November 12, 2005

Books That Should Be: New Additions to the Invisible Library

GLIDE PATHS AND PORK CHOPS: Principles of Porcine Aviation

COMPROMISE ECOLOGY: The Handbook of "The Friends of the Sierra Club and Halliburton's Earth."

STIFFED: Around the World in 80 Lapdances

NO THUMBS: A Cow's Guide to Instant Messaging

BOYFOOT BEAR WITH TEAKS OF CHAN: Zen Puns for Every Occasion

FUELISH: The Future of Electrosolarlunamethanecorn-powered Vehicles

SEX MIT SCHLAG: The Tangled Histories of Love and Dairy Products

THE 7 COMPULSIONS OF HIGHLY DEFECTIVE PEOPLE

WE'RE TWELVE STEPPING: 12 Foolproof Square Dances for AA Shindigs in Rural America

THE SPEED OF DARK: Measuring the Slowest Thing in the Universe

GENDERLENDING: Same Sex Marriage for Heterosexuals

DUCT-TAPE DROMEDARIES: Beyond Balloon Animals

MY GIRL: The Life of Jenna Bush, 46th President of the United States As Told by Her Father

PRONE YOGA: Asanas for People Too Pooped to Sit Up

THE PEOPLE, MAYBE: The Liberal Professor's Guide to Making Sure Only Smart People Vote

THE I-CHANGE: Fortune Telling with the New Commemerative Quarters

YO, GOD: The Revised Standard Hip-Hop Version of the Gospels

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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

How about, Say,What! Life in the 21st century where the lie is sacred.

Posted by: Jeffersonranch at November 12, 2005 6:52 PM

By sheerest coincidence, The Speed Of Dark is the title of Elizabeth Moon's latest novel. However, her protagonist, a high-functioning autistic, thinks dark must be faster than light; after all, it got there first!

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at November 13, 2005 9:21 AM

> Commemerative quarters

People can't stop talking about these things!

Posted by: hank at November 14, 2005 6:29 PM

I notice your book titles honor all the animals used as nicknames in my family - ie Pig is anyone who eats too much, I'm Bull (That's a male cow for you bovaphobes) and my most excellent sister is Bear. That leaves out Chook (ie chicken, anyone being particulary stupid). This wont be stupid or obscene but it may be tasteless:

HEADLESS CHOOKS DON'T DO HIGHWIRE

Posted by: lgude at November 25, 2005 6:37 AM

A long time ago (when I was in graduate school), I wrote a list of titles to "songs the Gershwins never would have written" that included "Frogs Can't See Dead Flies", "(Oh Baby) Grease My Skids", and "Beta-Hat Boogie" --- the musical answer to the question "X Prime X Inverse, X Prime Why?". Full appreciation of this last one requires a course in Econometrics.

Posted by: Mark Fisher at November 29, 2005 3:11 PM
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