Posts Tagged ‘New York Magazine’

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

Reality TV Humor (New York Magazine Contest)

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

New York Magazine recently started a new weekly contest. This week’s challenge is to invent titles of a “premodern reality-television series.” You can enter either on Twitter or in the contest page’s comment section.

Here are my entries (on Twitter) so far:

The Real Cavewives of Windsor

The Dinosaur Hunter

Reinventing The Wheel

Dancing With The Bard

Keeping Up With The Bardashians

The Sorcery Apprentice