Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - There I fixed it!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book Review - There I fixed it!

About the Book
Whoever coined the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words" clearly has not stumbled upon the Cheezburger Network's Here, a picture is worth countless inaudible gasps, and we're guessing more than a few quiet stares of disbelief.

There, I Fixed It (No, You Didn't) celebrates the kludge (a quick-and-dirty, clumsy, or inelegant-yet-effective solution to a problem, typically using parts that are cobbled together) in its many incarnations as presented on the popular Web site The book features over 200 full-color images of's daily kludge winners, along with the signature witty commentary that characterizes typical reactions to the hilarious DIY disasters and work-arounds.

If you're still unsure as to what qualifies, we think the minivan held together by duct tape leaves little room for confusion. After all, in that guy's defense, multiple rolls of carefully affixed duct tape are certainly cheaper than a new coat of paint (just try to avoid puddles and rain).

Certain to generate bellyache-inducing revelry, There, I Fixed It (No, You Didn't) may even inspire you to fashion your very own kludge. Please note that we give extra points to those brave enough to merge an open flame with a propane gas tank and electrical wire. Bonus points if you can then make the item travel on wheels at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour. So, home enthusiasts, would-be inventors, and all who miserably failed engineering, kludge away with the Cheezburger Network's There, I Fixed It (No, You Didn't).

About the was launched in May 2009 and currently receives 2 million unique visitors and 11 million page views every month. The site is now part of the Cheezburger Network, which receives 340 million page views per month and includes more than 45 humor sites, including I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Failbook, Oddly Specific, ROFLrazzl, and There, I Fixed It--a virtual Internet media empire. Every day, more than 18,000 photos and videos are submitted, and page views are growing at an annual clip of 300 percent. In addition to its Web sites, the Cheezburger Network has also published five books, two of which, I Can Has Cheezburger? A LOLcat Colleckshun and How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning, were New York Times best-sellers.

My Take on the Boo
kI have had the opportunity to see a number of the books that have come out in the past from these same authors and each book was filled with the same type of crazy humor that was in this book. You have the opportunity to laugh and see some great hilarious things that people have done to make "fixes" for things. You will be amazed, flabbergasted and dumbfounded at some of the audacious things that people have done to fix things (I know that I was).

If you like to be amazed and you like to laugh then this book is for you!

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