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Thursday, November 30, 2006

New contest: Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack

So you may recall that I enthusiastically adored the movie Stranger Than Fiction (previous post here). I had an in-depth conversation with my hairstylist gal yesterday about it whilst she snipped; she also loved a movie called "The Prestige"? Hadn't heard of it, but now I've Netflixed it. The effeminate gent (read: corset, ribbon around his neck, and more makeup than me on prom day) who owns the little salon was also going on and on about how fat Kate Winslet was (obviously he doesn't drive a Jaguar) but how he'd "do" Salma Hayek. It was an interesting conversation.

Anyways. All that to say that I now have a copy of the Stranger Than Fiction soundtrack (which was a very very good compilation) to give away to one of you lucky cats. PLUS you get an engraved travel mug, to use on your mind-numbing commute to your staid job.

Here's how I want to run it. In keeping with the plotline of the movie, in the comments I want you to tell me: If you were writing a book, what would the title be? That's it, just the title. Think about it and let's see what you got.

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108 Comments:

At November 30, 2006 9:55 AM, Blogger Dainon said...

Reflections on a Jumpsuit

 
At November 30, 2006 10:13 AM, Blogger Salvatore said...

The Dream of Giving Up

 
At November 30, 2006 10:22 AM, Blogger upto12 said...

Facial Failure: My Everyday Struggle to Grow a Mustache (and Sideburns) that Looks Neither Pervy nor Predatory

 
At November 30, 2006 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slow American Journey

(actual book i'm writing...american classic one day heather!)

-chris joyce

(Joycecb@Muohio.edu)

 
At November 30, 2006 10:32 AM, Blogger Obvious Expert said...

Back Off, Humanoid

 
At November 30, 2006 10:32 AM, Blogger JJ Courtright said...

Not Worth The Effort: The Complete Guide to Succeed in Life Without Trying Too Hard

 
At November 30, 2006 10:37 AM, Anonymous John Vondracek said...

this is easy
I have planned my autobiography for years... here it is...

"I Hearby Decree..."

:) jv

 
At November 30, 2006 10:39 AM, Anonymous John Vondracek said...

oops... spelled wrong

"I Hereby Decree..."

:) jv

 
At November 30, 2006 10:40 AM, Anonymous D. William L. said...

Life Should be Lived at the Speed of Hugs

 
At November 30, 2006 11:09 AM, Blogger hello.starling said...

Perpetually Lost in Time and Space

 
At November 30, 2006 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything is Everything: Singing Pearl Jam Lullabies To My Baby Roo

by Ian (imjohnso@willamette.edu)

 
At November 30, 2006 11:14 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

Various Kinds of Germans.

 
At November 30, 2006 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Killing One Bird with Two Stones: The Story of Mispoken Life

 
At November 30, 2006 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Eternity:
Whot you wanna do?
I dunno, what you wanna do?
etc.

 
At November 30, 2006 12:18 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

In Marriage No One Can Hear You Scream.

 
At November 30, 2006 12:58 PM, Anonymous torres#3 said...

Please Try Again...and other Soda Cap wisdom

jla25@hotmail.com

 
At November 30, 2006 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Me So Horny" - A day In the Life of The 2 Live Crew

 
At November 30, 2006 1:29 PM, Anonymous Brianna said...

You're Going To End Up Working At Starbucks! and Other Responses I Receive When I Reveal I'm A Creative Writing Major

 
At November 30, 2006 1:39 PM, Blogger Dexter said...

Out of a Rainy Day Surmised

 
At November 30, 2006 1:40 PM, Anonymous jerryfiandaca@yahoo.com said...

'Yet Another Clever Title'

 
At November 30, 2006 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ta Da!

 
At November 30, 2006 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

 
At November 30, 2006 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chasing moments of feeling alive...

V.D.

 
At November 30, 2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Derek said...

Shit Happens! A Life Guided By The Wisdom of Bumper Stickers.

 
At November 30, 2006 2:26 PM, Anonymous Dusty said...

How I Almost Made The Perfect Decision Every Time, But Second Guessed My Way To Playing Poker With Satan

 
At November 30, 2006 2:37 PM, Anonymous Vicky said...

"Soul Striptease : Inside Out"

 
At November 30, 2006 2:59 PM, Anonymous Becca said...

Is That All You Got?

 
At November 30, 2006 3:12 PM, Anonymous jiwaki said...

"a life on roofs"

 
At November 30, 2006 3:50 PM, Blogger Ledbelly said...

A Fresh Slice Of Bacon: and other things life would be incompleate without.

 
At November 30, 2006 4:18 PM, Anonymous Nathan said...

Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

 
At November 30, 2006 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I Spilled Whiskey On The Jukebox"

 
At November 30, 2006 4:46 PM, Blogger lbc said...

How Pearl Jam Can Change Your Life

 
At November 30, 2006 4:46 PM, Blogger SINEDDIE said...

"It's only Ed...you can open the door"

 
At November 30, 2006 4:54 PM, Blogger Jumpstreet said...

Subconscious Reality

 
At November 30, 2006 4:56 PM, Blogger Matt Carr said...

I'm in Love, But I'm Lazy

 
At November 30, 2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She did what?
My life with a manic depressive child.

 
At November 30, 2006 6:05 PM, Blogger Ike said...

Looking for Passion: Inquire Within

 
At November 30, 2006 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Toilet Bowl Chronicles

 
At November 30, 2006 7:04 PM, Anonymous wolfietzckie said...

Fix That Stranger

 
At November 30, 2006 7:08 PM, Blogger everything i do, think or say is a waste of time said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At November 30, 2006 7:10 PM, Blogger everything i do, think or say is a waste of time said...

Creamy Tigers, Vicious Lies

 
At November 30, 2006 7:39 PM, Blogger R said...

"Songs & Cigarettes"

 
At November 30, 2006 8:06 PM, Blogger Frank said...

Stop Being A Fat Bastard - Frank's guide to losing weight.

Followed by sequels -

Stop being a lazy bastard
Stop being a dumb bastard

Frank

 
At November 30, 2006 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'The Heavy Metal businessman' (or how the lives of rock stars can help you get to the top).

Chapter 1 - Resilience - role model Lemmy.

Chapter 2 - Self marketing - role model David Lee Roth

Chapter 3 - Business ethics - role model Bono

(you get he idea) - I have it mapped out in my head!

Chris J Tottington, Nr Manchester UK.

 
At November 30, 2006 11:20 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

"I Love It All"

 
At December 01, 2006 12:19 AM, Anonymous fjmanero said...

Lies, or Something Worse

 
At December 01, 2006 12:35 AM, Anonymous stickboy said...

best of times - worst of times: the story of the life. (abridged)

 
At December 01, 2006 12:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heaven, Hell, and Desert Roads




-Mary Crook

 
At December 01, 2006 1:39 AM, Blogger Pete said...

It was the worst of times. It was the worst of times.

 
At December 01, 2006 1:51 AM, Blogger colddrinkfriends said...

good movie

 
At December 01, 2006 2:02 AM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Parallelogram reminds me of Snuffaluffagus

 
At December 01, 2006 2:35 AM, Anonymous Stephen Thomas said...

'Of Annah, And All That She Holds'

 
At December 01, 2006 5:17 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

I doubt you're gonna pick me for this...cos i live out of the U.S. but i am gonna give it a shot still...

"weow"

 
At December 01, 2006 5:35 AM, Anonymous Dexter said...

Rebel Without a Clue

 
At December 01, 2006 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"she was a georgia peach, I got a beard like honest abe, and I'm not buying in to the weatherman's hype"


I just wanna say that I personally think that "I spilled whiskey on the jukebox" should win.

 
At December 01, 2006 8:23 AM, Anonymous Dan said...

"It's Supposed to Look Like That..."

 
At December 01, 2006 8:43 AM, Anonymous Michael said...

... abd tgeb u dued,

Which, if I put my fingers on the correct keys would read...

... and then I died.


sillyboob@hotmail.com

 
At December 01, 2006 9:17 AM, Anonymous Holly F said...

Missionary Kids Gone Bad

 
At December 01, 2006 9:19 AM, Anonymous Grant said...

Perchance to Dream

 
At December 01, 2006 9:26 AM, Blogger Stephen K. said...

"Waiting For My Real Life To Begin" with a nod to Colin Hay for the song by the same name.

 
At December 01, 2006 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellency in in being Ordinary

 
At December 01, 2006 9:46 AM, Blogger JohnnyHank said...

Everything's Gonna Be Pretty OK

 
At December 01, 2006 9:50 AM, Anonymous Will said...

My book would be titled:

"Life and How to Live It"

My apologies to R.E.M. and Michael Stipe.

 
At December 01, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger muruch said...

Hell Is Other People

 
At December 01, 2006 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drinking Dr. Pepper Through Your Nose is Possible: Even if Convincing Your Parents it was Your Cousin's Idea Isn't

[oldwordsnewslang@gmail.com]

 
At December 01, 2006 11:19 AM, Blogger david said...

I Wrote This With My Favorite Pen

 
At December 01, 2006 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Faces I've Seen


bennymikula@yahoo.com

 
At December 01, 2006 11:33 AM, Blogger andyracer said...

The Guide to Walking on Water

 
At December 01, 2006 11:39 AM, Blogger Brian said...

"If I Did It"

or

"No title yet, but I have the pages numbered."

Brian

 
At December 01, 2006 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eternity is time enough for Love

 
At December 01, 2006 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All go to Eternity - where will you be?

http://www.thebiblesite.org/

 
At December 01, 2006 1:53 PM, Anonymous russell said...

Music,Time and Menthol Cigarettes

 
At December 01, 2006 3:17 PM, Blogger szg said...

Do You Want Fries With That? Why I'm poor and you're fat -- and other tales of a suburban lifestyle.

 
At December 01, 2006 4:41 PM, Blogger Jumpstreet said...

"Penis Envy and the Struggle to Stay Competitive in the Play For Today"

 
At December 01, 2006 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

confessions of a junior varsity all-star

 
At December 01, 2006 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're putting dimes in the hole in my head to see the change in me.

 
At December 01, 2006 5:13 PM, Anonymous Cousy said...

The title of the book would be:

Oh! How We Used To Run!

 
At December 01, 2006 5:15 PM, Anonymous ali said...

Strange Condition

of course, in reference to greatest Yorn of all.

 
At December 01, 2006 5:26 PM, Blogger carterbham said...

I would call it, "Start Me a Bar Chord Band," which is a line in a song by Korby Lenker.

 
At December 01, 2006 5:27 PM, Blogger carterbham said...

I would call it, "Start Me a Bar Chord Band," which is a line in a song by Korby Lenker.

 
At December 01, 2006 7:24 PM, Anonymous Thomas Deja said...

Onyx Revolver

 
At December 01, 2006 8:44 PM, Blogger The Cosmonaut Drop said...

Muchoftenfardeeply

 
At December 01, 2006 9:03 PM, Blogger DaddyRich said...

"Hi, I'm Rich"

 
At December 01, 2006 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Would You Want to Read About Me?

psych1027@yahoo.com

 
At December 02, 2006 12:56 AM, Blogger Brian said...

"I wrote the title to this book and all I got was some stupid mooch bait"

 
At December 02, 2006 6:11 AM, Blogger Maxwell Thomas Wastler said...

Born in Kansas, Raised in Misery

 
At December 02, 2006 10:59 AM, Blogger red clay said...

"Your Love And Other Lies"

 
At December 02, 2006 1:20 PM, Blogger FreedomGirl said...

LOve your blog. Found it while looking for roller skating songs...excellent list, btw.

 
At December 02, 2006 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice blog, lovely posts.
Title of the book :
"I should write poems"

 
At December 02, 2006 4:15 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

"Me Knowing the Truth, I Cannot Concur"

 
At December 02, 2006 6:03 PM, Anonymous Aaron said...

I would call it:
"Cursed With Genius: Why You've Never Heard Of Me and What You Can Learn from That"


But if i were in a bookstore and saw all of these books on a shelf, I would read this one: "How I Almost Made The Perfect Decision Every Time, But Second Guessed My Way To Playing Poker With Satan ".

i love the blog, Heather. Keep it up.

 
At December 02, 2006 6:20 PM, Anonymous steve joh said...

vegetables with love

 
At December 02, 2006 7:18 PM, Blogger slug said...

Instructions on How to Cope With Seemingly Meaningful Coincidences

 
At December 02, 2006 9:21 PM, Blogger isabel said...

"My childhood dream was to be a butcher, today I'm a vegetarian"

 
At December 03, 2006 4:03 AM, Anonymous Fintin said...

Walking Sideways To Avoid The Rain.


Finn x

 
At December 03, 2006 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've Relized Too Late"

dulevukicevic

 
At December 03, 2006 11:43 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Oooh, am I too late? My books will be Stiff Peaks and Generous Topping, one a baking cookbook and the other my memoir, but which is which is yet to be determined.

 
At December 03, 2006 2:39 PM, Blogger moon said...

Leeches in Will Wheaton's Underpants.

 
At December 04, 2006 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any Sort of German Will Do;
a novella inspired by Matt's seminal masterpiece: Various Kinds of Germans


s.e.orourke@gmail.com

 
At December 04, 2006 10:36 AM, Anonymous mattyp4 said...

As per a conversation I had with a co-worker the other day:

"That's The Last Time I Try To Corrupt A Naive, Closeted Boy From The Midwest: A Memoir"

 
At December 04, 2006 2:04 PM, Anonymous Sal said...

Sentimental Litter

 
At December 05, 2006 7:42 AM, Blogger mark said...

Aoautmn

 
At December 05, 2006 5:20 PM, Blogger Brett said...

Tail lights in the Distance

 
At December 06, 2006 10:51 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Damn, this is a lot of entries.

But the title of my book would be "Welcome To The Family Of Rock"

A lyrical quote from my favorite band and of course the subject of the book I want to write.

 
At December 06, 2006 9:25 PM, Blogger t.evamarie said...

Procrastination in Black Glasses

 
At December 07, 2006 10:06 AM, Anonymous Jeremy Moore said...

Meridan Lost at Sea

 
At December 07, 2006 3:36 PM, Blogger c said...

i know the contest is over, but i just want to say "107th comment, mofo!"

 
At December 10, 2006 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Life of Regret or Nuts!

 

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