So I'm taking on the meme. Even though I, a lowly math/physics/compSci college drop out, don't really have at all the same tastes in reading material, I'm giving it a shot. And it was a challenge. Because the books I have read? Well, I doubt anyone reading these blogs would have read them or would get the references. But I dug up a few that some of you might get.
Here we go.
Things I learned from reading.
- To be a total class act, do the following: Survive a public divorce from a public sports hero where he and his new musician girl thing are plastered on magazines and are made a celebrated celebrity couple. Write a book about surviving the first year of divorce and never even mention either of the two afore mentioned people.
'Happily Ever After' by Kristin Armstrong
- If your livestock lives in the house with you? You'll probably wipe out more than 3/4 of an indigenous population when you land on their beaches.
'Guns, Germs & Steel' by Jared Diamond
- Never eat anything bigger than your head.
'Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head & Other Drawings' by B Kliban
- This is advice for anyone traveling to India, Bangladesh or any other country with man-eating tigers: If you see a live tiger? Just have your parents with you. Upon seeing them, it will immediately turn into a stuffed animal. No one has to die. It's a beautiful solution.
'The Days Are Just Packed: A Calvin & Hobbes Collection' by Bill Watterson
- Don't discount a book just because the author looks like your fashion & style nemesis.
'The Power of The Praying Wife' by Stormie O'Martian
- NEVER forget your towel.
'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams
- Just because you can write a killer book doesn't mean it needs a follow up.
All sequels to 'The Sword of Shannara' by Terry Brooks
- Don't skip the forward. You don't want to admit you thought it was real.
'Why Cats Paint' by Heather Busch & Burton Silver
- I have a brick of cheese in my pants.
'I, Gregory' by Marc Hempel
There you have it. Little gems I've picked up along the way in my pursuit of the literary lobotomy.