Re-title a well known Film, Book, or even a video game.

Started by Gyppo, December 21, 2017, 05:15:34 PM

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Gyppo

"Hay, Jude!"

A Beatles song about an obscure and somewhat lazy stable-hand.  One who had be constantly reminded to refill the haynets before the horses started chomping on the top edge of the stable doors.

For some reason, like far too many Beatles songs, this was believed to be simply 'just another silly love song', which must have been a sore trial to the 'fab four'.

Jo Bannister

Mule On the Hill  Another Beatles tribute to poor Jude and his constantly thwarted attempts to become a decent groom.  He'd finally got the habit of haying the horses when the resident mule, kept as a companion for young stock, noticed he left its door unfastened while he hung its net up.  Nothing - not a bullet, not Concorde, not an outraged mother-in-law - moves faster than a mule that's got its eye on a bit of mischief.  So no sooner had the cries of "Hay, Jude!" died down than they were replaced by, "Mule - on the hill."  Or, by the testier stable manager, "Mule - for *** love!"

Gyppo

Whirled Atlas.  A book of maps for the terminally dizzy, to whom everywhere looks like Terra Incognita.

Spell Chick

I Would Dye for Ewe

a song about an Irish sheep farmer's plight of trying to get his sheep's butts painted before they were stolen.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Gyppo

Dr Sun.  A modernised rewrite of Dr Syn, in which the smuggling kingpin Vicar has the rectory, the church, the local pub, and most of the village housing fitted with solar panels.

As a consequence the villagers save so much money that they lose interest in traditional smuggling, and Reverend Syn becomes fat and lazy and eventually dies from 'boredom in the midst of plenty'.

Jo Bannister

The Royal Hunt of the Son  In which a king takes out a contract on his rebellious younger son.  Librarians are unsure whether to file this in the Fiction or Non-Fiction section.

Spell Chick

The Paste Land

Writing since AI came along and the aspiring "artist" only needs copy and paste.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Jo Bannister

Bleak Mouse  A perhaps misguided attempt to combine the attractions of Dickens's "Bleak House" with Christie's "The Mousetrap".  Turned out to be a depressive version of "Stuart Little".

Spell Chick

A Sprinkle in Thyme

A cookbook using tools you don't have, but fortunately are sold on the author's website.
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Jo Bannister

Thyme's A Row  Many copies were bought by people expecting the Martin Amis masterpiece.  In fact it's a guide to growing herbs.  It was never short-listed for any literary prizes; on the other hand, since it's written in a linear fashion which most people can make sense of, more purchasers gained by their mistake than lost by it.

Spell Chick

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Fin Again, Wake


A remake of Old Man and the Sea
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Jo Bannister


Spell Chick

Harry's Potted

Daniel Radcliffe's biography of the Duke of Sussex
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Jo Bannister

All the President's - Um - Er - You Know - Thingies  Joe Biden's autobiography.

Gyppo

Pol-Light

A re-working of the Poldark series with all traces of sexist, divisive, paternalistic, violent, and all the other 'socially forbidden' things removed.  To avoid any possible accusations of racial bias it's now set 'somewhere in western parts' rather than being specifically Cornish.

Needless to say it's a slim and utterly trite little volume which no real publisher would expect to make money from.  Even some self-publishing hardware is refusing to produce a finished copy.