Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Rose By Any Other Name

Ten classics, renamed. Can you name the originals?

(1) Get Tweety

(2) Hell!

(3) Three Pokes in the Eye

(4) A Red-Letter Day for Hester

(5) Daddy Deadest

(6) Big Bug

(7) Goddamn Lonely

(8) Animatronics and Artificial Intelligence for Dummies

(9) Prince of Darkness

(10) Where the Heck Did I Put that Paradise?


(Michael is the author of, most recently, A Bad Night's Sleep, also known as Ambien Blues.)


4 comments:

Lois Winston said...

Tough ones, Michael. Let's see...
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. The Scarlet Letter
6. Metamorphosis
9. Dracula
10. Lost Horizons

Meredith Cole said...

All right... I'll take some guesses...

2) Dante's Inferno
4) Scarlet Letter
5) Hamlet
6) Metamorphosis
7) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
8) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
10) Paradise Lost

Is everyone on this blog a former English major?

Michael Wiley said...

You're good, Lois: you're right on 1,4, and 6 (but not 9 and 10).

Michael Wiley said...

And you hit a lot of what Lois misses, Meredith. You're right on 2, 4, 6, and 10 (but not 5, 7, or 8).