Sunday, May 29, 2011

Procrastination Day

James Scott Bell




It is my pleasure to introduce a new feature on TKZ, Procrastination Day. A time to get away from that novel you're writing, or that task around the house you've meaning to finish, and get down to some serious wasting of time.


Forget Spider Solitaire. Put away Endless Zombie Rampage. Let's use our literary lights instead.


Let's play the Less Interesting Books Game.


I found out about this one on Thursday, via Twitter. I was checking in and saw the hashtag #lessinterestingbooks. And it was exploding. I started in and couldn't stop. For an hour I was chugging out less interesting book titles along with what seemed like a million other procrastinators.


Here's how to play: You take a well known book title and tweak it a bit so it comes out as "less interesting" than the original. Here is a sampling of what I came up with in the heat of the moment:


Paradise Misplaced

The Puce Letter

The Naked and the Bruised

As You Consider It

The Seven Pillows of Wisdom

Kon Tiki Barber

Mein Kramp

Get the idea? 

Now it's your turn. The only rule is: One title per comment. If you want to leave another title, leave another comment. 

So what books sound a little less interesting to you?

143 comments:

  1. Pride and Negative Predisposition

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  2. Drifted Off with the Slight Breeze

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  3. The girl with the Hello Kitty tattoo

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  4. The Cat, the Magician, and the Closet

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  5. Looking for a Submarine in the Ocean Someplace

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  6. The Bourne Guy That Can't Remember Anything

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  7. If you're interested in where the hashtag came from, check out this blog post by the author who accidentally started it.

    http://helpineedapublisher.blogspot.com/

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  8. Negative Attitude Without a Face

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  9. Hello and thanks to Rebecca for linking to my blogpost about how I accidentally started the game ;)

    The one that started it all was Lord of the Files.

    My favourite is Love in the Time of Man-Flu

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  10. The Girl Who Photographed the Hornet's Nest.

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  11. Thanks, Rebecca. And Nicole, proud to have you here. Thanks for giving us what Paul Harvey used to call "the rest of the story." And aren't you the author of:

    Blame My Pancreas

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  12. The Eh Gatsby

    (I'm on tour. Killing time is required.)

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  13. Abraham Lincoln: Bunny Killer

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  14. Tarzan, Lord of the Vegetable Garden

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  15. Harry Potter and the Order of Chinese Food.

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  16. Harry Potter and the Stone He Found on the Playground

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  18. Anne of This One Place named for it's Architectural Design

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  19. There and Back Again, A Forgetful Shoppers Tale

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  20. James - ha! I am indeed the author of Blame My Pancreas (aka Brain)!AnoN weber, I didn't write War and Peas. or Cold Comfort Allotment.

    Great blog, btw. I must come here more often.

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  21. Brisk, Perhaps Even Chilly Mountain

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  22. Of Rice and Hens

    A Chinese Chef's Adventure

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  23. The Spy Who Came In From the Outdoors Because He Was Not Properly Dressed For The Weather Which Was Relatively Cold Compared To What He Was More Accustomed To

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  24. Whorls of the Worlds

    Alien Fingerprints On Earth

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  25. No Thank You, I'm As Full As A Tick Games

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  26. Devil In A Blue Sleeveless T-Shirt

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  27. The Lion, The Witch and the Bathrobe

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  28. The Avon Lady Always Rings Twice

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  29. Portnoy's Complaint Department

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  30. Not Gone Anywhere, Baby, Not Gone Anywhere

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  31. The Bridge of San Luis Obispo

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  32. A Series of Sad Stuff Happening

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  33. The Seconds-Minutes-Hours-Etcetera Contraption

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  34. The Pointy Metal Medieval Weapon in the Stone

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  35. The Little Boy of the Royal Status of Being a Monarch's Son

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  36. Joe "To Bake a Mockingbird??"

    I have that cookbook!!

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  37. my favorite childhood book was
    Kon Tacky, by Hyerdahl

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  38. Charlie and the Bologna Factory

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  39. COMMENT: Such collective brilliance! Think what could be accomplished if we weren't all procrastinating...

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  40. I'll submit something. Tomorrow.

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  41. Pride & Prejudice & Middle-Managers

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  42. Unclear and Not Very Imminent Danger

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  43. Jim, whaddya mean we're "procrastinating"? We're working hard at writing.

    BTW, how about Don't Try Dying?

    Or The Friends Of Eddie Cantor.

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  44. COMMENT: And the hits just keep on coming! I bow to the Mike Dennis work ethic!

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  45. Portrait of the Blogger as a Twilight Fan

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  46. Hey, welcome to you last entries. Nice!

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