Friday, November 30, 2007

From a recent comedy forum thread entitled: "Re: Re-title books for our moron children"

My favourites:

John Wyndham's "Pot Plants Go Apeshit"

Tom Wolfe's "Oh, No! I've Run Over A Poor!"

Philip Roth's "Grandad's Sexy Adventure (several volumes)"

Herman Melville's "I'm a Gonna Git That Whale"

and

Charles Darwin's "Up Yours Bible"

19 comments:

Spinsterella said...

"Oh, No! I've Run Over A Poor!"

Best plot synopsis ever.

Tim Footman said...

Thomas Hardy: "A Bad Thing Happens To A Good Person. In The Country. Again."

nanga parbat said...

Richard Dawkins: "God, I don't believe in you but you're still a twat."

Boz said...

Donna Tartt: "Prententious student bender goes wrong."

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

"Oh, No! I've Run Over A Poor!"
(laughed like a drain....literally)

Spent 10 minutes trying to think up a funny book re-titling. All I managed was something obvious for the Lord of the Rings.

This is why I don't write comedy....

Ben Good said...

James Joyce: "Leo's Big Day Out"

Jonathan Franzen: "You Think YOUR Family's Weird?!"

J.D Salinger: "It's So Unfair"

Matt said...

How about:

Homer's "Bunch of Greeks Arguing"

and of course the sequel:

Homer's "Greeks Going Home"

Oli said...

"Big Wind Ruins Book" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

"Dracula 2000: The Novelisation" by Bram Stoker.

Your challenge: do one for Slaughterhouse 5.

james henry said...

Kurt Vonnegut's 'There's All Bombs In My Time-Hole"

(note to readers: I never actually finished Slaughterhouse 5)

Oli said...

Getting a comedy writer to produce a joke on demand is surprisingly satisfying. I think I shall embark on a new career as an evil studio head.

james henry said...

Wait till you get the invoice...

LC said...

J R R Tolkien: Sam and Frodo's Bogus Journey

Ben Good said...

Not to forget:

David Foster Wallace's "I Can't Stop Writing"

Vladimir Nabokov's "Paedo Trip"

nanga parbat said...

Philip Pullman - "Teen Sex Saves The Universe"

Oli said...

Actually, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Long wait, big wind" would have been better. Sorry.

Jayne said...

Robert Louis Stevenson's "Drugs Turn You Schizo"

DH Lawrence's "Posh Bint and her Bit of Rough"

not forgetting Richard Adams and his celebrated "Loads of Bleedin' Rabbits"

Sjfdix said...

Kurt Vonnegut's "Big Bang In Dresden"

Stephen Hawking's "Dude! Where's my Particle!?"

J.D. Salinger's "Holden's Big Adventure"

llewtrah said...

Dawkins: Another Go At Gould
Gould: Why Dawkins is Still a Twat

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