Stupid Poetry: The Ultimate Collection of Sublime and Ridiculous Poems by Dana Leipold

Take ordinary or inane subjects then immortalize them into a poem worthy of Dr. Seuss’ beloved rhymes. Add a dash of sarcasm and a pinch of cynicism—and that’s a stupid poem. The whole point is to show how incredibly mundane most things are within the context of a rhyming nightmare. Stupid Poetry: The Ultimate Collection of Sublime and Ridiculous Poems covers everything from doing the laundry to politics to toddler tantrums to colonoscopies. Find yourself a quiet place to enjoy these silly poems and bask in the stupidity. Continue reading

Is Home Really the Best Place? by Kudakwashe Muzira

If laughter is the best medicine, this comedy could be an overdose.

Joyce’s cooking is so bad that her husband and kids want to amputate their tongues to save themselves for the taste of her food. Joyce’s husband, Gary, loves his football team more than he loves her. But they are not an entirely unhappy couple.

Joyce and Gary have five children.

Twenty-one-year-old Fred, their eldest child, is a loafer who believes he will soon be a millionaire. He spends most of his time chasing his elusive dream. A gourmand, he is the only member of the family who enjoys Joyce’s cooking.

Eighteen-year-old Nyasha is in a never-ending search for the man of her dreams. She believes she will soon find Mr Right.

Fourteen-year-old Rachel is very religious and she always reads her Bible. She is self-righteous and always has a Biblical verse on the tip of her tongue.

Sam, Rachel’s twin brother, is very rude and enjoys insulting people.

Five-year-old Alvin, better known as Big Cheeks, is a result of a contraceptive blunder. He is very inquisitive and speaks his mind.

As they go on with their everyday lives, the seven members of this family will unwittingly make you laugh. Continue reading

The Super Spud Trilogy by Michael Diack

Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that’s not all – A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You’ll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original, Michael Diack’s debut is strictly for those who are still big kids at heart. Continue reading

A Fly On The Wall, A Bartender’s Perspective by AJ Rothberg

An inside look at politics, love, business and life. A satirical and controversial incite from the guy who wasn’t supposed to hear anything but ended up hearing it all. Memoirs of a veteran bartender with over 20 years in the business in some of the most prominent cities in America working everything from back-stage catering to historical saloons to private exclusive parties. Hidden hilarious stories, secret cooking tips and amazing drink recipes. Continue reading

Something to Read on the Plane by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

And for your in-flight entertainment – A Bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff It’s a light-hearted variety of humorous articles, short stories ranging from hypochondria to murder, plus a quiz, agony aunt column, limericks and a collection of malapropisms to keep you amused and divert you from the tedium of flying.

“This muesli must be old. It’s got weasels in it.”
A great book to keep with you whilst travelling, and a perfect gift (suitable for both men and women) for someone who is going on a trip.
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Learn Me Good by John Pearson

Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn’t changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as “Irritable Vowel Syndrome,” “In math class, no one can hear you scream,” and “I love the smell of Lysol in the morning,” Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit. Continue reading

Doodling by Jonathan Gould

Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually, he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver’s Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures. Continue reading