How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters Author Andrew Shaffer
ISBN-10 9780553418149
Year 2014-07-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph. How Will You Survive? In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost. But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find: • Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons; • Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise; • Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler; • Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more. With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a robocroc. Either way, you’ve been warned. Now be prepared. Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ghosts from Our Past

Ghosts from Our Past Author Erin Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781101906095
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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As seen in the Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the groundbreaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past. Once lost to history, this criminally underappreciated book is now back in print, revised and somewhat updated for the new century. According to Gilbert and Yates, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” and whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the scientific study of the paranormal; · The history of ghosts and other supernatural entities, the science that explains their existence, and profiles of the groundbreaking paranormal researchers who have investigated them; · An illustrated guide to Class I through Class VII ghosts; · Helpful sidebars like “A Ghost by Any Other Name” and “Ectoplasm Cleanup Tips”; · Updates including “The Ghostbusters’ Arsenal” by Jillian Holtzmann and “Haunted History” by Patty Tolan; · A new Ghostbusting Resources appendix, featuring the “Paranormal Quickstart Guide”, “Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz”, “A Supernatural Stakeout Journal”, “The Devil’s Dictionary: Paraterminology You Need to Know”; and more. With this helpful—and hilarious—official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. As for the rest, you know who to call. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Doc Hollywood

Doc Hollywood Author Andrew Shaffer
ISBN-10 160887978X
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Insight Editions
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Discover how some of the silver screen’s most iconic action heroes would really fare after being shot, stabbed, and dropped off buildings in this witty look at the real science behind Hollywood injuries. Have you ever wondered what would really happen if you dove through a glass window? Or what kind of state you would be in if you drove your car off a burning bridge? Or what you would look like after being dragged behind a truck? All these questions and more will be addressed in Doc Hollywood: An In-Depth Diagnosis of the Silver Screen’s Most Imaginative Injuries. This fun gift book will see a professional medic assess the injuries endured by the characters in classic action movies, giving their diagnosis on what state these characters would actually be in if they lived in the real world. Each spread will ultimately give a verdict on whether they’d survive or be a goner. Featuring colorful diagrams comparing the characters appearance in the film versus how they would actually look in the real world with the same injuries, Doc Hollywood is a clever and painfully funny gift for movie fans of all ages.

The 4 hour Chef

The 4 hour Chef Author Timothy Ferriss
ISBN-10 9780547884592
Year 2012
Pages 671
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love Author Andrew Shaffer
ISBN-10 0062036610
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“Amazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love.” — Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors What do René Descartes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? That’s right: they were all hopeless failures when it came to romance. Author Andrew Shaffer explores the paradox at the core of Western philosophical thought—that history’s greatest thinkers were also the most pathetic lovers to ever walk the earth. With razor-sharp wit and probing insight, Shaffer shows how it’s the philosophers’ missteps, as much as their musings, that are able to truly boggle the intellect.

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey Author Fanny Merkin
ISBN-10 9781907532511
Year 2012-07-10
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher JR Books Limited
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DIV Inspired by the overnight million-copy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey comes Fanny Merkin’s shrewd, laugh-out-loud funny and romantic parody. When naive college student Anna interviews the young handsome tycoon Earl Grey for Boardroom Hotties magazine, she finds herself drawn into his twisted world of, well, mostly naughty dialogue and light spanking. Anna is enthralled - after all, he's rich and buys every company she's ever worked for in an attempt to get close to her. Including Walmart. Though, on the flipside, he's a moody bastard whose 50 shames constantly threaten to overwhelm her. Can Earl Grey and Anna ever have a normal life together? Or will his dark desires and constant smirking drive her over the edge? From sparkling vampires to feminist concerns and BDSM, in Fifty Shames of Earl Grey Ms. Merkin passionately undresses popular culture, exposes the humour in our favourite contemporary fiction and plunges the depths of the desire to find our inner - erotic - goddess. /div

How to Talk Minnesotan

How to Talk Minnesotan Author Howard Mohr
ISBN-10 9781101615485
Year 2013-05-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. “Ranging in flavor from satiric pungency to lunatic lusciousness, this is glorious, uproarious humor. Or as they say in Minnesota, ‘a heckuva deal, you bet.’”—Booklist

Alice in Tumblr land

Alice in Tumblr land Author Tim Manley
ISBN-10 9780698136212
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent. Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.

The Meowmorphosis

The Meowmorphosis Author Franz Kafka
ISBN-10 159474503X
Year 2011
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher
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Gregor Samsa, a seemingly typical man, wakes up one morning to discover he has been transformed into a cat.

Crap Taxidermy

Crap Taxidermy Author Kat Su
ISBN-10 9781607748212
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong, by the founder of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. A relaxed toad enjoying a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily flexible front legs. A smiling lion with receding gums. Whether you choose to laugh or cringe at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, you won't be able to tear your eyes away from the curiosities inside. This volume brings together the very best of the worst (along with a DIY "Stuff Your Own Mouse" lesson by an Insect Preparator from the American Museum of Natural History), showcasing the most perverse yet imaginative anatomical reconstructions of the animal kingdom you'll ever see. From the Hardcover edition.

Awkward Family Photos

Awkward Family Photos Author Mike Bender
ISBN-10 9780307592286
Year 2010-11-02
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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With twenty-five new photographs for the eBook edition, the New York Times bestseller is now more awkward than ever Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (“painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what’s wrong with you”—Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!

How To Survive a Robot Uprising

How To Survive a Robot Uprising Author Daniel H. Wilson
ISBN-10 1582345929
Year 2005-11-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
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An inspired and hilarious look at how humans can defeat the inevitable robot rebellion—as revealed by a robotics expert. How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and then deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous “smart” house, or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies? In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches worried humans the keys to quashing a robot mutiny. From treating laser wounds to fooling face and speech recognition, besting robot logic to engaging in hand-to-pincer combat, How to Survive a Robot Uprising covers every possible doomsday scenario facing the newest endangered species: humans. And with its thorough overview of current robot prototypes—including giant walkers, insect, gecko, and snake robots—How to Survive a Robot Uprising is also a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics. Full of cool illustrations, and referencing some of the most famous robots in pop-culture, How to Survive a Robot Uprising is a one-of-a-kind book that is sure to be a hit with all ages.

Faking It

Faking It Author Writers of Collegehumor.com
ISBN-10 9781101211281
Year 2007-03-22
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The prevaricating pros who helped students glide through seven years of college in The CollegeHumor Guide to College are back to show post-grads how to turn life into an "Easy A" by, well, faking it. From sounding like an MBA to bribing the ma?tre d' to acting sensitive post-sex, here is everything aspiring equivocators need to know to B.S. their way to success in the real world. As the authors remind readers: "The important thing isn't who you are; it's who other people think you are." With this poseur's bible in hand, a generation is poised to go forth and fake it.

The Jumbo Duct Tape Book

The Jumbo Duct Tape Book Author Jim Berg
ISBN-10 9780761169024
Year 2000-09-15
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Did you know that duct tape can turn any item of clothing into rainwear? That duct tape over a computer screen will keep your kids from surfing naughty sites on the Web? That a perfect solution for those easy-to-lose TV remotes is to duct tape them to your arm? (Not only won't you lose it, you'll never have to relinquish control over it, either!) But can you also believe that Jim and Tim's creative ideas for duct tape spawned not just one bestselling book, but three, plus a calendar? And now the ultimate collection? With two-thirds of the material drawn from their previous books and calendars and one-third all-new, The Jumbo Duct Tape Book is pure nuttiness to the nth degree. The premise is right there, on page one: "One rule can get you through life. It if ain't stuck and it's supposed to be, duct tape it." But of course it's the interpretation that counts-like duct taping the gas pedal for cruise control, or duct taping marbles to your pressure points for instant reflexology. And then there's bending the rule-transforming sneakers into golf shoes by punching nails through duct tape and taping it to the soles, saving energy by taping all switches in the off position. Plus cosmetic dentistry (use white tape for the "The Mask" look, silver for the metal-mouth bad guy look), cell phone safety (tape phone to side of head while driving so hands stay on wheel), home decorating (use duct tape for easy drapery tie-backs). You can even convert the book to a "hard cover" by taping a piece of 1/4 inch sheet of plate steel to the front and back covers. It'll last for years!

How to Survive Anything

How to Survive Anything Author Tim MacWelch
ISBN-10 9781681880013
Year 2015-05-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Weldon Owen
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When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This all-purpose A to Z guide lays out the survival situations we’re all likely to face . . . and a few you really probably won’t. How to Survive Anything deftly balances the survival basics that you really do need to know with the wild and crazy eventualities that you probably don’t. But, on the other hand, who do you want in your bunker? The guy who read up on coping with a total grid failure or the one who didn’t? Author Tim MacWelch lead survival classes and is th author of the bestselling Prepare for Anything Survival Manual and the Hunting and Gathering Survival Manual. He's the guy you want on you side when it all goes down, and having his book is the next best thing.