Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Forget the Yuck-Phooey and Laugh

I am not sure how the weather is where you are, but in my part of Germany today, it is a yuck-phooey-rainy day. In fact, I am not sure where the summer weather and sunshine has been hiding.

What's one to do when the day is so bleak? Brighten it up, of course! Luckily, I stumbled across the perfect blog post to put a smile on my face. It isn't even a blog I follow (though I might start to), so I guess it was a bit of fate that I found it.

The blog is Pleated Jeans (no filler, just funny!) and the blog post is about deleting or changing one letter in the title of a popular book to make a new (and funny) title, complete with new book jacket. For instance, Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaiden's Tale suddenly becomes The Handmaiden's Ale and Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven now becomes The Rave.

I just love silly things like that. If you do, too, you can go to the blog post by CLICKING HERE.

Can you think of any other title changes? If so, post them here in the comments section.

Here are a few I came up with:
(sorry I can't make my own graphics to accompany these)

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill now becomes.... Think and Grow Rice
(hey, who knows...maybe growing your own rice would be great)

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is now... Gone with the Wine
(I know a few people who have been "gone with the wine")

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien now becomes... Lard of the Rings (story of that spare tire?)
or perhaps... Lord of the Rinks (story of a rollerskating champion)
or even... Lord of the Rigs (history of an oil rig monopoly)

The Call of the Wild by Jack London is now... The Calm of the Wild
(tale of how a crazy man learns to be still by taking of downers)

and last but not least...

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare becomes... A Midsummer Night's Cream
(well, I think you can figure that one out...)

Now it's YOUR turn. C'mon. I know there are some creative people out there reading this. Give it to me. Make me smile on this dreary day.

Whatcha' waiting for? 1, 2,!


Life in a Small Town said...

Those are great!
Sidenote: It rained in Germany when we were there...a lot! we saw some of the flooding that was happening last month. It rained quite a bit in Copenhagen, too. I think the rain followed us home, because it's been exceptionally rainy here, too!

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

The Red Phony
(Psychological exploration of those who must inflate their status and the embarassment they feel when revealed).

Lady Chatterly's Liver
(A classic medical paper describing the severe effects and hallucinations brought about by one woman's chronic mid-day imbibing).

Anne of Green Cables
(A high-tech action novel describing the after-effects of mold following SuperStorm Sandy).

Looking for Mr. Good-Car
(A sociological exploration of the current trend of young women of "entitement" who seek partners based on their auto-nomical assets).

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Thanks Linda - that was a nice respite - having a pretty "fuzzy" - headed day ...

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

GREAT site name btw! :)

Linda H. said...

hahahaha... these are great. I think my favorite is Anne of Green Cables. Perfect.

Thanks for joining in on the fun.

Linda H. said...

Rain again today. Where, oh, where did our summer go? If it is hiding near you, send it back here. PLEASE!!!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

LOL! This one's my favorite:

"Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is now... Gone with the Wine"

Madeleine Begun Kane

Linda H. said...

Thanks, Mad. I am sure many of my wine-lover friends enjoyed that one.

Other options were Gone with the Hind, Gone with the Wand, and Done with the Wind. But it was easy to decide that the wine one was best.

For you, I would offer...perhaps something political....Gore with the Wind (a political tale explaining what happened to many of Gore's votes)

Laurie Kolp said...

Hmm... how about Wuthering Heights as Wuthering Weights... or Chicken Soup for the Soul as Chicken Soup for the Foul?

Linda H. said...

Those are both good ones, Laurie. I've heard that too much Chicken Soup for the Foul leads to Wuthering Weights. ;-)