Want to Go Out for a Bite?: Marv Albert's Favorite Pick-Up Line and Other Jokes from the Headlines

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Feb 5, 2013 - Humor - 354 pages
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Whitewater. O.J. Simpson. Microsoft. Marv Albert. It takes dedication to seriously follow the day's evolving issues. But crack a joke about current events and you've got everyone's attention!

In this first in a series of annual jokefest wrap-ups, editor Tim Harrod has collected some of the funniest gags based on events in the world during the past year. From Michael Jackson to sheep cloning to presidential blunders, "Want to Go Out for a Bite?" delivers timely laughs. Filled with riddles, knock-knocks, clever cracks, and short anecdotes, "Want to Go Out for a Bite?" taps into the American mainstream with some of the best quips and witticisms about some of recent history's most turbulent times.

-- If the best gift one can receive is something a child has made, does that mean the best gift is anything from the Kathie Lee Gifford clothing collection?
-- What does it mean when the flag at the post office is flying at half-mast? Now hiring!
-- How successful was McDonald's $.55 Big Mac promotion? Ronald McDonald recently spent a night in the Lincoln bedroom.

With "Want to Go Out for a Bite?", fans and followers of the day's events can take a lighter approach to news. Culled from the giant pool that is today's media, this book is the consummate gift for every American who has been overloaded with information about politics, celebrities, and conspiracy theories -- and needs a way to kick back and guffaw. What better way to make sense of the day's events than to make fun of them?

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Harrod is a staff writer for the satirical newspaper The Onion and is a stand-up comic.

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