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Funny story: Memoirs of Hadrian by Maugerite Yourcenar

Memoirs of Hadrian by Maugerite Yourcenar

My favorite bit of this memoir was when Hadrian decided to build a 2 feet high wall to keep Scottish people out of England that stretched across the country. Unfortunately it only kept out Scottish dwarfs as the normal sized Scotsmen simply stepped over this ill thought barricade and headed straight to London where they set up home in Tube Stations, drinking whiskey and occasionally throwing u...

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Funny story: Book Review - The Bible by God

Book Review - The Bible by God

A kind of heavy read with a lot of references to death, plague and famine. There are some references to slavery, sex and there are parts of this book that I felt contained too many references to violence and torture. Split into two parts I found part two far more entertaining than part one, especially with the introduction of the 'Jesus' character. Not much happens for the first thirty y...

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Funny story: Book Review - Paris by Alan Tillier

Book Review - Paris by Alan Tillier

I have mixed feelings about this book. While it provided an adequate description of Paris (though did fail to mention the often aloof and rude Parisians who made NO attempt to speak to me in English, which you would have thought they would have, as when they come to the USA or other English speaking countries we speak to them in English!)and it did provide maps and useful information, for Pari...

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Funny story: Book Review - A Bugs Life

Book Review - A Bugs Life

Please don't make the same mistake I did. I purchased this book in the belief it was an expose on the workings of electronic eavesdropping devices as planted by the NSA, CIA, FBI, IRS and KFC. I was totally wrong. About 40 pages into this book I realized that this had nothing to do with gadgets, spying or the tapping of phones. It's about a talking insect, and other talking pests an...

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Funny story: Book Review - Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe

Book Review - Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe

This is NOT a book written about my time as a furniture maker, yes I readily admit that some things were maybe put together a little haphazardly, however I didn't deserve to be fired and then told I was "an imbecile." Therefore read this book with the knowledge that it isn't about me, or any other craftsman, who makes things that fall to bits. I have no idea what this book is about but gav...

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Funny story: Book Review - Go Down, Moses, by William Faulkner

Book Review - Go Down, Moses, by William Faulkner

I was SHOCKED by the title of this book, and for years I avoided it because I thought it was some sort of crude reference to a 13th Commandment given to Moses by God - which involved Moses performing a pleasurable sex act on Mrs Moses. So I didn't read it. I have since read it and am happy to report it does NOT have anything to do with Mrs Moses, Moses or an order from God instructing him...

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Funny story: Book Review - Medea by Euripides

Book Review - Medea by Euripides

I loved this book! My favorite parts were when a Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home, it was hilarious, I also liked the way that she gets into a lot of trouble, and some of her lines are just excellent! When she says "I'll shove that phone so far down your throat yo...

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Funny story: Book Review - The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells

Book Review - The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells

I read this book in 1986, while travelling on a train between Birmingham and Plymouth in England. I recall that the carriage was dirty and a somewhat scruffy and unkempt man with a beard (which had bits of food in it) was sat opposite me. The journey took several hours and the toilets were blocked. I vowed never again to travel on a British train. I enjoyed the book, which I read in full du...

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Funny story: Book Review - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Book Review - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

A very funny story regarding this book. I purchased it to read some years ago, to accompany and entertain me as I crossed the Atlantic aboard an old schooner, where I had sought passage as a paying deckhand. However, a few days before my intended voyage I was struck down by a mystery illness after my return from a short break to Bangkok, where I met a lovely young lady named Peter. Well, to...

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Funny story: Book Review - Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

Book Review - Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

I had an extremely bad experience while reading this book. The book had been soaked in acid, and I inadvertently licked my hands after reading the first chapter. For three days I was totally out of it and seeing strange things, such as my brother actually showering, my dad actually working and my wife actually looked marginally attractive. A crazy false reality. Of course it was an LSD in...

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Funny story: Book Review - Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Book Review - Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Unbelievable. Totally unbelievable. I read this book after I was BETRAYED after telling a close friend a secret. I thought, wow, he really should have read this book, maybe then he would have kept his big mouth SHUT. Great book, enjoyed it, but word of warning, if you are a secret cross dresser and like the feel of sheer nylon on your legs, the excitement of wearing panties (secretly)...

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Funny story: Book Review - Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Book Review - Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

In answer to the question posed: I do not know, however if said cheese was in a fridge in the breakroom at work and someone ate it, or took a nibble, then you may want to consider putting your initials on future food items, including cheese, that you place in a communal workplace fridge. It is a great deterrent. Unless greedy Margaret Price (yes - I know it is you) works in your building.

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Funny story: Book Review - The Fall Of The House Of Usher - by Edgar Allan Poe

Book Review - The Fall Of The House Of Usher - by Edgar Allan Poe

Silly me! I got about 75% through this book, was enjoying it immensely, when I realized that this was not the book I thought it was! I was expecting a story about US popular singer/rapper Usher and problems involving a sub contractor who had done some "shoddy" work on his home, resulting in said home collapsing and poor Usher being crushed to death. If you are expecting a tale about the destruc...

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Funny story: Book Review - Invisible Cities by Italio Calvino

Book Review - Invisible Cities by Italio Calvino

Wouldn't it be great if we could make Washington DC Invisible? Add Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Albuquerque to that list and the world would certainly be a better place. Of course I have not read this book, and have no clue what it is about, but I would hope that it is a Science Fiction tale, set in the future where cities could make themselves invisible when under attack from alien invaders...

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Funny story: Wings Over Scotland forced to withdraw 'Learn to Count with Wings' maths books as the figures don't add up

Wings Over Scotland forced to withdraw 'Learn to Count with Wings' maths books as the figures don't add up

Internet bampot and Chief Cybernat Stuart Campbell has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn after his 'Learn to Count with Wings' maths books were found to be strewn with errors. The books were launched earlier this week in a blaze of glory, i...

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Funny story: Book Review - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J K Rowling

Book Review - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J K Rowling

I bought this book at a yard sale in Atlanta while visiting my cousin Donald and his wife Audrey. They had been having some marital problems and we felt it would be nice to visit them and maybe offer support. Over the weekend Donald and Audrey just fought continually, culminating in Audrey admitting a affair with Donald's young brother Eric and Donald confessing he was actually a cross dress...

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Funny story: Book Review - One Summer by David Baldacci

Book Review - One Summer by David Baldacci

I read this in an airport in Germany. It was an odd experience, sat opposite me was a family from Dusseldorf who had brought a picnic with them to the airport. They laid out a blanket and everything and had sandwiches, chips and drinks....even a flask of coffee! It was pretty strange as there was a perfectly fine food court at the airport, but I guess they may have been trying to save mone...

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