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Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidityby Ross Petras
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A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life—by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said
Everyone knows that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but sometimes that means we’re free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including
•the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines’ brilliant “You’re scared of flying? So’s our pilot!” ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign’s inception
•the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive” (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King’s assassin)
•and much more!
A zany compilation of stupidity from Americans of all walks of life includes the story of a Florida Martin Luther King celebration intended to honor actor James Earl Jones that produced a plaque inscribed with the name of James Earl Ray and that of a San Francisco homophobe who zealously tried to eradicate gay literature, including works by Gay Talese, Robert Gay, and a book on the bombing of Hiroshima and the Enola Gay. Original. 40,000 first printing.
A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life by the
About the Author
\Kathryn and Ross Petras are the authors of numerous humor books, including the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said and the annual bestselling calendar The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said.
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