Saturday, 22 March 2014

░▒▓█ Western Frivolity: Book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award

LONDON - A tongue-in-cheek book that purports to deal with an awkward but critical issue, “How to Poo on a Date”, scooped an award for the Oddest Book Title of the Year yesterday (March 21).

The winner of the Diagram Prize, awarded annually since 1978 and based on a public vote since 2000, beat out other titles including “Are Trout South African?” and “Working-Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City”.

Lame "bestsellers". I couldn't laugh even if I tried to.

The prize, which carries no cash award, is run by The Bookseller, a British-based business magazine and website for the book industry.

What?! No money?! Then what is the meaning of this prize? And what sort of an achievement is that?

"See my friends? I won Oddest Book Title of the Year with a strong public mandate. Officially I'm recognised as the biggest queer in the house."

This is like being really good in fighting and even - hahahaha - those aeroplane games but still being on the backseat of society, and the "winners" aren't actually chauffeured either except in their own minds. Dream big!

“The public have has chosen wisely. Not only have they has it picked a title that truly captures the spirit of the prize, they have it has selected a manual that can help one through life’s more challenging and delicate moments,” Mr Horace Bent, described as “custodian of the prize”, said in a press release.

People Power. It has to be respected. Imaginatively.
 
The Diagram Award was founded in 1978 at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair and was first awarded to “Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice”.

Previous winners include “Cooking with Poo”, a Thai cookbook by Bangkok resident Saiyuud Diwong, whose nickname is Poo, and last year’s winner “Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop”. 

They love excrement. I would love to feed them.

REUTERS