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Our Dumb World by The Onion
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Apr 23, 10

bookshelves: humor

This world ‘atlas’ is the perfect showcase for The Onion’s distinctive and very determinedly un-PC “Oh wow, that’s RUDE…. but they have a point, unfortunately” brand of snarky humor. Look up the countries that interest you most — or those which you dislike worst. (For the record, I was best amused by Mexico, Cuba, Ireland, and the Netherlands). Be prepared to laugh out loud. Or at least to do a lot of guilty snickering.

— Alan

What makes a perfect gift? I am glad you asked : something original, intelligent, very funny, and containing maps, of course ! I didn’t even know this existed until a few days before it came out; nevertheless, I am very pleased. There is the silly (Chile), the tragic (the picture of the little girl in Sierra Leone), and the obnoxious (San Marino). While most Onion stuff is hilarious, I think the atlas format makes this a better present than anything else they have published.

— Josh W.
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