Synopses & Reviews
What makes a classic a classic — its impact, staying power, universality, genre-defining status, or definitive nature? Everyone has an opinion which is part of the fun. Because they are classics, the 100 immortal items Uncle John and the gang have chosen for this book all have fascinating stories behind their inception and rise to classic status. Here are classic cars, cocktails, sports rivalries, and fashions, of course, but also some surprise categories. For instance, what is the classic board game, condiment, perfume, or comic strip? Who is the classic diva, gangster, saint, martyr, superhero, sex symbol, or monster? What is the classic painting, play, or music video? Is the fedora or Panama the classic hat? “I could have been a contender” — when it's a close call, this book gives any runners-up their due but also explains why they missed the mark and fell short of classic status.
And the Golden Plunger goes to
Forget about the Oscars, Grammys, and Golden Globes. After two decades of producing interesting, entertaining, and mind-boggling stories, Uncle John has come up with his own unique opinions about what deserves an award. So he recruited the dedicated staff at the BRI to compile this collection of 100 things he deems award-worthy.
Here are just a few of the Golden Plunger Awards Uncle John is giving out: Scrumptious Cookie, Baseballs Unbelievable Blunder, Versatile Condiment, Enduring Sports Rivalry, Stinkiest Cheese, American Dream Hero, Memorable Commercial, Classic Cocktail, Essential Bathroom Accessory, Oldest Con, Supreme Sex Symbol, Breakthrough Graphic Novel, Inspirational Speech, Intriguing Unsolved Mystery, and Best Tattoo.
After two decades of producing interesting, entertaining, and mind-boggling stories, Uncle John has come up with this collection that features the 100 things he deems award-worthy, from stinkiest cheese to the best tattoo.
This unique volumeUncle Johns Bathroom Reader Golden Plunger Awards
gives readers a new way to recognize some of the worlds greatest (and oddest) achievements. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader
series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.
Where else could you find awards like the Most Versatile Condiment, Oldest Scam, and Rudest Gesture? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about
The Albino Squirrel Preservation Society
The history of dreadlocks
Trendsetting (and ugly) shoes
And much more!
About the Author
The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special marketThrone Sittersand devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.