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James Joyce Was A Copyeditor’s Nightmare

Take a look at this. Holy crap!

I’m not sure if this was a copyeditor having a nightmare with Joyce’s original draft, or if it was Joyce editing a later draft. Either way, let’s all thank God for track changes in Word.

I can’t imagine working like this. Might as well be reading Greek.

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Source: Rupert Thomson via Twitter

11 Classic Novels Reimagined With Clickbait Titles

You’re familiar with clickbait titles, right? Upworthy is famous for them. BuzzFeed uses them, and they’re pretty much all over the internet.

So what if classic novels were renamed with clickbait titles? Yeah, I know, that’s a terrible idea, but I’m going to have a little fun with it anyway.

Here’s how I might rename these classic novels using clickbait: (HT to The Millions for this idea) Read more

Batman Meets Galadriel

I’m just going to kind of let this one sit today.

For the less nerdy, Galadriel is one of the powerful elves from The Lord of the Rings.

When she meets Batman, hilarity ensues. Read more

Can Someone Explain This Book Cover To Me?

I’ve been known to post about bad book covers before. The cover I featured in this post is perhaps the worst book cover I’ve ever seen–in that “so bad it’s good” kind of way.

Lousy Book Covers is one of my favorite sites, and it’s often the inspiration for these posts.

A few weeks ago, they posted this cover. And, well, I’m speechless. Read more

Daddy Long Legs: Who Did Name You?

After yesterday’s nasty post, we need a palate cleanser.

Enter everyone’s favorite German, Flula. If you don’t know Flula, you should.

Flula has a difficult time understanding English idioms. For example, “Jennifer is a party pooper.” What?

He also doesn’t understand why a “Daddy Long Legs” spider was named as such. Let’s enjoy watching him process this and forget all about Naked Lunch for a bit. Read more

What If Ayn Rand Reviewed Children’s Movies?

I love poking fun of Ayn Rand. Since the recent Ayn Rand resurgence thanks to the Tea Party, it’s just too easy.

Today, though, I don’t intend to poke fun at Ayn Rand. I’ll let The New Yorker do it for me.

Before Christmas, they posted a hilarious column in which “Ayn Rand” reviews children’s movies. It’s spot on. Read more

This Girl’s Boyfriend REALLY Loves The Lord of the Rings

I don’t know who this woman is, but she’s a keeper.

Watch as she tolerates her boyfriend’s incessant quotes from The Lord of the Rings—many of which scare the living crap out of her.

She has to be a Lord of the Rings fan herself to put up with this, right? Read more

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