Humor

The Internet is a Playground

Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101513772

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 1230

"There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity, but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years." (Terrance Fielding, WIRED magazine) "I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea." (Penthouse magazine) "Brilliantly funny." (Jezebel.com) From the notorious Internet troublemaker who brought the world the explosively popular "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead", in which he attempted to pay his chiropractor with a picture he drew of a spider; "Please Design a Logo for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular "Missing Missy", which has appeared everywhere from The Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy. Featuring all of Thorne's viral success, including "Missing Missy", The Internet Is a Playground culls together every article and e- mail from Thorne's wildly popular website 27bslash6.com, as well as enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne's next stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in jail (really).
Australian wit and humor

I'll Go Home Then, It's Warm and Has Chairs. The Unpublished Emails.

The Unpublished Emails

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615615953

Category: Australian wit and humor

Page: 233

View: 4269

More emails, HR run-ins, and other humor from the author of The Internet is a playground.
Philosophy

Evil Online

Author: Dean Cocking,Jeroen Van den Hoven

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119471184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 1150

"I am delighted to offer my highest praise to Dean Cocking and Jeroen van den Hoven's brilliant new book, Evil Online. The confrontation between good and evil occupies a central place in the challenges facing our human nature, and this creative investigation into the spread of evil by means of all-powerful new technologies raises fundamental questions about our morality and values. Cocking and Van den Hoven's account of the moral fog of evil forces us to face both the demons within each of us as well as the demons all around us. In the end, we are all enriched by their perceptive analyses." Phil Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University Principal Investigator, Stanford Prison Experiment "The internet offers new and deeply concerning opportunities for immorality, much of it shocking and extreme. This volume explains with great insight and clarity the corrupting nature of the internet and the moral confusion it has produced. It will play a vital role in the growing debate about how to balance the benefits of the internet against the risks it poses to all of us. Evil Online is an excellent book." Roger Crisp, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford We now live in an era defined by the ubiquity of the internet. From our everyday engagement with social media to trolls on forums and the emergence of the dark web, the internet is a space characterized by unreality, isolation, anonymity, objectification, and rampant self-obsession—the perfect breeding ground for new, unprecedented manifestations of evil. Evil Online is the first comprehensive analysis of evil and moral character in relation to our increasingly online lives. Chapters consider traditional ideas around the phenomenon of evil in moral philosophy and explore how the dawn of the internet has presented unprecedented challenges to older theoretical approaches. Cocking and Van den Hoven propose that a growing sense of moral confusion—moral fog—pushes otherwise ordinary, normal people toward evildoing, and that values basic to moral life such as autonomy, intimacy, trust, and privacy are put at risk by online platforms and new technologies. This new theory of evildoing offers fresh insight into the moral character of the individual, and opens the way for a burgeoning new area of social thought. A comprehensive analysis of an emerging and disturbing social phenomenon, Evil Online examines the morally troubling aspects of the internet in our society. Written not only for academics in the fields of philosophy, psychology, information science, and social science, Evil Online is accessible and compelling reading for anyone interested in understanding the emergence of evil in our digitally-dominated world.
Humor

Emails from an Asshole

Real People Being Stupid

Author: John Lindsay

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402778278

Category: Humor

Page: 216

View: 5356

Collects humorous prank e-mails sent by the author answering online classified advertisements, including pet sitters, automobile sales, and personal advertisements.
Humor

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)

Author: The Oatmeal,Matthew Inman

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449406752

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 4331

In Matthew Inman's New York Times best selling 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides), samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train. Bacon is better than true love and you may awake in the middle of the night to find your nephew nibbling on your toes. Inman creates these quirky scenes for theoatmeal.com, which launched in July 2009 and already has more than 82 million page views. In fact, every 15 to 30 seconds, someone Googles one of theoatmeal.com's creations. Now, 60 of Inman's comic illustrations and life-bending guides are presented in full-color inside 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides). Consider such handy advice as: 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times, 6 Types of Crappy Hugs, 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You, 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat, and 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer.
Humor

Letters to Ebay

Hilarious Auctions, Crazy Emails, and Bongos for Grandma

Author: Art Farkas

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446198523

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 7829

By day, Paul Meadors is a fifth grade teacher in a small California town. By night, he trolls the millions of items for sale on eBay, posing as his alter ego Art Farkas, and catching sellers off guard with his ludicrous and bizarre questions about their auctions. As he amusingly demonstrates time and time again, even in today's hyper-vigilant and impersonal digital world, the spirit of human salesmanship lives on, no matter how outrageous the question or request. For example, Art asks the seller of a set of bongo drums if there would be a way to attach them to his grandmother's back so that she could take them to the corner and play on the street to earn her rent money--which elicits a sincere, yet bitingly humorous response. From the entertaining auctions themselves, to Paul's loony letters and the serious responses they provoke, LETTERS TO eBAY provides a fascinating and humourous glimpse into the strange world of eBay and those who dwell within.
Humor

The Truth About Chuck Norris

400 Facts about the World's Greatest Human

Author: Ian Spector

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592403448

Category: Humor

Page: 161

View: 980

A zany compilation of factoids, cartoons, trivia, and exploits celebrates the life and times of Chuck Norris, the hero of Walker: Texas Ranger, with observations on the cobra that died after biting Chuck Norris, Norris's ability to charge a cell phone by rubbing it on his beard, and other wacky feats. Original.
Humor

The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook

A Defense Manual for the Coming Extraterrestrial Apocalypse

Author: W.H. Mumfrey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440307881

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 7726

Resistance is Your Prime Directive Have you ever experienced a sensation of missing time? Have you ever found a metallic implant somewhere in your body? It's likely that you're a victim of alien abduction, and you don't even know it. Aliens are among us. While the true intentions of these mysterious intruders from outer space are unknown, there's no doubt that their actions are nefarious. It's your right - your civic responsibility - to learn the skills necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones and ultimately your planet. Aliens want to whisk you away in the night to perform terrifying experiments on you. Isn't it time you learn how use your MP3 player to defend yourself from their paralyzing powers? Shouldn't you know how to evade the pursuit of a flying saucer? Wouldn't you sleep better at night knowing some proven hand-to-hand combat techniques guaranteed to stop your extraterrestrial foe in its tracks? Make no mistake - our world is under attack and this handbook may be the only thing standing between the human race and total annihilation. Read it and join the resistance.
Australian wit and humor

Walk It Off, Princess

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988689589

Category: Australian wit and humor

Page: 206

View: 8685

A new collection of articles from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Internet is a Playground, That's Not How You Wash a Squirrel and Wrap it in a Bit of Cheese Like You're Tricking the Dog. "Absolutely hilarious! One of the funniest books of the year." The Guardian "I once stabbed a stripper in the car park of Paradise City Gentlemen's Club. Her body is buried in a field at coordinates 3851'40.1"N 7851'41.2"W." JM, senior citizen
Humor

Tinder Nightmares

Author: Unspirational

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351878

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 8199

Tinder Nightmares is a hilarious look at some of the most epic fails of the often racy, always ridiculous, “romantic” exchanges on Tinder. The Instagram account of the same name has skyrocketed to popularity for its captivating—and sometimes titillating—ability to capture the real-life conversations between people who are looking to connect with that special someone. Tinder Nightmares is organized by theme, with chapters such as Bad English, Broetry, Strange Requests, Sneak Attacks, and more. This book explores everything from pickup lines to breakups, and all the moments that come in between. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who has ever suffered through online dating.
Humor

A Practical Guide to Racism

Author: C. H. Dalton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592404308

Category: Humor

Page: 203

View: 7414

A whimsical and irreverent evaluation of the world's diverse populations, written pseudonymously by the fictional son of an elitist family, argues in support of supremacist belief systems while diminishing the sufferings of minority groups. Reprint.
Travel

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

Author: Catherine Price

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062000047

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 6369

“I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world….Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky.” —Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer Irreverent and compulsively readable, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die highlights desitinations we can all live without--like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and fan hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention--while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world.
Australian wit and humor

That's Not How You Wash a Squirrel

A Collection of New Essays and Emails

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988689596

Category: Australian wit and humor

Page: 204

View: 4621

That's Not How You Wash a Squirrel is the fourth release by New York Times bestselling author David Thorne and features over two hundred pages of brand new, never before seen essays and emails including: Ride of the Valkyries, Squirrel, Deer Camp, Tomotes, Gypsies, Cloud Backgrounds, Scrabble, Horsepowers and many more.

The Ducks in the Bathroom Are Not Mine

Ten Years of Irreverence and Procrastination

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988689565

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4930

Celebrating ten years of 27B/6, this anniversary release collects the very best of 27B/6 (2007 to 2017) into one large volume. Includes Overdue Account, Simon's Piecharts, Missing Missy, Obviously a Foggot, Formal Complaints, Justin's Floodlight, Matthew's Party, Permission Slip and many more.

Wrap It in a Bit of Cheese Like You're Tricking the Dog

The Fifth Collection of Essays and Emails by New York Times Best Selling Author, David Thorne.

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988689558

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9744

From New York Times bestselling author David Thorne, comes a brand new collection of never before published emails and articles.
Political Science

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

The Many Faces of Anonymous

Author: Gabriella Coleman

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781685843

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 1409

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.” Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside–outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book. The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters—such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu—emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, including imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped put him away, Hector Monsegur, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, including the history of “trolling,” the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of “the lulz.” From the Hardcover edition.
Art

Did I Do That?

The Best (and Worst) of the '90s - Toys, Games, Shows, and Other Stuff

Author: Amber Humphrey,Becker&Mayer! Books

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419706783

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 552

Celebrates the pop culture of the 1990s, including Tamagotchi, the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and the Spice Girls.
Humor

This Is a Book

Author: Demetri Martin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781609418762

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 7942

From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.
Humor

In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks

And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-aged White Guy

Author: Adam Carolla

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307717380

Category: Humor

Page: 264

View: 4645

Collects outrageous philosophies and whimsical rants by the syndicated radio personality and podcaster, detailing personal anecdotes with complaints about such topics as Lady Gaga, public restrooms, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Biography & Autobiography

Committed

A Sceptic Makes Peace With Marriage

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408807599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5533

At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, who - after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing - gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, trying with all her might to discover (through historical research, interviews and much personal reflection) what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result is Committed - a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Gilbert's memoir - destined to become a cherished handbook for any thinking person hovering on the verge of marriage - is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.