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5 Finely Aged ‘Cask of the Amontillado’ Memes

Remember when The Cask of the Amontillado memes came back and crushed the scene for no reason? Those were good times, and they’re not gone. In fact, I have cases of Amontillado memes. Right this way, they’re just at the back of my cellar.

 

Um… Excuse me.

 

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Who would lock him up? You’re a monster if you don’t protect him. Look how baby he is! I’m shook. Come to think of it, he definitely shouldn’t be drinking wine either. Let him out, pat him on the head, and get him something dogs like to drink instead. The look on his face is priceless. So polite. Like… pardon? I may have a problem? The little paw too, he just conveys so much with so little space. I don’t care how much he wronged me, I’d just keep bearing those affronts. I would gladly let him kill me.

 

 

Why do I Never See That Guy Anymore?

 

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Fortunato? Well, I certainly didn’t murder him, if that’s what you mean! Are you asking if I lured him down to the cellar and knocked him out? Don’t be ridiculous! Where would you even get that idea? I certainly didn’t build a wall over him so he’ll die slowly entombed in the earth. You guys have a lot of questions, lol. So specific! Why would I pretend to be his friend, secretly hate him, and then plot to get him drunk and murder him? You’re a riot.

 

 

The Internet is GOOD

 

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People say that phones would ruin classic media, but people are wrong. Can you believe this? Imagine all that nonsense, then Fortunato sobers up a little and realizes he’s got his cellphone. The sheer silliness appeals terribly to the post-absurdist sensibility we’ve got going these days. I also really appreciate the anticlimax. Oh god, he walled him in! Wait, wait, he’s got his cellphone. It’s fine. PEAK COMEDY, I tell you. What did we do before Twitter?

 

 

You Know the Look

 

  
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I don’t even know where to go from here, to be perfectly honest. How can something that’s borderline incoherent be so funny? Who gave it the right? Memes have gotten so abstract in the hundred-seventy-three-years since this was published. Why did this become a craze? Were people like ‘you know what’s relevant to the modern world? A sedate story about wine and revenge from over a hundred-fifty-years ago’. It’s a spicy take.

 

 

We’ve All Been There

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Does anybody remember this show? And could you possibly explain to me why every single train had the worst personality ever put to film? I wasn’t rooting for any of those jerks. And what could possibly be the situation pictured here? Are they actually cask-of-the-amontillato-ing a guy? He doesn’t exactly look comfortable with whatever’s going on. These are children’s books, for goodness’ sake. Did they really just go, ‘I know what’s good for this kid’s book! Murder!’ Ahead of their time, I guess?

 

 

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5 Worst Horror Book Covers

Halloween is such a great season for scares, but what’s really scary is that a whole team approved these book covers for publication. I don’t know if these books are good, but I do know if I pulled any of them off a shelf they’d go right back there. Caution—they get increasingly stupid as you go down the list.

 

I’m So Scared… I guess…

 

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Is that a German shepherd? Even if it’s supposed to be a wolf, I’ve got some questions. Firstly, is this an entire book about a dog being evil or something? Putting aside the fact that ALL DOGS ARE GOOD, what can one dog actually effectively terrorize? A small colony of rabbits? Not to be dark, but hit that mangy upstart with your car and book over. I know I’m ignoring the elephant in the room, and sure, the doll’s at least broken, but I’m more alarmed by the fact that someone had a ceramic doll with a cheap weave. And are we sure the dog isn’t doing us a solid? That thing looks possessed.

 

 

Who is She?

 

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Not sure where to start. What’s that over the baby’s crib anyway? It’s not a mobile. Is it just a string of beads the size of oranges? Does being dead allow you to replace a bead with your head? It’s a specific power, but I guess I wouldn’t say no if someone offered it. Again, though, I’m ignoring the most mind blowing part. The tagline. I’m actually quaking, though I don’t think the fear of inconsistencies is the kind of terror they were going for. Listen. Listen to me. Look at that hair. Decadent? Decadent?!?! She doesn’t even have conditioner and they’re describing her as ‘so decadent?’ Seductive! I feel like there’s a lot to unpack, but I’m at a loss for words. Why is she balding?

 

 

Illustration is My Passion

 

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They really did Stephen King like that. Stephen King! Say it with me. Respect. Genre. Fiction. What’s even going on here? The floating face is bad. I feel like someone needs to say that. His clothes are shredded, although maybe his jeans started distressed anyway. He’s not scratched up though! Whatever mauled him was like… panther attack, but make it fashion. I mean, it tells you nothing about the book, or at least, it doesn’t say anything to me, not having read it. But it goes further than that, and actively confuses me. What’s the threat? Witchcraft? Werewolves? He’s screaming but he hasn’t got so much as a scratch.

 

 

Wait a Second

 

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American Gothic, but like, a skeleton and also worse. But wait. What’s that there? Does the skeleton man… have a lobster claw? I’ve got to be honest, I’ve got no idea on this one. It’s like the Flying Dutchman, but in Michigan? I don’t know anything about lakes, but the internet says that they don’t have lobsters, so what, is this an oceanic curse that was like, you know what? I need to see the tulip festival. I now know about twice as much about Michigan as I used to. I still have no idea what’s going on. The barn has ghost crayfish? Something about that skull looks wrong, if I’m real.

 

 

Best Idea Ever

 

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To be a fly on the wall in this pitch meeting. “Alright, hear me out: quicksand, but it’s sexy.” I mean the slime, the nudity, I’m not sure if they’re going to hang that guy or if he’s into it, and are those swamp monsters in the background? Skeletons? I just realized the naked woman has a sword. Is she beheading zombies in that getup? She’s like, sure this dress is see through, but if I’m going to effectively machete supernatural horrors, I need to be wearing LESS clothing. I feel like ‘sucking’ is also a little silly of a word if you want us to take this threat seriously. And what does it do? Follow you around trying to absorb you?

 

 

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Mark Walhberg Reunites with Kormakur for New Adaptation

Mark Walhberg and Baltasar Kormakur are reuniting to adapt the 2017 novel Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home. 

 

Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home

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Walhberg and Kormakur previously worked together on 2 Guns in 2013, but this film seems to be much different in tone and subject matter. Arthur chronicles the story of Mikael Lindnord, the captain of a Swedish adventure racing team. During a race through the Ecuadorian jungle, Mikael encountered a stray dog. After the team fed the dog a meatball, Arthur followed them through some of the toughest terrain on the planet. Mikael even ended up adopting Arthur after the race and brought him back to Sweden!

 

 

The film looks to be a heartwarming and emotional journey following the team’s struggle through the race. If you want to learn more about the story before the movie comes out, check out Mikael Lindford’s account of this inspirational story! Nonfiction fans are sure to love this one.

In a review published at the book’s release, Publishers Weekly wrote:

The story of the race will appeal to readers interested in endurance, while the story about the powerful connection that can develop between people and dogs will find a broader readership among dog lovers.

Are you excited for this new adaptation? Are you going to read the book first? Let us know on Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

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It’s Dog Day! Here’s 8 Quotes About Dogs to Melt Your Heart

August 26th is officially International Dog Day! So here are seven of the most heartfelt literary quotes to celebrate all our furry friends.

 

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1  – Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being

 

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

 

2 – Josh Billings, Author of Old Farmer’s Allminax

 

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

 

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3 – Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island

 

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

 

4 – Dean Koontz, Author of Watchers

 

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”

 

 

5 – Emily Dickinson, Poet Known for “‘hope’ Is a thing with Feathers”

 

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

 

6 – Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated

 

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”

 

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7 – Plato, author of The Republic

 

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.”

 

8 – Orhan Pamuk, author of My Name is red

 

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

 

 

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Celebrate National Dog with the Best Books About Dogs!

 

Man’s best friend holds that title for a reason. Dogs have consistently been our constant companions throughout life, offering kindness, support, and protection without asking for anything in return besides belly rubs, food, and lots of love. Its no surprise that dogs have been hugely popular throughout literature, from classical mythology to modern novels centering around our canine companions. In honor of these special, let’s take a look at 5 of the best books centering around furry friends. Cuddle up with your pet and take a look through these wonderful novels centering around them!

 

 

The art of Racing in the Rain

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5. The art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is a beautiful, poetic, and moving novel. This story doesn’t have an easy beginning, as its told from the dog’s perspective on the eve of his death. The dog in question is Enzo, the beloved pet of an up-and-coming race car driver. This is a captivating look at the joys of life as only a dog could tell it. The novel is funny, uplifting, and utterly heart wrenching. For any dog lover, its a must read and may even showcase how your dog views the world around him/her.

 

 

MY Dog: the Paradox

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4. My Dog: The paradox by Matthew Inhman

My Dog: The Paradox by Matthew Inhman is a volume of hilarious, on-point comics by the creator of The Oatmeal. These comics are laugh-out-loud hilarious, containing witty observations about how a dog functions while being backed up by goofy, over the top art that nevertheless manages to be adorable. But beneath the laughter, this a genuine heartfelt ode to a lovable little dog who is both a source of goofiness and joy.

 

 

E. B. White on Dogs
3. E.B White on Dogs Edited by Martha white

In E. B. White on Dogs, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White’s various canine companions. This is a book for readers and writers who recognize a good sentence and a masterful turn of a phrase; for E. B. White fans looking for more from their favorite author; and for dog lovers who may not have discovered the wit, style, and compassion of this most distinguished of American essayists.

 

 

A Dog's Purpose

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2. A dog’s purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron is heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

 

 

The Call of the Wild

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1. The Call of the wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild  by Jack London is a much more adult novel than the previous efforts, being full of brutal moments and a showcase of how hard the life of a dog can be.

Telling the story of a heroic dog thrust into the American Frontier unfolding in the Alaska Gold Rush, the dog is torn between two lives, the wild and the world of man, all the while forced to survive in the harsh environment around them. Adventure fans and dog enthusiasts will love this novel, which captures the perspective of the wild with memorable, beautiful prose.

 

 

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