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Book Titles
« on: June 23, 2013, 03:32:07 PM »
It was decided that the "In My Pants" game was too easy (:knotty:), so a new game was devised:

Take a book title and add "ing" to one word to make it funny, or at least very different.  (Minor alterations of spelling are allowed.)

For example:

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantings

The Fellowship of the Ringing

Moby Dicking

Mansfield Parking

The Secret Gardening

The Hounding of the Baskervilles

Lasting of the Mohicans

The Old Curiosity Shopping

The Counting of Monte Cristo

The Turn of the Screwing

Robbing Roy

Sensing and Sensibility

Bleak Housing

Oliver Twisting

The Man in the Ironing Mask

Middlemarching

The Jungle Booking

The Timing Machine

The Aging of Innocence

The Secreting Agent



Etc, etc.  Weirdly, some that don't work out well instead wind up sounding like parody horror films -- The Hobbiting, et al.

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 12:24:33 AM »
:galm:

This is, like, the contentings of George's bookshelf.

Findinging Nemo

Butch Cassidy and The Sundancing Kid

OH heck, these are movies, never mind wait

The Yearlinging

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stoning

Old Yellering

Why the heck am I just doing kids books? I have no idea.

Counting Zero (not nearly as funny)

"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
"Anyhow, it was the best sentient food movie since Killer Tomatoes Eat France." - :flipper:
"lee marvin in drag is no way to spread the gospel, son." - TFJ
"It failed. My enemies have been purged." - Sidious
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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 09:29:15 AM »
St. Elmo's Firing ?


The Breakfast Clubbing !
"If you need Grover to explain "under", you're not ready for Playboy."
"Maybe you should learn to use commas, first, and then toy with pregnancy as a rhetorical act."
"Magical invisible high-pressure lightning fluid in your walls?  No problem."
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"I grow less interesting every year." - Hmof

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 10:41:33 AM »
The Pawning of Prophecy
Magician's Gambiting
Castling of Wizardry (sounds like a tome on Wizards' Chess)
Kinging of the Murgos (a guide to coronations or knocking them unconscious?)
The Sorceressing of Darshiva (that could be a naughty little title)
The Seeressing of Kell (with a sequel!)
I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 10:48:24 AM »
St. Elmo's Firing ?


The Breakfast Clubbing !

These are so totally movies and not books!  I'm not quite on top of my game, obviously.

"If you need Grover to explain "under", you're not ready for Playboy."
"Maybe you should learn to use commas, first, and then toy with pregnancy as a rhetorical act."
"Magical invisible high-pressure lightning fluid in your walls?  No problem."
"I am a light to the world." - Random Axe

"These are strange and mysterious times, and we must move in strange and mysterious ways." - mrcookieface

"I grow less interesting every year." - Hmof

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 12:07:21 PM »
On the Roading

To Have and to Havening Not ( :hmm: )

No: nope, I haven't got it today.
"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
"Anyhow, it was the best sentient food movie since Killer Tomatoes Eat France." - :flipper:
"lee marvin in drag is no way to spread the gospel, son." - TFJ
"It failed. My enemies have been purged." - Sidious
"It's not like there was ever a time I didn't think Rudy Giuliani was a smug gibbering imbecile." - random axe
"*drags taint* Oh cool, I didn't know you could do that." - mo.d

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 01:03:57 PM »
:lol:

Movie titles are good, too.  I see no reason why not.  The Godfathering is clearly a film of the Gospel.

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 02:54:20 PM »
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopling
I need this done ASAP, or whenever you can get around to it.  Tomorrow is fine.

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »
What to Expecting When You're Expecting


no ... no, I still haven't got it
"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
"Anyhow, it was the best sentient food movie since Killer Tomatoes Eat France." - :flipper:
"lee marvin in drag is no way to spread the gospel, son." - TFJ
"It failed. My enemies have been purged." - Sidious
"It's not like there was ever a time I didn't think Rudy Giuliani was a smug gibbering imbecile." - random axe
"*drags taint* Oh cool, I didn't know you could do that." - mo.d

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 03:27:37 PM »
Go Dog Going
or Going Dog Go.

Harolding And The Purple Crayon
Green Eggs and Hamming.
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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 03:48:15 PM »
Greening Eggs and Ham

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfing?

Winnie the Poohing
"If you need Grover to explain "under", you're not ready for Playboy."
"Maybe you should learn to use commas, first, and then toy with pregnancy as a rhetorical act."
"Magical invisible high-pressure lightning fluid in your walls?  No problem."
"I am a light to the world." - Random Axe

"These are strange and mysterious times, and we must move in strange and mysterious ways." - mrcookieface

"I grow less interesting every year." - Hmof

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 03:51:51 PM »
Where the Wilding Things Are

That sounds sinister.
"If you need Grover to explain "under", you're not ready for Playboy."
"Maybe you should learn to use commas, first, and then toy with pregnancy as a rhetorical act."
"Magical invisible high-pressure lightning fluid in your walls?  No problem."
"I am a light to the world." - Random Axe

"These are strange and mysterious times, and we must move in strange and mysterious ways." - mrcookieface

"I grow less interesting every year." - Hmof

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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 11:44:32 AM »
Quote
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfing?

Winnie the Poohing

:lol:


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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 03:12:28 PM »
I'm currently reading Breakfasting Of Champions by Vonnegut Jr. 
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Re: Book Titles
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 10:52:41 PM »
I'm currently reading Breakfasting Of Champions by Vonnegut Jr.

Just so you know there is no Great Bermuda Ern, and the flag doesn't look like that at all ;)
"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
"Anyhow, it was the best sentient food movie since Killer Tomatoes Eat France." - :flipper:
"lee marvin in drag is no way to spread the gospel, son." - TFJ
"It failed. My enemies have been purged." - Sidious
"It's not like there was ever a time I didn't think Rudy Giuliani was a smug gibbering imbecile." - random axe
"*drags taint* Oh cool, I didn't know you could do that." - mo.d