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Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition


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ISBN13: 9780316018425
ISBN10: 0316018422
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jayay, January 26, 2011 (view all comments by jayay)
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Oh man, I had no idea what I was in for when I purchased this book. Every single sentence on every page is a riot. The Onion's style of *seeming* like a serious publication then throwing rediculous curveballs makes me laugh every time, and I can only wish I had such wit! There are undertones of real knowledge in this book, and that helped me to take a breath before bursting out with laughter again. This book really helps me to kick back, relax, and see the lighter side of my own inevitable, horrible fate! I'd also recommend reading Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel--The Fates--if you haven't yet
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Product Details

The Onion
Little Brown and Company
Dikkers, Scott
DiCenzo, Mike
DiCenzo, Mike
Topic - Political
Form - Parodies
American wit and humor
World history
HUMOR / Parodies
Publication Date:
11.14x8.54x.84 in. 2.54 lbs.

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Product details 245 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316018425 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The folks at the Onion are up to their usual shenanigans, this time bringing us an informative and wildly inaccurate atlas that fans will love.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The first all-new publication from The Onion's stable of mad satirists since 1999's Our Dumb Century, this globe-spanning volume raises the bar for topical humor. Known for their savage, irreverent newspaper parody, The Onion staff delight in playing up stereotypes and skewering perceptions, and they have picked an enormous playground in which to do so; this skewed world atlas compiles enough fictional facts to tickle-and probably offend-just about everyone. Profiling every country in the world-from the United States ('The Land of Opportunism') to Greenland ('The Largest Land Mass on Earth') to 'The Who Cares Islands'-this handsome parody is visually indistinguishable from genuine reference materials, but with jokes crammed into every inch, from topographical maps ('Largest Mayan casino in Mexico') and tiny vital statistics boxes (Syria's ethnicity: 'Anti-Semitic Semites') to historic timelines (Ireland, 1387: 'Luck of the Irish runs out') and photo captions ('Emergency shipments of food, water, and Bono reach Sudan'). The group's humor can demand a rarified kind of knowledge-as in the entry for Nicaragua, which revolves entirely around the now-ancient Nintendo game 'Contra'-ensuring that some jokes will fall flat; for anyone with a cultural pulse, however, the hit-to-miss ratio will be high. Eminently browsable and compulsively re-readable, this is an essential book for fans of Stewart, Colbert and (of course) The Onion." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about the world written by the full Onion staff, Our Dumb World: The Onions Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition is the first original Onion book in eight years — a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed.
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