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Bob Fenster has combed the world of the intellectually challenged searching for more tales of stupidity to entertain us with . . . and he's hit the jackpot! After the success of his first two books, Duh! and They Did What!?, Fenster has struck again with Well, Duh! Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It. More tales of the dim-witted and simpleminded are incorporated in chapters such as: Food for Thoughtlessness: The All-Turnip Diet and Other Loony Meals at the Mindless Cafe Hollyweird: Bird Brains in Tinsel Town ...

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Overview

Bob Fenster has combed the world of the intellectually challenged searching for more tales of stupidity to entertain us with . . . and he's hit the jackpot! After the success of his first two books, Duh! and They Did What!?, Fenster has struck again with Well, Duh! Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It. More tales of the dim-witted and simpleminded are incorporated in chapters such as: Food for Thoughtlessness: The All-Turnip Diet and Other Loony Meals at the Mindless Cafe Hollyweird: Bird Brains in Tinsel Town Dumb Ways to Die: Buried Alive but Not for Long Government by the Idiots: How to Get Elected to AnythingCombined sales of Bob Fenster's previous two books total over 50,000 copies.Ted Rueter is a self-described political junkie and a professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the author of eight books and has written for the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at Middlebury College, Georgetown University, Smith College, and UCLA. He is the founder of Noise Free America (Noisefree.org). His Web site is DrPolitics.com.Bob Fenster has combed the world of the intellectually challenged searching for more tales of stupidity to entertain us with . . . and he's hit the jackpot! After the success of his first two books, Duh! and They Did What!?, Fenster has struck again with Well, Duh! Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It. More tales of the dim-witted and simpleminded are incorporated in chapters such as: Food for Thoughtlessness: The All-Turnip Diet and Other Loony Meals at the Mindless Cafe Hollyweird: Bird Brains in Tinsel Town Dumb Ways to Die: Buried Alive but Not for Long Government by the Idiots: How to Get Elected to AnythingCombined sales of Bob Fenster's previous two books total over 50,000 copies.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780740741760
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Fenster is a freelance writer and the author of Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race and They Did What!? The Funny, Weird, Wonderful, Outrageous, and Stupid Things Famous People Have Done, 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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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part 1 23-6: Round-the-Clock Stupidity from People Who Have Trouble Keeping Count 1
Chapter 1 Egos of the Knuckleheaded: Disinfecting the Common People 3
Chapter 2 Resurrecting the Furniture and Other Dumb Moves in the Face of Fate 12
Chapter 3 Food for Thoughtlessness: The All-Turnip Diet and Other Loony Meals at the Mindless Cafe 23
Chapter 4 Finding Enough Flashlights for the Turtles: The Flamboyant Numskullery of Artists and Writers 32
Chapter 5 Thirteen-Cent Bail and the Missing Sponge: The Surprising Numskullery of Doctors and Lawyers 41
Chapter 6 Hollyweird: Birdbrains in Tinseltown 50
Chapter 7 On the Home Front: Faint-Not Jones and the Family That Never Said No 59
Chapter 8 Dumb in School: Vertical Thinking and the Aboriginal IQ Test 67
Chapter 9 Felonious Hats, Killer Makeup, and Other Fashion Trends 73
Chapter 10 The Business of Stupidity and Vice Versa 84
Chapter 11 Dumb Crooks: Quick, Let's Hop on the Motorized Bar Stool and Make Our Getaway 101
Chapter 12 Dumb Ways to Die: Buried Alive but Not for Long 111
Chapter 13 Oofty Goofty, Screaming Meemies, and Other Amazing Acts of Popped Culture 119
Chapter 14 Anthro-dimology: The Study of How Stupid Ancient People Were Before They Became Us 128
Chapter 15 Riding the Bull, Mourning the Cowwws: The Wonderful World of Stupid Eccentricities 137
Chapter 16 Fools for Love: Tom Cruise Mows the Lawn; Ivan the Terrible Solves Virginity 144
Chapter 17 Rich but Stupid: The Barefoot Explorer and the Witch of Wall Street 154
Chapter 18 Government by the Idiots: How to Get Elected to Anything 161
Chapter 19 Stupid Science: Catapulting to the Moon and Beyond 176
Chapter 20 Dumb Predictions: The End of Poverty, War, and Chickens, as Predicted by People Who Got It All Wrong 184
Chapter 21 Dumb Sports: Flying Pitchers and Concrete Linebackers 191
Chapter 22 The Power of Stupidity: You Only Break the Leg of the One You Love 206
Chapter 23 Military Stupidity: Why Generals Aren't in Jail 214
Chapter 24 The Beached Whale at the Dumb-Off and Other Random Acts of Idiocy 223
Chapter 25 Smart Thoughts About Stupidity 231
Part 2 Where Did All This Stupid Stuff Come From? 237
Chapter 26 Ask Forty-five Stupid Questions, Get Forty-four Stupid Answers 239
Chapter 27 Twenty-one Stupid Solutions to Problems You Didn't Even Know We Had 263
Chapter 28 Stupidity by the Numbers 280
Chapter 29 What's the Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done? Eighteen True Stupid Stories from Real People Just Like You, Except They're in the Book and You're Not 303
Part 3 Looks Like We're De-stupifying Again 315
Chapter 30 How to Get Smart by Cribbing from Actual Smart People 317
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  • Anonymous

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    The Stupidest Thing About This Book . . .

    Is that you can't enlarge the text size of the eBook version -- rendering it virtually entirely illegible because it will only display in what appears to be the smallest possible text size. So the joke's on me -- the buyer -- for being stupid enough to purchase this illegible book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2004

    Laught out loud with this book!!

    I thought Well, Duh! was extremley funny, and even though if you read it over and over again, you will still laugh out loud.

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