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The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male
August 4, 2012 – 10:22 am | No Comment
The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male

In the world of fringe gender politics no feud is more hotly contested than the one between radical feminists and male to female transexuals. The issue at stake is the feminine status of the latter group,

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
December 11, 2009 – 8:47 pm | One Comment
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

On behalf of Bookfail, as well as Jewish buccaneers Moses Cohen Enriques, Sinan “the Great Jewish Pirate” and Samuel Palache, I’d like to wish you all a happy Hanukkah! You can read more about this, and other uncanny books about pirates in my 10 Unexpected Books About Pirates post. Related reading: Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, [...]

Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly
November 19, 2009 – 4:14 am | One Comment
Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly

The world can be such a dull and drab place – sometimes I wish there was more exuberance out there, the kind that’s evident in Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O’Reilly. Perphaps a tv show entitled “Aren’t You Tired of ‘So You Think You Can Dance?” Via sweetjesusihatebilloreilly.com.

Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, and Pregnant Men in Early Modern Spain
September 16, 2009 – 12:37 pm | No Comment
Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, and Pregnant Men in Early Modern Spain

Because male pregnancy isn’t noteworthy enough by itself, unless it happens in early modern Spain. You had me at ‘male delivery’, Sherry Velasco.

Caffeine Killed My Family: Best Free Cure since Jesus Christ Himself
August 21, 2009 – 2:33 am | 6 Comments
Caffeine Killed My Family: Best Free Cure since Jesus Christ Himself

I was trolling Amazon for caffeine pills earlier today, when I stumbled upon this gem of a title. While I in no way intend to make light of anyone suffering from Huntington’s disease, which it seems like this book is partly about (or any other illness for that matter), anyone who zealously praises Jesus Christ [...]

Millennium Meltdown: Spiritual and Practical Strategies to Survive Y2K
June 23, 2009 – 7:03 am | 2 Comments
Millennium Meltdown: Spiritual and Practical Strategies to Survive Y2K

Forget for a second that this book confronts the technical problems of a Y2K crisis that never materialized. The book’s allusions to a hoax-apolis of Biblical proportions, and an impending one-world government take the cake. Reading the customer reviews (especially the ones prior to 2000) provide much of the comic relief, and at least one [...]

The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals
May 3, 2009 – 3:20 am | One Comment
The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals

If this book caught on as a television franchise, it could challenge the likes of COPS and America’s Most Wanted. Or, how about Law & Order APU (Animal Prosecution Unit)? Snoop Doggy Dogg could follow in the steps of Ice-T, play the role of a hard-nosed detective.

Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite
May 2, 2009 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite

An unexpected book about an unexpectedly awful movie.