January 5th, 2008
|03:19 pm - Schott's, 2008|
Two favourite finds from the 60 pages of Schott's Almanac 2008 that I've managed so far:
PROSTITOTS…and, in the completely-squicking-me-out category:
Children who are dressed in sexually inappropriate clothing.
—"Words of the Year" section, p. 12
In an attempt to break the world record, Brazilian Claudio Paulo Pinto stretched his eyeballs 0.3" out of their sockets (sadly, he failed; the world record is 0.43").
—"Significa · 2007" section, p. 15
I'd just like to note that following the similar-products links at Amazon UK eventually led me to a book entitled Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? With absolutely no regard to its content whatsoever, I am obligated to love this book just for its title and the bold, plain-font way it is presented on the cover.
I actually have that book: it's not quite as entertaining as its title suggests, but it's pretty entertaining all the same.
There's also a sequel
and a rebuttal
volume (the Amazon UK page for which has a link to another charming title