Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him fifty ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact.
He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be able to do. Not stuff you can download from the internet, but re... read more
Cartoons throughout. Ã¯Â¿Â½It takes the beaks of seven penguins to make a Penguin biscuitÃ¯Â¿Â½, Ã¯Â¿Â½All wind is made by wind farmsÃ¯Â¿Â½, Ã¯Â¿Â½Wine makes mummy cleverÃ¯Â¿Â½, Ã¯Â¿Â½Milk feels painÃ¯Â¿Â½. These are just some of the great lies that Andy Riley had you telling your kids last Christmas, in the Sunday Times best... read more
Happily, this plague of funny signs shows no sign of abating and this third collection is the silliest and fruitiest yet. "Signspotting 3" will bring whoops of glee to even the most stalwart misery.
At the conclusion of his 'Curious Questions' slot on National Radio each Saturday morning, Max Cryer delivers a final bon mot or aphorism, usually pithy and amusing, sometimes thought-provoking.
Outrages of Everyday LifeLike Kofi Annan, Larry Miller is one of the most irresistible comic personalities working today. Known for years as an actor, writer, comedian, and sexual pioneer, he's gained a new following as a cultural commentator and frequent guest on political shows. Now, in Spoiled Rotten America, he fixes his ... read more
A hilarious collection of monumental gaffes and verbal faux pas from the President of the United States, George W. Bush. Gathered during his first year in office, this book is a sequel to \\
"The New Yorker" has been at the forefront of social commentary since it was first published in 1925. Even when the markets have been down, its famous single-panel cartoons have found a way to add humor to the economic landscape.In "On the Money," fans can revel in over 350 of "The New Yorker"'s best cartoons on the theme of ... read more
Disney will make Narnia the next Lord of the Rings. We, on the other hand, will make Blarnia the next Bored of the Rings. Simple really. A much loved classic of fantasy literature written by a grumpy, pipe smoking don in a smelly tweedy jacket being turned into a massive worldwide cinema hit. Where have we seen that befor... read more
This is a collection of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. It contains Yukon Ho! and Weirdos from Another Planet as an omnibus edition, but also a story that has not been in print before. Bill Watterson won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.
A collection of simple fingerprint cartoons with short, sharp captions that will have you in stitches! Crushed to discover at the tender age of seven that he didn't have an aptitude for drawing, Peter Vegas decided to pour his heart and soul into perfecting the art of the humble stick figure. The result was an original, quirk... read more
New Zealand vs Australia in cartoons and humour from the last 100 years.
Following Bored of the Rings comes the equally irreverent parody of Tolkien's other (and much, much shorter) masterwork: The Hobbit.Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the coughing wizard Gandef and some (oddly Welsh) dwarves to help them relieve the great dragon Smug of his gold. SF author and Tolkien scholar Adam Roberts has wri... read more
Tired? Run-down? Logy? Take this simple test: Drop your present reading material into a glass of water - see how it dissolves into a soggy mess? Now make the same test with a MAD book. Notice how crisp and firm the cover stays - how those bright MAD pages begin to fizz. In just eight seconds, MAD's mind-rotting ingredients pa... read more
Following his hole-in-one success with Now We Are Sixty Christopher Matthew turns his flair for hilarious verse to golf Bestselling wit Christopher Matthew looks at the meaning of life through golf and golfers - whether super-rich, globetrotting professionals or weekend amateurs hacking round in 100 or more. As everyone knows... read more
Named in honour of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool - by removing themselves from it. Most of us know instinctively that igniting a blasting cap in our mouth is a recipe for disaster. Darwin Award winners do not. Most of us have basic sound judgement tha... read more
Based on the award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of Awesome reminds us of all the little things we often overlook but that can make us smile: Wearing underwear just out of the dryer, when the vending machine gives you two things instead of one, popping bubble wrap, bakery air, returning to your warm and comfy b... read more
Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions of words. From 1940 he inspired and united the British people and guided their war effort. Behind the public figure, however, ... read more
A wry look at the golfing world, from the beloved cartoonists at The New Yorker A hilarious hole-in-one for golfers and cartoon-lovers alike, The New Yorker Book of Golf Cartoons, Second Edition brings together over a hundred classic images from across the magazine's eighty-plus-year history. Edited by Robert Mankoff, acclaim... read more
The best of New Zealand's Editorial Cartoons. Featuring cartoons by: Tom Scott, Chicane, Hawkey, Klarc, Murray Webb, Malcolm Walker, Ekers, Evans, Tremain Hubbard, Body, Mark O'Brien, Hodgson, Fletcher and Nisbet
This is a new adult edition of this tour de force in dystopian fiction, set in a society where people connect to the internet via feeds implanted in their brains. Titus doesn't think much of the moon. But then Titus doesn't think much period. He's got his "feed" - an internet implant linked directly into his brain - to do his... read more