Wit

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 02.04.2003 - 320 Seiten
So begins Wit, a collection of hilarious quotes from the famous and infamous by author Des MacHale. MacHale has been collecting quotes over the past 20 years from books, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, film, and any other source imaginable. His criteria for "quotable" quotes is stringent: They must be fresh, concise, and above all, funny!Categorized into 20 chapters such as Food; Politics; Religion; Social Behavior and Manners; Love, Sex, Marriage, Men, and Women; and Lawyers and other Professions, Wit is guaranteed to double up any reader with laughter. The list of hundreds of celebrities' uproarious, provocative, and sometimes downright dim-witted words includes such quips as:o "For some reason, a glaze passes over people's faces when you say Canada." -Sondra Gottliebo "If it sells, it's art." -Frank Lloydo "I owe a lot to my parents-especially my mother and father." -Gary PlayerWit is refreshingly honest and funny and is sure to become a best-seller!
 

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Business and Money
5
Drink and Other Drugs
19
Education
28
Food
38
Lawyers and Other Professions
45
Literature
52
LivingFamily and Relations
68
Medicine and Doctors
148
Music
165
Nationalities and Places
176
Politics
197
Religion
217
Science and Technology
232
Social Behavior and Manners
239
Sports and Games
261

Love Sex Marriage Men and Women
92
Media and Films
134
Theater and Criticism 20 Miscellaneous Index 148 165 176 197 218 233 240 261
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Des MacHale is associate professor of mathematics at University College in Cork, Ireland, and the author of over 30 books. He is famous for his defense of the joke against the politically correct, and often attends humor conferences around the world.

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