Dilbert Gets Re-accommodated

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 144948915X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 9944

When confronted by unjust systems of corporate domination, whenever and wherever they may be, Dilbert boldly . . . gets “re-accommodated.” The legendary gang of coworkers is back for more unprofessional development, jargon freestyle, and elaborate work-avoidance schemes. Management fudges the line between stupidity and illegality. Promising new coffee warmer/phone charger technologies abound. And the circle of blame goes ever onward. In this fresh collection, Dilbert lampoons cubicle culture with strips that are sometimes recognizable, sometimes absurd—but always hilarious.
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Random Acts of Management

A Dilbert Book

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740704536

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 8521

Dilbert, the hapless cubicle worker, returns in a whimsical new look inside the bizarre world of office life, as Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, and their companions cope with incompetent management, tiny raises, incomprehensible project acronyms, and other baffling tribulations of the corporate world. Original.
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How to Be a Supervillain

Author: Michael Fry

Publisher: jimmy patterson

ISBN: 0316318728

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7571

Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless! As a last-ditch effort before they give up and let him be a--gasp!--civilian, Victor's exasperated parents send him to apprentice under a disgraced supervillain called The Smear. This matchup starts off as a complete disaster, but Victor and The Smear eventually find that they have a lot to learn from each other. When the stakes get high as Victor is forced to choose between his mentor and his family morals (or lack thereof)...what will the world's nicest bad guy do? In this rollicking, nationally bestselling middle-grade adventure, Michael Fry's witty text and hysterical artwork combines superhero action with classic fish-out-of-water humor.
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Thriving on Vague Objectives

A Dilbert Collection

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449417671

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 2911

"I think that idiot bosses are timeless, and as long as there are annoying people in the world, I won't run out of material."—Scott Adams Dilbert and the gang are back for this 26th collection, Thriving on Vague Objectives. Adams has his finger on the pulse of cubicle dwellers across the globe. No one delivers more laughs or captures the reality of the 9 to 5 worker better than Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, and a cast of stupefying office stereotypes—which is why there are millions of fans of the Dilbert comic strip. Dilbert is a techno-man stuck in a dead-end job (sound familiar?). Power-mad Dogbert strives to take over the world and enslave the humans. The most intelligent person in Dilbert's world is his trash collector, who knows everything about everything. Artist and creator Scott Adams started Dilbert as a doodle when he worked as a bank teller. He continued doodling when he was upgraded to a cubicle for a major telecommunications company. His boss (no telling if he was pointy-haired or not) suggested the name Dilbert. Adams is so dead-on accurate in his depictions of office life that he has been accused of spying on Corporate America.
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Birding Is My Favorite Video Game

Animal Dating Profiles, Wildlife Wine Pairings and Other Cartoons about the Natural World

Author: Rosemary Mosco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781449489120

Category:

Page: 112

View: 5514

Amusing science cartoons about the natural world including animal dating profiles, wildlife wine pairings, threat displays of completely non-threatening animals, why hammerhead sharks have hammer heads, and much more. Birding is My Favorite Video Game is a collection of fun, quasi-educational comics combining weird science, cute visuals, sweet wit, and a strong environmental message. Based on the popular webcomic Bird and Moon, this collection brings facts about birds, bees, and insects to life in the quirkiest, most wonderful way.
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Your New Job Title Is "Accomplice"

A Dilbert Book

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449427758

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 5046

A collection that riffs on the fodder of everyday office life and technology and features the irrepressible clueless Boss, insane co-workers, and the acerbic Dogbert.
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Go Add Value Someplace Else

A Dilbert Book

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449452264

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 8525

Does Dilbert creator Scott Adams have a hidden camera in your office--or is he just completely in tune with the inept managers, wacky office politics, and nonsensical leadership practices that seem to run wild at your company? Stop looking for the camera. Dilbert has become a hugely successful strip because Adams feels your pain. How? Because this former employee of a major telecommunications company has been there. He's seen the road to failure firsthand. And he knows that to successfully navigate the ludicrous world of business, you can't expect common sense to prevail, you need to keep a sense of humor, and above all, you must always be ready to blame the other guy. The strip's enormous popularity stems from the fact that its millions of readers easily identify with the crazy plots and wacky characters found within the corporate environment. Sure, most companies don't have a bespectacled engineer with a tie permanently curled up, a cynical talking dog, and a manager with two pointy tufts of hair. But it's the outrageous things Dilbert characters do and say that leave readers knowingly nodding their heads and, of course, laughing uproariously. The antics of Dilbert's cast are based not only on Adams's own corporate experiences, but on the numerous e-mails he receives each day about the office dramas of his devoted fans.
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The Science of Kissing

What Our Lips Are Telling Us

Author: Sheril Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446575135

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 3886

From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss. When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch. Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.
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Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes

Owlturd Comix

Author: Andrew Tsyaston

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449488412

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 9752

"You know how, since the dawn of humanity, great philosophers and poets have dedicated their entire lives to exploring concepts like love, life itself, logic, and sorrow? Well, those great philosophers and poets are dead now, so I win." — Shen Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes is your fully illustrated guide to the hyper-conflicted, tragicomic feelings of our age. Featuring the resilient, shaggy-haired Shen, this debut collection of Owlturd Comix is a tale of triumph and survival — of getting your ass kicked by sleep deprivation and student loans, but never losing hope. Most of all, it's an amusing, instructive journey through a vast array of emotions, including those best explained with dudes who are buff.
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Screw Calm and Get Angry

Author: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC,Editor

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449405800

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 9468

In our current state of economic misery and political distrust, surely there is a limit to just how much keeping calm and carrying on one might be expected to undertake. You may very well find that getting frustrated and enraged might be the only way to get things changed around here. To help you achieve a new state of mild motivation, Screw Calm and Get Angry brings together several centuries of embattled and embittered epithets. It would seem that across the world and across the centuries, there is plenty of evidence to suggest you're not alone in bemoaning the way the odds are stacked: * On Politics: "The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly,' meaning 'many,' and the word 'ticks,' meaning 'blood sucking parasites.'" --Larry Hardiman * On Work: "By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day." --Robert Frost * On Money: "The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any." --Katherine Whitehorn * On Business: "Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that's true anywhere in the world." --Andrew Young * On War: "You can't say civilization don't advance...for in every war they kill you a new way." --Will Rogers * On Life: "If you wake up and you're not in pain, you know you're dead." --Russian proverb A parody of the famed Keep Calm and Carry On British motivational poster, and featuring the same successful format as our best-selling Keep Calm and Carry On book, Screw Calm and Get Angry is destined to be the motivational mantra for the realists of the world!
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Return of the Lone Iguana

Author: Bill Amend

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836210279

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 2092

In the Fox family household, parents Roger and Andy sometimes stumble as role models; siblings Peter, Paige, and Jason sometimes stumble in growing up; and Quincy, the pet iguana, never stumbles. Original. 100,000 first printing.
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Garfield Older & Wider

His 41st Book

Author: Jim Davis

Publisher: Ballantine Group

ISBN: 0345537653

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 4912

The renowned feline philosopher shares his hard-won wisdom on life as he argues that laziness is its own reward, alarm clocks were made for smashing, maturity is overrated, and if you can't take it with you, eat it now.
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National Geographic Readers: Penguins!

Author: Anne Schreiber

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 142631177X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9644

They waddled into stardom in National Geographic’s March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature’s ROCK STARS! If you’re age 5, you’re probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all! National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mensa 10-Minute Crossword Puzzles

Author: Fred Piscop

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163220

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 437

View: 6650

It's puzzle nirvana for crossword lovers who have just a few minutes to spare, but still crave a challenge. The puzzles are tough enough to be sanctioned by Mensa, the internationally famous high-IQ society, but are designed to be solvable in 10 minutes or less.
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I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring

A Dilbert Book

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449447309

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 3526

The boss. Everyone has one, and all of every boss's worst traits are embodied in The Boss in Dilbert. In I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring, the ongoing torture that The Boss wreaks on his helpless underlings is played out in full. From a total lack of mentoring skills to clueless budget requests and pointless, mind-numbing endless meetings, The Boss makes office life for Dilbert, Wally, Alice, and his secretary a living hell with cubicle walls.
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Fowl Language

Welcome to Parenting

Author: Brian Gordon

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449479901

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 6491

Parenting can be a magical journey full of bliss and wonder . . . if you're on the right meds. For the rest of us, it's another thing altogether. Fowl Language Comics takes an unvarnished look at the tedium and aggravation of parenting, while never forgetting that the reason we put up with those little jerks is that we love them so damn much. By poking fun at the daily struggles parents face, these cartoons help all of us feel less alone in our continual struggle to stay sane. Brian Gordon, creator of Fowl Language Comics, has two small children of his own and knows well the trials and tribulations that go along with raising them. With more than eighteen years of experience in humorous illustration, writing, and cartooning, Brian's visual point of view is memorable, authentic, and instantly recognizable. From Brian: "They say 'write what you know.' Well, I don’t know much, but I do know what it’s like to be the father of two brilliant, beautiful, bat-shit-crazy kids." Launched in July 2013, the relatable humor of Fowl Language broke out on HuffPost Parents, Pop Sugar Moms, Bored Panda, Awkward Family Photos, and countless other humor and parenting blogs. Thanks to more than 200,000 fans on social media, including Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, it continues to grow in popularity at a rapid pace.
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Shave The Whales

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836217407

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 7354

Hot on the heels of Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless, this new Dilbert collection will be widely welcomed by fans of that attention-grabbing comic which appears in 175 newspapers nationwide. Don't miss incompetent, socially inept technohead Dilbert and his megalomaniac pet Dogbert as they try to not only survive in but rule the world.
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Soonish

Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399563830

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 5146

The instant New York Times bestseller! A Wall Street Journal Best Science Book of the Year! A Popular Science Best Science Book of the Year! From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up? In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way. New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea. A given future technology may need any number of intermediate technologies to develop first, and many of these critical advances may appear to be irrelevant when they are first discovered. The journey to progress is full of strange detours and blind alleys that tell us so much about the human mind and the march of civilization. To this end, Soonish investigates ten different emerging fields, from programmable matter to augmented reality, from space elevators to robotic construction, to show us the amazing world we will have, you know, soonish. Soonish is the perfect gift for science lovers for the holidays!
Posted in Technology & Engineering

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Revised Second Edition

Author: Patricia Schultz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761156860

Category: Travel

Page: 1216

View: 5647

The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.
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Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side That's Right

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449410189

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 7327

A collection that riffs on the fodder of everyday office life and features the irrepressible clueless Boss, the acerbic Dogbert, and the evil Human Resources director, Catbert.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels