Product Added : February 9th, 2013
Category : Books
"This Best Selling The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.
Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
Wow… The Onion… as usual… leaves no group untouched. If you are easily offended you will NOT be happy with this book! However, if you can see this book for what it is… humor (and a great deal of it very off-color)… you will love it. If you are familiar with the Onion online, then you’ll know exactly what to expect. If you buy it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, but be warned… there are no taboos in terms of this book. Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
This compendium is hilarious! Entries on historical events and persons, current ones, random words and phrases. Pick it up and start reading anywhere. I guarantee that if you like satire and parody you will grin, giggle or occasionally roll on the floor chortling.
I was looking for coffee table books for my new apartment and came across this book while browsing Amazon’s huge collection of hardcover books. The Onion Book of Known Knowledge is absolutely hilarious. There is an entry for almost anything you can think of from “crumbs” to “Steve Jobs” to “jupiter.” Each entry is funnier than the next and all are well-written. The book has been an outstanding conversation starter and is a favorite amongst our friends and family.
Bottom line, everyone should have this book.
You know what top expect from The Onion and this delivers. Like their other books it’s surprisingly detailed & very funny. It also has a huge number of entries and a wide range of wit. It’s not as good as Our Dumb Century (Running Press Miniature Editions) but is still extremely funny.
The entries all have a mixture of real / made up but serious sounding info, & then the comedy rolls in. If you go for surreal wit, then I recommend the hilarious Sherlock Holmes and the Flying Zombie Death Monkeys. A B movie in a book, it includes a man who can play the piano with his balls. Priceless.
Once uypon a time, the National Lampoon grew from another Lampoon which pushed its head out of another witty bunch through history. So the Onion is the bastion of superbly absurd and s*** yourself faux reporting. Here, collected for the ages, is the encyclopedia of stuff you should’ve learned by now had you been paying attention in school.
Never mind the 1 or 2 star reviews posted on amazon as these are disgruntled bloggers who lack a funny bone. I was gifted with a copy by an old-monied philistine who cast it out a 27th floor Trump Towers balcony. I was walking down the street with a 38 caliber bullet in my breast pocket; the book struck me with a staggering force but had the bullet not been in my pocket, that Onion would have gone straight through my heart.
If you’ve ever used any encyclopedia, or any smarty-pant textbook or good impersonator, this alphabetical assemblage of WTFs will leave you crying, laughing until you puke.
I am a fan of understated humor, overstated humor, subtle humor, humor in general, and sarcasm-however-I will warn the overly sensitive by stating that some of the material can be offensive. Don’t leave it around for the kiddies. Must be a fan of great wits such as Mark Twain or towering intellectuals like Don Rickles and Sponge Bob Squarepants. Proceed at your own risk.
Well, to be honest I was going to give this to my brother-in-law for Christmas until my sister said, "Oh he might like it, I don’t know." That’s when I thought, "Oh well the hell with him, I KNOW I will like/love it" so, it stayed home with me. I have been reading the Onion for quite a while and I love the absurdity of it all. I read it before bedtime for a good laugh. I can’t wait until my son gets old enough to read it. No one in my immediate circle of friends understand why I love this so much. Maybe time for new friends?!? Anyway, if you enjoy a good laugh get this book it’s a very good read.
Loving the onion-from their videos to website- i just had to get this book. When i got in the mail, although the corners were dented due to lack of packaging, i immediately open to a random passage. This book is everything and more. IT covers everything from ancient civilizations(made up ones to) to dinner etiquette. This book is absolutely fabulous. This book has many political and cultural references, so you may or may not understand many of the passages. Example: I showed my friends the passage on Dinosaurs and did not crack a smile. Whoever you are, you will find something just for your taste. Makes a great gift to a sarcastic, or funny friend.
-something for every one
-excellent coffee-table piece
-Some people many not like crude humor
-Because my book came a little dented, doesn’t mean yours will
What can I say about a book that contains the entirety of the world’s knowledge? Well, it’s useful, especially around my Stanford educated brother and his "genius" ballerina girlfriend. You should see their faces when I whip out this bad boy. Brother, let me tell you, it is a riot.