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    DescriptionA hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life--by the authors of the bestselling "The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said" Everyone knows that America is "the land of the free and the home of the brave," but sometimes that means we're free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In "Unusually Stupid Americans," Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including -the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines' brilliant "You're scared of flying? So's our pilot!" ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign's inception -the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, "Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive" (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King's assassin) -and much more!


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    Title
    Unusually Stupid Americans
    Subtitle
    A Compendium of All-American Stupidity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ross Petras, By (author) Kathryn Petras, By (author) Petras
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812970821
    ISBN 10: 0812970829
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000
    DC22: 081
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000, HUM006000, HUM015000, HUM007000
    Abridged Dewey: 081
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: BF431 .U65 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Random House Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Villard Books
    Publication date
    21 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kathryn and Ross Petras are the authors of numerous humor books, including the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said and the annual bestselling calendar The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said.
    Review quote
    What's been said about their work: "Exceedingly amusing."--"The Washington Post" "Cruel but funny."--"Playboy" "Brilliantly stupid."--"The Wall Street Journal" "Like eating popcorn. You can't stop."--"The Dallas Morning News" "You want stupid? Check this book."--"The Houston Chronicle" "Sinfully delicious."--"Fort Worth Star-Telegram" "Wickedly funny."--"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" "Enormously funny."--"The Star-Ledger" "Fabulous."--"Elle" "Perfect on-the-john entertainment."--"Stuff "
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    A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life--by the authors of the bestselling "The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said Everyone knows that America is "the land of the free and the home of the brave," but sometimes that means we're free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In "Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including -the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines' brilliant "You're scared of flying? So's our pilot!" ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign's inception -the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, "Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive" (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King's assassin) -and much more!