Retitling for the SEO Age

22:11 Mon 14 Jun 2010
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Genius from McSweeney’s. (My answers for what the originals are, after the jump.)

  • 7 Awesome Ways Barnyard Animals Are Like CommunismAnimal Farm, clearly.
  • The 11 Stupidest Things Phonies Do To Ruin The WorldThe Catcher in the Rye, possibly my favorite in this list. I’m tempted to write a post, or a series of posts, with this title.
  • 8 Surprising Ways West Egg Is Exemplary Of The Hollowness Of The American DreamThe Great Gatsby, one of my favorite novels. I don’t like this title. I would have gone with 8 Surprising Ways the Rich are Different from You and Me, even though that’s not purely a reference to the contents of the book.
  • 6 Shockingly Evil Things The Turn-Of-The-Century Meatpacking Industry Doesn’t Want You To KnowThe Jungle.
  • 5 Insane Ways London Could Become a Dystopia (And How It’s Not That Far From Reality)1984. I like this one because its clumsiness just seems perfect.
  • 1 Weird Thing Caddy Smells LikeThe Sound and the Fury, which I’ve never read. I don’t have a strong opinion on this title, although it might be the most incongruous.

One Response to “Retitling for the SEO Age”

  1. Steve C Says:

    Odd that the first three are books we studied in secondary school. Guess it would have been hugely buzzard if Emma and Portrait had been 4 & 5

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