In Irony Lives, investigative satirist Paul Krassner addresses, among other things, terroists, security, Enron, and conspiracy theories. This album was recorded on February 16, 2002, at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles. Dubbed ´´the father of the underground press´´ by People magazine, and called a ´´raving, unconfined nut´´ by the FBI, Paul Krassner is a counter-culture legend and a comic genius. According to the Los Angles Reader, ´´Krassner delivers the funniest, most intelligent social and political commentary in town.´´ Krassner, a crucial figure in the development of America´s alternate press, edited and published The Realist from 1958 to 1974, and reincarnated it as a newsletter in 1985. He began his career writing for Mad magazine and has also written articles for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Penthouse, New York, National Lampoon, High Times, The Village Voice, Mother Jones, and The Nation. He even served as editor of Hustler for a brief time. Paul Krassner is the only person in the world to win awards from both Playboy (for satire) and the Feminist Party Media Workshop (for Journalism). He edited Lenny Bruce´s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty and Influence People, and with Lenny´s encouragement became a stand-up comedian himself. For Mature Audiences Only: This program contains explicit language. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Krassner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/arte/000009/pf_arte_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What could cause Bob to give up his job at the Los Angeles pathology lab that demands so little of him, where he can play Tetris and web surf whenever he wants? What could lead him to walk out on his beautiful girlfriend, who makes her living as a masturbation coach? What could make him risk everything and ultimately transform him into Roberto, a kingpin in the Los Angeles Mexican mafia? An erotic tattoo. But not just any naughty skin ink, the Mona Lisa of erotic tattoos, painted on a severed arm, which lands on Bob´s desk one morning. Bob may have fallen for the woman in the tattoo, but he´s not the only one who wants the arm. There´s the telenovela-addicted mobster who lost it, the jefe who needs to keep it out of the clutches of the police, a backstabbing cannabis aficionado/Wharton MBA, and a wine snob LAPD detective who knows that the arm is the evidence he needs to bring down the entire Mexican mafia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009052/bk_reco_009052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.