Friday, March 27, 2009
I LOVE reading the strange news articles that pop up on my home page news. Today's was particularly entertaining. Every year in Britain they have a oddest book title competition and this year's winner was a 188 page turning stay up all night and read thriller titled "the 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais". Fromage Frais-literally "fresh cheese"-is a dairy product that originated in France and has a consistency of sour cream. Personally that's all I really need to know about the stuff, but for an affordable price of $795 it's all yours! Horace Bent, who runs the award, said "Fromage Frais" was a worthy winner that had "turned the supermarket chiller into the petri dish of literary innovation." (who thinks of these jobs? and how do I get one?) The runner up this year was a primate study titled "Baboon Metaphysics." Other finalist included "Curbside Consultation of the Colon" and "Strip and Knit With Style." Previous winners and runner ups include these snappy titles "The 2002 Official Patients Sourcebook on Lyme Disease" and "Webster's English to Kiribati Crossword Puzzles:Level 2" (there was a level 1??) My favorites are "Bombproof Your Horse" "Living With Crazy Buttocks" and "People Who Don't Know They're Dead:How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It." Boy have I got some reading to catch up on!! Happy Friday Everyone!!!