105 Ways to Give a Book

Literary Elections

Count Olaf Sign 1Also in the post about the ridiculous commercialization of the Nobel Prize for literature was a reference to a fun contest for book-lover types. Do you know any? Anyway, the writer behind the blog Defective Yeti proposed a contest for putting literary figures in political posters for funny results. He invited the world at large to make their own posters, place them on the street, and send him pictures. Well, I couldn’t resist the opportunity, especially given how much enjoyment I get out of his blog on a daily basis. He does have some overlap with books if you consider his coverage of the Nobel Prize or his post on Bush, punctuation, and the Iraq War. Now, he is a top-level blog with like 100,000 hits a day and I am... well, not that. But in keeping with the theme of the week I’ll have to tag Defective Yeti with the Five Interesting Things meme. (But it’s okay if he doesn’t do it, because me even asking him is like asking Tom Cruise to the prom. I mean, Tom Cruise before he went insane.) Either way, I’m sending in my pictures, but for you fine folks, I’m including them here.
Count Olaf Sign 2
And continuing to dole out Five Interesting Things from my 100 Things About Me List is today’s list addendum:

101. I’m pretty much a left-wing liberal.

7 comments:

Little Willow said...

If I had a yard, I'd make a sign which read:

TABITHA RUTH WEXLER IN 2008
TURTLE FOR FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT

Nancy said...

Regardless of your political affiliation, the Count Olaf poster is a winner, I'd say.

And yes, Turtle Wexler for president!

Susan said...

That is a hoot. I'll have to try it.

Kelly Fineman said...

Those are some truly swell signs!

Susan said...

MR, there is the oddest person running for the Board of Ed in my town. Come see.

Juliane said...

My sign would read "Dwight Schrute for Assistant Regional Manager: He's wrestled Fear!" (It's a reference to a character from the American version of The Office. Seen it?)

I happened upon your blog tonight from a link on defective yeti (I'm a huge fan, too!). Come see what I just posted on my blog. I'm betting you'll win 1,000,000 points! (Really, the coincidence is kind of eerie but, hey, 'tis the season!)

Anonymous said...

Yay! Another leftie out there :)