Stand By Your Manhood: An Essential Guide for Modern Men [EPUB]
17 January 2017, 22:12
2016 | EPUB | 0.4MB
Men must be the worst oppressors in history - we pay the most taxes, get the least support and play longer matches at Wimbledon for no extra money. We're also more likely to be homeless, circumcised, attacked, jailed, drafted, under-educated, short-changed in parenthood and shafted by divorce. Oh, and to top it all, we die sooner. Despite this, feminists still assert we live in a patriarchy and give us a hard time.
Fortunately, Peter Lloyd is here to offer a reality check in this long-overdue lad bible. Part polemic, part toolkit for the modern man, Stand By Your Manhood answers all the burning questions facing the brotherhood today, including:
- Should we fund the first date?
- Is penis size a political issue?
- Are we sexist if we enjoy pornography?
- Why isn't there a men's minister?
Politically incorrect, fearless and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the deliciously provocative book that gives blokes their balls back.
Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark [EPUB]
13 January 2017, 23:29
2012 | EPUB | 0.5MB
Only Christopher Dewdney could mine the darkest pools of lore, legend, natural history, science, cultural history and the arts to recast the seemingly commonplace aspects of an ordinary night into a magical and exhilarating nocturnal tour. Using an original hour-by-hour structure that follows night's progression from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, Dewdney explores and celebrates a single representative night at each point on the clock.
- 6:00 pm: The setting sun begins Dewdney's search to discover the perfect sunset.
- 10:00 pm: The evening rhythms of the city hit their stride, from the cop on the night beat to the backbeat of the clubs.
- Midnight: The hour of romance and magic.
- 3:00 am: Dewdney is wide awake at a sleep clinic.
- 5:00 am: " The desperate hour," we enter a provocative cultural investigation of the " art of darkness."
For all those who've been wondering what they've been missing while they sleep, Acquainted with the Night is an illuminating exploration and a terrific gift book.
Spurious Correlations [EPUB]
11 January 2017, 16:07
2015 | EPUB | 5.67MB
"Spurious Correlations ... is the most fun you'll ever have with graphs."--Bustle
Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website.
Is there a correlation between Nic Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to tylervigen.com and asking, "Wait, what?" Vigen has designed software that scours enormous data sets to find unlikely statistical correlations. He began pulling the funniest ones for his website and has since gained millions of views, hundreds of thousands of likes, and tons of media coverage. Subversive and clever, Spurious Correlations is geek humor at its finest, nailing our obsession with data and conspiracy theory.