How Many Surrealists Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb or, Why did the Intellectual Cross the Road and Walk into a Bar: A collection of over ... part understood by John Howard Towsen, Ph.D.
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How Many Surrealists Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb or, Why did the Intellectual Cross the Road and Walk into a Bar: A collection of over 1,000 cartoons, jokes, and epigrams for the over-educated and cognitively curious (yes, that means you!) as compiled and for the most part understood by John Howard Towsen, Ph.D.
"A unique compilation of jokes and cartoons, some classic, some new, some cutting edge and a few real mind benders. It’s a must for any fan of comedy." —Fred Willard, legendary film and tv comic actor (Second City; Fernwood 2 Night; This Is Spinal Tap; Waiting for Guffman; Best in Show; Jay Leno; Everybody Loves Raymond)
"This book is surreally funny!” —Ray Lesser, humor writer; founder & editor, Funny Times
"Any book with entries like “Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me” is a book to treasure." —Bill Irwin, award-winning actor and vaudevillian (Waiting for Godot; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Fool Moon; Old Hats)
“Light up, lighten up, and laugh your butt off.” —Phil Proctor, writer/performer (Firesign Theatre; www.planetproctor.com)
"For Janeane Garofalo’s blurb, please see her collection of over 1,000 flattering declarations, comments, and assertions for the discerning fan of concise summary at welldonejohnhowardtowsenphd.com." —Janeane Garofalo, actor, activist, pioneer of alt. stand-up comedy. (SNL; West Wing; Reality Bites; Ben Stiller; Larry Sanders)
"I am thrilled! It's a page-turner, with fantastic continuity. I am truly honored to be able to share funny with you." — Bill Marx, composer, concert pianist, author —and son of Harpo.
"A wonderful book." —Sidney Harris, cartoonist extraordinaire, with over 20 collections of his work published
"Which came first, the cartoons or the quotes No matter, in this bang-on book they're momentous metaphysical mates!”—Craig Yoe, cartoonist and comics historian (YoeBooks.com)
This collection of visual and verbal humor on intellectual and artistic themes is pure entertainment —not analysis! Guaranteed to leave you thinking and laughing. More than a quarter of a century in the making and lovingly curated by author John Towsen, it weaves a journey through the worlds of philosophy, religion, education, art, therapy, performance, language, literature, math, science, and futurism by means of more than a thousand cartoons, jokes and epigrams. A perfect birthday, holiday, or graduation gift!
With cartoons by Francis Acupan, Charles Addams, Kirk Anderson, Mark Anderson, Isabella Bannerman, Charles Barsotti, Harry Bliss, George Booth, Christopher Burke, John Callahan, Tom Cheney, Damian Clark, Scott Clark, Jack Corbett, Dave Coverly, Leo Collum, Cyanide & Happiness, Joe Dator, Bob Eckstein, Jules Feiffer, Loren Fishman, Emily Flake, Mort Gerberg, Clive Goddard, Alex Gregory, Robert Gumpertz, William Hamilton, JB Handelsman, Hanley, Sidney Harris, Buddy Hickerson, Carolita Johnson, Zach Kanin, L.J. Kopf, Anatol Kovarsky, Robert Leighton, Eric Lewis, Mark Litzler, Lee Lorenz, Stan Mack, Robert Mankoff, Frank Modell, Peter Mueller, Rob Murray, Paul Noth, Mark Parisi, W.B. Park, Dan Piraro, Kevin Pope, Hilary Price, Donald Reilly, Mischa Richter, Charlie Rodrigues, Flash Rosenberg, Leigh Rubin, Graham Sale, Doug Savage, Bernard Schwartz, Danny Shanahan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Paul Soderblom, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, James Stevenson, Mark Stivers, Barney Tobey, Andrew Toos, G.B. Trudeau, Bradford Veley, Liam Francis Walsh, Bill Watterson, Gahan Wilson, and Jack Ziegler.
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