Black Gold: Nuggets from a Lifetime of Laughs

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Harbour Publishing, Oct 1, 2006 - Humor - 268 pages
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The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour is Canada's top award for humour and nobody has won it more times than Arthur Black, who carried off his third medal in June 2006. Now, in case there is anyone left standing who still disputes Black's claim to the title of Canada's funniest man, Harbour presents the laughing proof: a retrospective of Black's best hits, high-graded from eleven previous collections stretching back over the past twenty years. The result is a landslide of laughter, a pageant of puns, a tsunami of silliness, a cornucopia of corn, in short, a bonanza of Black humour.
From pointers on the medical application of duct tape to uses for that ancient Commodore 64 stashed in the closet to people who seek immortality by naming bugs after themselves to plans for a combination gambling and fitness machine so you can lose pounds as you lose money, Black holds nothing back.

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Contents

Introduction
11
lack to Hack
31
Thai Old Black Magic
53
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Arthur Black's growing collection of award-winning books include "Pitch Black, Black Tie and Tales" (Stoddart Publishing) and "Black in the Saddle Again", all of which won him the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He hosted CBC Radio One's "Basic Black" program from 1983 until 2002, while also using his comedic talents to host Life Television Network's "Weird Homes" and "Weird Wheels". His recently released audio CD, "Planet Salt Spring, " features tales from his adopted home of Salt Spring Island, BC Canada.

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