Synopses & Reviews
Put dullards and miscreants in their place with more than 150,000 handy mix-and-match insults in the bard's own words. This entertaining insult generator and flip book collects hundreds of words from Shakespeare's most pointed barbs and allows readers to combine them in creative and hilariously stinging ways. From "apish bald-pated abomination" to "cuckoldly dull-brained blockhead" to "obscene rump-fed hornbeast," each insult can be chosen at random or customized to fit any situation that calls for a literary smackdown. Featuring an informative introduction on Shakespearean wit, and notes on which terms were coined or only used once by the author in his work, this delightful book will sharpen the tongue of Shakespeare fans and insult aficionados without much further ado.
"America, it's time to take our unfriendly discourse to the next level. No more cliché F-bombs or redundant reality-show retorts...The 162 vocabulary flashcards featured in the spiral-bound Shakespeare Insult Generator by Barry Kraft will help you create more than 150,000 staggeringly specific insults. Tell those sneaping rug-headed pig-nuts exactly what you think of them, especially when they act like pestiferous mushrumps. They'll be so confused or amused that your conflict will disappear. Peace through literature, you white-livered scuts!"
- Sacramento News and Review
"Let's face it. If you spend enough time on the Internet, someone's going to purposely insult you, probably in boring old four-letter fashion. If you're a big enough person, you can close the browser, chat, or email window and turn the other cheek. Or you can break out the spiral bound Shakespeare Insult Generator
and mix and match the bard's words to your nefarious purposes. Each page is broken into three flippable cards for over 150,000 combinations of high-brow contempt. On the back of each card is a translation, so you can know exactly what taunt you've tossed. What are you waiting for, you beslubbering, leptus-leering costermonger? "
- Geek Dad
During a class trip to the supermarket, Annie Pitts almost puts an end to her acting career before it even gets off the ground when she throws a dead fish at her enemy Matthew. As punishment, she's served up the least appetizing part in the school play on nutrition: the artichoke. But Annie proves that the show must go on, even when the actors forget their lines...or fall flat on their backs!
In the 1300s, Dante described only nine circles of hell in the underworld. Since then? No new updates. Thankfully,and#160;Go to Hellsand#160;picks up where Dante left off, providing readers with a much-needed expanded edition of the Inferno. Included in this volume-in-verse are helpful descriptions and illustrations of the contemporary hell circles that have cropped up since Danteand#39;s times. The guiding maxim of Go to Hells? We all know that the devil is in the details. So when you tell someone to go to hell, you should be as specific as possible. Covering everything from Movie Talkers and Loud Typers to Reply All-ers and those guilty of chronic PDA, Go to Hellsand#160;provides all the details the savvy crank needs to keep pace with the new and ever-more-irksome irritations of the modern world.
About the Author
Kali V. Roy is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is currently a fellow at the Center for Fiction, where she is at work on her first novel as well as a collection of essays. A 2011 and 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, her writing has appeared inandnbsp;n+1,andnbsp;Virginia Quarterly Review,andnbsp;The Boston Review, McSweeneyandrsquo;s, The Rumpus, Opium, The Nation,andnbsp;The American Prospect, Salon, Mother Jones, and others. She is a graduate of Bard College, a recipient of an MFA from San Francisco State University, and has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center.