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The BBook of Geek: The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need Paperback – October 28, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is very well organized and follows a consistent structure. It would make excellent episodic reading, if you can put it down.
I'm buying two more copies for my geek friends, but I think it would be an excellent purchase for non-geeks interested in learning about what makes us tick.
This book is a delightful mix of truth and fallacy, much like Briggs' website. See: "BBelievers". Each entry in this book contains a blurb of the topic, a list of "facts", and a hilariously funny picture featuring Briggs.
I was pleasantly surprised with some of the topics, like Rube Goldberg machines, manga, and Metropolis, but was also surprised at some of the things not included (like Magic the Gathering and They Might Be Giants).
All in all I thought this book was great. It's funny, it's sentimental, and hey, you just might learn something.
If you have an ounce of geek in you, and we all do, check out this book!
bunch of allegedly geeky topics
* 2 true facts + 4 lame (untrue, unfunny) facts
* half a page of nonsense vaguely related to the topic at hand
* creepy picture of the author(?) and friends doing their rendition of said topic
The content is really slim.
Read : size 16 font and tons of white space.
The jokes aren't funny.
Essentially, the author just pulled some random word-associations out of his ...
* Emacs only runs on Imacs
Spider Man :
* In 'The Amazing Spider-Man #56' Peter Parker learns that he is heir to his Uncle Ben's enormous rice fortune
Battlestar Galactica :
* Dirk Benedict, the original Starbuck, was a founding investor of Starbucks, the coffee giant, and helped name it.
This is my first negative review on Amazon in over 5 years.
This book has 0 entertainment and educational value.
I highly discourage anyone from purchasing it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Do not buy this book. Facts are not true, and humor just is not that funny. It's a waste of time and money...Published on October 30, 2013 by xerxesks
I received this book as a Christmas gift several years ago, but only just bothered opening it up again to find out why I put it down in the first place. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by B. Brenot
I brought this book at a dollar store and overpaid by ninety nine cents. There are no facts, it isn't funny,
and there is nothing redeeming about it at all. Read more
Brian Briggs is a geek's geek, a man's man, and little girl's little girl. Hairy-chested and brawny, he wears a pink gingham dress and picks flowers for his mommy. Read morePublished on April 10, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Funny from start to finish, this BBook covers a broad range of geek-related topics in both an informative and a humorous way. Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by Amazon Customer
If you like geeky stuff and if you like laughing this is a must read. With not a single page that you could rate as below awesome, this book is clever fun all the way.Published on March 11, 2009 by B. Gholami