"Chris Rush promised that if I gave him a favorable blurb, he would agree to be placed in a secure, isolated neuropsychiatric facility, away from the rest of us. Here goes: 'Chris's book is crammed with good, big, sick belly laughs.' Your turn, Chris." --George Carlin
"I first saw Chris Rush thirty years ago, and he killed me. He has a bizarre, funny way of looking at thing"Chris Rush promised that if I gave him a favorable blurb, he would agree to be placed in a secure, isolated neuropsychiatric facility, away from the rest of us. Here goes: 'Chris's book is crammed with good, big, sick belly laughs.' Your turn, Chris." --George Carlin
"I first saw Chris Rush thirty years ago, and he killed me. He has a bizarre, funny way of looking at things, and this book is proof of that." --Jay Leno
"Chris Rush combines the stream-of-consciousness of a Lenny Bruce, a Monty-Pythonesque appreciation of the surreally absurd, and the mental energy of a Robin Williams." --New York Times
"He is universal and intellectual without being elitist." --Variety
Comedian Chris Rush was one of the original contributors to National Lampoon magazine. He can be heard on Sirius and XM satellite radio and on the Joey Reynolds radio show every Friday at 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
In Milking the Rhino, Rush uses a series of unforgettable surreal images to create hilarious verbal cartoons presented in a seductive list form to transport you into a world of nonstop laughter.
* Seven Examples of Truth in Advertising You Will Never See
* Twenty-Five Really Lousy Jobs
* The Ten Worst Pickup Lines
* Ten Bizarre Hobbies
* Fourteen Novelty Items That Never Took Off
* Four Things You Shouldn't Do in Zero-Gravity Conditions
* Four UFO Incidents That Are Weirder Than Usual...more
Paperback, 112 pages
October 1st 2007
by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Based on the title, I expected to be screaming with laughter - or at least splitting my face with my widest grin. At most I cracked a smile in a couple of pages, but I didn't really find this funny. I didn't understand what was supposed to be funny about the lists. It seemed all nonsense to me. Maybe it would have been funnier if performed by a comedian; the humor may have been lost in translation. I gave up when I realized I wasn't exactly reading it but letting my eyes wander across the lines.
This was free from Amazon and the write-up looked promising, however, it wasn't funny and I found some of the humour offensive - homophobic, poking fun at those with mental and physical conditions. I didn't finish it and deleted it from my Kindle (a first for me).
OMG parts of this were laugh till you can't breathe funny. Parts not so much (probably more parts like this than less) My husband and dogs were compelled to investigate what had me laughing so much. Overall I'm glad I read it and will go back to the pee my pants funny parts to read when I need a laugh.
Thought I'd be laughing or smiling a lot...I think I laughed once, and smiled 4 times. That could have been a result of my crummy mood, and hoping to be cheered up, but it didn't happen. It was a free kindle book...we may have paid too much for it.
I was expecting more than this humorless set of lists when I picked up Milking the Rhino. I was highly disappointed that I not only didn't laugh, but barely cracked a smile. This book is going in my give away pile right now.
It had some very funny parts to it, but some of the things he was making sound like happened didn't have documentation and were too improbable. Also, I felt this was something for older kids, not younger kids.
I think I would have loved the book if the examples quoted were taken from real life and not just made up. Sure some of this lists were funny but I wouldn't spend full price on this book. I got it for free.