We rarely need to print things these days. But for the first 40+ years of personal computing, printers were commonplace. And they were some of the most frustrating pieces of equipment ever. The book Shitty Printers catalogs and rips apart some of the worst offenders, from cheap home inkjets to menacing tractor-feed machines.
Author Matt Kracht follows up on his hilarious Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America with a guide for identifying stupid birds around the globe. The book is packed with colorful illustrations of the world’s birds, along with their annoying calls, stupid habits, and tacky markings.
Do you know how you can improve any item? Give it a backside. Brian Cook’s literally cheeky book Butts on Things is loaded with more than 200 illustrations of objects bestowed with a fresh pair of buns. From tacos to ice cream to a cup of coffee, everything looks better with buttocks and a buttcrack.
It’s time to overdecorate with pumpkins, autumn leaves, and manic cursing. Based on a McSweeney’s essay by Colin Nissan, It’s Decorative Gourd Season, MFers features stock photos illustrating the narrator’s descent into depression as his “perfect f**ing seasonal masterpiece” becomes a “perfect f**ing vermin condo.”
Star Trek and its spin-offs have been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. Part of what makes the shows work so well is the infusion of humor into its characters’ interactions. Looper compiled this video of some of the funniest scenes in the history of the franchise. Star Trek IV is packed with hilarious gems.
(PG-13: Language) Oreo cookies are perfectly delicious all on their own, so why do we need alternative Oreo flavors like carrot cake, candy corn, and java chip? College Humor takes a jab at the cookie company introducing an endless stream of strange and unnecessary variants.
This humorous history book offers a unique perspective on past events and how they can often still be relevant today. Penned by Kyle Creek (aka “The Captain“), the book compiles a mix of obscure trivia and historical facts, drawing parallels between them and modern situations we can all relate to.
Were the raptors in Jurassic Park just misunderstood? Who’s the better tough guy movie dog owner? Shea Serrano’s book explores these and other random questions from the world of movies. Arturo Torres‘ witty and sharply-drawn images are the perfect accompaniment to Serrano’s in-depth analysis.
A fun coffee table book or bathroom reader filled with random and strange bits of trivia, each accompanied by a silly illustration. Learn how Napoleon was attacked by rabbits, how dancing goats are the reason we have coffee, and how it’s illegal for a mortician to swear in front of the dead in Georgia.
Ever felt bad if brunch doesn’t look good enough to Instagram or you put the wrong emoji at the end of a risky text? Check out #Millennial Problems, a collection of amusing tweets exploring the struggles of millennial life. Great for gifting (and for historical purposes).
The Book of General Ignorance informs us about many things in life we don’t know or make assumptions about; e.g., camels store fat in their humps, not water. Grab a copy of it now and get smarter. Seriously, don’t you want to know who blew the nose off the Sphinx?