This authoritative guide to those annoying and embarrassing tricks everyone grows up with (and maybe never outgrow) provides |sage| advice for the young and the young at heart. Arranged in encyclopaedic format, each of the more than 50 entries includes a formal definition of the prank, followed by tips for execution and counter-measures. A ranking system places each act on a scale of 1 to 10 for its degree of pain, embarrassment, annoyance and degree of difficulty. Fun and irritating tricks include the Burp 'n' Blow, the Rat Tail and the Marker 'Stache.
Greg Tananbaum is president of the Berkeley Electronic Press, a publisher of online scholarly journals. Dan Martin is vice president of Homegain, an online realty portal. They both reside in the San Francisco Bay Area with their respective families, where they aspire to be "Wedgie Kings."