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I Blame The Scapegoats

by John O'Farrell
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  • Publisher: Black Swan
  • Publishing date: 01/10/2004
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780552771948
  • ISBN: 0552771945

Synopsis

A doctor in America has just invented a 'sperm sorting machine'. At least that's what he claimed when his receptionist burst into the office to find him doing something peculiar with the Hoover attachment. Apparently the system used for separating the male and female sperm is remarkably simple. A sample is placed in the petri dish with a microscopic pile of household items on a tiny staircase. All the sperm that go straight past without picking anything up are obviously boys. John O'Farrell's first collection of columns GLOBAL VILLAGE IDIOT was a huge success prompting fulsome praise from such major public figures as the Queen Mother, Roy Jenkins and Cardinal Hume. Sadly, since their deaths, their glowing endorsements cannot be officially verified. So here instead is another collection of funny, satirical essays on a hundred and one 21st century subjects. Read how the government plans to introduce 'Santa loans' that will leave school children GBP10,000 in debt for all the presents that used to be free from Father Christmas. Learn how the EU is being expanded to include Narnia. And did you know that American war planes now have a little sticker on the back saying 'How's my bombing?' with an 0800 number to call if they blow up any Muslim country in a discourteous of aggressive manner ...

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  • A Humorous Look at Recent Events
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    John O'Farrell is to Britain what Dave Barry is to America and those of us living outside either country can enjoy and laugh along with both of them as well. Also like Barry, O'Farrell has a few hilarious Carl Hiaasen style fiction novels with surreal characters as well. I Blame the Scapegoats however is another of published collection of his newspaper columns this time spanning two years of events between the Julys of 2001 and 2003. Topics inside I Blame the Scapegoats include the Iraq War, British police and soldiers being issued with computers, choosing the gender of your child, product placement, cloning, footballers on strike, Bin Laden's Christmas video, hospitals, Mike Tyson, the Queen, Jeffrey Archer's prison diaries, suspending kids who truant from school, condoms in schools, rats, London's Olympic bid, Michael Jackson, US spy satellites being accessed by home owner cable TV dishes, Tony Blair and George Bush. Definitely read O'Farrell's fiction novels May Contain Nuts, This is Your Life, and The Best a Man Can Get.

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