Tuesday, May 03, 2011

What it should say on the tin

Just discovered Dan Wilbur's blog Better Book Titles (via the Guardian newspaper). Brilliant!

I'd like to nominate "Moby Dick" for the title, "There's 10 Hours of My Life I'll Never Get Back."


"Why does Herman Melville hate us so?"


"Call me Ishmael... one more time and I'll punch you."

He takes readers' suggestions on Fridays. Go give some books their proper names. Ya know ya wanna. He's here.


Blogger Mr Farty said...

I watched Moby Dick:2010 yesterday on SyFy. It had that chick Gabrielle off Xena in it and nucular submarines and at least it's only 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

May 3, 2011 at 7:50 p.m.  
Blogger TRT said...

Erm... oh. Erm... Possibly Dan Brown's "Painfully Obvious Made-Up History-like Guff For Idiots And The Gullible." Several volumes.

May 4, 2011 at 6:10 a.m.  
Blogger Erin said...


May 4, 2011 at 8:21 a.m.  
Blogger Pearl said...

What TRT said!!!


May 11, 2011 at 11:29 a.m.  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

You read Moby Dick in just 10 hours? It took me the whole rainy season.

June 26, 2011 at 6:13 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call me Ishmael... one more time and I'll punch you.


June 28, 2011 at 10:42 p.m.  
Blogger Pearl said...

Had to stop in just tell you how funny I think your comments are. :-) You crack me up!


p.s. Get back here and write me something funny, dammit!

July 25, 2011 at 9:25 p.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

In the same vein:

Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell To Several Days of My Life

That's all I've got at the moment, I'm afriad.

August 28, 2011 at 4:14 p.m.  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

How about Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms", which should of course be entitled "A Farewell to Any Semblance of An Interesting Book".

September 11, 2011 at 9:17 p.m.  
Blogger WrathofDawn said...

Pearl thinks I'm funny! *blush* Coming from her, that's high praise. You need to read her blog, Pearl, Why You Little.... Now, SHE'S funny!

November 7, 2011 at 1:57 p.m.  

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