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Christmas Gift Idea #19

I’m probably giving away one of my secrets to success here but the gift idea below is a must-have for any halfway intelligent person. You probably spend one-third of your life asleep but you also will probably spend another third in another room - the bathroom ("water closet” to our Brit friends and “the bushes” to our French guests).

While there you might as well educate yourself and gather trivial information. Besides ... you probably have nothing better to do while sitting there contemplating the greater meaning of life, eh? Take along a good book and fill your brain while you empty your ... never mind.

imageimageUncle John’s Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader

Available from Amazon - Only $12.21

The dedicated researchers at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute return with some fast-acting, long-lasting relief for fans who have been suffering without a new infusion of trademark trivia and obscure facts.

Flush with all the usual useless (and occasionally useful) information readers have come to expect, the book eliminates boredom from the daily routine.

Ever wonder what to do with Preparation H besides the obvious? Want to learn more about celebrity jailbirds or the history of the RV?

Then it’s time to take the plunge! Other topics include the worst general of World War II, the origin of the shopping mall, space food, project invisibility, and famous Super Bowl ads.

For even more fun information on all of your favorite celebrities get “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Hollywood” and get the skinny on the scandals of Hollywood.

This witty tome for the throne covers such topics as landmarks (just how tall is the Hollywood sign?); mind-boggling special effects; Hollywood murder mysteries, including the strange death of Jean Harlow’s husband; “Where Are They Now?”, a guide to the final resting places of the stars; and lists of the best and worst flicks in several categories, including westerns, sci fi, action, drama, biopics, comedies, and many more.

Of course, no book on Hollywood is complete without plenty of diva-licious dish: “Joan Crawford vs. X” details her bitter, bizarre rivalries with Bette Davis and Norma Shearer. Jam-packed with quotes, historical tidbits, puzzles, quizzes, and the effluvia of Hollywood, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Hollywood is sure to keep film buffs enthralled while enthroned.


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