What we have here is a book of four hundred pages with about five comments each page considered worthy of publication. Some are pretty odd, some bizarre, some obviously influenced by drink (!). There are a number of philosophical comments, some about the insanity of modern living, some plain crazy in themselves, some about sex, life in general, drink, getting pissed, politics, in fact everything: there are even comments by women! Here's a sample:
'If my husband killed another woman, I'd be jealous.'
'Kangaroos are good meat, and there's a pouch to put the chips in.'
'Things go so fast that next year is already out of date.'
'People want to live longer and longer, and then they complain that they're old.'
'With cocaine, there's no need to keep it in the cellar for ten years.'
'They put Durex machines in schools but ban chocolate bars.'
'In a million years there'll be a night train to the moon, and a day train to the sun.'
'Paedophiles must have their cocks cut off, and if they re-offend, cut them off again.'
'The most difficult tongue to learn is how to shut up.'
'A baker covered in flour is a snowman that doesn't melt.'
'The internet is like going directly to a mushroom without putting a foot in the woods.'
Sometimes you can't translate. Anyone can understand 'A scalded cat fears the bastard who threw it in the water', but not that this is from the expression 'Chat échaudé craint l'eau froide', which literally means 'A scalded cat is frightened of cold water', in other words 'Once bitten, twice shy'.
This book is highly amusing in parts, although I wouldn't like to make a collection of them.