DIY Dentistry and Other Alarming Inventions (Paperback)

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DIY Dentistry and Other Alarming Inventions (Paperback)


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Deranged devices and comic contraptions from the highly inventive and hilarious genius behind The Book of Bunny Suicides.

Much like his hero, Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, bestselling author Andy Riley is not just an artist (or a liar)—he's an inventor. Imagine, if you will:

• The easily assembled Pole-Dancing-Club-in-a-Briefcase for stranded businessmen
• Christmas tree ornaments that provide surveillance to instantly tell Santa if you?ve been bad or good
• A high-speed police response unit aptly named the Cop Catapult
• The Arsehole Trap, which can clear an average size town of arseholes in a single day with its promise of Big Brother auditions

Like a twenty-first-century Rube Goldberg on the wrong mix of meds, in DIY Dentistry and Other Alarming Inventions Andy Riley has created elaborate inventions that are often side-splittingly sociopathic and never short of patently hysterical.
Andy Riley is a scriptwriter for television and film. His credits include Trigger Happy TV, Smack the Pony, Black Books, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winning Robbie the Reindeer, and the Disney animated film Gnomeo and Juliet—with a score by Tim Rice and Elton John.  He draws a weekly comic strip called “Roasted” for The Observer magazine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780452290037
ISBN-10: 0452290031
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: March 31st, 2009
Pages: 96
Language: English
Praise for Andy Riley

“Wonderfully deviant.”—The Washington Post

“It's the funniest, bunniest book I've ever read!”—Elton John

“Brilliantly researched—one of the most important books of the year.”—Hugh Grant

“A guilty pleasure of twisted humor in the Monty Python vein.”—Chicago Tribune
Very imaginative, very funny, very worrying if you're the author's mother.”—Richard Curtis, screenwriter, director, producer