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.