Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Feature 23


Often books listed online have a colon in the title, separating the actual title from a description of the book that appears on the book's cover. I went to BN.com and searched for humorous books about fashion. Below you'll find a list of ten post-colon descriptions followed by a list of ten titles. Match them up.



1. Hope, Heartbreak, and the Search for the Perfect Pair
2. The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
3. A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, The Wonder Years before the Condescending, Egomanical, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase
4. An Illustrated Faux History Of Outrageous Trends And Their Untimely Demise
5. Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade
6. Fashion Forecasts and Meaningless Misguidance
7. The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Preserving Your Assets
8. Your Personal Fashion Consultant
9. A Man's Guide to Style
10. A Guide to Good Manners and Social Survival in Alaska


a. Like I Give a Frock:
b. American Thighs:
c. Paisley Goes with Nothing:
d. Pretty in Plaid:
e. Don't Get Too Comfortable:
f. Fashion Means Your Fur Hat Is Dead:
g. Liberace:
h. This Little Piggy Went to Prada:
i. Forgotten Fashion:
j. It's All About the Shoes:


Scoring:

10 correct: Fashionista Extraordinaire
7 - 8 correct: Swanky Trendsetter
5 - 6 correct: Sloppy Sleaze
0 - 4 correct: Deviant Crudbag



Answers:


Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, The Wonder Years before the Condescending, Egomanical, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase

Forgotten Fashion: An Illustrated Faux History Of Outrageous Trends And Their Untimely Demise

This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade

Like I Give a Frock: Fashion Forecasts and Meaningless Misguidance

American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Preserving Your Assets

Liberace: Your Personal Fashion Consultant

Paisley Goes with Nothing: A Man's Guide to Style

It's All About the Shoes: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Search for the Perfect Pair

Fashion Means Your Fur Hat Is Dead: A Guide to Good Manners and Social Survival in Alaska

6 comments:

Phoenix said...

OK, that was distracting and fun despite how horribly I scored (no one has ever accused me of being a clothes horse).

What I found most disturbing about all this, though, was this statement:

I went to BN.com and searched for humorous books about fashion.

Of course, how you spend your free time is your own business. I'm fairly open-minded. I try not to judge. But sometimes the temptation to is just sooooo great...

Anonymous said...

Can't I just match every single one to American Thighs? :)

arhooley said...

It's funnier if you start them all with Liberace:

_*rachel*_ said...

I got 6. I think anyone who's seen me knows I wouldn't score higher, and that works for me.

Agreed and laughing, Phoenix.

Jo-Ann said...

This blog seems to attract like minded people.

I scored 5 which is was more than I expected, as my attitude to fashion is summarized by Like I Give a Frock.

Thanks for a fun distraction, EE.

Dave Fragments said...

zilch, nada,
Gee, I guess that I'm out of fashion...