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Oddest book titles of the year
February 23, 2013 6:03 PM   Subscribe

Oddest book titles of the year
posted by anothermug (26 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm honestly shocked. I thought "Goat Sucking: Hotter Than It Sounds" would have made the cut.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:12 PM on February 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


I like the comments section on this article, in which a weary public bemoans the weakness of this year's shortlist. A disappointing end to an otherwise odd year, it seems.

As for Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts—someone must have been watching their Bond before coming up with that one.
posted by mcoo at 6:16 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


How to Sharpen Pencils previously.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:19 PM on February 23, 2013


Excellent interview with the artisanal pencil sharpener here from the Sunday Edition on CBC.
posted by chapps at 6:22 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop. It sounds like something J.K. Rowling would have mentioned in passing as being on some witch's bookshelf.
posted by Countess Elena at 6:25 PM on February 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


I think I will get that crazy tea cozy book because it looks awesome.
posted by chapps at 6:33 PM on February 23, 2013


Sad to see 1 3 9 7 just missed the shortlist.
posted by estlin at 6:35 PM on February 23, 2013


How Tea Cosies Changed the World

Isn't this sort of de rigeur for popular nonfiction now?

Hold It Together: A Social History of Staples

Something Fishy: How Sardine Migration Affects Congressional Redistricting, Tax Policy, and Your Child's Future

My Year Eating Only Red Things
posted by threeants at 6:48 PM on February 23, 2013 [7 favorites]


I could pee on this.

The night daddy went to jail.

How to live with a huge penis.

A Practical Guide to Racism
posted by blaneyphoto at 6:58 PM on February 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


The Moose With Loose Poops

I found the list a bit tame, and especially so when I actually looked up the books on Amazon (for instance: the tea cozy one is really just a craft book with an 'outrageous' name, which is sort of de rigueur for craft books, if you've ever spent time shelving the non-fiction section at a public library).

Dipping in to the strange wormhole of self published erotica (as mentioned by a poster upthread) would surely net you way odder book titles.
posted by codacorolla at 7:22 PM on February 23, 2013


How to live with a huge penis.

53 years too late.
posted by anothermug at 8:07 PM on February 23, 2013


I'm honestly shocked. I thought "Goat Sucking: Hotter Than It Sounds" would have made the cut.

And thanks to this comment, I have been introduced to another title that should have made this list (unless it did - I will admit that I stopped reading the article at the mention of the pencil-sharpening book, an obvious attempt at humor) and that title is My Robot Body Will Make You Cum.
posted by item at 8:16 PM on February 23, 2013


Well, at least now we know where to direct people on AskMe when they come crying "My penis is so large I can't ride a bicycle, what other problems will my big penis and I encounter?".
posted by dunkadunc at 8:16 PM on February 23, 2013


The 'customers who viewed this item also viewed' section of the Robot Cum book is a goldmine:

- One for the Pussy (Jenny Rockfort: Undercover Stripper)
- Intense. Insane. In Love.
- Intense. Insane. In Love. Part II
- My Lover the Bigfoot
- Forced to Mate with the Minotaurs (Reluctant Monster Breeding Menage)
- Bred By The Centaur (Paranormal Monster Sex Breeding Erotica)
- Forced by the Centaurs (Reluctant Creature Breeding Erotica)
- Suddenly Pregnant: Breeding by the Mummy
- Breeding by the Wizard in the Tower

Okay I'm going to need to stop right there.
posted by item at 8:30 PM on February 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


I could pee on this.

The night daddy went to jail.

How to live with a huge penis.

A Practical Guide to Racism


I really thought these were all going to link to AskMe questions ...
posted by DingoMutt at 9:01 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


- Forced to Mate with the Minotaurs (Reluctant Monster Breeding Menage)

Okay Hollywood. We've found the next Twilight.
posted by Mezentian at 10:20 PM on February 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


Goat Sucking is 14 pages and costs $3. All those chucapabra erotica writers must make a mint.
posted by squinty at 10:32 PM on February 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Terry Dreary really needs to get on the eBook Erotica train.
posted by Mezentian at 11:08 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


item: "- Bred By The Centaur (Paranormal Monster Sex Breeding Erotica)"

The kerning, it hurts.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:17 PM on February 23, 2013


I guess we have to give kudos to the ebook erotica pen name "Dixon Heurass." Well-played, Sir.
posted by Sonny Jim at 3:08 AM on February 24, 2013


Was Hitler III? Was Hitler the third what?
or, why uppercase 'I' should have serifs
posted by Gordafarin at 6:33 AM on February 24, 2013


I'm kind of disappointed my book didn't make the list. It occasionally shows up on lists like this one. (I'm #7.)
posted by yankeefog at 8:15 AM on February 24, 2013


When Is the Rectum a Grave? got passed over a few years back, I knew there was no justice in the world.
posted by Rykey at 10:48 AM on February 24, 2013


Terry Dreary really needs to get on the eBook Erotica train.

Tittilating Tudors
Erotic Elizabethians
Virile Vikings
Writhing Romans
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 1:49 PM on February 24, 2013


No math books? Previous lists have featured The Large Sieve and its Applications and Crotcheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:56 PM on February 24, 2013


And the winner is: "Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop".
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:06 PM on March 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


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