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Rude Is An Understatement....,
This review is from: Rude Jokes (Paperback)
This book is so offensive, it took me years to understand all the jokes. I'm just lucky I wasn't atop a ladder when the punch line came to me.
I dated an Amazon of a woman a year later, a magnificent woman, and found I couldn't talk to her because I was imagining her and the radiator of a chevy pickup, wondering if she could keep her feet flat on the ground. Thank goodness I never had the occassion to cheer on the student athletes who attended in Marfa, Texas.
Most books of humor, if you don't understand a joke, you're not too embarrassed to ask a friend to explain it to you, you're simply not willing to make the effort because all the jokes are lame. The jokes in this book aren't all funny ("That's NOT funny!) but they are all definitely rude, and demented in a way only H. Allen Smith could be.
Really funny jokes, stand up comics tell us, usually come close to the boundaries of bad taste. These jokes don't come within a mile of those boundaries; they are definitely on the far side of that line.
In the 1980s, I mailed my original paperback to a former coworker, thinking that the Texas jokes would tickle his funny bone. He was so offended, he never talked to me again. I've kept my eyes open for more copies ever since; there are several other people I'd like to give copies to. However, I have reached an age where all my enemies are either dead or too tired to both me much, and I'd love to reread this on my Kindle. I wouldn't want it on my bookshelves, though, where people could realize how warped I truly am. Nope, I'd rather - in the words of H. Allen Smith - be nibbled to death by a Muscovy duck.
This book REALLY begs for rerelease in Kindle format.