Top 5 Princess Bride Memes

Top 5 Princess Bride Memes

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The Princess Bride is a fantastic movie based on a book about a book. And it’s also the inspiration for a host of fabulous memes. Sure, they’re a little niche, and you have to do some digging, but I already did that part, so sit back and enjoy.   When You Find This Article Featured image via Aww Memes   I, like Westley, was startled out of nowhere to discover these. Discovering new memes is a little more fun than discovering rodents of unusual size, though. Unfortunately I didn’t get the incredible situational irony he did. If only I’d said …

Target Censor Words Including ‘Trans’, ‘Queer’ and ‘Nazi’ from Book Descriptions

Target Censor Words Including ‘Trans’, ‘Queer’ and ‘Nazi’ from Book Descriptions

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Target Corporation’s decision to redact certain words from their books’ product descriptions has been met with dissatisfaction.  Specific words such as “queer,” “transgender” and “Nazi” have been erased from their descriptions, with a number of publishers reporting that their descriptions include asterisks instead of the keywords that were intended.   One example was given by Heather Gernenz, a publicity manager at the University of Illinois Press. When Cael Keegan, author of the book Lana and Lilly Wachowski told the press that Monday that the word “transgender” had been replaced three times by asterisks in the description on Target.com. The book is about the …

9 Books That Will Make You Do a Double Take

9 Books That Will Make You Do a Double Take

Sometimes when I’m browsing through the shelves of my local bookstore or library, I’ll read a title on a spine that makes me stop and look again just to make sure I read it right. Below are some of the best examples of this that the Internet has to offer.  Some are meant to be ironic. Some are completely serious. All are one hundred percent real.       1. Nuclear War: What’s in it for You? by Ground Zero Fund, Inc.       Image Via Amazon UK   What indeed. This book is actually out of date (as you can …

Sorcerer’s Stone or Philosopher’s Stone? 9 Books with Different Titles in Different Countries

Sorcerer’s Stone or Philosopher’s Stone? 9 Books with Different Titles in Different Countries

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A title can make or break a book, as even if you’ve mastered the art of NOT judging a book by its cover, it’s almost impossible not to judge a book by its title.    Here are some of the most notable books which have been published under differing titles in differing parts of the world.    1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone outside of the USA. While filming the movies, the actors had to shoot all scenes with mention of the stone twice, once saying ‘sorcerer’ and again saying ‘philosopher.’    Via Amazon   2. Smilla’s Sense …

10 Bands You Never Knew Were Named After Novels

10 Bands You Never Knew Were Named After Novels

There’s nothing better than when two art forms come together. Multiple musicians were so inspired by books that they named their bands after the title or characters in the story. Here are ten of the most popular acts that were inspired by literature:   1. The Velvet Underground   Image Via ultimateclassicrock   The Lou Reed-fronted art-rock band took its name from the popular 1960s novel about masochism by Michael Leigh, The Velvet Underground.    2. Modest Mouse   Image Via NPR   Seattle rock band, Modest Mouse, took their name from a line in Virginia Woolf’s story Mark on the Wall. The …