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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2010
Name 5 ways we're all going to die. Do it! Right now! Before reading this book I knew of maybe three ways: asteroid, war, or plague. Wait, four--global warming. Robert Brockway details, like, 20, and each one scares you more than the last. I've learned way more about killer volcanos, super hurricanes, and killer robots than I ever actually wanted to know, but at least all this fear-mongering put a smile on my face. So buy the book, get informed of all ways everything and everybody wants you dead, and come join me in my bunker. I have nachos!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2010
This book is amazingly crammed full of information. My favorite part is the Verneshot. Read this, and you will learn a lot more about the world than by reading the newspaper or watching tv. Some parts are genuinely scary. I feel like there's a 50% chance we will unleash a terrifying virus or disease on mankind based on the ridiculous science experiments Brockway describes. It's fine abstractly, but think about what that will actually be like. How do you cope when you're reading this before sleeping? Luckily, you laugh. Buy this book!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2011
Fans of Cracked.com (undoubtedly, a large percentage of you) will enjoy this book. The format is similar to many of the articles on the site, but more in-depth. It doesn't come off as expanded just to fill pages, however. The information is presented as concisely as possible, while still retaining all of its humor and sarcasm. The selected bibliography provides a starting point for further research into any of the topics that catch your interest, instead of just typing "robots are going to kill me" into Google.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2010
What an utterly entertaining book! Now, it does have a lot of curse words in it, so if you don't enjoy sarcasm and a generous sprinkling of swearing, you might want to pass on this book. However, if you're like me and sarcasm is your first language, followed by cursing, followed by English, it's a wholly entertaining look at the worst case possible scenarios of how space, people, robots and chicken potatoes are out to kill you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2010
This is hands down the funniest book I've read in a long time. The only things that kept me from running out and buying a tin foil helmet were the well timed swear words and humorous anecdotes that made the end of the world seem awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2011
If you like Cracked.com's articles (or even if you don't), you are going to love this book. It's like getting a book-lengthed pie of that flavor of hilarity! Plus, you learn crap that you can impress your friends/co-workers/in-laws with!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2010
The very funny sarcastic book... is not only very well written but drop dead hillarous - The first chapter pretty much says it all: a true story about a man who saved the world and got FIRED for it. It writes itself is the best way to put it. The writer has done this sort of thing before and shows it by being... hilourous, the best thing I've ever read and perfect spot on perfect. I will say that just to make sure that you understand those reviews were all from real people!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2010
I'll admit it - one of my guiltiest pleasures is learning about the potential apocalypse. Any end-of-humanity-as-we-know-it stories I can find, I totally devour. Immediately upon hearing about Everything is Going to Kill Everybody, I preordered this book and Amazon, in its kindest of hearts, had it on my doorstep a day sooner than anticipated. Today was like Christmas morning, if Christmas presents were brightly-wrapped horror. Being familiar with Brockway's writing and having read a sneak peek on Cracked, I felt I knew what to expect. It has blown my expectations out of the water. Everything is Going to Kill Everybody is equal parts hilarious and terrifying, packed with oh-so-quotable facts accented with amusing illustrations.

I probably should not have read this so near bedtime (that is, any time while awake). I am not entirely sure if I will be able to sleep tonight. Or ever again. Oh well, I'll just sleep when I'm dead...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2010
I am the type of person who considers it a great accomplishment when I read an entire chapter of a book in a hour; with that for perspective, I am halfway through the Word Puncher's masterpiece in less than 24 hours. It is simultaneously scientifically engaging and hilarious. Between the hypercanes, megatsunamis and the man-made tornadoes... You are probably wondering what the hell I am talking about. Buy the book and find out; you will not be disappointed, and your money will go to fund one of the most magnificent beards since Jerry Garcias' was knighted/
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2010
If you're a fan of Brockway's work from Cracked or Ifightrobots - or if you're just a fan of the immaculate beard that he has cultivated - then this book is for you. It takes a skilled comedian to blend the world's of science fact and ball punching hyperbolic humor and in ETIGTKE Robert has done just that. He's a master of the craft of informing his audience while at the same time entertaining them.

I've never laughed so much while simultaneously being scared shitless.

Thanks a lot Brockway.
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