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The Stench of Honolulu: I especially recommend it for any comedians or comedy writers who want to tone their craft. That said, DO read this book preferably without any substance of any sort on your face of course. And Other Veiled Threats. It’s a forum for one liners and ridiculous set-ups starring the in Jack Handey helped shape my sense of humor as a young teenager- he has a way of distilling the absurd and grotesque in the world into brilliant little comic nuggets and hypothetical situations.

I’m a big fan of Stephen Leacock, Jerome K. That’s probably when people have about their best senses of humor when they’re, like, 14 or something, I think.

Jan 04, Deb Readerbuzz Nance rated it liked it. Jack Handey, on the other hand, didn’t appear to be in the mood to work quite that hard. Please download one of our supported browsers.


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Partially read it aloud with a friend who was in the hospital and we laughed a lot. And achievable only in the cont When you are reading a book by Jack Handey, and you come across a sentence such as: If you’re familiar with Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts, imagine a novel that’s basically made up of them. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Roarke but with a heavy dose of humor. And Other Veiled Threats Hardcover.

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The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey

I laughed outloud a lot. Handey weds ludicrous to conceivable. Handey writes the way caricature artists draw, with whimsy and blithe exaggeration. Others, though, have usurped the comedic memoir for shameless self-promotion. I hope people in Hawaii and Honolulu are not offended by the book. For me, the best humor plays off of mythical archetypes—the cowboy, the outer-space alien, the James Bond spy.

They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic of bygone days-a travel agent-and discover an old treasure map. It can be very meta at times and may not be for everybody. Any satire is purely accidental. The 8 Best Things to Do in September Jack Handey is a master at writing “one liner” types jokes and there are so many brilliant ones in this.


Word of Life Christian Center. And if you’re not use to Jack Handey’s dry sense of humor, then this might not be the book for you. Literally ever page has me grinning like a baboon. Jul 28, Sonny rated it really liked it. I forget how I stumbled across this one but was tickled pink to see how his wit would translate into a novel. As stated in a few of the other reviews here, this book is not for some people.

Showing of reviews. And then I realized that I was just crying – which made me laugh again but also terrified me. Then shake your head in awe. Product details Audio CD Publisher: Soon they are off in search of the Golden Monkey. Jan 08, Renee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu.

Well, I hope not. If you can’t stand or that have only the faintest traces of a plot, this isn’t for you. As our narrator says, “The ruins were impressive. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.