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If you love the English language, read these selected pieces from J. P. Donleavy. They are written in a unique style-they are best printed out and read at leisure, savoring his use of words. Subtle humor at it's best.
Advice on such things as being a motorist, objecting to food in a restaurant, and how to prevent people from detesting you, plus many more.
A collection of cartoons culled from the New Yorker and National Lampoon. Can you tell where each is from? Some are obvious, others not.
He had a quick wit, as these examples illustrate.
A prediction of what life would be like in 1949 from the post-WWII optimism of 1946
Need something to tell your kids when they begin to date? You can't do better than this common sense dating guide by none other than Nancy Reagan. It is called Nancy Reagan's Guide to Dating Do's and Don'ts. It's so good you might want to print it out and show it to your kids, just like those Ann Landers' columns you love so much.
Check out Fran Lebowitz's Tips For Teens:
it sure beats your high school guidance counselor's advice.
Or her thoughts on use of the word 'Lady'
Have you ever been asked to write a letter of reference for some nitwit you couldn't stand?
Here are some invaluable tips.
How-to tips for creating a memorable scene at these gatherings
An old Gahan Wilson piece about some (ugly) Americans in space. Mean, mean, mean but funny.
Takes a while to load, but worth it.
Remember these types?
"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking."
H.L. Mencken was the leading newspaperman and literary critic in America in the first part of the twentieth century. He was born in Baltimore in 1880 and lived there until he died in 1956. He didn't like politicians, evangelists, Puritans, stupid Americans, the Ku Klux Klan, and a lot of other things. He is not for the squeamish or the easily offended. Make sure you have a dictionary handy.
Unsure of what glass to use? See these tips from the American Jelly Jar Institute for their helpful advice.
While you're at it , check out these results of a blind tasting.
Ever regret saying something
you wished you hadn't?
Some little known aspects of
A prolific contemporary author well known for his irreverence and humor.
A very small sampling of his style.
If you like it, go to his books at Amazon.com- O'Rourke.
Need help to be PC? Check out this
For an example of
how it works, see the Politically Correct Little
Red Riding Hood
SO YOU WANT TO BE A....
Another Gahan Wilson Special
Reminiscences of a middle aged WASP
A collection of vintage ads with some satirical ones thrown in.
A vintage ad updated
MY NAME IS JOE
The original story by John Hughes that was made into National Lampoon's Vacation.
Every Boy's Book of
Interesting Experiments for Young People