Download E-books [Citation Needed]: The Best of Wikipedia's Worst Writing PDF

By Conor Lastowka, Josh Fruhlinger

Do you wish aid telling the variation among a Renaissance Pope and an oracular octopus? do you want information on what beside the point physique components the attendees at Wing Bowl reveal to each other? do you want an accounting of which videos within the Air Bud sequence include the fewest fart jokes? thankfully, a lot of these evidence are lovingly recorded on Wikipedia, therefore satisfying the desires of generations of students who labored in the direction of a compendium of the world’s most important info.

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"Wikipedia has lengthy been my favorite resource of doubtful scholarship, unverified assertions, press-release hagiography, and complicated recaps of comedian books in lengthy run-on sentences. it's not only that this fabric comes in handy to a author of pretend minutiae. there's additionally an odd excitement that is available in witnessing very undesirable writing and brooding about on the human brain that conceives it, and why that brain is so preoccupied with the drama behind the curtain of apartment occasion four. i'm simply blissful that I now have the easiest of the worst, all hilariously annotated by means of Fruhlinger and Lastowka, and all sure in a single non-internet quantity such that i will be able to get pleasure from those bits of grim, awkward human poetry with no feeling tempted to get right into a large on-line struggle over the burden of Mr. Belvedere." -John Hodgman

"You are not stunned to find a lot of Wikipedia’s worst writing comes from entries with nerdy matters, contain Care Bears (and their suspect genders), grownup Diaper fetishes, extraordinary assumptions approximately He-Man characters, and extra. I’m confident Topless robotic readers will love the hell out of it...Frulinger and Lastowka aren't approximately as mean-spirited as i'm and approximately 5 million occasions funnier. The publication is offered right here at Amazon for $11. when you have a Kindle, the publication is just $1, that's the main absurd leisure worth I’ve noticeable in particularly a few time." -Rob Bricken, ToplessRobot.com

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By Conor Lastowka, Josh Fruhlinger

Do you wish aid telling the variation among a Renaissance Pope and an oracular octopus? do you want information on what beside the point physique components the attendees at Wing Bowl reveal to each other? do you want an accounting of which videos within the Air Bud sequence include the fewest fart jokes? thankfully, a lot of these evidence are lovingly recorded on Wikipedia, therefore satisfying the desires of generations of students who labored in the direction of a compendium of the world’s most important info.

But how are you going to locate those information, hidden as they're between uninteresting proof approximately technological know-how and historical past and stuff? worry now not: for almost years, the weblog [Citation wanted] has sifted throughout the better of Wikipedia's Worst Writing. 1000 entries later, Conor Lastowka and Josh Fruhlinger have handpicked over two hundred in their favourite examples of putrid prose and picked up them the following. each one access positive aspects hilarious remark from the authors, yet they're convinced you will already be giggling by the point you get to it.

Praise for [Citation Needed]

"Wikipedia has lengthy been my favorite resource of doubtful scholarship, unverified assertions, press-release hagiography, and complicated recaps of comedian books in lengthy run-on sentences. it's not only that this fabric comes in handy to a author of pretend minutiae. there's additionally an odd excitement that is available in witnessing very undesirable writing and brooding about on the human brain that conceives it, and why that brain is so preoccupied with the drama behind the curtain of apartment occasion four. i'm simply blissful that I now have the easiest of the worst, all hilariously annotated by means of Fruhlinger and Lastowka, and all sure in a single non-internet quantity such that i will be able to get pleasure from those bits of grim, awkward human poetry with no feeling tempted to get right into a large on-line struggle over the burden of Mr. Belvedere." -John Hodgman

"You are not stunned to find a lot of Wikipedia’s worst writing comes from entries with nerdy matters, contain Care Bears (and their suspect genders), grownup Diaper fetishes, extraordinary assumptions approximately He-Man characters, and extra. I’m confident Topless robotic readers will love the hell out of it...Frulinger and Lastowka aren't approximately as mean-spirited as i'm and approximately 5 million occasions funnier. The publication is offered right here at Amazon for $11. when you have a Kindle, the publication is just $1, that's the main absurd leisure worth I’ve noticeable in particularly a few time." -Rob Bricken, ToplessRobot.com

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Download E-books Does God Get Diarrhea?: Flushing 4,000 Years Of Lies, Myths, And Fairy Tales Down The Toilet PDF

By Odin Zeus McGaffer

In a global the place faith is ordinarily unfastened from ridicule, out comes a booklet that basically steps over the road and smashes the protecting veil that surrounds the entire lies, myths, and fairy stories. McGaffer wastes no time in hammering faith with good judgment, crude humor, and blatant disrespect. Does God Get Diarrhea demonstrates the intense absurdity of Christianity through tearing aside the Bible's asinine claims, critiquing the miracles of Christ, and exposing God as a hateful, bloodthirsty, mass assassin. no longer for the faint of middle, this publication certainly does not beat round the burning bush in terms of tolerating barbaric beliefs and primitive production theories. Does God Get Diarrhea supplies what many non-believers were too nervous to assert for hundreds of thousands of years with an important twist of sturdy humor. The identify itself is sufficient to increase the eyebrows of even the main liberal minded members and is sure to offend virtually every body. chortle your method via this e-book as you find the ugly fact of faith, the intense harm it has prompted to our society, and the bleak destiny of a superstitious planet. caution: This booklet comprises picture content material, foul language, and cause. All of which are harmful on your healthiness. "Disgusting...an illiberal and insensitive rant fallacious for anyone." - Reverend J.A. David, Pentecostal Minister "Pure grime and bathroom humor. McGaffer has a whole loss of recognize for religion." - Joseph F., Christian writer and Pastor "McGaffer could be first in line to have his head sliced off on Judgment Day, and that i cannot contemplate an individual extra deserving." - Mark L., Christian Extremist "Horribly offensive...this publication could be banned from shelves." - Mary P., Sunday institution instructor

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By Odin Zeus McGaffer

In a global the place faith is ordinarily unfastened from ridicule, out comes a booklet that basically steps over the road and smashes the protecting veil that surrounds the entire lies, myths, and fairy stories. McGaffer wastes no time in hammering faith with good judgment, crude humor, and blatant disrespect. Does God Get Diarrhea demonstrates the intense absurdity of Christianity through tearing aside the Bible's asinine claims, critiquing the miracles of Christ, and exposing God as a hateful, bloodthirsty, mass assassin. no longer for the faint of middle, this publication certainly does not beat round the burning bush in terms of tolerating barbaric beliefs and primitive production theories. Does God Get Diarrhea supplies what many non-believers were too nervous to assert for hundreds of thousands of years with an important twist of sturdy humor. The identify itself is sufficient to increase the eyebrows of even the main liberal minded members and is sure to offend virtually every body. chortle your method via this e-book as you find the ugly fact of faith, the intense harm it has prompted to our society, and the bleak destiny of a superstitious planet. caution: This booklet comprises picture content material, foul language, and cause. All of which are harmful on your healthiness. "Disgusting...an illiberal and insensitive rant fallacious for anyone." - Reverend J.A. David, Pentecostal Minister "Pure grime and bathroom humor. McGaffer has a whole loss of recognize for religion." - Joseph F., Christian writer and Pastor "McGaffer could be first in line to have his head sliced off on Judgment Day, and that i cannot contemplate an individual extra deserving." - Mark L., Christian Extremist "Horribly offensive...this publication could be banned from shelves." - Mary P., Sunday institution instructor

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Download E-books Making Money: A Novel of Discworld PDF

By Terry Pratchett

Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster normal wet von Lipwig has in some way controlled to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork put up place of work working like . . . good, unlike a central authority place of work in any respect. Now the best despot Lord Vetinari is looking wet if he'd wish to make a few actual cash. Vetinari desires wet to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that maybe it is going to now not expense significantly greater than a penny to make a penny.

Moist does not wish the task. despite the fact that, a request from Ankh-Morpork's present ruling tyrant isn't really a "request" in step with se, extra like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So wet will simply need to learn how to care for aged Royal financial institution chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint supervisor, and a major clerk who is most likely a vampire. yet he will quickly be making deadly enemies in addition to funds, specifically if he cannot work out the place the entire gold has gone.

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By Terry Pratchett

Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster normal wet von Lipwig has in some way controlled to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork put up place of work working like . . . good, unlike a central authority place of work in any respect. Now the best despot Lord Vetinari is looking wet if he'd wish to make a few actual cash. Vetinari desires wet to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that maybe it is going to now not expense significantly greater than a penny to make a penny.

Moist does not wish the task. despite the fact that, a request from Ankh-Morpork's present ruling tyrant isn't really a "request" in step with se, extra like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So wet will simply need to learn how to care for aged Royal financial institution chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint supervisor, and a major clerk who is most likely a vampire. yet he will quickly be making deadly enemies in addition to funds, specifically if he cannot work out the place the entire gold has gone.

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Download E-books Eric: A Novel of Discworld PDF

By Terry Pratchett

Discworld's in simple terms demonology hacker, Eric,is approximately to make existence very tough for the remainder of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is especially bad . . . at his paintings, that is.All he desires is to satisfy 3 little wishes:to dwell perpetually, to be grasp of the universe, and to have a stylin' scorching babe.

But Eric isn't really even strong at getting his personal approach. rather than a strong demon, he conjures, good, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched simply by means of Eric's. And as though that wasn't undesirable adequate, that cute shuttle accent the bags has arrived, too. observed via his new most sensible neighbors, there is just one factor Eric needs now—that he'd by no means been born!

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By Terry Pratchett

Discworld's in simple terms demonology hacker, Eric,is approximately to make existence very tough for the remainder of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is especially bad . . . at his paintings, that is.All he desires is to satisfy 3 little wishes:to dwell perpetually, to be grasp of the universe, and to have a stylin' scorching babe.

But Eric isn't really even strong at getting his personal approach. rather than a strong demon, he conjures, good, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched simply by means of Eric's. And as though that wasn't undesirable adequate, that cute shuttle accent the bags has arrived, too. observed via his new most sensible neighbors, there is just one factor Eric needs now—that he'd by no means been born!

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Download E-books The Dog: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Joseph O'Neill

A manhattan occasions Notable Book
Nominated for the fellow Booker Prize

during this outstanding, either comedian and philosophically profound novel, the acclaimed writer of Netherland uncovers the hidden contours of a glittering center jap city—and the quiet dilemmas of modernity. whilst our unnamed hero, a self-sabotaging and oddly existential legal professional, reveals his existence in ny falling aside, he seizes a chance to escape to Dubai, taking a mysterious activity for a fabulously prosperous Lebanese kinfolk. As he struggles together with his place because the “family officer” of the capricious Batros brothers, he additionally struggles with the “doghouse,” a of culpability within which he feels trapped, whilst he composes never-ending digital correspondence—both despatched and unsent—in an try and give you the option out.

An unforgettable delusion for our globalized instances, The Dog is instructed with Joseph O’Neill’s hallmark eloquence, empathy, and stylistic mastery.

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By Joseph O'Neill

A manhattan occasions Notable Book
Nominated for the fellow Booker Prize

during this outstanding, either comedian and philosophically profound novel, the acclaimed writer of Netherland uncovers the hidden contours of a glittering center jap city—and the quiet dilemmas of modernity. whilst our unnamed hero, a self-sabotaging and oddly existential legal professional, reveals his existence in ny falling aside, he seizes a chance to escape to Dubai, taking a mysterious activity for a fabulously prosperous Lebanese kinfolk. As he struggles together with his place because the “family officer” of the capricious Batros brothers, he additionally struggles with the “doghouse,” a of culpability within which he feels trapped, whilst he composes never-ending digital correspondence—both despatched and unsent—in an try and give you the option out.

An unforgettable delusion for our globalized instances, The Dog is instructed with Joseph O’Neill’s hallmark eloquence, empathy, and stylistic mastery.

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Download E-books 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America PDF

By Albert Brooks

Is this what is in store?

June 12, 2030 began like every different day in memory―and via then, thoughts have been lengthy. for the reason that melanoma have been cured fifteen years ahead of, America's inhabitants used to be getting older swiftly. That feels like excellent news, yet give some thought to this: thousands of child boomers, with an incredible usual predator picked off, have been sucking dry merits and assets that have been by no means intended to carry them into their eighties and past. teenagers round the kingdom simmered with resentment towards "the olds" and anger on the treadmill they can by no means get off of simply to hold their mom and dad' entitlement programs.

But on that June twelfth, every little thing replaced: an enormous earthquake devastated la, and the govt., consistently teetering at the fringe of financial disaster, used to be not able to reply.
The fallout from the earthquake units in movement a sweeping novel of rules that pits nationwide wish for the long run opposed to assurances from the prior and is peopled by means of a memorable solid of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all suffering to discover their means. In 2030, Albert Brooks' all-too-believable, dystopian imagining of the place modern-day demanding situations may lead us day after today makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.

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By Albert Brooks

Is this what is in store?

June 12, 2030 began like every different day in memory―and via then, thoughts have been lengthy. for the reason that melanoma have been cured fifteen years ahead of, America's inhabitants used to be getting older swiftly. That feels like excellent news, yet give some thought to this: thousands of child boomers, with an incredible usual predator picked off, have been sucking dry merits and assets that have been by no means intended to carry them into their eighties and past. teenagers round the kingdom simmered with resentment towards "the olds" and anger on the treadmill they can by no means get off of simply to hold their mom and dad' entitlement programs.

But on that June twelfth, every little thing replaced: an enormous earthquake devastated la, and the govt., consistently teetering at the fringe of financial disaster, used to be not able to reply.
The fallout from the earthquake units in movement a sweeping novel of rules that pits nationwide wish for the long run opposed to assurances from the prior and is peopled by means of a memorable solid of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all suffering to discover their means. In 2030, Albert Brooks' all-too-believable, dystopian imagining of the place modern-day demanding situations may lead us day after today makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.

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Download E-books Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter (P.S.) PDF

By Steve Dublanica

According to The Waiter, eighty percentage of consumers are great humans simply searching for anything to devour. the rest 20 percentage, besides the fact that, are socially maladjusted psychopaths.

Eye-opening, outrageous, and unabashed—replete with stories of shopper stupidity, boastful misbehavior, and unseen tidbits of human grace within the very unlikely places—Waiter Rant offers the server's specified viewpoint, revealing surefire secrets and techniques to getting strong carrier, right tipping etiquette, and how one can make sure that your waiter will not spit in your food.

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By Steve Dublanica

According to The Waiter, eighty percentage of consumers are great humans simply searching for anything to devour. the rest 20 percentage, besides the fact that, are socially maladjusted psychopaths.

Eye-opening, outrageous, and unabashed—replete with stories of shopper stupidity, boastful misbehavior, and unseen tidbits of human grace within the very unlikely places—Waiter Rant offers the server's specified viewpoint, revealing surefire secrets and techniques to getting strong carrier, right tipping etiquette, and how one can make sure that your waiter will not spit in your food.

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Download E-books No Way Back (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Theodor Fontane

A classic novel approximately marriage and betrayal from the nice German realist

Gregarious and adventurous, count number Helmuth Holk is extremely joyful to be referred to as clear of his solemn and pious spouse to the far-off court docket of a Danish princess. Swept up within the romance of his new atmosphere, he doesn't detect that everybody there isn't what they seem—a proven fact that explanations him to choose that has deadly results. A tragicomic novel of a failing marriage and sleek sexual politics, No approach Back is filled with the irony, attractiveness, and masterly discussion for which Theodor Fontane is acclaimed.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes via exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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By Theodor Fontane

A classic novel approximately marriage and betrayal from the nice German realist

Gregarious and adventurous, count number Helmuth Holk is extremely joyful to be referred to as clear of his solemn and pious spouse to the far-off court docket of a Danish princess. Swept up within the romance of his new atmosphere, he doesn't detect that everybody there isn't what they seem—a proven fact that explanations him to choose that has deadly results. A tragicomic novel of a failing marriage and sleek sexual politics, No approach Back is filled with the irony, attractiveness, and masterly discussion for which Theodor Fontane is acclaimed.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes via exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Dead Guy Interviews: Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personal ities in History PDF

By Michael A. Stusser

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Download E-books The Book of Useless Information PDF

By Noel Botham

What you'll so cavalierly name dead info may well turn out helpful to another person. on the other hand, possibly no longer. yet to The dead info Society, any incontrovertible fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that try out benefits inclusion during this attention-grabbing yet eventually lifeless book...

 Did you recognize (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why prepared crime money owed for ten percentage of the United States’s annual income?
• The identify of the 1st CD pressed within the United States?
• The final 12 months that may be written upside-down or correct side-up and seem the same?
• The shortest functionality ever nominated for an Oscar®?
• How a lot Elvis weighed on the time of his death?
• What the fits in a deck of playing cards represent?
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The e-book of dead Information solutions those teasers and is full of proof and figures that might captivate you—and someone who stocks your pleasure within the pursuit of unnecessary knowledge.

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By Noel Botham

What you'll so cavalierly name dead info may well turn out helpful to another person. on the other hand, possibly no longer. yet to The dead info Society, any incontrovertible fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that try out benefits inclusion during this attention-grabbing yet eventually lifeless book...

 Did you recognize (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why prepared crime money owed for ten percentage of the United States’s annual income?
• The identify of the 1st CD pressed within the United States?
• The final 12 months that may be written upside-down or correct side-up and seem the same?
• The shortest functionality ever nominated for an Oscar®?
• How a lot Elvis weighed on the time of his death?
• What the fits in a deck of playing cards represent?
• what number region Pounders might be made of one cow?
• How attention-grabbing dead details can be?

The e-book of dead Information solutions those teasers and is full of proof and figures that might captivate you—and someone who stocks your pleasure within the pursuit of unnecessary knowledge.

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