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Posted: 06 March 2006 12:32 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Living Dead Self-Help Book wins oddest title award

The living dead beat rhino horn management to be named the oddest book title of the year.

Bookseller magazine gave the award to a self-help book on being haunted entitled People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It.

In a close fight, the runner-up was Rhino Horn Stockpile Management: Minimum Standards and Best Practices from East and Southern Africa.

Previous winners have been Bombproof Your Horse and Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers.

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Posted: 06 March 2006 01:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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With a different subtitle maybe my book could be a contender for this award. Something like:
Hippo Eats Dwarf: A guide to self-defense for little people visiting Africa.

There’s an idea. Maybe we could have a contest to think up weird alternative subtitles for my book. The winner gets a signed copy of it.

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Posted: 06 March 2006 04:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ok, Alex. Here’s my entry - “Dwarf Eats Hippo: Some Bizarre Tales of Ravenous Midget Syndrome”

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Posted: 06 March 2006 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Perhaps, “Hippo Eats Dwarf - A report from the belly of the beast.”

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Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon
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Posted: 06 March 2006 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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“Hippo Eats Dwarf - The Unauthorized Biography of Burl Ives”

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All the angels must be snoring.  Who could stand perfection for eternity?

Not me. - George Hrab

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Posted: 06 March 2006 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Alex - 06 March 2006 06:36 AM

With a different subtitle maybe my book could be a contender for this award. Something like:
Hippo Eats Dwarf: A guide to self-defense for little people visiting Africa.

There’s an idea. Maybe we could have a contest to think up weird alternative subtitles for my book. The winner gets a signed copy of it.

HA…..Alex made a funny…....not bad….

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Posted: 07 March 2006 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hippo eats Dwarf - Why Snowhite never visited the Zoo…

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J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 07 March 2006 09:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hippo eats Dwarf - Why the Travelling Garden Gnome disappeared in Africa

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The Kruger-Dunning effect is rampant on internet fora.
J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 09 March 2006 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hippo Eats Dwarf-Or did it?
This and many more stories from the “alleged” cicrus mafia

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Posted: 11 March 2006 08:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Hipp Eats Dwarf - 101 Indicators That Your Get-Away Vacation Has Gone Wrong

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Posted: 11 March 2006 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hippo eats dwarf - the story of many marriages

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The Kruger-Dunning effect is rampant on internet fora.
J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 11 March 2006 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Hippo eats dwarf - Tales of the Ituri Pygmy as collected by Dr Boese, anthropologist

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The Kruger-Dunning effect is rampant on internet fora.
J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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