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Straight from the Fridge Dad [Hardcover]

Max Decharne
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Oct 2000
This fascinating entree into the world of the hipster contains thousands of examples of slang drawn from pulp novels, classic noir and exploitation films, blues, country and rock'n'roll lyrics from the 1920s to the 1960s. Whether you're a hipster, a B-girl, a weedhead, a moocher, a grifter, or a long gone daddy, this highly original reference should certainly hit the spot.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842430009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842430002
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Max Décharné was born in England, and can still speak English when his business demands it.

During the past fifteen years he has flung various books and records at the public, and travelled to a variety of countries - firstly as a member of Gallon Drunk, then since 1995 as the singer with The Flaming Stars - spreading peace, goodwill and partial deafness among the youth of the world. He divides his drinking time between London and Berlin.

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Straight From The Fridge Dad lays down the righteous jive
Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the sixties actually dates back before WW2, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex and drinking. Why talk when you can beat your chops, why eat when you can line your flue and why snore when you can call some hogs? You're not drunk - you're just plumb full of stagger-juice and your skin isn't pasty, it's just cafe sunburn. Need a black coffee? That's a shot of java, nix on the moo juice. Containing thousands of examples of hipster slang drawn from pulp novels, classic noir and exploitation films, blues, country and rock'n'roll lyrics and other related sources from the 1920s to the 1960's, Straight From The Fridge Dad lays down the righteous jive, perfect for all you hipsters, B-girls, weedheads, moochers, shroud-tailors, bandrats, top studs, gassers, snowbirds, trigger-men, grifters and long gone daddies.

"Good sacktime eye-candy" - Time Out

"Bopologist Max D gives the good gab on how to speak that hep hipster slang" - Mojo

"9/10" - Loaded

"Shoots the work to fascinating and hilarious effect" - Esquire "Perfect for whiling away an afternoon working on that indoor café sunburn" - I.D.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary of hipster slang 30's to the 60's. 12 Sep 2001
By red_monkey VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Unhook your ears, Jack. This aint no sucker bait. This hot little book is real gone, totally sent. I mean this book fractured me, I was paralysed man! If any of you long-gone daddies out there wanna impress the hot little mouse in your life then this is the bible for you. I used to be just a palooka in a bluesey groove. But since I've read this book I'm a jitterbuggin' hepcat with a whoopee mama on each arm! So get off the fence, Hortense. Buy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the fridge, dad 13 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
I bought this for my best friend and fully expect some groovy slang to be slipped into conversations from now on!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars File under cool 24 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
So cool it's cold, as the title would suggest. I got this book as a stocking filler and couldn't put it down, although most of the hipster slang is gangster speak and of varying degrees of vulgarity, it is side splittingly funny.
Trying to picture people actually holding a conversation talking like this is probably the best thing about it.
I've given it three stars because it's not really a book that you'd read again and again, but well worth a look.
Buy this book or six of your friends will be carrying you by the handles, Jack.
Plant you now
Dig you later
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars calling all cats 7 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
this is a great little book. clever, witty and informative.
i got it for my dad who is 78 and he's now talking in a strange bygone vernacular that no one understands except the young hoods on the corner of the street.
get it and book your place in cool-dom
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Created by Clive 7 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
This book is about as hip as Bono or Sting. The only fact you need to know is this - the author was christened with the perfectly acceptable name of Clive and persists in calling himself Maxim. I rest my case.
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