Delightful Reflections: : Quips, Conjectures, and Pontifications

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This book features a number of ironic observations on life by an eccentric, absent-minded professor who exhibits an extreme fondness of alliteration and paradoxes. Many of the observations involve diatribes against offenses that few people could even have imagined, let alone committed. A rather "dry" sense of humor pervades this work, which is generously sprinkled with plays on words and what might most charitably be described as a "novel" way of looking at the world. One might reasonably conclude that the author...
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Overview

This book features a number of ironic observations on life by an eccentric, absent-minded professor who exhibits an extreme fondness of alliteration and paradoxes. Many of the observations involve diatribes against offenses that few people could even have imagined, let alone committed. A rather "dry" sense of humor pervades this work, which is generously sprinkled with plays on words and what might most charitably be described as a "novel" way of looking at the world. One might reasonably conclude that the author harbors obsessions with ducks, Dachshunds, and doughnut eating police officers.

If you enjoy irreverence and a novel perspective, you should keep in mind the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for!"

A few samplers:

- Any residents of Washington, B.C. were most likely Native Americans.

- Proof found outside the pudding is likely to be much less messy.

- A minister suffering from laryngitis is in a poor condition to preach to the choir.

- The right to use bullet points may be guaranteed by both the First and Second amendments.

- Someone singing "Do Cry for Me, Argentina" is likely rather self-centered.

- Granting a child's Christmas wish for a hippopotamus would, under most circumstances, be somewhat unkind to his or her parents.

- Morally marginal individuals ought to be aware that what happens in Vegas may stay on Facebook and Youtube for a long time!

- One would hope that a piece of textile with the message that "Dog food is delicious" is a dog coat.

- It is mean for parents not to allow their children to clean their rooms.

- It is really sad to hear one elementary school student bragging to another that "My funeral is going to be bigger than your funeral!"

- Authors who are afraid of the dark should refrain from hiring ghostwriters.

- One rarely ever hears any objection being expressed to the comparison of pears and grapefruits.

- If Lynn Anderson suddenly has a memory of this, the decent thing to do is to record "I DID Promise You a Rose Garden."

- If it does not look like a Dachshund, does not walk like a Dachshund, and does not bark like a
Dachshund, it might be considered deceptive to list it on Craigslist as a Dachshund without disclosing these material facts.

- A nun who wakes up the whole neighborhood while beating up a fellow nun for disturbing the peace needs a serious talk by the mother superior about goal displacement and constructive ways to deal with problem co-workers.

- There does not appear to be any support in respected, peer reviewed journals for the hypothesis that a pear a day keeps the dentist away.

- Cain may have been the first communist.

- To minimize the risk of injury, it might be helpful to move one's tongue before turning the other cheek.

- When in Rome, one should try to make a profit on the Romans.

- It would have been nice if Carly could have clarified whether, if attending a party on a yacht, one should walk aboard as if walking into a party or as if walking onto a yacht.

- Few people seen to question the authenticity of Bruce Springsteen's birth certificate.

- If it quacks, but not like a duck, one might well be confused.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615561981
  • Publisher: Eccenterrific Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lars Perner is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He holds a B.A. in political science and psychology and an M.B.A. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Southern California. Dr. Perner's research interests focus on consumer behavior, non-profit marketing, international marketing, win-win deals, and autism subtypes.
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