The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information : in 27 Excruciating Volumes

Book - 2012
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Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion 's compendium of all things known.

Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316133265
Branch Call Number: 818.607 ONI
Characteristics: xii, 244 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Randazzo, Joe
Alternative Title: Onion (Madison, Wis.)

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h2co3 Sep 02, 2015

Disappointing. A trace of the old wonderful Onion bite, but you will be skipping over entries by page three. Best definitions are about on the level of Ambrose Bierce's worst.

ChristianNull Aug 02, 2013

It's a encyclopedia that makes fun of everything. EVERYTHING.

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tedrich2921
Jul 13, 2013

If you liked reading Mad Magazine as a kid, you'll probably have the right sense of humor for the Onion Book of Known Knowledge. Although some of the humor falls flat, most of it is whacky and fun. Some of it is brilliant. I'm not sure how many people would read this from beginning to end like I did, but some of the entries are pure gold. I give it a B plus.

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