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yesno

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Book titles if they were written today
« on: September 14, 2009, 02:23:45 PM »
This is making the rounds this morning.  It's so funny.

http://yourmonkeycalled.com/post/185927647/book-titles-if-they-were-written-today

Such as:

"Then: The Theory of the Leisure Class
Now:  Buying Out Loud: The Unbelievable Truth About What We Consume and What It Says About Us"

These are mine.  Not as funny but fun to come up with.

Then: The Aeniad
Now: Romesick: The Story of an Underdog

Then: Finnegans Wake
Now: Dreamscapes: Using Language to Unlock the Patterns of History

post yours here: http://kottke.org/09/09/book-titles-if-they-were-written-today#comments

nec13

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 11:42:07 PM »
Then: The Communist Manifesto
Now: Workers Revolt: How the Capitalist System is Keeping You Down
Nobody ever lends money to a man with a sense of humor.

yesno

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 11:52:59 PM »
Then: Troilus and Criseyde
Now: Turnabout: Creative Strategies for Romantic Realignment

nec13

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 12:09:51 AM »
Then: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Now: An Empire in Ruins: The Story of the End of Rome
Nobody ever lends money to a man with a sense of humor.

buffcoat

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 07:59:58 AM »
Then: The Odyssey
Now : Who Moved My Boat?
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

colonel panic

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 11:07:06 PM »
Then: Anna Karenina

Now: Dora the Exploited

thecramedog

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 12:55:42 PM »
Then: The Poky Little Puppy
Now:  The Somewhat Slow, But Not Mentally Challenged Puppy



JonFromMaplewood

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 01:36:58 PM »
Then: Crime and Punishment

Now: I Hope They Serve Vodka In Hell
"I'm riding the silence like John Cage up in this piece." -Tom Scharpling

samir

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009, 02:55:52 PM »
then: Gulliver's Travels
now: Giant! Pygmy! (One Man's Spectacular Rise and Tumultuous Fall)
"Son, there's a thin line between crazed and rabid"


nec13

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2009, 08:06:40 PM »
Then: The Population Bomb
Now: The Population Bomb
Nobody ever lends money to a man with a sense of humor.

Gilly

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Re: Book titles if they were written today
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 08:34:06 PM »
Old: The Great Gatsby
New: The Housewives of East Egg