Blunt Offerings: Select Irreverentia from the Cartoonist's Columns

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A delicious collection of the best humor columns of The St. Petersburg Times cartoonist whose fractious irreverence and wit couldn't limit themselves to ink drawings.

A collection of the best and most durable humor columns by St. Petersburg Times editorial cartoonist/humorist Don Addis, whose gift for writing humor has been recognized and exploited by his happy employers for over a quarter of a century. Politics, government, love, social habits, fads, foolish behaviors, news ...

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Overview

A delicious collection of the best humor columns of The St. Petersburg Times cartoonist whose fractious irreverence and wit couldn't limit themselves to ink drawings.

A collection of the best and most durable humor columns by St. Petersburg Times editorial cartoonist/humorist Don Addis, whose gift for writing humor has been recognized and exploited by his happy employers for over a quarter of a century. Politics, government, love, social habits, fads, foolish behaviors, news events whose silliness grow more comical with time, rhapsodizations on the wacky way we are-all seen through the uniquely warped vision of a professional comic artist who knows absurdity when he sees it and knows how to put a point on it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595200474
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/14/2001
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
The Sleaze Factor in Refrigeration 1
The Village Smithy Lives One Floor Up 3
A Collection of Clustered Creatures 6
It's Time To Tackle the Tough Questions 8
Could the Bucs Beat the Apopka Tops? 11
Keep It Short, Will Ya, Buddy...? 14
Great Pickup Lines by the Wizard of Woo 17
Hey, Mistakes Can Happen--on the Ground and in the Air 20
We're Just Nuts About Guns 23
Hanging Around the Family Tree 26
Hup, Hup, Hooray 29
Boots Weren't Made To Toe the Line 31
Bungling Bandidos Only Stole Laughter 34
Palm Beach Reveals How the Rich Are Different 36
Marketing For the Macho Man 39
Gadgetry Certain To Complicate Life 42
Holiday Greetings Bring Percussions 44
Battle of the Bulge Fought at the Beach 46
Jewel of an Offer Less Than Genuine 49
A Flip Plea Flops in the Courthouse 51
These Words Need a Backward Glance 52
Spoils of Victory Are Whine, Roses 55
Spoonfed Concepts Disorient Chinese 58
Science According to the Creationists 61
Contest Produced Pun-ishing Results 64
Take Our Gus, Please... 66
The Simple Man's Guide to Politics 68
Tiptoeing Through Mind Fields 71
Let 'Em Play That on Their Vulcan Victrola 74
According to Reliable Placemats, This Is the Year of the Rat 77
Language Abuse? It All Depends on Who Is Making the Rules 80
Say, Did You Hear the One About the Welshman...? 84
The Unburning Issues 87
Those English Are Oh So Civilized 89
The Name Game 92
The Subversive Soliloquy 95
Classics I: Love That Lear 97
Visualize Hurled Peas 99
The Line Forms on the Right 101
The Pooch From Outer Space 103
Near Misses 106
My Green Thumb 109
You're Nobody Till "Nobody" Rejects You 112
Conversation Pieces 115
The Folly of a Forced Pledge of Allegiance 118
Let's "Caerphilly" Consider the Science 121
A Case of Naked Bigotry 122
My Kind of Town, St. Pete Is 123
Okay, "Nobodies," Now It's Your Turn 126
The Accent's on Strange 129
And About Those Simian Shoppers 131
Life Is a Bowl of Cherry Bombs 133
Love Letters From the Fans 136
Move Over, Murphy, Addis Is Here 139
Supermarket Tabloids Seem To Specialize in the "Stupornatural" 142
Sanctuaries, But Not for the Birds 145
Now That's Going Just Too Far 147
Now There's Harm in Looking 149
Two Fugitives and an Odd Bun 152
What Did I Know? 155
Holy Bible Lite, Anyone? 158
Real Men Don't Eat Kwitchy 161
Chocolate: My Drug of Choice 164
Sports Scribes Defined 167
Can't Fine Dead People, or Can You? 170
So What's With Those Oxymorons and Pleonasms? 173
Resident Prophet Guarantees Results 176
The Genesis of Origins 179
I Mean, Like, Ya Know... 183
Now It's Easy To Vent Your Spleen 187
Welcome to the Bad New Days 190
Twenty Years in a Cage Make Colossus a Dull Gorilla 193
Then, Too, Pasteur Was a Dairy Farmer 196
Let's Get Small, One More Time 198
Odd Excuses For Being Stood Up 201
Simple Excuses For Simpletons 204
Rudeness as a State of Art 207
Even Without Glasses, I Can Read Signs of Old Age 209
Here He Is, One Mild and Lazy Guy! 212
An Old Inquiry Branches Out 215
The Pushy Shall Inherit the Porch 218
Desperate and Dateless 221
Within This Handy Verse, a Lot of Poetic Ground You'll Traverse 224
Blow Is Struck For Flat-Earth Theorists 228
We Can Thank Our Lucky Stars 231
Ma Bell Always Liked You Best 234
A Backside Boondoggle 237
Shipping Gator Aid to the Big Apple 239
Brief Observations 241
Underheard 262
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