Archive for the ‘Literary Humor’ Category

Fun With Classic Book Titles

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

In New York Magazine’s Competition 15, we’re asked to “submit the title of an almost familiar literary classic.” Here are the fake titles I submitted:

A Tale of Two Biddies

The Catcher in the Pumpernickel

Grapes of Math

Jane’s Hair

The Plaque

Moby’s Schtick

Moby’s Dick

In Search of Lost Rhyme

Of Mice And Women

The Big Nap

The Tin Eardrum

100 Years of Solitary Confinement

The Executioner’s Bong

Lorna Doone Cookies


The Miller Needs to Floss

The Turn of the Screwdriver

The Importance of Being an Internist

Well-Endowed Limerick

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Well-Endowed Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A man got a look at the titty
Of the well-endowed, lovely Miss Kitty
And imagined his life
With that gal as his wife
In his harem at Casa de Mitty.

(With apologies to James Thurber)