Thursday, June 01, 2006

Note books

Copy editors besmirch bad puns, but we're remarkably good at coming up with them. Check out this list of book-band mash-ups and see if you can come up with any more.

Some of their ideas to get you going:
  • The Things They Might Be Giants Carried
  • The Who Moved My Cheese
  • The Old Man and The Sea and Cake
  • Charlie Daniels and the Chocolate Factory
  • Catch 182
  • Horton Hears a Hoobastank
  • Of Mice and Men at Work
  • Bare Naked Lunch Ladies
  • The Agony and the XTC


At 11:27 AM, June 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I see. Puns are ok if WE come up with them, just not if those headline writers do. Hahaha -- kidding. These are great!

-- Mike

PS A subspecies of this type of pun is the "Jack Dannism," in which you combine a book title with its author in a punny way, e.g. "Contact Carl Sagan." Many possibilities there ...

At 11:48 PM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually "Barenaked Ladies." Sorry to be the stickler ...

At 12:02 AM, June 06, 2006, Blogger Nicole said...

So do you think "Barenaked Lunch Ladies" is better? I think the pun is lost there.


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