An atlas might help them know which direction to travel after escaping and get away via geography. A sharp, comedic sendup of punk and hardcore culture, from the creators of the popular and criticallylauded satire site the hard times. Atlas of the planet earth by the onion little, brown, 2007. Our dumb world is an invaluable tool for any reader interested in overthrowing a weakened government in east asia, exploiting a developing nation in africa, or for directions to tonights party at ericas. Buy our dumb world the onions atlas of the planet earth by onion at. The onion world atlas and other funny maps maps and atlases.
Our dumb world is an atlas of the world presented by the onion. The onions atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition at. Atlas of the planet earth now with 30% more asia comedy audio book 3 cd seventy third edition 3 cds barcode and other identifiers barcode. Laughter is the best medicine and happy prisoners might be easier to manage. In the mid2000s, scott headed up the creation of the onion news network web series, serving as. As i mentioned before, our dumb world is the onions take on the sort of atlas exemplified by the old national geographic picture atlas of our world, a book i grew up on and that did a lot to shape my perception of the world. The onion is an american satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. They definitely score again with our dumb world, an atlas that carves up the earth into easily digestible pieces of sheer madness. For some maprelated humor, i highly recommend our dumb world, the onions atlas of the planet earth. Family reference atlas of the by national geographic. Whats great is that you can easily skip around to read entries, but there are also callback jokes in later entries if youve read the ones at the beginning. It also features maps, including a foldout world map at actual size. The atlas of world history closes with a bibliography that provides a booklist for suggested further reading.
Anyone know of any other humorous or fantastical atlases. To understand the news, a context of world geography and history is essential. Our dumb world is the world s most comprehensive fake atlas. A world atlas and popup globe by keith lye authors. This fake atlas was put together by the writers of the onion, the fake newspaper that humbly calls itself americas finest news source. This book has some laugh out loud moments, but the frequent genocide jokes.
Mar 12, 2020 packed with beautiful fullcolor maps and framed with inaccurate essays about the world written by the full onion staff, our dumb world. The onions smartass assessment of each nation is brutal, crude, and merciless, while at the same time being hilarious, clever, and even really. The book reads like a normal encyclopedia and while physical books are going by the wayside, the onion book of known knowledge actually addresses it and makes light of its own situation. A lastminute run to walgreens yielded the curtain, which proved an acceptable backdrop. The company is based in chicago but originated as a weekly print publication on august 29, 1988 in madison, wisconsin. The onion s atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition by the onion the earth in three dimensions. The onion s atlas of the planet earth the onion book of known knowledge. The onion s atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition features incorrect statistics on all of the earths 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. The onion began publishing online in the spring of 1996. In the mid2000s, scott headed up the creation of the onion news network web series, serving as a director and executive producer.
Equally wellsuited for a general audience and students of history or international relations, the atlas of world history continues oxfords presence as the premier publisher of world atlases. The onion book of known knowledge audiobook by the onion. National geographic concise atlas of the world, 4th edition. In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. National geographic atlas of by national geographic. Experts warn unemployment rate could soon rise to america is the greatest country in the world. It is the onions first book of entirely original content since 1999s our dumb century. A definitive encyclopaedia of existing information the onions finest news reporting, volume 1. The onion world atlas and other funny maps librarything. Buy our dumb world the onion s atlas of the planet earth by onion at. The onion, the popular fake news outlet, is broadening its horizons with a new atlas. Our dumb world is a parody of the standard desk atlas created by the staff of the onion and published by little, brown and company on october 30, 2007. He also cowrote and edited the onions second original book, our dumb world, a world atlas parody, which also debuted on the new york times bestseller list. The onion world atlas and other funny maps maps and.
Readers will learn about every country from afghanistan, allahs cat box, to the ukraine, the bridebasket of europe. Physics, sketching, acupressure, world atlas, batman. That is why the onion is publishing an audio world atlas. A newsparody compendium of world nonfacts features maps and incorrect statistics for all of the worlds independent nations, from afghanistan to the ukraine, and includes the worlds rejected flag. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1756, the onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4. The onion our dumb world atlas selected pages posted by robin at 11. December 22, 2007 satiric newspaper the onion puts together its new our dumb world. It is the onion s first book of entirely original content since 1999s our dumb century. The onion s atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition, features incorrect statistics on all of the earths 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. Sign up for our newsletter and enter to win the second edition of our book, atlas obscura. It is the onions first book of entirely original content since 1999s our dumb. In fact, go ahead and throw all of your other audiobooks in the garbage right now. The onion atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition mike dicenzo, author, scott dikkers, editor, mike dicenzo, editor. The onions atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition.
Just as the onion brilliantly parodies journalismlite publications such as usa today, our dumb world is a deadon satire of the big, glossy, slightly antiquated coffee tablesize atlases. Since its founding by a prussian tuber farmer in 1756, the onion has attracted millions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention, and it has expanded into an omnipotent news empire, with webby awardwinning, clickhole, and multiple bestselling books, including our dumb century 1999, our dumb world 2007, and the onion book of known knowledge 2012. It is a reference guide to 250,000 of the worlds most important places, such as north koreas trench of victory, the great human pyramid of egypt, and saudi arabias superhighway, the mohammedobahn. Maps of world regions, continents, world projections, usa and canada j. Sep 30, 2015 physics, sketching, acupressure, world atlas, batman. Atlas of the planet earth, ive decided that i like funny maps best of all. What do batman and the onion book of known knowledge have in. The ultimate compact resource guide with more than 450 maps and illustrations national geographic 4. Our dumb world, the onions atlas of the planet earth, is destined to become the most important audiobook of the new century perhaps the most indispensable volume in your home reference library. The first 40 years is the first book from the hard times, the internets favorite music satire site. The onions map of the united kingdom, for example, shows the burial site of mother goose, a literature mine and the worlds grayest building. There have also been three original onion books our dumb century, a history of the 20th century told through fake onion front pages, our dumb world, a hollywood atlas filled with stereotypes and black comedy, and the onion book of known knowledge, a.
The onions atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition is the first original onion book in eight years a gutbusting sendup in which no nation escapes unscathed. Aug 19, 2016 the onion our dumb world atlas selected pages posted by robin at 11. The onion kicks the globe around in mock atlas our dumb. It manages to inform poorly and entertain at the same time. And after poring over the onions latest booklength parody, our dumb world. The onions writers make reading the world atlas fun the. The onions atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition features incorrect statistics on all of the earths 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. From the onions world atlas our dumb world british. Readers will learn about every country from afghanistan, allahs cat b. As the cover notes, it comes with a free globe inside. Our dumb world is the worlds most comprehensive fake atlas. Editors of the onion satirize life in various areas of the world. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to. It is guaranteed to offend people from just about every state and nation.
The dark knight has always been an influence for good behavior. Includes index north america south america africa the middle east europe asia oceania a humorous atlas of the world. Our dumb world hardcover the onions atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition. The onions atlas of the planet earth the onion book of known knowledge. To understand the news, the context of world geography and history is essential. The onion brings you all of the latest news, stories, photos, videos and more from americas finest news source. The onion is the worlds leading humor publication, and it upholds its reputation with this book, which is a mock atlas of every country of the world. The onions atlas of the planet earth, 73rd edition, features incorrect statistics on all of the earths 168, 182, or 196 independent nations. Dec 15, 2007 the onion, the popular fake news outlet, is broadening its horizons with a new atlas.
Dec 14, 2012 from the onions world atlas our dumb world stay safe and healthy. The onion is the wildly funny and popular news satire web, print and video efforts of a team of writers who are as intelligent and insightful as they are gutbusting funny. Historys greatest conflict revealed through rare wartime maps and new cartography stephen g. Often referred to as the onion for punk rock, the site has developed a sizable, devoted following for its razorsharp takes on. The onion is the worlds leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. What do batman and the onion book of known knowledge have. Product details for our dumb world the onions atlas of. A definitive encyclopaedia of existing information the onion s finest news reporting, volume 1.1429 158 687 1355 1236 55 136 1317 1133 1146 84 300 634 775 1120 711 591 1169 508 594 444 1011 465 1657 127 917 1653 1254 1670 684 1163 576 682 861 1477 66 1377 45