The Duh Awards: In this Stupid World, We Take the Prize

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Overview

Ever notice there seems to be an award show for just about everything? And that everyone who wins is rich, beautiful, and brilliant? Good-looking, intelligent winners are everywhere. The Duh Awards is for the rest of us. These awards are handed out to the not-so-smart, the underworked, overpaid, the wacky, weird, and downright stupid. It's about time!

Chapters include such ridiculousness as: Boss of the Year and Other Slave Driver Awards; Champion Scoffers, Scorners, Insulters, ...

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Overview

Ever notice there seems to be an award show for just about everything? And that everyone who wins is rich, beautiful, and brilliant? Good-looking, intelligent winners are everywhere. The Duh Awards is for the rest of us. These awards are handed out to the not-so-smart, the underworked, overpaid, the wacky, weird, and downright stupid. It's about time!

Chapters include such ridiculousness as: Boss of the Year and Other Slave Driver Awards; Champion Scoffers, Scorners, Insulters, and Other All-Star Wise Guys; and Only in Hollywood-The Anti-Oscars. Here are just a few hilarious excerpts:

The Know-a-Little, Talk-a-Lot Society presents the Anti-Expert Awards:

In 1931 President Herbert Hoover somehow missed the impact of the Great Depression when he offered this solution: "If someone could get off a good joke every ten days, I think our troubles would be over."

Winning Mind Games: All-Star Shockers, Psych-Outs, and Gross Champs:

During the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl, singer Justin Timberlake removed part of singer Janet Jackson's shirt to reveal one of her star breasts on national TV. This upset viewers who had tuned in to watch rapper Nelly grab his crotch.

The Spin Awards for Fooling Most of the People Enough of the Time:

In 2003 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told the press: "As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns-the ones we don't know we don't know."

Fenster's previous works have sold over 80,000 copies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641793653
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Fenster is a freelance writer and the author of Duh! and They Did What!?, and Well Duh! as well as three novels, two puzzle books, and one play. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, the San Francisco Chronicle, Games, and Playbill. He lives with his wife and three sons in Santa Cruz, Calif., when he's not touring with his one-man show, The Stupid History of the Human Race.

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    While reading this book, I couldn't help but feel smug.
    Next to all the guys portrayed in this book, I am definitely a genius.
    And a very amused and happy genius at that!
    Read it and laugh and feel good about yourself and laugh some more.

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