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And now for a laugh...

I think I've linked to this before, but there are some new ones now, and the site still makes me snort with laughter.

Retitled Romance Novels:
Page 1 (by Longmire)
Page 2 (reader submissions)

Examples:



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kirstenfleur
Oct. 4th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
My favourite is One of these days, Celestina, Pow! To the Moon!"

but kangaroo voyeurs comes close.
Why is there a kangaroo in the rose garden?
mollyringle
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I love the Celestina one as well! And such immortal titles as Quicky in the Swamp of Death, of course.

I have to figure the cover artist said, "Hm, set in Australia? Guess I'll put a kangaroo in the background."
gavinworld
Oct. 4th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
Hilarious. My favorite is Gimme Back My Shirt!
mollyringle
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
So many of them could have that title--the shirts are always coming off! Just like Captain Kirk's.
babydracky
Oct. 4th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh God OO The kangoroo OO
mollyringle
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I know...those naughty kangaroos.
archersangel
Oct. 5th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
i LOLed @ this book cost more in canada
mollyringle
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
That *was* an amusing thing to focus on. :D
naill_renfro
Oct. 5th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
I looked at page 2 of these the other day when you mentioned them, and got as far as "Kangaroo Gangbang" before being rendered helpless with laughter. I had no idea kangaroos featured so prominently in the genre; if I'd ever thought about it I would have supposed they were a shorthand for "this story is set in Australia," or else "this story is set in Iowa, and some kangaroos have escaped from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines." Now I realize they're about kangaroo love. (Roomance?)

Now I'm going to give page 1 a look...

We have to do some of these for F/SF covers.
kirstenfleur
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
ROOmance for the win! :D

The thing is, I do know something about the habits of kangaroos. That couple had better not look down to see what they're lying on, because any paddock that's had a mob of kangas in there will be *covered* in roo poo! Kangaroos are disgusting in that regard, nearly as bad as koalas.

They should have had a rock wallaby on the cover.Much cuter and cleaner. ;)
mollyringle
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're destroying all our romantic notions about Australia. I thought at least the koalas were appealing, though I must say the rule that goes "If you see a snake or spider, run" generally makes me wary of the otherwise lovely Land Down Under... :)

We have wallabies in our local zoo, though. Definitely cute!
kirstenfleur
Oct. 8th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
no, no, if you see a snake stand dead still, so that it forgets you're there.
If you see a spider, especially if it's large, black, hairy and advancing, run, cos it's probably a funnelweb and they can bite through leather.

So, when did you want to come to Oz? ;-)
mollyringle
Oct. 10th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Eek! No wonder you guys invented those super-thick leather walking boots.

We only have black widows in the Pacific NW here, and those are rare and dislike being around people in the first place, so you seldom ever see them. And I guess there are rattlesnakes out in the desert half of the state, but they at least rattle as a warning and hence don't *really* want to bite you. Guess I'm spoiled...but hey, supposedly we have cougars! No match for your crocodiles, though, probably...
mollyringle
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
It feels like there MUST be such a page for F/SF covers. So many of them are begging for it. I just don't happen to know where it is (yet).

But yes...don't know why exactly, but this kind of thing renders me helpless with laughter too. I actually start giggling hours later, maybe when trying to fall asleep, when I think of some of the titles.
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