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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Offend An Author Day

Yes, folks, it's Offend An Author Day. Time to describe what author's work you could read under circumstances most inimical to the author's sensibility. First up:

Read Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death on your iPhone while talking on the phone and watching TV.

The only rule is: Your choice has to be either something you could actually do, or at least so inventive as to be forgivable. "Reading Jane Austen at an orgy," is right out, unless you in fact frequent orgies. Indeed, now I think of it, "at an orgy" is probably out regardless as being too broadly applicable and thus not inventive enough.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Blackadder Says:

Reading the copy of the Fountainhead you checked out of the public library.

TS said...

Drinking a Budweiser while Roger Scruton's guide to wine.

Rebekka said...

Reading Atkins while bingeing on potato chips and gummy bears and drinking a cola.

mrsdarwin said...

Reading Atkins while bingeing on potato chips and gummy bears and drinking a cola.

Aw yeah, baby!

Robyn @Leave the Lights On said...

Read The God Delusion during Eucharistic Adoration.

Read Mercola in the waiting room as you're about to get all your child's CDC-recommended vaccines, including MMR.

Jeff Miller said...

Read Michael O'Brien book A Landscape With Dragons while wearing a Harry Potter costume.

Dorian Speed said...

Read Michael Pollan while buying Sam's Choice hot dogs and Twinkies at Wal-Mart.

Dorian Speed said...

Read Eat, Pray, Love while drinking, cursing, and hating.

Thought of that one after clicking "publish."

Did I mention I have work to do?

ladyhobbit said...

Reading Al Gore's Earth in the Balance in a speeding Hummer with the air conditioning on at full blast.

ladyhobbit said...

--wait--didn't Al Gore himself do that last week? Or was he in his private jet?

HBanan said...

Reading "Atlas Shrugged" while making calls for a church charity fundraiser.

Tom Simon said...

Read Bambi while making freshly-killed venison and rabbit into sausage.

Rebekka said...

It's funny how many of these are about food! I guess it goes to show how ideological people are about food at the moment.

Devers said...

Here in the land of John Knox, I contemplate reading his First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, while sitting in the St. Andrews Catholic chaplaincy, watching Her Majesty approve the new PM on BBC.

Though I suppose he might actually be thrilled that the Catholics of St. Andrews are reduced to a handful of elderly Scots and Italian immigrants, while HM's power is purely nominal.

Devers said...

Or, Eats, Shoots, and Leaves while texting.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Reading A Clockwork Orange in a behavioural therapy programme.

Melanie B said...

Reading The da Vinci Code on an Opus Dei jet.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I just thought of another one! =D

Reading Fahrenheit 451 by the light of a bonfire of banned books.