[Distributed Books]: Partly to Mostly Funny

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Q: What do you step in after it rains cats and dogs?
A: Poodles!
 
Q: What did the meteorologist forecast for the rap concert?
A: A Lil Wayne!
 
Q: What do you call a heat wave in Montreal?
A: Canadian bakin’! 

—From the “Groaners” chapter
 

Partly to Mostly Funny

Edited by John Malay

Published by the American Meteorological Society
Distributed by the University of Chicago Press

US Publication Date: February 25, 2014 | Foreign Publication Date: March 3, 2014
 ISBN: 978-1-935-70460-7 | Paper $35.00/£24.50
 
The American Meteorological Society publishes world-class scientific journals, books, and monographs.

This is not one of them.

 

When you find yourself umbrella-less in unexpected rain or shedding layers in sudden sunshine, it is good to have a sense of humor about the weather. Thankfully there is a wealth of weather jokes to tickle the funny bone of anyone who makes a hobby or career out of weather watching.

When past AMS president Jon Malay put out a call for weather jokes to members of the American Meteorological Society, he soon found himself in a deluge of puns, wordplay, and cartoons. Covering everything from rainy days to political seasons, Partly to Mostly Funny revels in the sillier side of the weather.
 
Jon Malay is a senior executive at Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Washington Operations. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and recently served as its president. He lives in Virginia. 
 
Contact Lauren Salas for more information lsalas@press.uchicago.edu | (773) 702-0890.

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