Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For the Lulz ``~

Was browsing through wikipedia (I was oh, so very bored) and I came across this while reading about the Razzie Awards.

Apparently they have an award for

Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year

The following is a list of previous winners of the award.

  • 1978 Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice Various authors University of Tokyo Press Studies on uses of furless laboratory mice.
  • 1979 The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution Barbara Sherman Heyl Transaction Press

  • 1980 The Joy of Chickens Dennis Nolan Prentice Hall About breeds of chicken.

  • 1981 Last Chance at Love - Terminal Romances Various authors Pinnacle Press

  • 1982 Population and Other Problems: Family Planning, Housing 1,000 million, Labour Employment Various authors China National Publications About the demographics of the People's Republic of China.

  • 1983 The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling A. I. Tselikov, G. S. Nikitin and S. E. Rokotyan Mir Publishers About rolling as a metalworking technique.

  • 1984 The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today Anne Wilson Constable About the history of marmalade.

  • 1985 Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts Donald L. Wilson Westwood Publishing Company About bust enlargement through positive thinking.

  • 1986 Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality Glenn C. Ellenbogen Brunner/Mazel Humorous and parody articles about psychiatry.

  • 1987 No Award

  • 1988 Versailles: The View From Sweden Elaine Dee and Guy Walton University of Chicago Press Catalogue of an exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum on the influence of French Baroque and Classicism on design in contemporary Sweden.

  • 1989 How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art Kathleen Meyer Ten Speed Press About responsible treatment of one's human waste in wilderness areas.

  • 1990 Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual Pat Califia Lace Publications A guide to BDSM and safe sex.

  • 1991 No Award

  • 1992 How to Avoid Huge Ships John W. Trimmer Cornwell Maritime Press Advice to pleasure boat sailors on the dangers of shipping lanes.

  • 1993 American Bottom Archaeology Charles J. Bareis and James W. Porter University of Illinois Press Full title American Bottom Archaeology: A Summary of the FAI-270 Project Contribution to the Culture History of the Mississippi River Valley.

  • 1994 Highlights in the History of Concrete C. C. Stanley British Cement Association About the history of concrete.

  • 1995 Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes Douglas Davies and Alastair Shaw Shaw & Son About reusing old graves.

  • 1996 Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers Derek Willan Hellenic Philatelic Society Cancellation numbers in the Hellenic Post.

  • 1997 The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition Alex Comfort Mitchell Beazley Pocket edition of The Joy of Sex.

  • 1998 Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw Gareth Williams Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust

  • 1999 Weeds in a Changing World: British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64 Charles H. Stirton British Crop Protection Council

  • 2000 High Performance Stiffened Structures IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Professional Engineering Publishing About stiffness in engineering.

  • 2001 Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service Gerard Forlin Butterworths About corporate manslaughter, i.e. corporate liability for manslaughter.

  • 2002 Living with Crazy Buttocks Kaz Cooke Penguin US/Australia Humorous essays on contemporary culture, including female body image and other topics.

  • 2003 The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan Kensington Publishing Eight stories in a pastiche of dime novel styles from different decades, each involving lesbian romance and horses.

  • 2004 Bombproof Your Horse Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden J A Allen Full title Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe, No Matter What You Encounter.

  • 2005 People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It Gary Leon Hill Red Wheel/Weiser Books About dead spirits who took up residence in bodies that did not belong to them.

  • 2006 The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification Julian Montague Harry N. Abrams About how to identify abandoned shopping carts.

  • 2007 If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs "Big Boom" Simon & Schuster US A self-help book written by a man for the benefit of women.

  • 2008 The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais Philip M. Parker Icon Group International Computer-generated combination of boilerplate text and public-domain data.

My favorite is definitely How To Avoid Huge Ships and How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art.

Lol lah.

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