Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge

Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge

by Kent Woodyard, Mark Downey

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Overview

McSweeney's columnist Kent Woodyard brings new life to the mnemonic memory devices of a bygone era, from creative reinterpretations of classic mnemonics to original creations of dubious usage. Paired with whimsical illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for the word wizards of the world, as well as collectors of useless pop-culture trivia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938849299
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 317 KB

About the Author

Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2009. He has also written for Relevant Magazine, The Big Jewel, and Yankee Pot Roast. Originally from Oklahoma City, OK, Kent now lives in Southern California. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1: The Little You Know About the Mnemonics You Know Is Probably Wrong
Section 2: Stuff You Learned In School, or Were Expected to, or Learned but Shouldn’t Have
Section 3: Nothing You Ever Wanted to Know About Sports
Section 4: The Pop Culture Facts You Couldn’t Learn in Theaters!
Section 5: Mnemonics That Will Help You Better Understand the News but Not
Necessarily the World
Section 6: Miscellany You Didn’t Know You Don’t Want to Know
Section 7: The Ten-Year Reunion: The Horror! The Horror!

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