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The Best of Pointless Conversations [Kindle Edition]

Scott Tierney
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Pointless Conversations: The Best of Issues 1-6

Packed with cartoon laughs, stupid ideas and the utterly ridiculous, this compilation of extracts from the first six issues features the best of Pointless Conversations, as well as some fresh material. The hand-picked topics discussed by the two loveable idiots involve:

Is Superman a cowardly alien? (taken from Superheroes)

Is Back to the Future's Doc Brown a time travelling psychopath? (taken from Doctor Emmet Brown)

What is an ionising bulb, and does it actually harness the power of “awesomeness”? (taken from Lightbulbs and Civilisation)

The “evil” Maid Marion, and is a fish in the neck, funny? (taken from The Expendables)

Is it really dangerous for pregnant women to sit down? (taken from The Fifth Element)

Is using the toilet on Star Trek's Holodeck, bad for your health? (taken from The Big One)


Product Details

  • File Size: 24951 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Publisher: AUK Authors; 1 edition (July 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071XTU1Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,674 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Started a new collection on my Kindle... August 18, 2012
By Tara
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started a new collection on my Kindle just for this book and others like it.
Collection name...Not worth Reading.

I didn't laugh. Most of the time I didn't get it. I felt like I was standing listening to other peoples "you had to be there" jokes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Agreeing with AuntieSash June 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I totally and fully agree with AuntieSash. I read her review before I bought this book and I'm pretty much saying the same thing as her except for
she rated it *** and I rated it **** [three stars and four stars] the book IS pretty silly but I really wish it was longer.
I have to give you a warning though. LISTEN TO THE TITLE!!! if you don't want to read a POINTLESS book, DON'T!!! but I overall really like this book; it's funny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I got this as a free kindle giveaway, and unfortunately, I felt as though this was a classic example of the audience not entirely being matched up with the medium. This was a sort-of comic strip in Kindle format that was a sampler from six longer “issue” versions of the piece.

I felt like this was definitely geared toward the 16-21 college-aged mindset that is essentially a poorly executed Dave Barry-like column in a different medium that is for an audience with an attention span that responds well to one giant page of text and a big comic repetitive on every page save for a change in facial expression of our two protagonists. It is everyday philosophy of the young-set musing on exactly what the title says - “pointless conversations” - so essentially I was walking into something that was advertised from the outset.

I do wonder, though, if the audience that this is geared toward is not entirely in need of this piece. Don’t they have conversations about this on their own without it being written down? Is it necessary to document the pointlessness of some conversations, or is there some inherent need for more randomness? It reminds me of several podcasts that I have listened to on recommendation that are just two hours of nonsensical rantings by young drunken “philosophers” saying very little of anything. I unsubscribed and never revisited them, even though I gave it a shot like I did with this piece.

Yes, it is the best of pointless conversations, but who says its bland, narcissistic everyday intellectualism is worth the time it takes to read it? It’s not for me, and I wonder why it needs to be recorded in this medium for posterity when there are many other mediums that, while I do not like the content, do it better.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not all that funny August 25, 2012
By Andrew
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There are very few times that I laughed while reading this. Much of it was rather boring, and some parts were just crude. I guess the title was right. These really are pointless
conversations. They just aren't that funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 17, 2013
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This is a book you want to read if your bored f d f f th j j j h j
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be funnier January 1, 2013
By Tim
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It seems to drag on and on through the most boring parts. If it were a British sitcom (I.e. the IT Crowd) it would undoubtedly be much funnier, but alas that humor formula just doesn't work well in book form. If you want a great random stick figure cartoon series look up Cyanide and Happiness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Random... May 15, 2012
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Fairly random. Too short. But funny and silly - in a random way. I'd like to read more. Knowing the characters over time would make it funnier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty funny. May 10, 2012
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Pretty funny quick read. Made a laugh a few times. After reading this "best of" book I am going to look into the full length books.

The format fit the kindle perfectly, and made is fun and easy to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars ;)
I think it was pretty good. despite the cover it actually makes some good points. (and its free so, hey, why not give it a shot?)
Published 5 days ago by Antione Spriggs
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Its exactly what the title says it is. Its really funny, but i wish it was longer.
You need to know some trivia like star treks holo food to fully enjoy this book. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Milo
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious yet interesting
this book gave me some good topic ideas because of all the interesting topics covered in this book. if you like funny yet interesting topics in good dialogue, get this book.
Published 14 days ago by david
5.0 out of 5 stars hahaha omg LOL
i loved it and if you dont understand it it is stupid humer gosh do you get it now aaaaaaaa have you had MAD omg it's so funny
Published 21 days ago by dave
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This is really stupid and bad.
Published 21 days ago by seth
3.0 out of 5 stars Ehhh
ok good enough to take 3 stars m I c k e y says it's a ok book
Meagher mwhhh
Published 23 days ago by HuskeyGames
4.0 out of 5 stars The best comic I'd read
It just very good topics it knew how to make me laugh and at the same time very serious. It was also around a great book/novel.
Published 1 month ago by It is fun and anyone can play it.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not really funny.
Published 1 month ago by Auntie JoJo 607
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
This is a really good book. It's awesome!My favorite part is when they are arguing about superman. I really recommend getting this book
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
This was a awesome funny book I was laughing a lot just a really great book I hope you read this.
Published 1 month ago by rachel gunter
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