Someday a Bird Will Poop On You
By Sue Salvi, Megan Kellie
At some point in your life, things are bound to get a little sh*tty. Whether that means an unexpected parking ticket, a layoff, or a ruined coat, some day a bird will poop on all of us. Metaphorically speaking. (Or not.)But when the going gets tough, the tough know that with the right outlook on life, they can handle any challenge. With hilarious illustrations, a universal message, and plenty of pooping birds, this book is your secret weapon against an uncertain future, and the perfect gift for grads, dads, or big kids.
Sam Kills Christmas
By Thomas Ridgewell, Eddie Bowley, Dorina Herdewijn
Sam is a small child with a big problem, they HATE Santa. And so, this Christmas, it's time to embark on a quest to vanquish that villain once and for all. Along the way, Sam will encounter Ice Queens and evil Elves, and not a few rocket launchers and explosives, but the big question is...will they be able to rid the world of the tyranny of Santa?
The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief
By Marcus Berkmann
Approaching its 200th birthday in the rudest of health, the Spectator is known for the quality of its writing and the deep eccentricity of some of its writers. Given the freedom to say what they want, they take that freedom and more, and the result is original, provocative, often very funny, sometimes plain wrong. From Jeffrey Bernard's reports from the Soho frontline and Auberon Waugh fulminating about hamburger gases in the early 1990s, we encounter in turn the wild stream of consciousness of Deborah Ross's restaurant reviews, the pinpoint etiquette advice of Mary Killen, Rod Liddle's frothing but elegantly sculpted outrage and the magazine's secret weapon, low life adventurer Jeremy Clarke. This bumper selection, which also includes eminent diarists, mad letter-writers and Boris Johnson, amounts to a masterclass in comic writing, lovingly compiled and edited by Marcus Berkmann, who still can't believe he wrote a monthly pop column for the magazine for twenty-eight years without being fired.
By Stephen Glover
'I thoroughly enjoyed Splash! It's a delicious confection of excellent plotting, an inventively bonkers cast of characters, subtle insights into the world of newspapers and a satisfying ending which invokes the great Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece, Scoop. A fine comedy of manners by a writer who knows the media inside out' BEL MOONEYSam Blunt is a drunken, broken-down tabloid reporter, working for a once-mighty newspaper struggling to come to terms with the digital age. With the assistance of Benedict, an earnest though clever wet-behind-the-ears young intern on the paper, Sam grapples to uncover the story of the century which reveals the political corruption and cynicism at the heart of a rotten Establishment.As they try to nail the story amid a series of capers, Sam and Benedict are frustrated by the self-serving proprietor of the Daily Bugle, various self-appointed do-gooders who want to rein in the Press, and Trevor Yapp, the malign and untrustworthy editor of Bugle Online. Splash! is a satire of the Press and politics in a modern London peopled by a Chinese billionaire would-be press proprietor, a worldly bishop, neglected immigrants, a corrupt and plaintive Prime Minister, and journalists who are often most interested in doing one another down.Yet however self-serving newspapers may sometimes be, Sam and Benedict are ultimately on the side of the angels as they battle to write their triumphant story.
By Doree Shafrir
From the veteran online journalist Doree Shafrir, a sharp, hugely entertaining story of youth, ambition, love, money and technology's inability to hack human nature.Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech and he's about to launch a new and improved version that promises to bring investors running. Katya Pasternack, an ambitious young journalist at a gossipy tech blog, is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic. Sabrina Choe Blum, an exhausted mother of two and failed creative writer, just wants to stay afloat as she tries to escape from her credit card debt and an inattentive husband--who also happens to be Katya's boss. Before the ink on Mack's latest round of funding is dry, an errant text message hints that he may be working a bit too closely for comfort with a young social media manager in his office. When Mack's bad behavior collides with Katya's search for a salacious post, Sabrina gets caught in the middle as TakeOff goes viral for all the wrong reasons. As the fallout engulfs the lower Manhattan office building where all three work, it's up to Katya and Sabrina to write the story the men in their lives would prefer remain untold.
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Cookie Cutter Kit
By Sesame Workshop
Featuring one of Sesame Street's most popular characters, the Cookie Monster Cookie Cutter Kit includes fun cookie cutters in the shape of the ABCs (and a bonus cookie cutter of Cookie Monster!)Kit Includes:* Cookie Cutters in shape of the letters A, B, C, plus 1 of Cookie Monster's face* 24-page mini edition of The ABCs of Cookies
Sesame Street: Oscar the Grouch Talking Button
By Sesame Workshop
Let your family, friends, and co-workers know how you really feel with the Oscar the Grouch Talking Button! Including audio of 5 of Oscar's signature phrases such as "Scram!" and "Go Away!", the talking button celebrates the grouch in all of us. Kit also includes the How to Be a Grouch mini book.Kit includes:* One-of-a-kind desktop button featuring artwork of Oscar's face* Mini book version of the classic Sesame Street book, How to Be a Grouch
By Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea.Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English.We all know Shabby when we see it. It's that welcoming pair of pants drying on the radiator. That half-mouldy, but perfectly gin-and-tonic-worthy lemon on display in the fruit bowl. That tin of plum tomatoes in the cupboard with a sell-by date of 1983. It's never dusting higher than your tallest friend's line of sight. But Shabby is more than just an attitude; it's a quintessentially British way of life, tried and tested for generations, and founded on the Four Central Pillars of Shabbism, Messiness, Dilapidation, Clutter and Bodged Works.Being Shabby is about spending less time fussing and clearing up and getting stressed out about stuff that doesn't really matter anyway. And more time hanging out with your family and friends. It's a celebration of a life that is neither tidy nor empty, but rather one that is splendidly cluttered and full.Shabby - because life's just too bloody short to waste time striving for perfection, or caring too much about what other people think about you and yours. Instead of worrying about what could be, it's time to start celebrating what actually is.Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' IndependentPraise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt'. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com
Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons
By Simon Brett
'Brilliant! Will make a perfect Xmas stocking filler' Bronya Ralley'Delightful. This dip-in-anywhere book put a smile on my face from the first page . . . for everyone who likes a good chuckle' Ruth MilliganAs we all know, the oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language. It has been defined as 'a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory'. Famous examples would include 'bitter-sweet', 'open secret' and 'compassionate Conservatism'.Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons brings together a great many examples of the oxymoron genre, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas. The book is arranged according to various categories ranging from Popular Culture to Political Principles and Business Ethics, all covered in Simon Brett's inimitably witty style.Anyone with an 'unbiased opinion' will quickly grasp that Seriously Funny makes a 'devilishly nice' book.
Set Phasers to Stun
By Marcus Berkmann
Forty-seven years after NBC killed it off, Star Trek celebrates its half-century in a state of rude health. Boldly going where several other people have been before, Marcus Berkmann tells the story of this sturdy science fiction vehicle from its first five-year mission (rudely curtailed to three), through the dark years of the 1970s, the triumphant film series and The Next Generation, to the current 'reboot' films, with a younger cast taking on the characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and co.With wit, insight and a huge pile of DVDs, he seeks to answer all the important questions. Why did Kirk's shirt always get torn when he had a fist fight? What's the most number of times Uhura said 'Hailing frequencies open, sir' in a single episode? (Seven.) And what's the worst imaginable insult in Klingon? (Your mother has a smooth forehead.)
Smurfs The Lost Village: Dress Me Up Smurfette and Friends
The Smurfs are a pop-culture phenomenon with nearly 95% global brand awareness. Coinciding with Sony Animation's new film, Smurfs: The Lost Village, and following the success of other Running Press "Dress Me Up" sets is this fun kit featuring magnets of Smurfette and 3 new female characters, and magnetic outfits and accessories to mix and match.Kit Includes:* full color magnets of Smurfette and 3 other new female characters* assorted full-color magnetic outfits and accessories to mix and match* 32-page illustrated mini book
Sesame Street: The Monster at the End of this Book
By Jon Stone, Mike Smollin
The Monster at the End of This Book is a classic, adored by toddlers and adults alike. This collectible kit includes a mini book version of The Monster at the End of this Book, featuring the full text and illustrations from the original classic story, and a plush Grover backpack clip. Journey with lovable, furry old Grover to the end of the book to discover who the monster really is! Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there's a monster at the end of this book! He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just have to see this monster for themselves. Grover is astonished-and toddlers will be delighted-to discover who is really the monster at the end of the book!Kit includes:* 24-page illustrated mini book of The Monster at the End of This Book* plush Grover backpack clip
Sesame Street: The Goodnight Elmo Kit
By Sarah Albee
This adorable kit includes a mini handheld night-light of everyone's favorite furry red monster, Elmo. The kit also includes a mini version of the classic Elmo book Time for Bed, Elmo!, featuring the complete text and illustrations from the original story. Elmo fans of all ages are sure to love this adorable bedtime helper. Kit Includes:* Mini Elmo handheld Nightlight* 24-page illustrated mini book of Time to Go to Bed, Elmo
By Willam Belli
SUCK LESS: WHERE THERE'S A WILLAM, THERE'S A WAY is a raunchy lifestyle guide. It gives comedic yet usable lessons and real world life-hacks that will help you be a cooler "you" and probably make Satan himself wanna stand up and applaud you!Inside this book you'll learn makeup tips (like how to fake a black eye for family court), travel tips (where the hookers who will let you take pics with them in Amdsterdam are), party tips (i.e. what liquor is okay to rectally buttchug) and so much more from the only contestant to ever get kicked off RuPaul's Drag Race!
The Speaker's Wife
By Quentin Letts
The Rev Tom Ross's quiet and semi-alcoholic life as chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons is about to be shattered. Pastor Petroc Stone of a central London, evangelical church gives sanctuary to a young man being chased by the police for making an anti-Islamic protest. Politicians rage about the Church of England giving a safe haven to a dangerous criminal and Islamists surround the church building, furious at the boy's insult.Meanwhile, the charismatic, white-maned Don of Doubt, Augustus Dymock, and his secular campaign, the Thought Foundation, are pressuring the Church to sell hundreds of its under-used places of worship.As the stories twist and flow together, Ross finds himself caught up in a world of bribes, violence and political spin and, at high personal cost, he must confront his demons. The Speaker's Wife mixes Westminster intrigue with searching depictions of an England which has neglected its beliefs. Laugh-aloud satire is mixed with moving passages about the human condition and even a fairytale love story.
A Slice of Pi
By Liz Strachan
A new look at maths without the Boring Bits . . .How many trillions are there in a googol? Which fractions are vulgar? What famous mathematician refused to eat beans? And which one never travelled without his pet spider in an ivory box?Mathematical theorems and equations are inextricably entangled with the great, and often eccentric thinkers who made breakthrough discoveries. Teacher and numbers expert Liz Strachan takes readers beyond the classroom, combining anecdotes, proofs and party tricks to reveal the foundations of algebra, geometry and trigonometry in a clear and entertaining style.From the Difference Engine to magic squares and from the Fibonacci rabbits to Fermat's Last Theorem, this fascinating tour of the weird world of numbers, imaginary, real or infinite, will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.
Sugar Skulls Coloring Kit
By Running Press
Sugar skulls are traditionally used to honor deceased loved ones in central and southern Mexico, specifically for celebrations like Day of the Dead . This beautifully illustrated colouring kit is the perfect gift for creative people who love both sugar skulls and colouring. It includes 10 coloured pencils and 50 illustrated cards with detailed sugar skull and Day of the Dead designs to complete. No drawing skills required!
Star Trek: Light-Up Shuttlecraft
By Chip Carter
This kit includes a light-up shuttlecraft and a 32-page book on the history of shuttlecrafts,Star Trek fans will love it!
Star Trek: Light-and-Sound Communicator
By Chip Carter
The communicator is used for voice communication and serves as an emergency-signaling device for Starfleet. This kit includes a replica of the iconic communicator, which features light and sound, and a 48-page book on the history of communicators, complete with full-colour photos.
The Screaming Goat
By Running Press
Become the owner of your very own screaming goat with this desktop companion. Press the tree stump button to hear the high-pitched bleats that caused the screaming goat sensation to go viral. Kit also includes a 32-page illustrated book of fun facts and trivia about these famed farm animals.