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Fail Harder: Ridiculous Illustrations of Epic Fails Hardcover – September 6, 2011
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That being said, I'm someone who heartily approves of supporting the community, so this doesn't seem like a money-making scheme from those who run the site. As much as I'm sure I could find all the images in the book for free online, going through the site's archives would be a pain (albeit an often-hilarious pain), and it's nice to see some of the best of the worst contained in one place.
The images were of high quality and most of them were worth a chuckle, such as a bottle of wine that advertised that it was both "made in France" and "made in Spain," or the sign attached to edutainment software that stated the games were "so much fun they won't even know their learning." Much like the site itself, though, there were a few "failed fails" in here, ones that were obviously posed shots or even obvious Photoshopping jobs. But overall, the quality was good, and it has far more hits than misses.
As said previously, this one is definitely for fans of failblog who want to support the community. Others can probably give it a miss, or else visit the site itself for free versions of what this book contains.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a small gag gift or a unique coffee table book, this might be a good choice for you.
Cons: on every page there is a set of icons that don't seem to make sense and are not related to the pictures at all. I find them confusing... Also, there are no titles on the pictures. On the web page I usually find titles funny, so it would have been cool to include them in the book.
Sample photographs include:
*a Diabetic Fundraiser ad that offers $1.00 Candy Bars;
*an ad for a George Foreman Baby Roasting Machine;
*a 'Back to School' sign that advertises Trojan condoms for $12.49;
*a display of 'Unbreakable' receptacle covers, one of which is broken;
*a 'We're Here to Serve You' sign that states the store is closed Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday;
*a 'Royal Buffet' road sign that offers '0% Off;'
*a yacht with its name bowplate reading 'Succes;'
and so on.
Depending on your sensibilities, you may find FAIL HARDER a sometimes amusing fluff piece or the scrapings from the bottom of the humor barrel. To my mind, it's an optional purchase but, as always, it's your call, folks.
The pictures say it all. The FAIL splashed over them only adds to it. If you like the sick, twisted, self-deprecating humor of the Fail Blog, then you'll love this compilation of harder fails and want to add it to your collection immediately. It'll make a great coffee table book. Or will just make you want to curl up in a corner and cry for our lost brain cells. Either or.
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Hilarious! Great gift for mechanical engineers, mechanics, carpenters, anyone who enjoys building things. Great coffee table book as well!Published 3 months ago by Joy T.
The book was like new. My family enjoyed the humor of this book and will be enjoyed for some time to comePublished on March 8, 2014 by colette
I have a friend who loves the fail blogs but doesn't have time to cruise the sites. He loves this book.Published on January 9, 2014 by Elizabeth M. Mccarthy