A 1911 novel via Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate existence at Oxford in the course of the Edwardian period. Zuleika is a tender femme fatale who enthralls the complete undergraduate institution at Oxford. each younger guy who sees her falls in love and he or she completely enjoys their realization. This satire comprises the well-known line "Death cancels all engagements" and provides a corrosive view of Oxford at the moment.
By Yahtzee Croshaw
In a global complete to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim could not be much less drawn to saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. he is exceptionally grumpy. Plus, he is been useless for approximately sixty years. while a renegade necromancer wrenches him from everlasting shut eye and right into a global long past extraordinarily, bizarrely mistaken, all Jim wishes is to discover how to die correctly, as soon as and for all.
On his part, he is received a number of shambling corpses, a clumsy thief, and a strong dying want. yet he is up opposed to difficult odds: indignant mobs of adventurers, a physique falling aside on the seams — and a workforce of programmers racing a closing date to hammer out the previous few insects of their AI.
*Mogworld is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation)!
With an unique one-chapter preview of Yahtzee Croshaw's subsequent novel, Jam—coming to bookstores in October 2012!
*Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's video overview website, 0 Punctuation, gets over 2,500,000 unique hits a month, and has been approved through G4 Television.
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"The first valid breakout hit from the gaming neighborhood in fresh memory."
By Tom Salinsky
The such a lot entire, clever, important and encouraging consultant to enhance to be had this day. acceptable to comedians, actors, public audio system and someone who must imagine on their toes.
From The Improv Handbook:
The challenge for improvisers is anxiousness. confronted with loads of anonymous eyes observing us, and feeling greater than the rest like prey, we're more likely to are looking to reveal very constant habit, in order that someone who seems at us, appears away after which seems to be again sees a similar factor. hence we develop into uninteresting, we fade into the heritage, and we stop to be of interest.
The Improv instruction manual provides every thing somebody attracted to improvisational comedy must recognize, as written via a husband and spouse comedy duo with years of expertise and educating within the box. as well as supplying a accomplished historical past of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it additionally appears to be like at glossy theories and practices of improvisation on a world scale, together with how the shape of comedy has developed another way in several components of the realm, from Europe to the united kingdom to the Chicago scene. The Improv instruction manual also includes a necessary functionality phase that information assorted codecs of improvisation. bankruptcy themes contain Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the innovations of Keith Johnstone and Del shut in addition to different renowned varieties of improv, like these on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The center element of the e-book is named easily, "How to Improvise" and delves into problems with spontaneity, the basics of storytelling, operating jointly, upping the ante, and personality improvement. The ebook concludes with sections on find out how to improvise in entrance of an viewers and- simply as crucially- find out how to allure an viewers within the first place.
By James Wilcox
An astute and comical dissection of the tradition wars-by the writer of the much-loved Modern Baptists
For greater than two decades, James Wilcox has been adored via reviewers and readers alike as probably the most proficient American humorists. when you consider that his vintage Modern Baptists (picked by way of Harold Bloom as one of many few modern novels in his Western Canon), Wilcox has been charting the difficult religious topography of the South with inimitable wit and empathy. His "real comedian genius" (Anne Tyler, The big apple instances e-book Review) hasn't ever been so brilliantly deployed as during this hilarious examine the mainly American cultural divisions of our occasions.
By Andy Riley
Rabbits. we are going to by no means really understand why, yet occasionally they come to a decision they have simply had sufficient of this global- and that is after they begin getting inventive. The ebook of Bunny Suicides follows over 100 bunnies as they locate ever extra outlandish how you can do themselves in. From an stumble upon with the company finish of Darth Vader's lightsaber, to supergluing themselves to a diving submarine, to placing round beneath a unfastened stalactite, those bunnies are thinking about suicide.
Illustrated in a stark and easy type, The ebook of Bunny Suicides is a suite of hilarious and outrageous cartoons that might attract someone involved with their evil side.
By Wendy Northcutt
The most recent installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon?more than 1.5 million copies offered!
New York Times bestselling writer Wendy Northcutt is again, asking, ?Have we advanced at all?? the reply: now not we all.
What loopy cocktail of DNA leads Homo sapiens to do pull-ups off the sting of a seventh-floor balcony or wrap their lips round a paintball gun and pull the set off? How approximately delivering a lager to a endure or self-testing a Taser? Why now not pass joyriding in a procuring cart strapped to an SUV or leap a drawbridge on a bicycle?
totally illustrated with over 100 new jaw-dropping and side-splitting feats of stupidity?and together with technological know-how essays through visitor writers and solutions to FAQs approximately evolution in action?The Darwin Awards subsequent Evolution maintains the culture of honoring the sufferers of appallingly terrible survival intuition who selflessly enhance our gene pool through elimination themselves from it.
By Ben Elton
Bruce shoots video clips. Wayne and Scout shoot to kill. in one evening they discover the not easy approach what is actual and what is now not, who is the hero and who is the villain. the us watches slack-jawed as Bruce and Wayne jointly get to the bottom of a few severe questions. Does Bruce use erection cream? Does artwork imitate existence or does lifestyles easily imitate undesirable paintings? And such a lot of all, does sugar-pie relatively love his honeybun?
By P. G. Wodehouse
"P. G. Wodehouse wrote the simplest English comedian novels of the century." ―Sebastian Faulks
Bertram Wooster’s interminable banjolele taking part in has pushed Jeeves, his in a different way steadfast gentleman's gentleman, to provide observe. The foppish aristocrat can't continue to exist for lengthy with no his Shakespeare-quoting and problem-solving valet, besides the fact that, and after a narrowly escaped compelled marriage, a cottage fireplace, and an outstanding butter robbery, the prestigious literary unusual couple are satisfied to come back to the best way issues have been.