Apraxis incarnate. (rakafkaven) wrote,
Apraxis incarnate.
rakafkaven

The googles, they do nothing!

My searching skills have failed me.

I remember a list of author-title combinations that can be parsed as one sentence or phrase, with occasionally amusing results. Things like:
"The Joy of Cooking" Irma S. Rombauer
"How to Kill" John Doe
...except, um, more better than that.

If anyone else knows what I'm talking about or has more luck finding it, please point me in its direction.

Edit: My description was unclear, I think. The list is (mostly) of books that create the illusion of the author serving as the object of title's verb. The title isn't always an actual verb, of course. "The Joy of Cooking" has no actual verbs; "cooking" is a gerund, which finishes the prepositional phrase "of cooking", which modifies the noun "joy", which is specified by the article "the". The entire title is really one big noun. Throw the author's name at the end, and suddenly "cooking" is a participle (I think).

Either way, now it looks like a book about "the joy of cooking Irma S. Rombauer", and the only thing more hilarious than a cannibal cookbook is a cannibal cookbook for preparing one very specific person, which in turn can only be funnier if the specific person happens to be named "Irma".

Okay, it's pretty lame, but I remember seeing it and I'll lose my mind if I can't satisfy the finding-urge that presently possesses me.

Final Edit: Thanks to supergee (who almost certainly was the reason I saw this in the first place), I have re-discovered The Man Who Melted Jack Dan.
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