As a somewhat popular political blogger, I constantly get offered free copies of books, but they’re usually all political books and I’m like, “Ah! Not more political books! Politics is so boring!” But this time I got sent a book that actually is enjoyable: The Onion Book of Known Knowledge.
Anyway, it’s a pretty fancy looking hardcover and is sort of like the Devil’s Dictionary, but in an encyclopedic format. It’s a bunch of funny entries about different stuff, such as this one:
Irish, horrible, drunken, violent, unwashed race of so-called “people” who only warrant an entry in this reference precisely because of how singularly vile they are.
Anyway, that’s just the beginning of the entry since I had to transcribe it by hand (physical books are so low-tech). You can go over to The Onion for more excerpts. Anyway, it’s what you’d expect from The Onion: a decent amount of vulgarity, a smattering of liberal clapper humor, and a lot of funny. Should be a good bathroom book… if people still read books on the can instead of tooling around on the internet on their smartphones.
And if companies want to send me more free stuff, I really want video games and candy. Send me video games and candy and I’ll mention it on my blog.