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  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Politics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:190
  • Paperback ISBN:9780963191519

Those Arkansaw Bumkins

with The Oinky Boinky Machine and Elmo Frumpkin

by Preston Coleman

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These three short satires cement Preston Coleman's place as the freshest, most irreverent voice in American politics--as one reviewer puts it, The King of Satire.

On the heels of The Lost Gospel of Donald, this compilation adds a short, sharp left to the knockout blow landed so squarely to the right in that controversial work.


What The Lost Gospel of Donald does to Mr. Trump, Those Arkansaw Bumkins did to Mr. and Ms. Clinton two decades ago. Subtitled A Gremlin in His Goober, this filthy fairy tale follows the administration of Co-Presidents Billy Bumkin and his wife, Hilda Hamrod, as they preside over the White Castle. With a mischievous gremlin residing below his belt, Billy's leftward bend is inevitably exposed in a scene never to be forgotten.

The Oinky Boinky Machine features Jonathan Livingston Ostrich, an earthbound bird who longs to fly, as he's swept up in a plot to overturn the tyranny of the marauding machine that has gooped up all the good ostrich holes, leaving the poor birds with only one "hole" to inhabit. When the machine kills his ma, Jonathan vows revenge, and with some humanoid help, he gets it. The fable ends with a historical flight…or is it just a flight of fancy?

Elmo Frumpkin finds himself snatched from an idyllic life as a forest hermit and thrown into a rather criminal justice system. Along with his crossdressing black cellmate, Hannibal Purdy, Elmo escapes down the Passahoochee River on a crude log raft. Their adventures span revivals and wrestling matches, gators and golfers, a military invasion and a presidential campaign—and reunions galore, the last of which would have Mr. Twain grinning in his grave.

About the author
Preston Coleman's irreverent satire has been called "brilliant," "ingenious," "deliciously bold," and "hilarious." His works include "The Lost Gospel of Donald," "Kingdoms of Paper and Glass," "The Tennessee Leprechaun," "Those Arkansaw Bumkins," "The Oinky Boinky Machine," and "Elmo Frumpkin." Coleman is the former publisher of newsprism.com, a news portal that ranked 500 media outlets based on their political orientation, and realstupidnews.com, an award-winning news satire site that "s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d the truth, so you get more!" He was the official announcer at the 2004 Libertarian National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in media studies from the University of Iowa. He's the winner of numerous awards including The Robert Bostrum Award for Outstanding Research, the Ann Matthews Purdy Award for Outstanding Full Time Faculty Member, the NISOD Excellence Award, and Best Overall Satire at TheSatireAwards.com. A professor of communication, Coleman has previously taught at The University of Iowa, American Intercontinental University, Gainesville State College, and The University of North Georgia. He now teaches at Chesapeake College and enjoys a quiet life on Maryland's Eastern Shore with his wife, dogs, guitar, and kayak.