Our Dumb Century

Our Dumb Century

The staff of The Onion presents a satirical collection of mock headlines and news stories, including an account of the Pentagon's development of an A-bomb-resistant desk for schoolchildren.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 9780307393579

Category: Humor

Page: 164

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The staff of The Onion presents a satirical collection of mock headlines and news stories, including an account of the Pentagon's development of an A-bomb-resistant desk for schoolchildren.
Categories: Humor

Our Dumb Century

Our Dumb Century

Definitely not for the easily offended, Our Dumb Century was a New York Times #1 bestseller chronicling 100 years of American history with dry humor and cynicism.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 0762418664

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 927

Definitely not for the easily offended, Our Dumb Century was a New York Times #1 bestseller chronicling 100 years of American history with dry humor and cynicism. This Miniature Edition™ distills the brilliant wit and satire of the original from "America's Finest News Source."
Categories: Humor

The Onion s Finest News Reporting

The Onion s Finest News Reporting

Presents a collection of satirical news stories from the humor magazine and its Website, including such events as "Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia," "Civil War Enthusiasts Burn Atlanta to the Ground," and "Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes"

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0609804634

Category: Humor

Page: 165

View: 566

Presents a collection of satirical news stories from the humor magazine and its Website, including such events as "Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia," "Civil War Enthusiasts Burn Atlanta to the Ground," and "Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes"
Categories: Humor

American Countercultures An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists Alternative Lifestyles and Radical Ideas in U S History

American Countercultures  An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists  Alternative Lifestyles  and Radical Ideas in U S  History

One original title, Our Dumb Century (1999), even. ®Onion-ized ̄. American
history, providing a fabricated edition of The Onion from each year of the
twentieth century. The Onion writers turned their satirical eyes back in time with
such articles ...

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317477280

Category: History

Page: 1200

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Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.
Categories: History

The Onion Magazine

The Onion Magazine

ALSO BY THE ONION Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of
Headlines from America's Finest News Source The Onion's Finest News
Reporting, Volume One Dispatches from the Tenth Circle: The Best of The Onion
The Onion ...

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316256483

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 938

From America's Finest News Source comes a compilation of the most important, most influential, and glossiest magazine covers ever produced by the hand of humankind. Seen by tens of billions worldwide, these are the unforgettable Onion Magazine covers that altered the course of human history and radically redefined your trivial life anew every weekend. Profound philosophical questions, the thoughts of leading cultural luminaries, harsh truths of existence, remorseless personal attacks -- you will encounter full-color graphical representations of all of these within this handsome volume. Whether you are a connoisseur of pretty pictures or are new to looking at images, The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers that Transformed an Undeserving World is sure to give you, the feebleminded consumer, far more pleasure than you have any earthly right to experience.
Categories: Humor

SPIN

SPIN

BOOK > Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines From
America's Finest News Source [three rivers press] "World's Largest Metaphor Hits
Iceberg," 1912. "Family Unit Gazes Happily Into Glorious, Shining Future," 1946.

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Page: 170

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
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Dispatches from the Tenth Circle

Dispatches from the Tenth Circle

Collects articles from The Onion satirizing people and issues including legislators, religion, small towns, anti-tobacco propaganda, celebrities, and Starbucks.

Author: Robert Siegel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780609808344

Category: Humor

Page: 174

View: 252

Collects articles from The Onion satirizing people and issues including legislators, religion, small towns, anti-tobacco propaganda, celebrities, and Starbucks.
Categories: Humor

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

" With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316133234

Category: Humor

Page: 352

View: 700

Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
Categories: Humor

Our Dumb Animals

Our Dumb Animals

But it is true that he should be supported . with all the most spiritual parts of our
being . partly through its means , of the ... Century . the sparrow question will
probably here go the lowest will not be apt to fail when the highest through the
same ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNQB2L

Category: Animal welfare

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Categories: Animal welfare

Triumph Revisited

Triumph Revisited

... headlines in a work titled Our Dumb Century, which contained several articles
that addressed the U.S. war in Vietnam. One of the more provocative headlines
read “U.S. Loses Vietnam War; Ford Urges All Americans to Salute Our Vietcong
 ...

Author: Andrew Wiest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136974236

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 262

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

The Memory of Catastrophe

The Memory of Catastrophe

6 James Guimond The Titanic and the commodification of catastrophe In 1999 ,
when the humour magazine The Onion published its satirical history of the
twentieth century , Our Dumb Century , its bogus news story for 1912 was the
sinking of ...

Author: Peter O. Gray

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719063450

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 131

Memories of catastrophes--both those which occur naturally and those which are consequences of human actions--loom large in the modern consciousness. The volume opens with an investigation of the concepts of catastrophe and collective memory, and the relationships between them. Arguing that a pervasive catastrophic memory may be as disabling as it is instructive, Gray and Oliver stress the necessity of rendering the phenomenon subject to secular critical inquiry. The value of such an approach is then demonstrated in a series of case studies.
Categories: History

The Agents Directory

The Agents Directory

... children's , academic Amanda Brown , Anders Henriksson , Peggy Klaus ,
Patricia Seybold Raising Fences , by Michael Datcher ( Riverhead ) ; Crossing
the Chasm , by Geoffrey Moore ( HarperBusiness ) ; Our Dumb Century , by The
Onion ...

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 1578601444

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 795

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.
Categories: Reference

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

33343536. 3738. 394o. Scott Dikkers, Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents
100 Years ofHeadlines from Anericas Finest News Source (New Yorlc Crown,
1999), p. 13. Fred Shapiro, 'Quotes Uncovered: Giants' Shoulders and Deck
Chairs', ...

Author: Stephanie Barczewski

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441193087

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 798

In a night of unforgettable tragedy, the world's most famous liner struck an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and sank. Over 1500 people died. Whose fault it was, and how the passengers and crew reacted, has been the subject of continuing dispute over the 100 years since the disaster. This is an account of Titanic's tragic maiden voyage which also focuses on some of those who died: among them Titanic's captain Edward Smith and builder Thomas Andrews, John Jacob Astor, the richest man on board, and the bandmaster, Wallace Hartley, who played as the ship sank. In this centenary edition Stephanie Barczewski traces the events of that fatal night. Many of those who died were treated as heroes and how these men were remembered says much about contemporary values of manhood, chivalry and national pride. Titanic: A Night Remembered also sets the liner in the context of three ports: Belfast, where she was built; Southampton, which lost 600 citizens as members of her crew; and Queenstown in Ireland, her last port of call.
Categories: History

Plebes

Plebes

... and author of twelve cartoon collections and humor books , including the best -
selling Our Dumb Century and Jim's Journal collections . an Andrews McMeel
Universal company ISBN 0-7407-1851-7 © 2001 Scott Dikkers Printed in the
U.S.A..

Author: L. T. Horton

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740718517

Category: Humor

Page: 152

View: 187

Scott describes Plebes as silly, stupid, and in-your-face-just like the college boys it lampoons. This first-ever compendium of the most popular strip from The Onion is a hilarious assault on the moronic, vulgar behavior often exhibited by beer-swilling, girl-ogling college males.The strip's mocking self-help themes offer "guidance" on topics ranging from "Turning Your Dormitory Into a Lucrative Real Estate Investment" to "Turn Your Beer-Commercial Fantasy Into Reality." Students and grads everywhere will enjoy the irreverent, sometimes controversial humor in Plebes, a strip that more than one college newspaper editor has been fired for running.
Categories: Humor

Destined for Destiny

Destined for Destiny

. . I tell the untold story of my inspirational life. You will struggle with me in my strugglesome youth. During the Vietnam War, you will be right there at my side as I face down the terrible enemy of my sinful partying.

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416542407

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 631

In Destined for Destiny, George W. Bush offers readers an intimate, plainspoken, and often readable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States. Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes readers on a journey through the 43rd President's life, including his hardscrabble beginnings as the child of West Texas oil millionaires, the remarkable academic performance that earned him entry into the finest East Coast schools, and his proud service to the country as an occasional member of the National Guard sometime around 1972 or 1973. He proudly recounts his years as a successful oil-business failure and the owner of a baseball team. He even dares to dream the ultimate dream: to become Commissioner of Baseball. The great man we meet here displays his mother's steely resolve and vindictive temper, his father's keen mastery of language, and his own unique gift of deciding. His gripping life story deepens when a faith in God hits him one day "like a bottle of Jack on an empty stomach," and he has an encounter with the Prince of Peace that sets George W. Bush on a path to become the greatest War President in history. To help craft this lasting account of his life and leadership, George W. Bush turned to two writers who have earned not only his trust but his deep friendship: Scott Dikkers, editor-in-chief of The Onion and coauthor of the #1 bestseller Our Dumb Century, and Peter Hilleren, former producer for public radio and some of the nation's finest public-access cable-television stations. Dikkers and Hilleren call on their finely honed journalism expertise every week to write and record the President's weekly radio address on WeeklyRadioAddress.com. Their work on such stirring addresses as "June Terror Update" and "The Pope Is Dead" made them the ideal choice to meet the challenge of chronicling the visionary mark left on history by its shining light, President George W. Bush. * * * Free from all the filters, handlers, and facts . . . I tell the untold story of my inspirational life. You will struggle with me in my strugglesome youth. During the Vietnam War, you will be right there at my side as I face down the terrible enemy of my sinful partying. Together, we will meet and fall head over heels for the love of my life -- Jesus. And through me you will become a beloved, terror-fighting hero in the greatest hour of my presidency, September 11, 2001. I embarked upon this important and historical work against the advice of my advisors. Come what may, I wanted you to hear my story from me, in my own talking. God bless, George W. Bush
Categories: Humor

International Directory of Company Histories

International Directory of Company Histories

In the first half of 1999 , Onion , Inc. released its first book , Our Dumb Century :
The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest New Source .
The book , published by Crown Books , contained headlines created by nine ...

Author: Jay P. Pederson

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 1558625445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 194

Annotation This multi-volume series provides detailed histories of more than 7,000 of the most influential companies worldwide.
Categories: Business & Economics

Madison Magazine

Madison Magazine

... 11.99 ) , a stunning calendar which captures the diverse look and spirit of our
home state . Finally , start each day with guffaws and chuckles courtesy of The
Onion's locally spun humor in the Our Dumb Century 2000 Dayby - Day Calendar
 ...

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ISBN: WISC:89072955248

Category: Madison (Wis.)

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Categories: Madison (Wis.)

American Journalism Review

American Journalism Review

But it was the April Fools ' Day 1999 release of “ Our Dumb Century : 100 Years
of Headlines from America's Finest News Source " that brought fame and , at
least comparatively , fortune to the little company whose 50 or so employees , in
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057937602

Category: Journalism

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Categories: Journalism

New York

New York

The Mix cue Edited by Boris Kachka Radio Highlights In Print Our Dumb Century
my little blue dress " Live From Grand Central " Host Ira Kleinman interviews the
executive chef of the Oyster Bar , playwright Charles Busch , and Multiple ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556032886483

Category: New York (N.Y.)

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Categories: New York (N.Y.)