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By Helen Razer, Bernard Keane

How did every thing get so dumb? How did we turn into hostages to idiocy? What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom notice easily reads, 'D'oh'?

The deteriorating caliber of our public debate and the dwindling of logic in media, politics and tradition can force you to melancholy and rage. It definitely drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a determined act: befriending one another for lengthy adequate to put in writing a booklet. subscribe to forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to an international that has misplaced its cause. discover what's in the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there's simply so a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid isn't simply lack of know-how; it's not only laziness. Worse than the absence of inspiration, silly is an epidemic that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and reduced. And silly has a protracted, complicated and negative prior, one we have to comprehend with the intention to defeat it.

A brief historical past of Stupid lines the origins of this maddening in poor health, interpreting the several ways that we've been during the last 3 thousand years. It damns those that have unfold silly and celebrates the courageous few who resisted. It indicates how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats. Hilarious, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, A brief heritage of Stupid is immediately a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally annoyed and outrage the righteously silly. it's a booklet whose silly time has come.

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Make me laugh) eISBN: 1–57505–688–7 1. Wit and humor, Juvenile. I. Gable, Brian, 1949– II. Title. III. Series.

31 Text copyright © 2004 by Carolrhoda Books, Inc. Illustrations copyright © 2004 by Brian Gable All rights reserved. International copyright secured. , except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Schultz, Sam. Don’t kid yourself : relatively great (family) jokes / by Sam Schultz ; illustrations by Brian Gable. p. cm. — (Make me laugh) eISBN: 1–57505–688–7 1. Wit and humor, Juvenile. I. Gable, Brian, 1949– II.

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