Humor writers Noel Boivin and Christopher Lombardo follow up their definitive compendium of drunken feats, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery (Penguin, 2007), with Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys’ Book of Bitingly Funny Lists.
Here the authors, who one reviewer of their first book called “fast and funny with the facts, without the morality”, present a completely new and unapologetically irreverent take on the list book genre.
Tastes Like Human answers questions people didn’t even know they wanted answers to like: Who are the Top Horniest Cult Leaders of All Time? What are the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Never Return Things? What are the Top 10 Weird Jesus Sightings? Which incidents qualify as the Top Acts of Karaoke-Related Violence?
All of that and much more, including etiquette tips on matters as diverse as how to use an ATM machine without seeming like a complete prick, a guide to conduct when meeting Queen Elizabeth, and fighting suggestions the next time your mouth makes an online payment for which there are insufficient funds in your credit account (ass, in keeping with the analogy) to pay for.
Chris and Noel, AKA, “The Shark Guys” are the creators of the popular humor site TheSharkGuys.com. Links from their site have appeared on dozens of popular websites including Mental Floss, Sports Illustrated, Cracked, IMDb, and FARK.
Reviews of their first book:
“[An] entertaining compendium of tales of drunken exploits — all documented truths, but reading somewhat like urban myths.” –The Globe and Mail
“‘… A brilliant tome dedicated to some of the best true stories of drunken debauchery ever.” –KISW Seattle Online
“Lifelong sobriety certainly isn’t a bad thing, but being a prude is, and it may prevent you from enjoying The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other Tales of Drunken Debauchery.” –The Calgary Herald
“… [A] hilarious (and at times painfully familiar) new book.”, –Scene Magazine
…And don’t forget to check out the book:
THE MAN WHO SCARED A SHARK TO DEATH AND OTHER TRUE TALES OF DRUNKEN DEBAUCHERY
An American man goes on such an astonishing bender he believes his girlfriend’s claim that they got married while under the influence, and only becomes suspicious when she is unable to produce a marriage certificate at any point during the following seven years.
Russian troops get so wasted that it seems a good idea to make a little extra cash by selling off their tank … to Chechen rebels.
Co-authors Noel Boivin and Christopher Lombardo have compiled a collection that serves as a who’s who of the world’s worst-behaved drunks, from the passenger so obnoxiously drunk that a commercial flight diverted to abandon him on an island to the man so furious at being ejected from his local pub that he returns—in a telescopic crane “borrowed” from a construction site.
The true stories in The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery (available on Kindle), taken from news reports from around the world, serve as both cautionary tales (don’t agree to “help out” with a stranger’s robbery, even if he seems like a really nice guy) and comforting perspective (at least you’ve never woken up in a trash compactor).
However cringe-worthy your own most embarrassing drunken moment, at least you’re not the man who caught his privates in a mousetrap—twice.
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