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Bill Hicks asks: 'Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit... unnatural?' The Little Book of Weed looks at marijuana use from its first ever references to parents naming their children after their favourite varietals and asks the same question. Ganja, weed, cannabis, Mary Jane, blunt, chronic. The list of nicknames for marijuana is as numerous and varied as the users it appeals to. Grown in fields and hotboxes around the world, weed's influence on culture is far beyond teenagers trying pot for the very first time or chronic hippies fully immersed in the lifestyle. Howlers from politicians struggling to balance reality with perception, hilarious stand-up comedians in smoke-filled clubs, musicians whose albums defined eras and movies that put it all on film owe much of their infamy to the infamous herb. So sit back, chill out and roll up roll up for the Little Book of Weed as it emblazons the leafs. 'Herb is the healing of the nation, alcohol is its destruction.' Television interview with Bob Marley. 'When I was a kid, I inhaled, frequently. That was the point.' Barack Obama, when running for president in 2008. 'After 25 years of being fake weed dealers, it feels nice to be real weed dealers.' Kevin Smith on the launch of three new varieties of 'Snoogans' weed ahead of the long-awaited launch of the Jay and Silent Bob sequel, The Hollywood Reporter, 2020.
The perfect parenting companion... Not suitable for children. Mums and Dads have always yearned for a rule book, a hitchhikers' guide if you will, that spelled out for them how to raise their children properly so they grow up to be well-rounded, decent and likeable adults. Well, that book doesn't exist. And it never will. So, why not read this one instead? We won't bullshit you with lies. We're here to make you laugh. The Little Book of Shit Baby Names ... and Other Pearls of Parenting Wisdom is the ideal antidote to a long day of looking after those little versions of yourself. This tiny tome is the perfect pick-me-up once you've dropped the kids off (at school, not a cliff) or put the baby down (to sleep) and you can finally reflect on how degrading and awful parenting is. This book will make you feel better if only because it'll teach you alternative, and perverted, lyrics to 'Wheels on the Bus'. Packed to the gills with hilarious jokes on all things baby-related, from how to avoid choosing a shit baby name, through to scores of bite-size parenting wisdom that may one day save your sanity from leaking out of your ears.
Zombies have plagued humanity's nightmares for centuries, but fortunately, the scientific community has created this detailed and completely serious guide to the undead. Only Zombies of the World tackles this issue and many more, so you might want to read up before a zombie tackles you! Zombies menace humanity, yet we barely understand them. There are books that show you how to kill the undead, but this is the first field guide to explain the importance of zombies to us. Zombies of the World reveals the undead to be a valuable part of our ecosystem and the key to new discoveries in medicine and technology. Zombies of the World uses captivating illustrations to document how evolution has led to a wide variety of species. Few outside the scientific community even realize that creatures like the Egyptian Mummy (Mortifera mumia aegyptus) are actually zombies. Some species are even harmless to humans. The Dancing Zombie (Mortifera immortalis choreographicus) only seeks to thrill humans with elaborate dance routines. Discover how our history has been affected by the undead and what we can learn from scientific research. The answer might surprise you!
Print catches up with electronic news in this hilarious collection of the fresh and steamy scoops from South Africa's premier satirical online news source. An almost unparalleled blight on international journalism, the selections in this volume make light of the news, politics, and current affairs that are reported with profound seriousness in other media. With a distinctly African focus, from Mugabe to Malema to Gadaffi, these articles have the unanticipated effect of increasing awareness of current affairs, since one may have to research the background information of each story in order to fully appreciate the humor.
Two decades after its conception, this humoristic cartoon series is still South Africa's best reminder to laugh at itself as a society. Hilarious and iconic, the family of Madam, Eve, Thandi, and Mother Anderson are dysfunctional, chaotic, and an unfailingly satirical reflection of everyday life. Highlighting classic cartoons from the past 20 years, this annual collection is the ultimate collector's item.
A year's anthology of South Africa's best political cartoons, this hilarious compilation also narrates the story of the country's epic hosting of the FIFA World Cup. Corruption scandals, counterfeit currency, dodgy judges, eco-disasters, lifestyle audits, paternity scandals, and all the usual gaffes and catastrophes are momentarily sidelined by a month of deafening soccer madness. An interesting reexamination of South African society, this unique chronicle covers all of 2010's notable occurrences.
He's fond of anyone who throws a party; he's always at a party in his dreams, for party-crashing's blazoned on his heart . . . a prisoner to the path of fine cuisine. With this statement, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a Muslim preacher and scholar, introduces The Art of Party-Crashing, a book that represents a sharp departure from the religious scholarship for which he is known. Compiled in the eleventh century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment. Ribald jokes, flirtations, and wry observations of misbehaving Muslims acquaint readers with everyday life in medieval Iraq in a way that is both entertaining and edifying. Selove's translation, accompanied by her whimsical drawings, introduces the delights and surprises of medieval Arabic humour to a new audience.
Several strips of South Africa's most popular comic, Madam & Eve, are collected in this satirical compendium. It follows the motley crew of Madam, Eve, Thandi, and Mother Anderson-who are like old friends to most South Africans-as they dash about in their dysfunctional, chaotic, and totally recognizable South African household. Important political and world events are experienced by the characters, providing a current South African perspective with humor.