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March 23, 2014 8:44 PM   Subscribe

The winners of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year have been announced. "Diagram devotees have spoken, and spoken in no uncertain terms: poo wins prizes."
posted by anothermug (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Of their choices, I would've gone for Are Trout South African? with Pie-ography: Where Pie Meets Biography coming in close second.

Can anyone spoiler the trout for me?
posted by vegartanipla at 8:48 PM on March 23


How to Poo on a Date, said: “We are very happy and honoured that the public thought our book worthy of first place in this much sought-after prize; we’d have been disappointed to be number two.

Don't think I don't see what you did there, poo book editor.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 8:51 PM on March 23 [14 favorites]


Well, since he also says "...it means a great deal to the authors, and the rest of the team that put the book together, that it should encounter such a splash of success.” I think he knew exactly what he said.
posted by 445supermag at 9:06 PM on March 23 [2 favorites]


A book recommendation for Mach3avelli.
posted by unliteral at 9:07 PM on March 23 [1 favorite]


Previously

Has it been 25 years since the winner was "How to Shit in the Woods"? (now in its 3rd edition)

All-time list of winners.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:16 PM on March 23


Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes sounds amazing.

But wow, Bombproof your Horse and The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories are definitely my contenders for all time winners. Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality a close runner-up. I should buy that for my sister.
posted by quincunx at 10:55 PM on March 23


"How to Poo on Holiday, How to Poo at Work and How to Bonk at Work, were all previously nominated for the prize."

Am I right in thinking How to Poo on a Date had more success because the title is more ambiguous, and judges like snickering at the thought of pooing on someone?
posted by knuckle tattoos at 11:35 PM on March 23


Like, if you were writing a children's guide to pooing by yourself, but you were really angling for that prize, you'd title it How to Poo Yourself.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 11:39 PM on March 23


The diagram people on the cover are clearly doing a pee dance.
posted by Brainy at 12:17 AM on March 24


Was this written by the guy who did the craigslist ad years ago about the woman who "took a chance on a fart" - and er, lost - while with him in his car on a date?
posted by marienbad at 2:22 AM on March 24


> The 2009–2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais

I assume we should see the 2015-2020 edition on next year's shortlist.
posted by ardgedee at 3:55 AM on March 24


Cooking with Poo

what

Ah.
posted by jquinby at 5:11 AM on March 24


Well, I think we've nailed down the title of my working-project high-fiber and colon health cookbook: How to Avoid Huge Shits.

hey, you started it
posted by Naberius at 6:14 AM on March 24 [1 favorite]


The Origin of Feces was also a Type O Negative Album.
posted by Renoroc at 6:31 AM on March 24 [2 favorites]


Can anyone spoiler the trout for me?

Even though it's a book title rather than a news headline, I'm guessing Betteridge's Law applies.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:37 AM on March 24 [1 favorite]


Related: How to poop like a samurai.
posted by unliteral at 8:20 PM on March 24


I saw no diagrams. I was disappointed
posted by b33j at 3:34 AM on March 25


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