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Mark Twain on Masturbation
Mark Twain on Masturbation

“If you must gamble away your life sexually, don’t play a Lone Hand too much.”

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Comedy Godmother Phyllis Diller on What Every Comedian Needs and How a Great Joke Works
Comedy Godmother Phyllis Diller on What Every Comedian Needs and How a Great Joke Works

“Edit. If one word can do the work of five, now you’re talking.”

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Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius: The Art of the Humorous Amazon Review, Part Deux
Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius: The Art of the Humorous Amazon Review, Part Deux

From scientific miracles to literary criticism, by way of bodily functions and failures of common sense.

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The Dreadnought Hoax: Young Virginia Woolf and Her Bloomsbury Posse Prank the Royal Navy in Drag and a Turban
The Dreadnought Hoax: Young Virginia Woolf and Her Bloomsbury Posse Prank the Royal Navy in Drag and a Turban

How a small group of literary twenty-somethings pulled off “the most daring hoax in history.”

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The Future of Love: Malcolm Cowley’s 1930 Parodic Prediction for the Age of Data
The Future of Love: Malcolm Cowley’s 1930 Parodic Prediction for the Age of Data

The Stimulus and the Response go on a date.

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How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968
How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

“Avoid socks. They are a fatal giveaway of a phony nonconformist.”

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