How to Title

by Ruby on November 4, 2010

From the (excellent) McSweeny’s website:

Great Literature Retitled To Boost Website Traffic.

BY MIKE LACHER

7 Awesome Ways Barnyard Animals Are Like Communism

The 11 Stupidest Things Phonies Do To Ruin The World

8 Surprising Ways West Egg Is Exemplary Of The Hollowness Of The American Dream

6 Shockingly Evil Things The Turn-Of-The-Century Meatpacking Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

5 Insane Ways London Could Become a Dystopia (And How It’s Not That Far From Reality)

1 Weird Thing Caddy Smells Like

I was trying to guess them, and I think I’ve got all but two… any guesses, guys? Any other great literature you could turn into a GREAT (note the sarcasm) blog title?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

BasicSand 11.04.10 at 1:34 pm

Here are my guesses:

Animal Farm
Catcher in the Rye
Great Gatsby
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
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Gerard Collins 11.05.10 at 8:52 am

My guesses:

1) “Animal Farm”, George Orwell
2) “The Catcher in the Rye”, J. D. Salinger
3) “The Great Gatsby”, F. Scott Fitzgerald
4) “The Jungle”, Upton Sinclair
5) “1984”, Orwell
6) “The Sound and the Fury,” William Faulkner (Thank Google and Wikipedia for that one…)

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