale Broun

A tribute to wit and humor, from the minds that made the Algonquin around desk the heart of yankee humor. "Stop taking a look at the area via rose-colored bifocals." "His brain is so open, the wind whistles via it." "You can't train an previous dogma new tricks." Ever ask yourself the place those sayings got here from? for many years, the eating room of latest York's mythical Algonquin resort was once a hub of letters and humor. Cocktails have been swilled as writers, humorists, actors, and critics poked enjoyable at tradition, the humanities, and each other. during this energetic tribute, today's readers will come to appreciate why Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, and Dorothy Parker symbolize the epitome of quips and comebacks—wit that also packs a punch a long time later.

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Accros du roc (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 16) by Terry Pratchett

By Terry Pratchett

Aux enfants ordinaires on offre des xylophones. Suzanne, elle, n’avait qu’à demander à son grand-père d’ôter son gilet...
Oui, elle avait los angeles Mort dans sa famille. Et il est difficile de grandir normalement quand votre aïeul monte un cheval blanc et manie l. a. fake, surtout quand vous devez reprendre l’affaire familiale pour reason de vacance et que tout le monde vous tient pour los angeles « fée des dents ». Bien plus difficile encore quand il s’agit d’affronter l. a. nouvelle musique – une vraie drogue – qui a fait irruption dans le Disque-monde. Elle n’obéit à aucune loi. Elle transforme les gens. On l’appelle l. a. « musique de rocs ».
Elle est rythmée, dansante, mais...
Elle est vivante.
Et elle ne s’arrête pas.

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The Manual: How to Have a Number 1 the Easy Way by Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty

By Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty

This can be an unexpurgated reissue of the infrequent and lengthy out-of print 'how to' ebook by way of Jimmy Cauty and invoice Drummond, aka The KLF, their 'Zenarchistic' step by step consultant to having a leading unmarried within the reputable united kingdom charts. First released in 1988, this version explains all of the steps wanted to assure good fortune, as pioneered via The Timelords (another alias) with 'Jamming the Tardis'. The Manual is an extraordinary reveal of the truth at the back of the pop-music enterprise and whereas names can have replaced on account that its first factor, the mechanics of financing, generating and selling a success set out the following stay completely proper.

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Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats by Bob Tarte

By Bob Tarte

Bob Tarte had his first stumble upon with a cat whilst he used to be and a part years previous. He must have realized his lesson then, from Fluffy. yet as he says, “I listened to my center in its place, and that often results in trouble.” during this tell-all of the way the Tarte loved ones grew from one recalcitrant cat to six—including a hard-to-manage stray named Frannie—Tarte confesses to permitting those interlopers to form his and his wife’s existence, from their eating behavior to their slumbering preparations to the location and furriness in their furnishings. yet greater than that, Bob starts off seeing Frannie and the opposite cats as not likely teachers within the artwork of attaining contentment, even within the face of ailment and damage. Bewitched by means of the unknowable nature of domesticated cats, he realizes that typically wildness and secret are precisely what he needs.

With the successful humor and uncanny skill to catch the soul of the animal international that made Enslaved by way of Ducks a hit, Tarte indicates us that existence with animals provides us a manner out of our slim human standpoint to glimpse anything better, extra enduring, and extra grounded within the simplicities of love—and catnip.

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping by Allie Brosh

By Allie Brosh

Every time Allie Brosh posts anything new on her highly well known web publication Hyperbole and a part the web rejoices.

Touching, absurd, and darkly comedian, Allie Brosh’s hugely expected booklet Hyperbole and a part showcases her exact voice, jumping wit, and her skill to catch complicated feelings with deceptively basic illustrations.

This full-color, superbly illustrated variation positive aspects greater than fifty percentage new content material, with ten never-before-seen essays and one thoroughly revised and elevated piece in addition to classics from the web site like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t comprehend simple recommendations Like Moving,” and her superb, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression half Two,” that have been hailed as one of the most insightful meditations at the sickness ever written.

Brosh’s debut marks the release of an important new American stand-up comedian who would definitely make even the largest scrooge or snob chortle. We dare you no longer to.

This is a booklet I wrote. simply because I wrote it, I needed to determine what to place at the again conceal to provide an explanation for what it really is. i attempted to jot down an extended, third-person precis that might indicate how nice the e-book is and likewise sound vaguely authoritative—like probably anyone who isn’t me wrote it—but I quickly chanced on that I’m now not sneaky sufficient to drag it off convincingly. So i made a decision to only make an inventory of items which are within the book:

Stories approximately issues that occurred to me
Stories approximately issues that occurred to people as a result of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories approximately dogs
The mystery to everlasting happiness*

*These are lies. might be i've got underestimated my sneakiness!

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101 Reasons Not to Do Anything: A Collection of Cynical and by Robert Bircher

By Robert Bircher

When you have hassle getting up within the morning, for those who locate that you just lack motivation on your paintings, in the event you locate that you simply quite cannot be along with your friends and family anymore, this ebook will give you a number of the world's most interesting cynical and defeatist techniques.

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