Author: Cunk, Philomena
Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena is a satirical book written by Philomena Cunk, a fictional character portrayed by comedian Diane Morgan. The book was published in 2018 and is a humorous take on various subjects such as history, science, and culture. It is an extension of the television series Cunk on Britain and Cunk on Christmas, both of which were aired on BBC Two.
Philomena Cunk is a dim-witted character who appears to have no formal education or understanding of basic concepts. However, this does not stop her from exploring various topics in a unique and humorous way. The book is structured like an encyclopedia, with each chapter tackling a specific subject. Cunk's irreverent and nonsensical approach to these subjects is what makes the book so entertaining.
The book's introduction starts with a note from the author, Philomena Cunk, explaining why she wrote the book. She says that she believes people are getting dumber and that this book is her attempt to help them learn new things. She adds that if the reader doesn't learn anything from the book, they can at least use it as a doorstop.
The book is divided into four main sections: History, Science, Culture, and More Stuff. Each section is further divided into chapters, with titles such as "The Big Bang and How it Turned into a Universe," "The History of Time," "Art and How to Look at It," and "Food and What it Does to You."
One of the standout chapters in the book is "The Internet and Social Media," in which Cunk explores the origins of the internet and its impact on society. She notes that the internet was invented in the 1970s by a man named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who she suggests was a superhero. Cunk goes on to explain how the internet works by comparing it to a giant spider web, with information being passed between nodes like flies caught in the web.
Cunk's take on history is also quite unique. In the chapter "The Romans and How They Shaped Our World," she posits that the Roman Empire was responsible for many of the things we take for granted today, such as roads and aqueducts. She also suggests that Julius Caesar was the first celebrity, and that he would have been the first person to take a selfie if he had a phone.
The book's humor is derived from Cunk's total lack of understanding of the subjects she is exploring. For example, in the chapter "The Human Body and How to Look After It," Cunk suggests that the brain is a muscle that can be strengthened by doing mental push-ups. She also suggests that exercise is bad for you because it makes you tired.
Overall, Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena is a hilarious and irreverent take on various subjects. It is not meant to be taken seriously, but rather to be enjoyed for its humor and wit. Whether you're a fan of the television series or just looking for a good laugh, this book is definitely worth a read.
Brand: Hachette India
Number Of Pages: 304
Release Date: 19-09-2019
Details: Product Description 'This book is great because it covers everything in existence apart from the 95% of stuff not worth bothering with' Philomena Cunk, star of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Moments of Wonder and Cunk on Britain, Cunk & Other Humans'Essential reading for these slipshod times' Al MurrayOnce in a blue moon, a book comes along that changes the world. The Origin of Species. War and Peace. 1984. The World According to Danny Dyer. And now, Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena, by Philomena Cunk.Philomena Cunk is one of the greatest thinkers of the 21st century, and in Cunk on Everything she turns her attention to our biggest issue: why are there so many books? Wouldn't it be better if there was just one? This is that book - an encyclopedia of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, from sausages to Henry of Eight to Brush Strokes to vegetarian sausages. Read it, and you'll never have to read another book again.'This is a book' Philomena Cunk'Never contact me again' Professor Rupert Delgado, MBE'Cunk for PM' Rachel Riley'. . . book . . .' Guardian'Truly the intellect for our baffling times' The Times'This book is absolutely stupid' The Pool Review Essential reading for these slipshod times -- Al Murray Literally had me in tears . . . Cunk for PM -- Rachel Riley Truly the intellect for our baffling times ― The Times Unpacks some of culture's biggest phenomenons ― The Guardian Television's most notorious wide-eyed idiot presents her guide to everything, providing an insight into her mind along the way ― Independent Cunk has fronted her own documentaries on Christmas and Shakespeare, and now finally arrives in print, recording her decidedly confused opinions on all manner of subjects for the ages. -- Joe Sommerlad ― Independent In a world of fake news, spin and propaganda, one figure can be relied on to cut through the noise: Philomena Cunk ― Radio Times This book is absolutely stupid - and if you know the work of Philomena Cunk, you'll understand that this is exactly what makes it so hilarious . . . there's nothing you won't understand after a quick flick through Cunk's encyclopedia -- Emily Baker ― The Pool As comprehensive as it is ridiculous ― Funny Women if you like to be told what you already know by a complete moron, you're in for a treat ― Strong Words An astute parody of cynical talking heads ― Chortle Book Description A parody encyclopedia from the star of Cunk & Other Humans, Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas, Cunk on Britain About the Author Philomena Cunk is a journalist and thinker who has presented TV shows on everything from time and feminism to Shakespeare and Jesus. She asks the big questions other journalists are afraid to, like 'How important are the words in Shakespeare's plays?' and 'Why do we cry when it's the onions getting hurt?'
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