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Hey, it’s Friday. And stillnotbored found this this morning. The Ten Worst Book Covers in the History of Literature. How to Avoid Huge Ships is amusing. Tarzan is always a winner. But The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas speaks to my inner child. They didn’t have that one when I was growing up.



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Jun. 15th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
I . . . I . . . got nothing.
Jun. 15th, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
If I had one left over from my misspent childhood, I'd loan you my Big Book of Vaginas. But I like to think I figured it out on my own without these modern educational tools, aka the New Curriculum!. I'm sure you did, too. ;-)
Jun. 15th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ah, late night Showtime . . .
Jun. 15th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Certainly not Nick at Nite.
Jun. 15th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
I have to say the "Huge Ships" book is my favorite. Is it longer than one page? Because I don't think it possibly could be....

So I looked it up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/How-Avoid-Huge-Ships-Never/dp/0881000191/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339762567&sr=1-2&keywords=how+to+avoid+huge+ships

The tags are interesting....

Edited at 2012-06-15 12:21 pm (UTC)
Jun. 15th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
I never even thought of doing that on Amazon. Cool. Odd, I never associated Gay Historical Romance with Huge Ships. Nor Weird Fiction or Punk.

It's not doing too badly, though. It's Amazon rating is #1,543,255 in Books. I've seen worse.

I feel like writing my own book, Big Planes Flying on Fumes. ;o)
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Given some of your previous* work, you should be able to beat this guy at his game. (If you look up the newer version of this (about to be released on Kindle?) it has almost 200 ratings...)

I'm referring to the weirdness. You do that really well ;o)

Edited at 2012-06-15 03:24 pm (UTC)
Jun. 15th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Why thank you, Jeannette! I'd say it runs in my family, but I'm first generation aberrant in my clan.
Jun. 15th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one who thinks Time Ninja sounds pretty awesome?
Jun. 15th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
No, you're not! It looks pretty cool in a "picked up at Half Price Books for a chuckle" kinda way. Here's the Amazon page. It got one review, a 4 star.

Jun. 15th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
VAGINA COLORING BOOK. How timely. Audrey approves.
Jun. 15th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
I did not know that about Audrey. ;-)
Jun. 15th, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
I'd seen "How to Avoid Huge Ships" thanks to an article about sarcastic Amazon reviews, but it's definitely a fave. "The Best Dad Is a Good Lover" has got to take the cake for most squicktastic title for sure, and the accompanying cover of the book next to it, with Beethoven (?) delighting in the little boy seated on his lap is, uhh, yeah....

I literally cannot read the title of the one with the shiny metal letters. There's a font to never use again.

Edited at 2012-06-15 02:33 pm (UTC)
Jun. 15th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, The Best Dad Is a Good Lover falls under What was Dr. Shedd thinking? Though maybe the publisher changed the title to that. Perhaps Dr. Shedd's original title was Daddy Dearest,.

I'm sure glad when I was a young boy of seven and learning to play piano I didn't have to sit on Ludwig's lap. Might've keep me from a career in music.

Yep, The Penaetrator lack visual penetration. (No pun intended. *g*)

Edited at 2012-06-15 02:51 pm (UTC)
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Jun. 15th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes...lookin' for love in all the wrong places! ;-)
Jun. 15th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Oh dear... I'd love to make some witty comment but I just scrolled down saying, "What?! What?! What?!"
Jun. 15th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is a WTF kinda thing.
Jun. 15th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Sure is. Can we have more. please. :)
Jun. 15th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've been sitting here designing book covers for my own stuff that I hope never makes this list. ;-)
Jul. 1st, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
dying now...
These covers are killing me. "How to Avoid Huge Ships" is a book we should all read, just in case the bleeding obvious doesn't occur to us.

The Dad one is just scary for many reasons and Tarzan looks like he's really 'in touch' with that monkey, but the all time topper is the "It's Easy to Play Classical Themes" - that look is just so very, very wrong... and oddly amusing at the same time.

Thanks for sharing!

Jul. 1st, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: dying now...
What;s even strange is these are for real! Where these aren't. I like Lord of the Hissy Fit best. *g*

Jul. 1st, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: dying now...
Those are ripe, pardon the pun!
Jul. 1st, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: dying now...
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