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The Lexicon of Stupidity

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Look up Religion, and discover this from Paris Hilton: "[The Kaballah] helps you confront your fears. Like, if a girl borrowed my clothes and never gave them back and I saw her wearing them months later, I would confront her."

Or Anatomy, and find sportscaster Jerry Coleman: "Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It's rolling all the way back to second base!"

Or Truth in Government — here's Senator Alan Simpson: "There are a lot of things that we do that are irrelevant, but that's what the Senate is for."

Arranged alphabetically, from Accident, Traffic to Zoology, Game Show Contestants' Knowledge of (and you wouldn't believe how distorted that knowledge sometimes is), The Lexicon of Stupidity is an overstuffed dictionary of quotes, banalities, actual book titles, holdup notes, menu items, TV listings, and more, each meeting one exacting criterion: they?re so jaw-droppingly dumb you can't help but laugh. It's the wit of the witless. The comedy of the clueless. The giggly fun of celebrities, athletes, politicians, newscasters, and other pompous types planting a foot (or two) firmly in mouth. And no authors could be more qualified to pull it together than Ross and Kathryn Petras, whose calendar celebrating stupidity — The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said — is a perennial knock-out, with millions of copies sold since its debut in 1995.

It even includes real courtroom testimony:

Q. Are you sexually active?
A. No, I just lie there.

Synopsis:

Look up Religion, and discover this from Paris Hilton: [The Kaballah] helps you confront your fears. Like, if a girl borrowed my clothes and never gave them back and I saw her wearing them months later, I would confront her.

Or Anatomy, and find sportscaster Jerry Coleman: Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It’s rolling all the way back to second base!

Or Truth in Government—here’s Senator Alan Simpson: There are a lot of things that we do that are irrelevant, but that’s what the Senate is for.

Arranged alphabetically, from Accident, Traffic to Zoology, Game Show Contestants’ Knowledge of (and you wouldn’t believe how distorted that knowledge sometimes is), The Lexicon of Stupidity is an overstuffed dictionary of quotes, banalities, actual book titles, holdup notes, menu items, TV listings, and more, each meeting one exacting criterion: they’re so jaw-droppingly dumb you can’t help but laugh. It’s the wit of the witless. The comedy of the clueless. The giggly fun of celebrities, athletes, politicians, newscasters, and other pompous types planting a foot (or two) firmly in mouth. And no authors could be more qualified to pull it together than Ross and Kathryn Petras, whose calendar celebrating stupidity—The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said—is a perennial knock-out, with millions of copies sold since its debut in 1995.

It even includes real courtroom testimony:

Q. Are you sexually active?

A. No, I just lie there.

Synopsis:

The biggest book ever on the subject of Homo Sapien foolishness. From BOOKS, HOW-TO ("Nasal Maintenance: Nursing Your Nose Through Troubled Times or "Let's Make Some Undies) to POP STARS, INTELLIGENCE OF (after being offered a buffalo wing: "Oh, I don't eat buffalo."--singer Jessica Simpson) to SPEECHES, CAMPAIGN ("Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are blessed. So don't feel sorry for ... don't cry for me, Argentina."--President George H.W. Bush, on the campaign trail).

About the Author

Kathryn and Ross Petras, sister and brother, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Kathryn Petras lives in Seattle.

Ross and Kathryn Petras, sister and brother, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Ross Petras lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761137917
Author:
Petras, Ross
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Petras, Kathryn
Subject:
General
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.08x4.18x.86 in. .52 lbs.

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Related Subjects

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Narrative
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Reference » Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Reference » Trivia

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"Synopsis" by , Look up Religion, and discover this from Paris Hilton: [The Kaballah] helps you confront your fears. Like, if a girl borrowed my clothes and never gave them back and I saw her wearing them months later, I would confront her.

Or Anatomy, and find sportscaster Jerry Coleman: Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It’s rolling all the way back to second base!

Or Truth in Government—here’s Senator Alan Simpson: There are a lot of things that we do that are irrelevant, but that’s what the Senate is for.

Arranged alphabetically, from Accident, Traffic to Zoology, Game Show Contestants’ Knowledge of (and you wouldn’t believe how distorted that knowledge sometimes is), The Lexicon of Stupidity is an overstuffed dictionary of quotes, banalities, actual book titles, holdup notes, menu items, TV listings, and more, each meeting one exacting criterion: they’re so jaw-droppingly dumb you can’t help but laugh. It’s the wit of the witless. The comedy of the clueless. The giggly fun of celebrities, athletes, politicians, newscasters, and other pompous types planting a foot (or two) firmly in mouth. And no authors could be more qualified to pull it together than Ross and Kathryn Petras, whose calendar celebrating stupidity—The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said—is a perennial knock-out, with millions of copies sold since its debut in 1995.

It even includes real courtroom testimony:

Q. Are you sexually active?

A. No, I just lie there.

"Synopsis" by , The biggest book ever on the subject of Homo Sapien foolishness. From BOOKS, HOW-TO ("Nasal Maintenance: Nursing Your Nose Through Troubled Times or "Let's Make Some Undies) to POP STARS, INTELLIGENCE OF (after being offered a buffalo wing: "Oh, I don't eat buffalo."--singer Jessica Simpson) to SPEECHES, CAMPAIGN ("Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are blessed. So don't feel sorry for ... don't cry for me, Argentina."--President George H.W. Bush, on the campaign trail).
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