Weekend Goofery

Remove a single letter from a book, TV or movie title and come up with something funny.

Samples: Mein Kamp: Scouting with Hitler
The Tale of Peter Rabbi: Jewish Origins of the Papacy (HT: Michael Ward, who also suggested “Jurassic Par”: on prehistoric golfing)
3:10 to Uma: My bus ride to Ms. Thurman’s house
Om Sawyer: Mark Twain’s Guide to Buddhism
Stranger in a Strange Lan: Heinlein tries to figure out these damn new gadgets
Jws: Stephen Spielberg’s ambiguous film about Ashkenazi scientists studying marine carnivorous fish who devour Jehovah Witnesses
One with the Wind: Rhett Butler has his consciousness raised by a New Age Guru
The Ion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Particle physics and the occult–for kids!

Last but not least, a hat tip to Brandon Vogt, who suggested this to me and who is publishing “Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Hanging the World” :)

Now you go.

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  • JJG

    Key Argo: Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall search for the golden fleece.

  • JJG

    A Brief History of I Me: Steven Hawking luxuriates the excruciatingly wonderful wonderfulness of himself.

  • bill t

    Orthodox – Chesterton goes East

  • bill t

    Hunger Gams – Zombie want legs!

  • bill t

    Eft Behind – just … dont … go … there

  • bill t

    The Two Toers – Slothful adventures

  • Dave G.

    How Green Was My Alley – A scandalous tale of insider trading in the ghetto.

  • bill t

    Oi! – Upton Sinclair visits a Kibbutz

    • Dave G.

      That made me laugh!

  • JJG

    The Seen Samurai: Some people just aren’t cut out to be ninjas.

  • bill t

    The Last Days of Pompe I – the prequel

  • JJG

    The Ion King: What would you pay to always have the air in your home clean, fresh, and healthful? Don’t answer yet, because for a limited time we’ll throw in this remarkable collection of Ginsu Knives! Now what would you pay?

  • JJG

    Desperately Eeking Susan: Giant mice terrorize a young woman.

  • JJG

    The Lob: A young athlete competes at Wimbledon.

  • JJG

    Du côté chez Wann: Où sont les ramen noodles d’antan?

  • JJG

    My Diner with Andre: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory star in a rollicking, hash-slinging romp you won’t want to miss!

  • john

    All Quit on the Western Front: An alternative ending tale…

  • john

    Chariots of Ire: An under-appreciated charioteer leads an uprising against their self righteous general…and win the war!

  • JJG

    My Pet Oat: PETA experiments with substitutes for animal companions.

  • JJG

    Dial “” for Murder: Or … not …

  • JJG

    Despicable E: So, just when _is_ it silent?
    The Andromeda Stain: This lab is filthy! Don’t you people ever wash the glassware around here? I guess I’ll just have to do it myself. Hmm … gah! … skrik …
    Wait Until Ark: Noah? Pfft! Audrey Hepburn, Charleton Heston, and a cast of thousands appear in this epic of Biblical proportions. A Cecil B. Demille production.

  • Dean

    Lord of the Lies, really wouldn’t change it much
    Dr Ho, time travel with a Chinese point of view
    Where the Red Fen Grows, an ecological thriller
    Warehouse 3, artifacts in Italy (yes I’m a geek and I checked the wiki for the location)

  • Linebyline

    Targate: A paleontologist helps a government-backed team activate a portal to the prehistoric past, only to get stuck in a tar pit.

    Astro Bo: Grieving the loss of his dog, President Obama commissions a robotic replacement, who becomes a superhero.

    You’ve Got Mal. I’ll let someone who actually knows anything about Firefly take care of the synopsis for this one.

  • http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/ Erin Manning

    I missed this. But it’s too cool not to join in. Very, very late. :)

    The DaVinci Cod: An intrepid historian notices that Leonardo DaVinci hides a fish in every painting. What’s it all mean?

    Wuthering Eights: There’s something strange about the way Heathcliff keeps winning at children’s card games…

    The Sound and the Fur: My first year as a cat owner.

    King Ear: The monarch is morbidly sensitive about his large and protruding ears. How can he learn if his daughters really love him, or call him “Dumbo” behind his back?

    Gulliver’s Ravels: An intrepid explorer searches the world for the best yarn.

    Eaves of Grass: If you live in grass house, don’t throw…um, anything, really.

  • JJG

    Apocalypse Ow: This end-of-the-world stuff really _hurts_!
    The Fy: Fo, fum.
    The Hobbit, the Desolation of Smug: That dragon is really full of himself.

  • JJG

    Cream: A masked killer is stalking teens with a milking machine.

  • JJG

    I, Root: Who can stop tubers with positronic brains from conquering the world?

    TRansylvania 6-500: We’re sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed …

    Ride of the Monster: Hom? I haff no-hom. Hunded. De-spiced. Leevingk like an animal. De chungle iss my hom. But I vill show de wurld dat I can be its master. I vill perfeckt my own race. A race ov atomic supercars dat vill conquer Indianapolis. And Daytona. And Le Mans. …

  • JJG

    Swig Kids: An exposé of college binge drinking.

    Requiem for a Ream: A writer uses up the last of his paper.

    • kmk1916

      JJG, you are hilarious!

  • Sherry

    Fight Cub: The first rule of the Fight cub, there is no fight in the cub. (Which explains every baseball season since 1918.

  • Sherry

    Of Ice and men: revisions of the script that became the hit movie Titanic.

  • Sherry

    The Lord of the Rigs: Tales of a salt water fisherman who only uses lures.

  • JJG

    The Error of Mechagodzilla: A giant robotic lizard is brought low by the dreaded BSOD.

  • JJG

    Places in the Hart: An introduction to the anatomy of deer.

  • JJG

    Ed Woo: A man, considered by some to be the worst film director of all time, becomes convinced that he’s turning Japanese.

  • JJG

    Amazon Omen on the Moon: Things take an unexpected turn when Damien Thorne becomes chairman of an international electronic commerce company. In space!

  • Linebyline

    Ice Ag: A documentary about farming in Antarctica.

  • JJG

    Come to the Table: Christmas dinner with the nuns of Regina Laudis Abbey. Loretta Young & Celeste Holm star.

    Alphville: Jean-Luc Goddard’s masterpiece in which Paris is invaded by 60 Muppets from outer space.

    Ananas is My Business: Carmen Miranda is called before the Sanhedrin to give testimony concerning the Chicka-chicka-boom-chick. Is it, in fact, immense? Cameo by Goldie Hawn as Salome.

  • Dan Berger

    The Green Mil: a tale of trading stamps
    Persian Fir: The first world empire and its quest for the perfect Christmas tree.

  • http://tonylayne.blogspot.com/ Anthony S. Layne

    Toy Tory: A Margaret Thatcher bobble-head comes to life when people aren’t watching.

  • JJG

    Sience of the Lambs: Gastronomy lessons with Hannibal Lektor (series). Tonight’s episode: Shepherd’s Pie with Fava Beans in Chianti sauce.

    • JJG

      Is it made with real shepherds?

  • JJG

    All the Petty Horses: Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Princess Celestia get spiteful at a Brony convention.

  • JJG

    Pan 9 from Outer Space [again]: Frying saucers.

    Sigs: Thank you for smoking.

    Lose Encounters of the Third Kind: And it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ballgame.

  • JJG

    A Clockwork Range: Steampunk meets kitchen appliances.

  • JJG

    Branstorm: Louise Fletcher _is_ Nurse Ratchet in this saga of excruciatingly proper colon health.


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