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Who Cut the Cheese?: A Cultural History of the Fart Paperback – December 1, 1998
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Appeals to both my literate, probing, analytical University-graduate side...and my giggling, scatological idiot side.
Guaranteed to get you a full row of seats to yourself when you read it on the subway, even at rush hour, and (if you can remain totally deadpan), a source of endless amusement when you ask for it in book stores or libraries...even if you already have a copy!
Wonderful examples of farts and scatology through history, music, different cultures (Did you know that the Arab words for "silent fart" and "death sentence" are only one letter different?) and literature. And of course, there's a whole chapter on the French music hall entertainer "Le Petomaine"!
The transcript of the legendary "Crepitation Contest" record almost made me choke on my Timbits when I read it at a local donut shop.
An absolute must-have for both the scholarly and the silly!
The Barking Spider, "just stepped on a frog", Chocolate Zephyr, Rumbling Paducah, A Howdy, Perfwanky, Beefed, cat food pancake.
This book is like a bible for me, a reference book, and the encyclopedia fartanica if you will. It isn't just a book that you might put in someone's Christmas stocking to get a guffaw "oh look uncle bob got a book from Santa on farting, what a gas!"
It's full of literary references, Shakespearean sonnets, historical data, scientific facts, myths and legends, all you ever wanted to know but they never taught you in 5th grade biology! Besides all the learning you will accomplish, it's also just a funny read and that's really what the game is all about.
I also have to agree with a previous reviewer - I cannot believe someone did this much research on farting. That, in it of itself, is pretty humorous.
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