Santa vs. Satan: The Official Compendium of Imaginary Fights

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“Who would win between . . .” has through the ages been one of man’s most fundamental questions. Sadly, adult responsibilities like “earning a living” and “having a girlfriend” have conspired to make it impossible for men to devote to this issue the scholarship it so deeply deserves. But now one hero has tapped into our ­need to know who’s the best, the strongest, the caveman with the biggest club.

From Jake Kalish, five-star general of the Imaginary Battlefield, emerges Santa vs. Satan, a tome that offers far more than idle speculation, culling expert analysis from martial arts masters, scientists, social theorists, and pop-culture philosophers, providing in-depth detail of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the combatants, and making bold predictions. Warriors are profiled and winners are declared in this seminal list of throwdowns that never were but should have been.


Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones
Adam vs. Charles Darwin
The Virgin vs. The Whore
Drunk vs. Stoner
Conspiracy Theorists vs. Conspirators
Muhammad Ali vs. Bruce Lee
The Stork vs. The Grim Reaper
Metrosexual vs. Eunuch
Michael Corleone vs. Tony Montana
Small Man with Breasts vs. Large Balding Woman
Artist vs. Critic
The Constipated vs. The Incontinent
Gandalf vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi
Married Gay Couple vs. Divorced Straight Couple


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About the author

JAKE KALISH is a freelance journalist and humorist whose work has appeared in Details, Maxim, Stuff, New York Press, Blender, Men’s ­Fitness, and Playboy, among other publications. He could totally kick your ass.


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Publisher
Crown Archetype
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Published on
Jul 8, 2008
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780307449665
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Language
English
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Genres
Humor / Form / Parodies
Humor / Form / Pictorial
Performing Arts / Film / Reference
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This content is DRM protected.
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