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Blame It on the Dog: A Modern History of the Fart Kindle Edition

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Length: 178 pages

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• The pungent follow-up to the infamous fart history WHO CUT THE CHEESE?, with 50 brand-new stories from modern- day fartlore. • Read about real-life fartistes like flatomusicologist Flatulina Fontanelle Boutier, cyberspace entertainer the Queen of Farts, and Mr. Methane, England’s Prince of Poots. • Farticles average two to three pages, making them perfect bathroom reading.

About the Author

Jim Dawson is a product of West Virginia University, which at this very moment is probably burning his student records. Along with being a real smart feller (or something like that), he's a former editor of Hustler magazine and the author of several books that very few people have read, including the critically acclaimed WHAT WAS THE FIRST ROCK 'N' ROLL RECORD? Dawson lives in Hollywood, California.

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  • File Size: 723 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (March 30, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G60CIE
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Jim Dawson is a Hollywood, California-based writer who has specialized in American pop culture (especially early rock 'n' roll) and the history of flatulence (three books so far, including his 1999 top-seller, "Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart"). Mojo magazine called his "What Was the First Rock 'n' Roll Record?" (1992), co-written with Steve Propes, "one of the most impressive musical reads of the year"; it remains a valuable source for music critics and rock historians, and an updated second edition is currently available on Kindle. Dawson has also written a series of articles on early rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll pioneers for the Los Angeles Times, including a front-page story in the Calendar entertainment section on the forgotten tragic figure Ritchie Valens. The piece led directly to Rhino Records reissuing Valens' entire catalog (with Dawson's liner notes) and eventually to the 1987 biopic "LaBamba," which used some of Dawson's research. Since 1983 Dawson has also written liner notes for roughly 150 albums and CDs, including Rhino's prestigious "Central Avenue Sounds" box set celebrating the history of jazz and early R&B in Los Angeles. His most recent book (2012) is "Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero." He's currently working on a novel about a 1920 coal mine war in his native West Virginia.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By K. Karp on August 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
After experiencing the sweet smell of success from his previous book on flatulence, "Who Cut the Cheese: A Cultural History of the Fart," crepitus king Jim Dawson has cut loose again with a sequel that manages at the same time to be hilarious and scholarly. Dawson's good-natured tone also keeps "Blame it on the Dog" away from being a bathroom book in questionable or sophomoric taste.
If you think that Dawson wrote in his first book everything known about flatulence, think again. You'll read about a modern-day Le Petomane (read the first book if you haven't yet), farting among the famous, farting among the fish, and a canine invention that Dawson is afraid will render invalid his brand-new book--or at least its title.
The book is so engaging that, after reading a couple of chapters (like the subject, the chapters pass quickly but their effects linger long after), I picked up the newspaper and read the headline "Spectre of the Future" as "Sphincter of the Future." That concept prevails in the chapter on flatulent robots, but you'll have to read it for yourself. "Blame It on the Dog" and its predecessor will make the perfect combination on your silly shelf--sort of like corned beef and cabbage. As Dawson said, bad taste [and I mean that in a good way] and worse puns prevail throughout. And it's all about flatulence. What more could you want?
Warning: Don't eat mushrooms, onions, or beans before reading "Dog," because there is, literally, a laugh on every line, and you will be roaring until you burst. Again, literally.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Cooper on November 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
Jim Dawson, author of Who Cut the Cheese?, has done it again. This book is hilarious and covers a sometimes taboo subject, namely expelled colon gases. Everybody does it, but we don't usually discuss it in polite society. This is a laugh out loud book in places and even discusses the personal habits of celebrities, such as Stephen King and Johnny Depp. This is a good sequel to Mark Twain's fantasy about Queen Elizabeth I, as she plays 'who pooted?' with some of her court officials. It could make a good Christmas gift for your more liberal friends with a sense of humor, just don't share it with your minister or mother-in-law.
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By Amazon Customer on May 16, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Having grown up with Monty Python, The Young Ones, Red Dwarf, and three older brothers, I'm as much a fan of "poot" jokes as the next person. I was excited to read this book and the very beginning did have some laughs and entertaining information (Mr. Methane, for one), but it quickly went downhill. Liberal use of profanity was a turnoff, but even beyond that the book was really boring and predictable with a lot of really bad puns that got annoying. I dangerously came very close to buying this book, but ultimately decided to ask my local library to procure it for Kindle instead. SO glad I did, as I would have been really mad had I wasted my money on this. I won't bother with Dawson's other books on this subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tina M. Dunn on January 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
Fun book to share with friends around a campfire or party or just sitting around!
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