W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion, Number 2

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Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo
Macmillan, Dec 18, 2003 - Humor - 480 pages
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Number 2 in the W.C. Privy series, this bathroom companion is chock full of jokes, stories, historical factoids, quizzes, trivia, and pop culture fun. An ecletic reading array, the book includes:

*Rules and Histories of Laughably Obscure Sports
*The Night They Invented Champagne--the Accidental History of Bubbly Wine
*I Was There! Eyewitness Accounts of Pompeii, the Chicago Fire, the Defeat of Custer, the San Francisco Earthquake
*How to Escape Killer Bees
*How to Build a Log Cabin
*Before They Were Stars: Actors, Writers, Politicians and Rockers
 

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Contents

Food
13
QuotesUnquote
16
Animals
17
Words
21
Words From Our Sponsors
22
Stately Knowledge
23
Life Lessons
25
Tom Swift
28
In the Bathroom
77
Know It All
84
Life of the Party
89
Pop Culture
91
Jesus as Ye Never Knew Him
97
Optical Illusions
104
Spooky Tales From Old Japan
105
Fun in the Kitchen
110

Pop Quizzes
35
Potty Pourri
36
Men We Love to Hate
37
Art Depreciation
41
Sports
42
Short Stories
47
All You Ever Wanted to Know
67
Famous Foods
74
To the Wayback Machine
139
Grand Surrealism
143
Rural Humor
153
Our Favorite Disasters
165
Step Up To the Bar
178
How They Work
189
Myths
197
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In 1903, W.C. Privy published The Original Bathroom Companion, making him the foreflusher of bathroom reading as we know it. Composed of jokes, stories, sayings, facts, and other quick-read articles, the Companion made a big splash in the smallest room of the house. In his honor, Americans began calling the bathroom a "privy," while British fans adopted the term "W.C."

Thanks to a dissolute Privy descendant, Jack Mingo and Erin Barrett have obtained the rights to Privy's legacy and have created a modern new edition of the bathroom companion. Particularly well-suited for this task, Barrett and Mingo have written two dozen entertaining books including Just Curious, Jeeves, Doctors Killed George Washington, Dracula Was a Lawyer, Al Capone Was a Golfer, The Whole Pop Catalogue, and How the Cadillac Got Its Fins. Barrett and Mingo's column of fun facts can be read daily in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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