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Oct 21, 2003
| ISBN 9780812970821
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307417619
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Oct 21, 2003 | ISBN 9780812970821
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307417619
A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life—by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever SaidEveryone knows that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but sometimes that means we’re free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including•the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines’ brilliant “You’re scared of flying? So’s our pilot!” ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign’s inception•the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive” (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King’s assassin)•and much more!
Kathryn Petras is half of a sibling writing team, along with her brother, Ross Petras, with over 4.8 million copies of… More about Kathryn Petras
Ross Petras is half of a sibling writing team, along with his sister, Kathy Petras, with over 4.8 million copies… More about Ross Petras
What’s been said about their work: “Exceedingly amusing.”—The Washington Post “Cruel but funny.”—Playboy “Brilliantly stupid.”—The Wall Street Journal “Like eating popcorn. You can’t stop.”—The Dallas Morning News “You want stupid? Check this book.”—The Houston Chronicle“Sinfully delicious.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Wickedly funny.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Enormously funny.”—The Star-Ledger “Fabulous.”—Elle “Perfect on-the-john entertainment.”—Stuff
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