Last Call at the 7-Eleven: Fine Dining at 2 a.M., the Search for Spandex People, and Other Reasons to Go on Living

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"The country might be going to hell in a hand-basket, but don't close the garage doors and sit there with the engine running until you read this collection of sardonic, off-the-wall pieces on modern life by one of America’s best humorists. Described as ""another Dave Barry, only with a lot less going for him,"" Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd sizzles as he tackles such loopy subjects as:-Larry King’s interview with God (""El Paso, Texas, you're on the air with the Almighty... ""-Fine dining at a 7-Eleven at 2 a.m. (""Moving briskly past the Test-Your-Blood-Pressure machine and the Hormel chili section, we arrive at the rack of Slim Jims."")-$20 million lottery winners who insist on keeping their jobs (""Oh yeah, I'll be back at Mr. Tire first thing in the morning."")-The joys of backyard wiffleball (""Wiffleball is for anyone willing to shrug off a full speed collision with a tool shed and six months of subsequent blackouts just to snare a grounder up the middle."")-Thanksgiving dinner with Howard Stern (""Yo, sweetie, pass the cranberry sauce. What are you, stupid? Only a friggin' moron would pass the mashed potatoes when I asked for the cranberry sauce."")-Modest people looking for love in the personals (""5-foot-9 guy with spare tire, bags under his eyes, not much of a chin, looks like your grocer, seeks woman."")."

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Cowherd, a humor columnist for the Baltimore Sun, here collects 75 of his columns on topics ranging from "Rich, Famous and Dead," through "The Non-Renaissance Man" (about the wages of repairmen and the avoidance of household chores) to "Fun & Games in the '90s" (about the difficulty of discerning the appropriate restroom for each sex). At his best as a parodist, Cowherd is witty on topics like looking for love in personal ads, or seeking advice from Dear Abby. He is less funny when he turns to whimsy, as in "Mosquitoes Ride Again." The dozens of black-and-gray blobs throughout the text, which look like Rorschach samples, are neither decorative nor amusing.
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