This is that rare book that lets us laugh at someone else's childhood disasters and let go of our own at the same time.
There is some amount of pleasure in being too little to truly remember the 70s. Sure, I was eight when the decade came to an end, but I was young and naive. The 80s were like totally my generation. Then, a book like Interior Desecrations by James Lileks comes along, and spoils it for all of us.
Help is here for the puzzled reader or AR-obsessive quoter of Monty Python sketches in the two volumes of "All The Words".
They certainly have an incentive from these actual analogies, metaphors and history "facts" from high school students.
Bill O'Reilly's desktop mocked up, and some unusual fetishes — I don't see a connection, do you?
The huge heaping of sex-related jokes throughout will have the self-righteous bible beaters outraged. The ones who won't even read the book but will be extremely perturbed by its presence and popularity and will see it as another opportunity to try and dictate to others.
New Yorker regular Jack Ziegler's new collection of food cartoons, How's the Squid?, is some tasty ink indeed.