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#101477 - 04/22/03 02:56 PM Silly Book Titles
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The Fallible Fiend's post reminded me of a game where you develop a book title and an author's name to go with it.

Examples:

The Art of Highlighting, by Mark DePage

The Yellow River, by I.P. Freely



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#101478 - 04/22/03 03:00 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Bedwetting Uncovered by I.P. Knightly.

Let's not go there. Really.


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#101479 - 04/22/03 03:06 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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I love this. Let us not go to the Washington Post website which sponsors this type of competition.

OK, I'm thinking up one, Coffeebean!!


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#101480 - 04/22/03 03:35 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Let's not go there. Really.

I agree. I teach in a middle school(ages 10-14), and I'm on vacation this week...



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#101481 - 04/22/03 03:43 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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yeah, let's not have any of that
The Day the Dam Broke, by Helen Highwater
sort of thing.


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#101482 - 04/22/03 03:48 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Let's Not Go There, Really...by Pfranz Carpfka


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#101483 - 04/22/03 04:00 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Oh, really? Thought the same guy wrote "Rusty Bedsprings". At least when I was 12 ...


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#101484 - 04/22/03 04:03 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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reminds of
The Fall of Moral Standards by Helena Handbasket

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#101485 - 04/22/03 04:17 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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A Pain in the Rear, by Lance Boyle

My Life with the Hell’s Angels, by Ima Wilde-Ryder

I Climbed Mt. Everest, by Canby Dunne



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#101486 - 04/22/03 04:57 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Oh, really? Thought the same guy wrote "Rusty Bedsprings". At least when I was 12 ...

Close, Cap...that was "Rusty Busty Bedsprings"...yep, that Carpfka is sure somethin'!



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#101487 - 04/22/03 06:13 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Let's not go there. Really.

Yes - we'll soon be getting contributions to the low standard of:

The Broken Window by Eva Brique

The Mysterious Murder by Hugh Dunnett

Rid your Garden of Weeds by Ivan Hoe

- and similar childish eructations.


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#101488 - 04/22/03 07:04 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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I vote no eructions. The ladies may not like it.


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#101489 - 04/22/03 07:10 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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The ladies may not like it.

Think Again by Shirley Theywill...

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#101490 - 04/22/03 07:29 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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The Ladies Might Not Like It, by I. M. Potent


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#101491 - 04/22/03 08:38 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Ten Days in the Saddle by Major Asburn


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#101492 - 04/22/03 09:16 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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1001 Ways to Fold Paper, by R.E. Gami


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#101493 - 04/22/03 11:13 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Silly Book Titles, by I. Ryda Dumbtome

(lowering the standards of not going there before we get there, I hope)




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#101494 - 04/23/03 12:24 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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"Teaching Your Child To Share" by Sharon Cher Alike

"For Fathers: Learning To Braid Your Daughter's Hair" by Braden Hare

"How The Neanderthal Man Survived" by Hunter A. Gatherer





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#101495 - 04/23/03 07:38 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Hemp and It Uses by Rollen Papers

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#101496 - 04/23/03 07:58 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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More uses for Hemp by H. Angmann


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#101497 - 04/23/03 08:46 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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It's not in the same vein as your game, but it has the advantage of being a real book title:

Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy
By Edward Wallerstein
ISBN 0-8261-3240-5 hardcover. ISBN 0-8261-3241-3 softcover.

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#101498 - 04/23/03 09:00 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Re: Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy

it would be funnier if the authors name was Les Johnson.
(johnson being the USns name for John Willy, etc..)


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#101499 - 04/23/03 09:05 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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and lets not forget the Knotts Brothers contributions,

Beginners Macrame by Les Knotts
and Advanced Macrame Designs by Moore Knotts

and from the self help collection
Anger Management by I. C Redd

and Overcoming Fear by Ghetsome Balls

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#101500 - 04/23/03 09:06 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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(johnson being the USns name for John Willy, etc..)


you mean I can't call it the Wallerstein anymore?

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#101501 - 04/23/03 09:39 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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The Art of Effective Complaining by Theold Nagg

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#101502 - 04/23/03 09:41 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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it would be funnier if the authors name was Les Johnson.
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True. And I actually thought the subtitle was "An American *Held* Fallacy"

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#101503 - 04/23/03 09:52 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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lets not forget about
The Truth about Masterbation by Harry Palms

or
Just in Time Management by Euneed Itnow

or
Shoplifting: The complete story by Payne O'More.



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#101504 - 04/23/03 12:35 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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'She', by Rider Haggard.


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#101505 - 04/23/03 12:37 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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'Collecting for Beginners', George Ian Silver.


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#101506 - 04/23/03 01:40 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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'She', by Rider Haggard.

Okay, so you want to roll out the real silly titles, do ya, dxb? Well, then, try this! an' ya forgot the H.

"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", by Mark Twain


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#101507 - 04/23/03 02:08 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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1001 Recipes for Beets by I.P. Redd

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#101508 - 04/23/03 02:16 PM Well, that beets all!
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...Best make that raw beets, I think. Doesn't work if they're cooked.


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#101509 - 04/23/03 11:27 PM Silly Book Titles
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Another real one:

The Imperial Animal by Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox


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#101510 - 04/24/03 10:51 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Unlock the Bathroom! by Justin Thyme






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#101511 - 04/25/03 12:57 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Gamble Your Way to Riches, by Chance Roller

Believe in Yourself, by Hugh Kant

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#101512 - 04/25/03 01:06 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Guitar Made Easy, by Strom McCord

Violin Made Easy, by Harmon E. Bowen


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#101513 - 04/25/03 12:05 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Romantic Interlude, by Fritz Key Phelan

Gossip in Austria, by Will Tell

My Life in the Underground Railroad, by Frieda Bunch



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#101514 - 04/25/03 12:11 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Romantic Interlude, by Fritz Key Phelan


made me work for that one... by Sil A. Bill and M. Fasis



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#101515 - 04/25/03 12:18 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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How to Prevent Food Poisoning by Sam Manilla, Bea Serious, and Eko Lay

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#101516 - 04/25/03 12:21 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Habits for Healthy Living by Napel Addae

Vanity Ima Fox



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#101517 - 04/25/03 01:39 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Introductory Urdu by Hedoo Squiggles

Asian Musicals by He Hu Sing

Wild Mathematicians I have Known by Mr. X. I. Timent

The Last Word by I. M. Zed

Resistance in Modern Greece by Manny Ohms

Ergonomics by Hap E. Workman

An Encyclopedia of Vietnamese Malapropisms by Fum Duk

A Life in Heavy Metal by Y M Signing

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#101518 - 04/26/03 11:52 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Home Landscaping Tips, by Alonzo Greene


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#101519 - 04/26/03 12:06 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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A Teen Agers Guide to Petting by Roman Hands

How to Deal with Loss by Mort Tissian

A Total Beginners Cook Book by Bollin Waters

Understanding Astrology by Starr Powers



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#101520 - 04/28/03 12:29 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Playing With Matches, by Forrest Burns


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#101521 - 04/28/03 12:44 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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France under German Rule: A World War II Diary by Brent Parris


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#101522 - 04/28/03 01:01 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Fashionable Neckware, by Nat E Tigh

My Experiences, by Donal O’Dat

Coming Second, by Shorty Mishon

The Case of the Missing Redhead, by Gene Geraint Cummin



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#101523 - 05/01/03 09:08 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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The Art of Chinese Percussion, by Yaobang Zegong


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#101524 - 05/02/03 08:07 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Galavanting Adventures by Sally Forthe

(and thank you coffebean)
Learning Reed Instuments by Clara Netts

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#101525 - 05/02/03 11:44 AM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Where to Buy Antique Dolls, by Q.P. Sellars.


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#101526 - 05/02/03 12:01 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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A Guide to Making Sweets at Home by Carmella Candy

How to Build a Career in Commercial and Voice-overs by B. A Barker

Learning about Lightening by Manny Volts

A Guide to Small Trees and Shrubs by Itza Bush

Breast Agumentations: a complete guide Melonie Topps

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#101527 - 05/02/03 02:31 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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The Africvan Princess, by Erasmus B. Black


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#101528 - 05/02/03 04:23 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Big House on the Prairie - Chuck Wagon

Being Jane Doe - Alice N. Wonderland

Bob's your Uncle - E. Z. Street


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#101529 - 05/02/03 04:51 PM Re: Silly Book Titles
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Italian Cooking, by Manny Cotti, Penny Pasta and Angel Hare.


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