Monday, September 6, 2010

In Which I Am a Jackass

I came across this book at one of the Goodwill's in town yesterday. Kind of makes me wonder if the title of this book would be acceptable in today's world. Given the fact that the term "jackass" has a largely different connotation these days, probably not.




I'm thinking of starting a sporadic series of posts where I show pictures of almost inappropriately titled books that I find in secondhand bookstores. I've found a few that would be worthy of being inappropriate in this day and age, like the "Gopher Dick" one from a while back. Oh, and there is this little gem:




Awesome, isn't it? I guess the rhythm method hadn't been popularized yet. 

Happy Monday, folks. 

13 Comments:

dpking19 said...

your fingers are umm yeah wow Love<~peter~>:)

camerabanger said...

I don't find either of the two titles particularly offensive but I can see why someone might. Now Golpher Dick...that's better!

I have never heard of anyone who has pinned down such a strange sub-set of literature for collecting. Certainly makes for a challenging hobby.

Aaron said...

I was supposed to read Sons of the Wild Jackass in high school, but I got the cliff notes instead. I realize now that I was only cheating myself.

Didactic Pirate said...

You means there are things we can do to actually LIMIT how many offspring we have? What is this new revolutionary text? And written by a real doctor??

Now I know what I'm getting Octo-Mom for Christmas.

Jennifer said...

Honestly, you should just come to our campus library, there are all sorts of odd books in the religious/sexual/political section...

Chuck said...

Apparently I hang out in the wrong book stores...or the wrong sections. Who knew there was this world of literature out there!

Writer Ninja said...

My favorite oddly titled book hands down has to be “How to Shit in the Woods.” Don’t laugh, it was quite insightful.

Un-Unique said...

"The Dick Van Dyke Show"...nuff said...

Jasmine said...

Have you seen the Therapist in a Box sets?

http://garagesalehomepage.com/userimages/6797.jpg

I passed by it in a bookstore and swore it said The Rapist in a Box.

Duckbutt said...

We all get to be a jackass sometime. When I do, I console myself with the knowledge that I am not going where no man has dared to go before.

Badass Geek said...

Dpking19: That's awkward.

Camerabanger: I thought so.

Aaron: Indeed you were.

Didactic Pirate: Bazinga!

Jennifer: Oh, I'm sure!

Chuck: I know it!

Writer Ninja: That can be tricky business.

Un-Unique: Yeah.

Jasmine: Nice.

Duckbutt: This is true.

Moonspun said...

My mom once made a lamp for my sister out of books. Like she stuck a hole through them. She picked them for color and titles. This would be awesome for something like that....

Ms. Random said...

LoL I would adore this kind of series! That is a hilarious idea!

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