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Why do some people retain cute baby-talk names for their relatives (like "Num-Num" and "Pee-Paw") well into middle age? How should a reasonable person respond when Olivia Newton-John sings, "Have you never been mellow?" Who's responsible for the sorry state of men's fashion, and is it the same guy who invented the jerkin? Is there any future in being a Midwesterner? Can you really enjoy your lunch when the restaurant is decorated to look like an African plain? How come women keep dozens of bottles and jars of moisturizers, unguents, and lotions around — all of them half empty?

In more than 50 hilarious all-new essays, one of America's brightest young humorists — the head writer and on-air host of the legendary TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 — finds the fun in all aspects of the human condition, no matter how absurd. Join Mike Nelson on an angst-filled visit to a health spa; shopping sessions at Home Depot and Radio Shack; adventures in the very amateur musical theater; a gut-busting discourse on the history of television; ruminations on his roles as husband, father, and citizen; and much, much more.

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In more than 50 hilarious essays, one of America's brightest young humorists finds the fun in all aspects of the human condition, no matter how absurd. Join Mike Nelson on an angst-filled visit to a health spa; shopping sessions at Home Depot; a gut-busting discourse on the history of television; and much, much more.

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Michael J. Nelson is an actor, writer, director, and musician who served as head writer for ten seasons, and on-air host for five seasons, of the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the composer of most of MST3K's original music, and is coauthor of The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide (1996). Nelson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, writer-performer Bridget Jones, and their two children.

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Christin, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
Very funny! As any MST3K fan can tell you, Mike Nelson is a witty guy. This collection of essays covers a range of topics, from the vast array of moisturizers used by his wife to his hatred of prank phone calls made by obnoxious morning radio DJs. A really hilarious look at how absurd regular, every day life can be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060936143
Author:
Nelson, Michael J.
Publisher:
It Books
Author:
Nelson, Michael J.
Author:
by Michael J Nelson
Author:
McGann, Eileen
Author:
Morris, Dick
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Essays - 21st century
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
[00-2]
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 20.64 oz

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