Overqualifieder

A selection of bitterly hilarious activity program letters.

Applying for a task is silly. it's a demeaning, humiliating workout in studying to grovel in entrance of faceless strangers. every body who has ever despatched a task program letter has felt the urge, the temptation to assert what they honestly imagine. to assert anything thoroughly insane, or to be brutally sincere. With 2007’s Overqualified, Joey Comeau acted on these urges and added a ebook accumulating his hide letters. “It’s unhappy and fragmented and, in areas, funny,” the L.A. Times stated. yet even after the handfuls of insane, hilarious, and infrequently surprisingly unhappy activity software letters, he nonetheless didn’t get the task. So he’s at it back. an individual must paintings, you recognize? yet he’s needed to step issues up a piece. have been the letters no longer insane sufficient? used to be he now not unhappy or silly sufficient? Did he no longer threaten to chunk as many CEOs as he must have? There’s just one solution to discover: OVERQUALIFIEDER.

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A selection of bitterly hilarious activity program letters.

Applying for a task is silly. it's a demeaning, humiliating workout in studying to grovel in entrance of faceless strangers. every body who has ever despatched a task program letter has felt the urge, the temptation to assert what they honestly imagine. to assert anything thoroughly insane, or to be brutally sincere. With 2007’s Overqualified, Joey Comeau acted on these urges and added a ebook accumulating his hide letters. “It’s unhappy and fragmented and, in areas, funny,” the L.A. Times stated. yet even after the handfuls of insane, hilarious, and infrequently surprisingly unhappy activity software letters, he nonetheless didn’t get the task. So he’s at it back. an individual must paintings, you recognize? yet he’s needed to step issues up a piece. have been the letters no longer insane sufficient? used to be he now not unhappy or silly sufficient? Did he no longer threaten to chunk as many CEOs as he must have? There’s just one solution to discover: OVERQUALIFIEDER.

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The Legend of the King (The Squire's Tales)

By Gerald Morris

In this ultimate installment of the Squire's story sequence, Terence and his fellow Knights of the around desk needs to come jointly in a final stand to avoid wasting Camelot. The characters Gerald Morris has dropped at existence all through his series—“Terence and Gawain, Lynet and Gaheris, Luneta and Rhience, Dinadan and Palomides"—each have an enormous function to play during this climactic ultimate clash. protecting their religion, selflessness, and honor, Arthur's court docket bands jointly to aim to defeat Morgause and Mordred and banish the darkish magic from England forever.

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By Gerald Morris

In this ultimate installment of the Squire's story sequence, Terence and his fellow Knights of the around desk needs to come jointly in a final stand to avoid wasting Camelot. The characters Gerald Morris has dropped at existence all through his series—“Terence and Gawain, Lynet and Gaheris, Luneta and Rhience, Dinadan and Palomides"—each have an enormous function to play during this climactic ultimate clash. protecting their religion, selflessness, and honor, Arthur's court docket bands jointly to aim to defeat Morgause and Mordred and banish the darkish magic from England forever.

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Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

By Ian F. Svenonius

“Proscriptive how-to suggestion levels over a large variety of topics (e.g., intercourse, band pictures, etc.) and will be visible either as skewering the cultural idolatry linked to rock and as real assistance. Verdict: Svenonius’s sociopolitical research of rock and roll is intellectually attention-grabbing, as whilst he posits that the style used to be ‘brought approximately via the commercial revolution, the harnessing of electrical energy, and the miscegenation of assorted negative, exploited, and indentured cultures within the USA.’”
--Library Journal

"So a lot of the attract this is in observing Svenonius skirt absurdity. He’s consistently appeared thrilled via the truth that the profound and the preposterous can sound incredibly alike, a attention that places him in response to an avant-garde culture that stretches again prior to rock ’n’ roll crystallized this fact...Svenonius has the spirit of a long-gone punk earlier, yet his ebook has extra to inform us approximately rock’s here-and-now than approximately its hereafter. Neither bourgeois nor prestigious, Supernatural Strategies could be the infrequent publication by way of a rock musician to keep any strength or threat."
--Los Angeles assessment of Books

"Like its writer, Supernatural Strategies is a component tongue-in-cheek, half lethal critical -- a satire of rock's consumerist origins but additionally a considerate treatise on what it ability to dedicate your self to a collective…Drawing from the knowledge of rock'n'roll’s most famed ghosts, Svenonius’ suggestion levels from hilarious to cryptic to unusually useful."
--Pitchfork

"Svenonius has walked the stroll. . . Even today—as the frontman of Chain & the crowd and the host of the web speak exhibit tender Focus—he is still cool, cryptic, and impeccably dressed, a mod magician with a trick consistently lurking up his adapted sleeve.”
--The Onion AV Club

“If 'write what you recognize' is considered one of authorship’s major dictates, then Ian F. Svenonius turns out uniquely qualified...Svenonius’ contrarian, anti-establishment rhetoric is his maximum gift...Strategies performs to those related strengths through permitting him to run roughshod rebel over hallowed flooring he’s already trod—and occasionally paved—more than a number of times.”
--Baltimore urban Paper

Ian F. Svenonius's adventure as an iconic underground rock musician--playing in such hugely influential and progressive clothes because the makeup and The kingdom of Ulysses--gives him specific perception on ideas for not just beginning but additionally surviving a rock 'n' roll staff. hence, he is written an educational consultant, which doubles as a caution machine, a philosophical textual content, an workout in terror, an aerobics guide, and a coloring book.

This quantity gains essays (and black-and-white illustrations) on every thing the would-be celebrity may still recognize to start, comparable to intercourse, medicinal drugs, Sound, crew photograph, The Van, and production Nostalgia. Supernatural Strategies will function an quintessential advisor for a brand new new release simply aching to boogie.

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By Ian F. Svenonius

“Proscriptive how-to suggestion levels over a large variety of topics (e.g., intercourse, band pictures, etc.) and will be visible either as skewering the cultural idolatry linked to rock and as real assistance. Verdict: Svenonius’s sociopolitical research of rock and roll is intellectually attention-grabbing, as whilst he posits that the style used to be ‘brought approximately via the commercial revolution, the harnessing of electrical energy, and the miscegenation of assorted negative, exploited, and indentured cultures within the USA.’”
--Library Journal

"So a lot of the attract this is in observing Svenonius skirt absurdity. He’s consistently appeared thrilled via the truth that the profound and the preposterous can sound incredibly alike, a attention that places him in response to an avant-garde culture that stretches again prior to rock ’n’ roll crystallized this fact...Svenonius has the spirit of a long-gone punk earlier, yet his ebook has extra to inform us approximately rock’s here-and-now than approximately its hereafter. Neither bourgeois nor prestigious, Supernatural Strategies could be the infrequent publication by way of a rock musician to keep any strength or threat."
--Los Angeles assessment of Books

"Like its writer, Supernatural Strategies is a component tongue-in-cheek, half lethal critical -- a satire of rock's consumerist origins but additionally a considerate treatise on what it ability to dedicate your self to a collective…Drawing from the knowledge of rock'n'roll’s most famed ghosts, Svenonius’ suggestion levels from hilarious to cryptic to unusually useful."
--Pitchfork

"Svenonius has walked the stroll. . . Even today—as the frontman of Chain & the crowd and the host of the web speak exhibit tender Focus—he is still cool, cryptic, and impeccably dressed, a mod magician with a trick consistently lurking up his adapted sleeve.”
--The Onion AV Club

“If 'write what you recognize' is considered one of authorship’s major dictates, then Ian F. Svenonius turns out uniquely qualified...Svenonius’ contrarian, anti-establishment rhetoric is his maximum gift...Strategies performs to those related strengths through permitting him to run roughshod rebel over hallowed flooring he’s already trod—and occasionally paved—more than a number of times.”
--Baltimore urban Paper

Ian F. Svenonius's adventure as an iconic underground rock musician--playing in such hugely influential and progressive clothes because the makeup and The kingdom of Ulysses--gives him specific perception on ideas for not just beginning but additionally surviving a rock 'n' roll staff. hence, he is written an educational consultant, which doubles as a caution machine, a philosophical textual content, an workout in terror, an aerobics guide, and a coloring book.

This quantity gains essays (and black-and-white illustrations) on every thing the would-be celebrity may still recognize to start, comparable to intercourse, medicinal drugs, Sound, crew photograph, The Van, and production Nostalgia. Supernatural Strategies will function an quintessential advisor for a brand new new release simply aching to boogie.

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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

By Thomas Cathcart

This New York occasions bestseller is the hilarious philosophy direction every person needs they’d had in school

Outrageously humorous, Plato and a Platypus stroll right into a Bar... has been a breakout bestseller ever for the reason that authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. energetic, unique, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus stroll right into a Bar... is a not-so-reverent crash direction in the course of the nice philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism (What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?) to common sense (Sherlock Holmes by no means deduced anything). Philosophy one zero one in the event you prefer to take the heavy stuff flippantly, it is a pleasure to read—and ultimately, all of it makes sense!

And now, you could learn Daniel Klein's extra musings on existence and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time i locate the which means of existence, they modify it

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By Thomas Cathcart

This New York occasions bestseller is the hilarious philosophy direction every person needs they’d had in school

Outrageously humorous, Plato and a Platypus stroll right into a Bar... has been a breakout bestseller ever for the reason that authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. energetic, unique, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus stroll right into a Bar... is a not-so-reverent crash direction in the course of the nice philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism (What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?) to common sense (Sherlock Holmes by no means deduced anything). Philosophy one zero one in the event you prefer to take the heavy stuff flippantly, it is a pleasure to read—and ultimately, all of it makes sense!

And now, you could learn Daniel Klein's extra musings on existence and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time i locate the which means of existence, they modify it

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Ask a Ninja Presents The Ninja Handbook: This Book Looks Forward to Killing You Soon

By Douglas Sarine, Kent Nichols

Lethal NINJA knowledge FOR THE NON-NINJA

Carefully examine the enjoyment of your soft-headed lack of knowledge earlier than you start to run, turn, and bounce alongside the Ninja Path.
  
After a lot debate and in a spirit of morbid enjoyment, the overseas Order of Ninjas has selected to provide The Ninja Handbook, the first-ever mystery ninja education advisor particularly designed for the non-ninja.
Most non-ninjas who deal with those gentle, lethal pages will die–probably in an elaborately terrible and painful demeanour. yet even if your trip lasts 5 seconds or 5 days or (rather inconceivably) 5 years, all those that bravely absorb this article and stick with the tenets and trials laid out inside of will die figuring out they have been as ninja as they in all likelihood could’ve been.

For the real of center or the tremendous fortunate, this strong and honorable manuscript comprises such extra special ninja knowledge as:

•How to create and identify your personal deadly ninja clan
•The right weapon to exploit whilst battling a vampire pumpkin
•Why clowns and robots are so risky at the Internet
•Easy-to-follow charts exhibiting while to slice and whilst to stab
•How to execute such ultradeadly kicks because the riding omit Daisy
•Why pretty well each ninja motion picture ever made sucks
•How to make a shoggoth explode utilizing well-placed foliage
•What the heck a shoggoth is and why you’ll intend to make it explode
•Death Aide certification
•And even more ninjafied enlightenment on each shuriken-sharp page!

Remember: humans don't take the trail, the trail takes humans.

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By Douglas Sarine, Kent Nichols

Lethal NINJA knowledge FOR THE NON-NINJA

Carefully examine the enjoyment of your soft-headed lack of knowledge earlier than you start to run, turn, and bounce alongside the Ninja Path.
  
After a lot debate and in a spirit of morbid enjoyment, the overseas Order of Ninjas has selected to provide The Ninja Handbook, the first-ever mystery ninja education advisor particularly designed for the non-ninja.
Most non-ninjas who deal with those gentle, lethal pages will die–probably in an elaborately terrible and painful demeanour. yet even if your trip lasts 5 seconds or 5 days or (rather inconceivably) 5 years, all those that bravely absorb this article and stick with the tenets and trials laid out inside of will die figuring out they have been as ninja as they in all likelihood could’ve been.

For the real of center or the tremendous fortunate, this strong and honorable manuscript comprises such extra special ninja knowledge as:

•How to create and identify your personal deadly ninja clan
•The right weapon to exploit whilst battling a vampire pumpkin
•Why clowns and robots are so risky at the Internet
•Easy-to-follow charts exhibiting while to slice and whilst to stab
•How to execute such ultradeadly kicks because the riding omit Daisy
•Why pretty well each ninja motion picture ever made sucks
•How to make a shoggoth explode utilizing well-placed foliage
•What the heck a shoggoth is and why you’ll intend to make it explode
•Death Aide certification
•And even more ninjafied enlightenment on each shuriken-sharp page!

Remember: humans don't take the trail, the trail takes humans.

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Soul Music: A Novel of Discworld

By Terry Pratchett

When her expensive outdated Granddad— the awful Reaper himself—goes lacking, Susan takes over the family members enterprise. The progeny of Death's followed daughter and his apprentice, she exhibits genuine expertise for the exchange. that's, until eventually a bit string in her center is going "twang."

With a head packed with goals and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, craving to develop into a rock celebrity. decided to dedicate his lifestyles to track, the unfortunate fellow quickly reveals that every one his goals are coming precise. good almost.

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By Terry Pratchett

When her expensive outdated Granddad— the awful Reaper himself—goes lacking, Susan takes over the family members enterprise. The progeny of Death's followed daughter and his apprentice, she exhibits genuine expertise for the exchange. that's, until eventually a bit string in her center is going "twang."

With a head packed with goals and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, craving to develop into a rock celebrity. decided to dedicate his lifestyles to track, the unfortunate fellow quickly reveals that every one his goals are coming precise. good almost.

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader The World's Gone Crazy

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Good information: It’s now not you--the global particularly goes loopy! And Uncle John is only sane adequate to lead you thru all of it during this whirlwind travel of all issues unusual and bizarre. certain, unswerving Throne Room readers, those 432 all-new pages of natural loopy will surprise and confound you...and make your facet cut up open from guffawing. (Uncle John takes no felony duties for break up sides.) So fan the flames of your egg-beater, strap in your tin-foil hat, and plunge on into...

The mystery executive plot to poison Earth’s skies
Animal-human hybrids and what function they’ll have in society
“Sexy discovering Nemo” and different beside the point Halloween costumes
A cow that eats fowl, healing snake massages, and killer kangaroos
The woman who married the Eiffel Tower, and the fellow who hugs and kisses his car
Enjoying the world’s craziest festivals--where you could devour fried lamb testicles, trip on a boat throughout the wilderness, or pierce your pores and skin with a bicycle
Jackasses who copied Jackass and rarely lived to inform approximately it
How to inform when you have Exploding Head Syndrome
Decoding the Mayan Prophecy
Clergy long gone wild

And a lot, a lot more!

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By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Good information: It’s now not you--the global particularly goes loopy! And Uncle John is only sane adequate to lead you thru all of it during this whirlwind travel of all issues unusual and bizarre. certain, unswerving Throne Room readers, those 432 all-new pages of natural loopy will surprise and confound you...and make your facet cut up open from guffawing. (Uncle John takes no felony duties for break up sides.) So fan the flames of your egg-beater, strap in your tin-foil hat, and plunge on into...

The mystery executive plot to poison Earth’s skies
Animal-human hybrids and what function they’ll have in society
“Sexy discovering Nemo” and different beside the point Halloween costumes
A cow that eats fowl, healing snake massages, and killer kangaroos
The woman who married the Eiffel Tower, and the fellow who hugs and kisses his car
Enjoying the world’s craziest festivals--where you could devour fried lamb testicles, trip on a boat throughout the wilderness, or pierce your pores and skin with a bicycle
Jackasses who copied Jackass and rarely lived to inform approximately it
How to inform when you have Exploding Head Syndrome
Decoding the Mayan Prophecy
Clergy long gone wild

And a lot, a lot more!

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Miss Mary Is Scary! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (My Weird School Daze)

To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES merely. whilst a British student-teacher arrives, A. J. and his pals ponder whether her black garments and love of blood sausage mark her as a vampire, whereas Mr. Granite hopes her boyfriend will remain away lengthy sufficient for a math lesson.

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To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES merely. whilst a British student-teacher arrives, A. J. and his pals ponder whether her black garments and love of blood sausage mark her as a vampire, whereas Mr. Granite hopes her boyfriend will remain away lengthy sufficient for a math lesson.

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Ramona Forever

By Beverly Cleary

Life can circulation beautiful fast—especially if you are within the 3rd grade, your teenage sister's moods force you loopy, and your mother has a suspicious mystery she simply will not percentage. Plus, Mr. Quimby's new activity provide can have the whole relations moving. it is a lot to deal with for Ramona. yet no matter what trial comes her approach, Ramona can expect something for sure—she'll consistently be Ramona…forever!

Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary keeps to amuse readers along with her awesome, blunderful Ramona Quimby!

Supports the typical center nation Standards

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By Beverly Cleary

Life can circulation beautiful fast—especially if you are within the 3rd grade, your teenage sister's moods force you loopy, and your mother has a suspicious mystery she simply will not percentage. Plus, Mr. Quimby's new activity provide can have the whole relations moving. it is a lot to deal with for Ramona. yet no matter what trial comes her approach, Ramona can expect something for sure—she'll consistently be Ramona…forever!

Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary keeps to amuse readers along with her awesome, blunderful Ramona Quimby!

Supports the typical center nation Standards

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Who is Tom Ditto?

By Danny Wallace

Attempting to figure out what’s occurring to his complicated existence, Tom attempts to trace Hayley down. In doing so, he stumbles throughout an odd and kooky staff of individuals with an abnormal and highly-addictive hobby.

Next, he’s being undefined, yet he’s unsure by means of whom. after which he additionally virtually loses his task on the radio station within the now notorious ‘Jam Nazi’ episode, which in fact, you recognize about.

Above all, Tom is attempting to determine who every body is.

Because who's Hayley? who's this new lady following him round the supermarket?

And who, for that topic, is TOM DITTO?

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By Danny Wallace

Attempting to figure out what’s occurring to his complicated existence, Tom attempts to trace Hayley down. In doing so, he stumbles throughout an odd and kooky staff of individuals with an abnormal and highly-addictive hobby.

Next, he’s being undefined, yet he’s unsure by means of whom. after which he additionally virtually loses his task on the radio station within the now notorious ‘Jam Nazi’ episode, which in fact, you recognize about.

Above all, Tom is attempting to determine who every body is.

Because who's Hayley? who's this new lady following him round the supermarket?

And who, for that topic, is TOM DITTO?

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