Compleat Practical Joker [H. Allen Smith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Compleat Practical Joker has 32 ratings and 3 reviews. David said: My dad gave me this slightly used paperback when I was about He hoped that I w. The Compleat Practical Joker. H. Allen Smith – (). Sometimes I think the problem is largely a semantic one. The trouble lies in the designation itself: practical.

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He would turn up, for example, in a barroom on a rainy day, have a drink or two, and leave his handsome umbrella hanging on the bar.

The Compleat Practical Joker by H. Allen Smith

Anyway, this book was my favorite in the Smith ouvre. Subsequently the community changed its name to Kingston. The rhinocerus-foot waste paper basket story is as funny as any you’ll read anywhere, as is the story about coming for the piano. It was looped around his right ear and knotted, and ran down his cheek and into the corner of his mouth.

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The boys had placed themselves beyond a slope where the tourists could see them while they were out of sight of the lecturing ranger. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree practcal the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The complrat stormed the theater at the appointed hour.

It all adds up to the same thing; yet a prankster is a gay and witty fellow, whereas a practical joker is an oaf; Putting it another way, a practical joke is played on you; you play a prank on someone else. It was an ordinary piece of grocer’s twine.


Before you take Prozak, read H Allen Smith. Once a victim makes a bluff like that, he’s fair game. The E-mail Address es you entered is ccompleat not in a valid format.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Hook was an author, one of the handsomest men of his time, possessing “quick intelligence, and brilliant wit with an unfailing flow of animal spirits. This new copy will be his Christmas present In the warehouse he saw an jjoker barber chair which was for sale.

The Compleat Practical Joker

Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. My son and I have to re-read this classic bit of humor every couple of years. After seventy-five years a Ulysses S. Hanging on the wall of this apartment was a portrait of Mr. Apparently it was a community made up almost entirely of practical jokers. There was a problem adding your email address.

My sense of humor? ComiXology Jokef of Digital Comics. The place was packed, with hundreds outside clamoring to get in. Woollcott was away on a trip, Mr.

People were whispering about it, speculating about it, and getting nowhere. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But any reader who passed a little time in the Putty Knife Factory will find this a sad little flicker of the old H. Norman Ross, distance swimming star of the Olympics, did some of his training in Lake Michigan. By all accounts Hughes’ skulduggery occupied more of his time than business matters. McCarey demanded the meaning of this behavior.

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Then the Living Buddha, seated by the window, would throw the switch. Complat historians are inclined to sigh and wag their heads when they consider the career of Theodore Hook, who died in It didn’t say who or what needed help. Allen Smith has written the first comprehensive book about the ancient and honorable pastime of practical jokery and about the people, great and small, who have practiced it. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Comppleat email alert.


The men who operate these Fun Houses say that if it were not for the blowhole, their business would likely fail.

Mar 23, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: This original edition in excellent, almost new condition. Had two pages vandalized, but otherwise in good shape, jokwr those pages were quite readible. Andrews went into Mongolia to visit the palace of the Living Buddha, one of the most sacred individuals ever to walk the earth like a natural man.

He arranged for a dinner to be served in the sub-basement of a London building, and sent engraved invitations to all the “bottoms. Been looking for this book for years. The practical joke has gone out of style, but needs revival. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Absently he’ll pick up a fork, raise his head, and begin scratching his eyeball with the fork.