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Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists

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ISBN10: 0307277208
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If a mountain man felt compelled to dance, how would he do it? If koala bears could talk, what would they say? And what's the right pickup line, if you're a necrophiliac? (Maybe "I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get you pregnant.")

In the throes of debates like these, we're lucky to have the learned people of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, America's best low-budget humor website, and their edifying work. From their best-looking writers comes this collection of over three hundred lists, including...

"Signs Your Unicorn Is Cheating on You."

"Errors in Communication Between My Hairdresser and Me, in the Form of What I Said and What He Heard"

"Things This City Was Built On, Besides Rock 'n' Roll"

"Things This One Girl Sitting Near Me in a Movie Theater Said Out Loud When One of the Characters Was Shown Pulling Into a Gas Station"

"Future Winners of the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest"

"Adjectives Rarely Used by Wine Tasters"

"The Collected Apologies of Lawrence H. Summers, President of Harvard"

"Exactly What I Mean When I Say My Ex-Girlfriend Kristin and I 'Wanted Different Things from Life'"

And much, much more...

Review:

"Teens will appreciate the wide-ranging social satire and find the lists entertaining and often quotable." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

This collection culls several hundred lists, compiled by their most luminous writers, from McSweeney's vast archives, and adds a good deal of new material.

About the Author

McSweeney's is a small group that sells taxidermy equipment and also produces books, a literary quarterly, and The Believer, a monthly review. Based in San Francisco, McSweeney's is also home to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center for Bay Area youth.

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Maxine, January 6, 2007 (view all comments by Maxine)
I was wandering through Hawthorne Powells looking for something to read on the bus home. I was lured to this book by a brief comment card on the shelf. Once I picked up the book and opened it I was hooked by the title: Things I'd probably say if the Bushadministration were just a weekly tv show and I was a regular viewer. The book made the ride home more pleasant, and I didn't even mind the delays.
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Christopher Pierce, December 20, 2006 (view all comments by Christopher Pierce)
I was a little confused by the cover of the book, me being a big burly guy, and it having pastels colors and a unicorn. Then I opened it to a random page and then, ouch, this book is so funny and I laughed so hard that hurt me in places that I couldn't reach with my own hand. I couldn't put the book down. I sat ther laughing out loud in a room full of people at random unusual topics. I want to buy one for each of my friends with great senses of humor. This is the perfect bok for people who love to laugh out loud and don't take life to seriously.
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ISBN:
9780307277206
Author:
Warner, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Manufactured:
McSweeney's
Editor:
Editors of McSweeney's
Editor:
McSweeney's Books
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John Bartlett<br><br> PUNCH LINES THAT WOULD ONLY SEEM FUNNY TO YOU AND THE GUY YOU JUST SPENT THE LAST TEN YEARS WITH IN A PIT<br><br> by Mike Sacks<br><br> &#8220
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By the Editors of McSweeney's
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mashes it.<br><br> Burned-out rock star looks down at himself during out-of-body experience
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Alles, It&#8217
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The Bong, It&#8217
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Back, It&#8217
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Penis, It&#8217
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Bigger, It&#8217
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The Street, It&#8217
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Politeness<br><br> Decanting a Carafe o&#8217
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Contrition<br><br> Unzipping a Fanny Pack o&#8217
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Disappearance<br><br> PROPOSED NICKNAMES FOR THE TODAY SHOW&#8217
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By the Editors of McSweeney's
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The Dust, It&#8217
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The insects.&#8221
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John Bartlett<br><br> &#8220
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Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
humor;lists;mcsweeney s;fiction;anthology
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
7.91x5.29x.58 in. .47 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Teens will appreciate the wide-ranging social satire and find the lists entertaining and often quotable."
"Synopsis" by , This collection culls several hundred lists, compiled by their most luminous writers, from McSweeney's vast archives, and adds a good deal of new material.
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