Uncle John's Second Bathroom Reader

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It's Time For #2~

That's right!...We're back flushed with the success of Uncle John's first Bathroom Reader! Here's another great collection of bathroom reading that'll bowl you over. No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. Volume 2 has it all: Entertainment, humor, politics, pop culture, history, science...And more! And it's still divided by length--you can spend a minute ...

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Overview

It's Time For #2~

That's right!...We're back flushed with the success of Uncle John's first Bathroom Reader! Here's another great collection of bathroom reading that'll bowl you over. No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. Volume 2 has it all: Entertainment, humor, politics, pop culture, history, science...And more! And it's still divided by length--you can spend a minute with the Quickies, relax with Regular-Length articles, or get really comfortable with Long Items.

With Uncle John's Second Bathroom Reader placed in that "special spot" in your home, you'll settle in happily and read about:
The Real Difference Between Burger King and McDonald's
The Origins of Gumby and G.I. Joe
The Story Behind "American Pie"
The Lore of Route 66
The Truth About Spiro Agnew
Strange Nicknames
Bizzare Lawsuits
And a Host of Great Bathroom Topics!

For years the Bathroom Readers' Institute has researched your bathroom and reading habits in an attempt to understand and serve the interests of America's forgotten readers. Enjoy!

It's time to "go with the flow" once again with the second smash Bathroom Reader. This new compendium of stories, anecdotes, rumors, proverbs, and other bathroom reading is divided into Short, Medium and Long, enabling each reader to choose the amount of time he wishes to remain on the throne.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312034467
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 829,925
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

In 1987, Uncle John found himself stranded on his throne with nothing to read. That’s when he came up with the idea to launch a series of trivia books specifically tailored toward his fellow bathroom readers. He gathered together the best trivia writers he could find and charged them with the task of combing the worlds of science, history, sports, politics, and pop culture to compile dozens of interesting articles that could be absorbed in just a few minutes. Now, with more than ten million books in print and a membership base topping 40,000 loyal readers, the movement begat by Uncle John is stronger than ever.

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Table of Contents

The Name Game
Short
Familiar Names 25
Baseball Names 41
Their Real Names 82
Nicknames 130
Football Names 182
It's the Law
Short
Rock Me, Sue Me 135
Medium
The Patented Car 32
Strange Lawsuits 86
Strange Lawsuits 174
Mouthing Off
Short
W.C. Fields Sez 29
Bushspeak 39
Warholisms 70
Come Up and See Me 88
Freudian Slips 96
According to Jefferson 100
Thoreau's Thoughts 124
Yogi Sez 129
Churchill Speaks 155
Vonnegut Says 184
By George 190
Lily Tomlin Says 199
Muhammad Ali Says 203
Pop-Pourri
Medium
Thomas Crapper, Myth or Hero? 10
Which Stooge Are You? 43
Famous Cheaters 58
Fabulous Flops 60
Gimme Some Skin 75
Famous for 15 Minutes 77
Nothing to Sneeze At 90
Around the House 101
Inside Mother Goose 105
The Origin of Kleenex 134
One Good Yawn Deserves Another 146
More Famous Cheaters 180
In Fashion
Short
You're Putting Me On 33
Medium
The Origin of Levi's 114
The Mini-Skirt Saga 152
How Pantyhose Hatched 189
The Last Laugh
Short
Epitaphs 15
More Epitaphs 113
Medium
Will Power 143
People are Strange
Short
Uncle Walt's Secrets 62
Medium
Road Kill 68
The Condensed Man 71
Long
A Bizarre Genius 193
The Nut Behind Grape Nuts 215
Food for Thought
Short
Sweet Nuthin's 13
Fast Food Facts 123
A Food Is Born 149
Medium
Cooking With Power Tools 53
Long
Birth of a Flake 63
What's the Beef? 218
Wordplay
Short
Common Phrases 12
Phobias 24
Definitions 46
Common Phrases 57
Limericks 104
Diner Lingo 142
Common Phrases 158
Horror
Short
Monster Movies 35
Medium
Maniac 69
The Shower Scene 147
The Origin of Dracula 154
The Birds 172
The Origin of Frankenstein 187
2-Minute Mysteries
Medium
Elementary, My Dear Steve 16
Elementary, My Dear Steve 127
Elementary, My Dear Steve 214
Solutions 223
Myth America
Short
Bunker Hill and Other Fables 37
Nathan Hale and Others 83
Medium
The Birth of Uncle Sam 115
Science
Short
Dumb Predictions 50
Lunacy 161
Earth Trivia 164
Body Parts 198
Medium
Invention in the News 55
Bathroom Ecology 120
Long
America's Nostradamus 204
TV Quotes
Short
Prime Time Proverbs 18
TV Rules to Live By 74
Prime Time Proverbs 109
Prime Time Proverbs 151
Prime Time Proverbs 176
The Personal Columns
Short
Uncle John's Mailbag 8
Advice to Singles 40
You Animal 51
Near Misses 80
Medium
Rumors 19
Letter of the Year 30
The Gumby Story 162
Long
The Great Rockefeller 210
TV Facts
Short
Ad Tricks 17
Medium
The Addams Family 66
Hello, I'm Mr. Ed 94
Get Smart 111
Lost In Space 137
Batman on TV 167
The Three Stooges 191
Leave It to Beaver 208
Politics
Short
Mark Twain & Politics 110
Political Doubletalk 118
Medium
Only In America 47
Presidential Curiosities 97
The Truth About Spiro Agnew 125
Nazi or Not? 169
Music: Behind the Hits
Short
Celluloid Heroes 27
Medium
We've Only Just Begun 89
Never Been There 107
Who Was That Man? 156
The Story of Layla 165
96 Tears 185
Mack the Knife 196
The Fabulous '60s
Short
Tales of 60s TV 22
Miscellany 72
Miscellany 159
Medium
Mustang: Car of the '60s 84
Long
Let's Do the Twist 200
Americana
Short
Money Talk 99
Modern Mythology 122
Notable & Quotable 139
Medium
The Frisbee Story 49
So Long, Route 66 92
The Birth of G.I. Joe 117
Mount Rushmore 132
Diner Lore 140
See Europe In the U.S. 177
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