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Gehanna
04-30-2008, 09:25 PM
When it comes to reading instruction books, I find that I tend to favor Complete Idiots over Dummies. How about you?

I was thinking of following suit with the concept and writing books for Morons. Imagine the possibilities.

:D
Gehanna

SPMiller
04-30-2008, 09:41 PM
How about the Retard brand of how-to books?

Is it too soon?

Note: It has been brought to my attention that this humor has been misinterpreted, and it's therefore probably worthwhile to clarify the reasoning behind it.

Moron, idiot, and imbecile were once scientifically valid terminology. Eventually, the public started using them as insults, and scientists moved away from the terms in response. After all, who wants to use insults to describe mentally retarded people? That would, of course, be cruel--if not to the afflicted person then especially to the family and relatives of that person.

I find the employment of any of these terms--yes, the ones used in book titles--to be equally as insensitive as any number of racial slurs.

Thus, you can see how "Is it too soon?" is asking whether retard has entered the popular lexicon as an insult yet: is it now acceptable to the public, just as idiot/moron/imbecile are already acceptable? This was not intended to condone the usage, but rather mock and parody it. I thought that was clear, but apparently not.

Gehanna
04-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Oh, I could personally use a series for the Total Spaz. Especially one titled Kitchen Safety for the Total Spaz. lol

Perhaps I should make a request in the cooking forum. :D

Gehanna

Seaclusion
04-30-2008, 09:51 PM
These titles all come out in the falll catalog;

Dating for the socially inept
Spelling for the funtionally illiterate
Truth for politicians

Richard

James81
04-30-2008, 09:53 PM
:roll:

I'm waiting for the "The Completely Braindead Fool's Fool's Guide to Something Really Simple" to come out.

Gehanna
04-30-2008, 09:59 PM
I should write a book called Sarcasm for the Sarcastically Inclined. I'm an expert!

Gehanna

Seaclusion
04-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Humor for the humorless
Laughter for the stoic

Richard

jannawrites
04-30-2008, 10:16 PM
A Dose of Smart for Those Who Suffer from Mommy Brain

inkkognito
05-01-2008, 12:01 AM
The Backyard Barbeque Cookbook for Pyromaniacs

DWSTXS
05-01-2008, 12:10 AM
how about 'Christian Erotica'

inkkognito
05-01-2008, 12:13 AM
how about 'Christian Erotica'
http://www.covenantspice.com/?gclid=CIbetbbMg5MCFQpMGgodRz7FFg

Phaeal
05-01-2008, 01:02 AM
I'm currently working on "The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Gui....Aieeeeeee!!!!"

Gehanna
05-01-2008, 01:16 AM
The Egotist's Guide to Sheer Genius :Thumbs:


*smirk*
Gehanna

Birol
05-01-2008, 02:12 AM
Moving to OP.

JoeEkaitis
05-01-2008, 02:35 AM
The Politicians' Guide to Honesty

Bmwhtly
05-01-2008, 03:04 AM
When it comes to reading instruction books
In Struck Shun?

I assumed that was techno-speak for "Throw me away".

jannawrites
05-03-2008, 05:16 AM
The Egotist's Guide to Sheer Genius :Thumbs:


*smirk*
Gehanna


This one has misterwrites's name all over it. ;)