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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Printing edition (August 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811815854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811815857
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Playing on paranoia, conspiracy theories, and alien influence, the Schwa Corporation reveals all the -izes you need for absolute domination of your own world. Beware though: monopolizing the laws of reality can be dangerous, or at the very least, hilarious. Complete with your own stick figure population to manipulate as your whims dictate, the World Operations Manual will turn you into a supreme ruler in seconds. This book is "banned on over 13,000,000 planets," so hurry if you want to see what all the fuss is about!

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1997
"Secrets revealed..." ::::: Forget the X-FILES. Don't bother to "watch the skies." Lose CONTACT. Avoid the EVENT HORIZON. Park the MEN IN BLACK at a Dunkin Donuts. ::::: The Schwa Corporation has secured terrestrial publication rights to the cookbook of the alien conspiracy. Now, thanks to Schwa and Chronicle Books, "any Schwa licensee can run his or her own small planet." Planet administration made easy: SCHWA WORLD OPERATIONS MANUAL. ::::: This promises to be a runaway bestseller. Move over Martha Stewart; pack your bags, Microsoft; ignore THE RULES; send your men and women dolls back to Mars and Venus, John Gray. Media artist Bill Barker's Schwa Corporation blows the lid off the conflagration of lies about the most significant event to happen to our race since aliens buried a parking meter in the Moon's Tycho crater some 4 million years ago. ::::: Through a satirical combination of graphic arts, media ambiguity and product marketing, the Schwa phenomenon has become a cutting pun on media manipulation, cultural delusion and corporate obfuscation. Right up there with Patrick McGoohan's THE PRISONER and Jenny Holzer's Truisms, Schwa is both a joke and thought-provoking mirror. True art. This book is a great introduction to "Stickperson" neophytes and a new treasure for Schwa fans. Dilbert fans need not apply.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "thundergod99" on November 4, 2000
A great litle handbook of how to take control of your planet and control it through various methods of impropaganda. Many extras, including stickers and ID card. A great buy at a price 1/3 the cover price.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1999
do u want to rule your own world of stick people and maniplulate their world to its full extent?!?...do you want to get rich off another planet's recources? if so then by the schwa corporation's worl operations manual...learn about instructions.......get some kewl stickers/postcars and a poster..so buy this book
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 24, 2012
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We recieved this product expecting certain stickers in the book very dissapointed in not receiving them. The stickers was the main reason we bought this item.
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