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~ => On the nightstand => Topic started by: Ghostwriter on April 01, 2019

Title: Everyday I write the book
Post by: Ghostwriter on April 01, 2019
This is the thread. If you want the song, try here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekrzLtCKMJg&feature=youtu.be)

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Title: Blair witch project
Post by: Margaret Thatcher on October 13, 2019
The final final (https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/margaret-thatcher-to-have-final-word-with-approved-new-posthumous-autobiography-8566413.html) word:

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/thatcherbio.jpg)

Forward by Tony Blair (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-22073434/tony-blair-my-job-was-to-build-on-some-thatcher-policies)

Title: Byron's brainiac
Post by: Ada Lovelace on December 10, 2019
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Adabook.jpg)

The title is mine, the cover illustration and nom de plume most emphatically not! Both doubtless calculated to "Pull in the punters". (This is the photo (https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/adacharles.jpg) the artist was working from.) A similiar marketing monstrosity happened to Professor Darwin.

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/pics/caressdarwin225.jpg)

I was also approched by the 'Idiot' people. Negotiations sank in a quagmire of botheration, and that project was abandoned, not before the following was dummied up:

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Title: Renaissance Man
Post by: Ben Franklin on January 17, 2020
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Title: The clothes make the man
Post by: Mark Carnage on March 16, 2020
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Title: #WeWon*
Post by: Mary Wollstonecraft on April 27, 2020
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Favorite activity: Breaking glass ceiling into a million pieces
Guilty Pleasure: Wonder Bread (https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/?p=8929)
Ambition: Original Stories from Real Life (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Stories_from_Real_Life) optioned by Paramount
Favorite Book: Frankenstein (not ashamed to say I'm a proud mum)
Favorite Movie: Anything with Liam Neeson and I’m there, God help me
Favorite Movie Scene: Too many to list, but this made me laugh (https://youtu.be/UV_WbvJMw0s)
Favorite TV show: Deadwood (https://youtu.be/kKEZbgaqJWo)
Sports played: Arm wrestling
Pets: None, but I'm a secret admirer of Chompsky (https://twitter.com/noimchompsky) on social media
Foods I crave: Lindt without apology for the culinary typecasting of my sex
People I admire: Jordan Peterson, if only to set the cat among the pigeons
Favorite song to sing in the shower: Don't Be Stupid (https://youtu.be/fCl4tfU9De0)
Sexiest city in the world: The city that never sleeps, despite bad press (https://youtu.be/pJOQiqRIpRM)
Good first date idea: A leisurely ride to a museum, (https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/?p=5485) then reading to each other long into the night
In the morning: I don’t do mornings, unless it’s a first date

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Finally, is there anything you'd like to say your creator?
Gracious Creator of the whole human race! hast thou created such a being as woman, who can trace Thy wisdom in Thy works, and feel that Thou alone art by Thy nature exalted above her, for no better purpose . . . [than] to submit to man, her equal – a being who, like her, was sent into the world to acquire virtue? Can she consent to be occupied merely to please him – merely to adorn the earth – when her soul is capable of rising to Thee?

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* The argument, not the war
Title: Marx Larx
Post by: Karl Marx on May 05, 2020
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The bewhiskered scamp who wrote Das Kapital was not without a playful side, as reported by his wife Jenny von Westphalen:

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One day Karl brought a rabbit home, ostensibly for the kinder, but he kept it in his study and it always travelled with him in his coat when he went to the reading room. He refused to feed it “bourgeoisie” carrots, but allowed it to nibble his cheap cigars. For the record, its name was Engels, but secretly he called it Flopsy.
Title: Smoke 'em if you got 'em
Post by: Sigmund Freud on May 06, 2020
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Title: Light reading
Post by: Florence Nightingale on May 12, 2020
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Title: This could so easily have been tasteless
Post by: Abraham Zapruder on May 15, 2020
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Title: If you want it put a bonnet on it
Post by: Mary Anning on May 21, 2020
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very interrogatory indeed (https://youtu.be/CT646cr9erY)
Title: Village voice
Post by: Zimmy on May 24, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dylanbook425.jpg)
another cover (https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/18/bob-dylan-forever-young-illustrated-by-paul-rogers/)
Title: Village of voices
Post by: Mel Blanc on May 30, 2020
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famous last words


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Title: Measure of a man
Post by: Walt Whitman on May 31, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/whitmanbook.jpg)
missing me (https://youtu.be/xFTGUwwzaeU) one place search another (https://youtu.be/OppJq1ogIJs)
Title: Badly Broken
Post by: Marilyn Monroe on June 01, 2020
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Title: Crowd control
Post by: Thomas Hardy on June 02, 2020
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Durdle dense (https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18479461.crowds-flock-durdle-door-bank-holiday/)

One of these is the author's photo:
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click to see if you picked the right one

Hardy (b. 1840) is on the right. He shares a birthday, if not quite the same mustache, with Edward Elgar (b. 1857).
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Title: Confederacy of Dunces
Post by: Jefferson Davis on June 03, 2020
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Title: Made in Britain
Post by: George III on June 04, 2020
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Title: Macroegoist
Post by: John Maynard Keynes on June 05, 2020
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Title: Come as you are
Post by: Robert Falcon Scott on June 06, 2020
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Title: Stepping up
Post by: Mike Penance on June 07, 2020
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After securing a lucrative deal with Puzzle Palace Press for his memoirs, the veep dutifully writes the most boring book imaginable. Sensing disaster, a ghostwriter is hired to jazz it up. From the blurb:

Vice President Michelangelo Pence, who incidentally shares his birthday with Hitler's father, has penned an explosive autobiography detailing a dream he had in which God told him to personally fire a drone at the Oval office. After a morning of prayer and fasting he pushes the button, resulting in an immediate vacancy which he fills just in time to pardon himself for what is arguably a crime (an indulgence everyone is willing to overlook). His hand warms the swearing-in bible but doesn't burn (https://kmgarcia2000.blogspot.com/2020/06/with-god-on-their-side.html) it, to the relief of a weary nation.

Nobody sensible’s idea of a great leader, the hoosier* then goes on to surprise sane people everywhere with wise and humane policies, a 180° turn which he credits to an omelette he once watched his wife make. Riding a tide of acclamation, he is elected in his own right, ushering in a new Reich but in a good way.


* Knock-knock
Who's there?
A native of Indiana
<warning shot fired> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoosier#Folk_etymologies)
Title: Unrepentant
Post by: Barbara Bush on June 08, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/barbarabush.jpg)

Sorry Tim Berners-Lee, (https://www.google.com/search?b-d&q=tim+berners-lee+birthday) maybe next year.
Title: EminentVictorianspotting
Post by: "Standard Gauge" Stephenson on June 09, 2020
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Scroll up and down for moiré
Title: Show mammy the money
Post by: Hattie McDaniel on June 10, 2020
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Beyond Tara (https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/06/arts/television-review-the-courage-to-rise-above-mammyness.html)
Title: Consort-99
Post by: OAP on June 10, 2020
“I must confess (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/0/prince-philip-words/) that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.”

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Illustrated with touching scenes of family life:

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It says here that commoners are people too.

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Very funny, but do that again and daddy will bite it off.

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Imagine how many heirs you swallowed. (https://youtu.be/4_vBXDaGXos)
Title: Focus redefined
Post by: Julia Margaret Cameron on June 11, 2020
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Hold the Photoshop (http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/j/julia-margaret-cameron-working-methods/)
Title: Het achterhuis
Post by: Anne Frank on June 12, 2020
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Title: When Titles Fail
Post by: Mary Whitehouse on June 13, 2020
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Let's try that again

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One more time

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Whilst researching this book I came across this gem: (https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/revealed-mary-whitehouse-signed-up-8356127)
“And a girl told me that she had screamed so much whilst watching Friday 13th that she had to be slapped.”
Title: Cabin fever
Post by: Harriet Beecher Stowe on June 14, 2020
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Title: Losst and founnd
Post by: Nilsson Schmilsson on June 15, 2020
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It's Erik Erikson's (https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201203/are-you-having-identity-crisis) birthday too
Title: Glass half full
Post by: Stan Laurel on June 16, 2020
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Title: Love's labour lost
Post by: Erich Segal on June 16, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/sorrybook.jpg)

Critics still argue which is more emetic: the movie, or Tricky Dick (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=256.msg10326#msg10326)'s brief discourse (https://tinyurl.com/ycm39tky) on the profanity therein.
Title: Cannibal fietser
Post by: Mr x on June 17, 2020
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"Sometimes it's strange being me."
Title: Open question
Post by: M.C. Escher on June 17, 2020
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Title: Nightmares
Post by: Franz Kafka on July 03, 2020
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Title: Feel the yearn
Post by: Emma Lazarus on July 22, 2020
Foreward by George Floyd et al. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_can%27t_breathe)

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Further reading, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKPPei9akDA) by way of Paul Kalanithi. (https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/01/13/when-breath-becomes-paul-kalanithi/)

Don’t miss the poetry workshop (https://youtu.be/RMQBxBInImo) by Ken Cuccinell, or for extra First Amendment credit, Archie Bunker. (https://youtu.be/ALE6ENavvJQ)
Title: The right stuff
Post by: Amelia Earhart on July 24, 2020
Vol 1
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Vol 2
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Vol 3
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Title: Are we there yet
Post by: Neil Armstrong on August 05, 2020
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Title: Shoot while you're happy
Post by: Dorothy Parker on August 22, 2020
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Title: My terrible, horrible, no good, very bad book
Post by: Ivan on August 25, 2020
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Title: I believe we've met
Post by: Walt Kelly on August 25, 2020
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Title: Publish and be damned
Post by: Mother Teresa on August 26, 2020
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Title: Woman
Post by: Mary Shelley on August 30, 2020
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Title: The House of Animal
Post by: Caligula on August 31, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/caligulabook.jpg)

and don't miss the besteller by Claudius, who ushered in August:

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IClaudius.jpg)
Title: Heckling perturbed men
Post by: Engelbert Humperdinck on September 01, 2020
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One hit wonder? (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/nov/28/englebert-humperdinck-hansel-gretel)
Title: I sing the body electric
Post by: Neo on September 02, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/awakenings.jpg)
Title: Warbird
Post by: Marguerite Higgins on September 03, 2020
(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/higginsbook.jpg)


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"Reality, I guess, is just what we are accustomed to."
Title: The sound of people reading
Post by: John Cage on September 05, 2020
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Title: The ermine ceiling
Post by: Elizabeth 1.0 on September 07, 2020
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Title: Fatal attraction
Post by: Fay Wray on September 15, 2020
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The stereotype, it burns

(https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/wrayburns.jpg)

Need Wray-Bans