Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas of The Planet Earth, 73rd Edition features incorrect statistics on all of the Earth’s 168, 182, or 196 independent nations.
It also features maps, including a fold-out world map at actual size. Readers will learn about every country from Afghanistan, “Allah’s Cat Box,” to the Ukraine, “The Bridebasket of Europe.”
Today’s news-parody consumer cannot possibly understand made-up current events without the context of fake world history and geography. That is why The Onion is publishing a world atlas: to help us.
Our Dumb World is an invaluable tool for any reader interested in overthrowing a weakened government in East Asia, exploiting a developing nation in Africa, or for directions to tonight’s party at Erica’s. It is a reference guide to 250,000 of the world’s most important places, such as North Korea’s Trench of Victory, the Great Human Pyramid of Egypt, and Saudi Arabia’s superhighway, the Mohammedobahn.
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:
“That woman was sexy. . . . Out
I listen to contemporary christian music from time to time. They don’t compare to the artistry and feeling that went into the old hymns. It is next to impossible to find a church that uses hymnals anymore. I think these songs need to be preserved. The Billy Graham Team did an excellent job choosing songs, compiling biographies and stories about the authors of the hymns contained in this book.
You’ve seen him campaign for president, you’ve laughed at his nationally syndicated newspaper column, now you can own him well, at least the best of his writing.
Here, for the first time in one fat volume, are four of the funniest books by Dave Barry, America’s cleverest writer and a Pulitzer Prize-winner to boot! Learn Dave’s techniques for earning raves as a lover and a parent. Follow his handyman hints and see how easy it is to beat a home into submission. Discover the key steps to kicking and scratching and cheating your way up the corporate ladder.
Whatever the subject, Dave Barry is sure to delight you with his quirky and clever observations.