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Shite's Unoriginal Miscellany [Paperback]

A. Parody , Stephen Blake , Andrew John
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Nov. 1 2003
Extensively researched, eccentrically compiled and irresponsibly written, this essential handbook is far from being just another collection of useless information. I is in fact a collection of useless, misleading, and possibly dangerous information. Breathtakingly combining the humorous with the bizarre, Shite's Unoriginal Miscellany weaves an eccentric course between fact-for-fact's-sake and that 'display of superior knowledge which is as great a vulgarity as display of superior wealth'. Among a mass of arcane, vital or merely fascinating information - 'semaphore signals', 'popular assult rifles', and 'ways of escaping from wild animals (probably)' spring immediately to mind - it offers priceless snippets of information a reader may one day need to know, such as 'things to say to your mother on her birthday', 'carrying a large flat parcel' and, of course, 'things to do with mashed potatoes'. Here too is information that will come in handy when you least expect it, from 'obscure royal appointments' to 'Buffyisms', and 'safety gloves' to 'fashional diseases and ailments'. Pointlessly ordered, insanely edited, and lovingly machine-printed on a substance closely resembling paper, Shite's Unoriginal Miscellany blends humor and knowledge together in a superior recipe for instant laughter.

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"A large number of facts which are highly unlikely to be of use to anyone."  —Daily Telegraph

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A. Parody's previous book was Shitedoku.   
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4.0 out of 5 stars A clever parody Feb. 7 2004
Format:Paperback
First came Schott's Original Miscellany. Now comes a hilarious British parody, by the fictional A. Parody, that takes the original book one step sillier. This small volume is a compendium of off-the-wall and funny facts, mostly in the form of lists. The contents range from the factual, such as famous people with pseudonyms and the semaphore alphabet, to the fictional "7 things you can never quite remember," in which Santa's reindeer include Comic and Blitzkreig. Some of the categories are outrageously useless, such as prime numbers whose individual digits add up to 11. Some are useful, such as collective nouns for animals and a list of the aliens from Star Trek. Let's not forget such silly gems as "Ways to end a romance" and "Not wildly popular sea captains." This book even satirizes an index; the last page claims that an index should be tailored to the reader and then proceeds to explain how to construct your own. This book is witty, creative, and a great spoof. You might even learn a thing or two from it. Just remember to take its contents with a generous dash of salt! This would make a great gag gift for the trivia buff.
Eileen Rieback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brit Humour, Great Bathroom Read, really! Jan. 2 2004
Format:Paperback
This is a great bathroom read, or for urbanites, the train. If you read Mental Floss magazine, and enjoy Brit humor, then you'll probably enjoy this small, slim edition. The reading is concise and easy to digest, fun and thought provoking. Great to share with friends.
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SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY. What's interesting is, I found it just as dip-into-able as the original. The humor is British, so if you don't "get" British humor it might fall flat. On the other hand, it is cheaper than the original and my suspicion is that if you enjoyed browsing Schott's, you will enjoy browsing this as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS INTENDED AS A PARODY OF THE VERY ENTERTAINING Nov. 30 2003
By William Meisel - Published on Amazon.com
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SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY. What's interesting is, I found it just as dip-into-able as the original. The humor is British, so if you don't "get" British humor it might fall flat. On the other hand, it is cheaper than the original and my suspicion is that if you enjoyed browsing Schott's, you will enjoy browsing this as well.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A clever parody Feb. 7 2004
By Eileen Rieback - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
First came Schott's Original Miscellany. Now comes a hilarious British parody, by the fictional A. Parody, that takes the original book one step sillier. This small volume is a compendium of off-the-wall and funny facts, mostly in the form of lists. The contents range from the factual, such as famous people with pseudonyms and the semaphore alphabet, to the fictional "7 things you can never quite remember," in which Santa's reindeer include Comic and Blitzkreig. Some of the categories are outrageously useless, such as prime numbers whose individual digits add up to 11. Some are useful, such as collective nouns for animals and a list of the aliens from Star Trek. Let's not forget such silly gems as "Ways to end a romance" and "Not wildly popular sea captains." This book even satirizes an index; the last page claims that an index should be tailored to the reader and then proceeds to explain how to construct your own. This book is witty, creative, and a great spoof. You might even learn a thing or two from it. Just remember to take its contents with a generous dash of salt! This would make a great gag gift for the trivia buff.
Eileen Rieback
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brit Humour, Great Bathroom Read, really! Jan. 2 2004
By "esteenateebeck" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great bathroom read, or for urbanites, the train. If you read Mental Floss magazine, and enjoy Brit humor, then you'll probably enjoy this small, slim edition. The reading is concise and easy to digest, fun and thought provoking. Great to share with friends.
5.0 out of 5 stars "A large number of facts which are unlikely to be of any use to anyone." May 22 2009
By J. Guild - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I can't recall any book that so lived up to its title or liner notes as this little masterpiece.You got to hand it to the Brits;who else would go to the trouble to assemble such a crock of useless information?It takes a special kind of mind ,and who are better equipped than the British,who have spent generations mastering the art of uselessness,needed to accomplish something like this...and with style.
This is a great little tome for anyone with a short attention span;for the simple readon that it is extremely difficult to make your mind occupy more than 30 seconds on a page--go ahead and try--I challenge you.
If you have a Brother-in- Law who fits this criteria,"I was going to buy him a book for his birthday,but didn't; because he already has one." ; here is an excellent gift for him;as it will complete is library.No doubt,he will find it spellbinding and it will give him endless hours of thought provoking reading. However;prepare yourself for endless quotations from him;or if you hear him interrupting the conversation with ,"Did you know...?;take the opportunity to disappear.
The book is loaded with such amazing stuff that many of the learned people in this world;are simply unaware of.

Let me just give you a few examples;

Ten amusing catchphrases beginning with the word" go".ie. "Go and
stick your nose up a dead bear's bum".

Mafia nicknames.ie.Sam Giancana--"Mooney",Ronnie De Angelis--"Balloon
Head", Albert Anastasia--"The Mad Hatter",John Gotti--"The Dapper
Don","The Teflon Don","Mr.Untouchable", and 60 others.

A list of the years in which Friday 13th falls in a January.

Some Latin swearwords.ie. spucatum tauri--bull**it

Some opening lines.ie. "Do you believe in love at first sight,or
should I walk by again?"

Some intriguing surgical operations.ie. glossectomy--removal of all or
part of tongue,rhinoplasty--repair of nose.

Some modern proverbs.ie. "Red sky at night,the reactor's alight/Red
sky at morn,nuclear dawn."

And that's only the beginning,there's over 260 lists and subjects of other useless information;to amuse yourself or to lay on some unsuspecting soul.
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