Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bedside Book List

I'm trying a little experiment tonight. I've got a stack of books on my bedside table. I haven't thought about doing this experiment until just now, so you'll have to excuse me if this doesn't work out.

What I am going to do is to try to make a sentence out of the titles of the books on my bedside table. Now, keep in mind that I usually have a pretty big stack there all the time. The books switch in and out, but I can usually count on five or six there each day. I don't know if this will work but here goes a few attempts with the books I have here tonight:

Sentence #1:
You will Never Be Lied To Again if you First, Break All The Rules, indulge in Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, learn The Five Love Languages of Children and find work at a Creative Company that has gone from Good To Great... that is The Future of Advertising. What Did I Just Say!?!?

Sentence #2:
A Creative Company that desires to establish The Future Of Advertising must not only understand the Five Love Languages of Children, but evolve from a Good To Great company that embraces the idea that you must First, Break All The Rules, limit the amount of Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs and never Never Be Lied To Again. What Did I Just Say!?!?

Sentence #3:
The Future of Advertising involves Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs. What Did I Just Say!?!? Going from Good To Great requires that you First, Break All The Rules and learn The Five Love Languages of Children. You'll find that if you do this you will not only Never Be Lied To Again, but also discover that you work at a Creative Company.

Okay... #3 contains more than one sentence, but this is really hard to do as just one! Try it yourself. It's tough.


If you want to try this at home follow these steps:

1) Don't plan in advance. Quick - look over a the bedside table... these are the only books you are allowed to use and you must use all of them!
2) Try to use as few words as possible to link the titles together. You'll likely need to create some copy to connect the titles, otherwise it might not make sense at all and will merely be a list of books. And this is boring.
3) Try a writing the sentence a few different ways. Change the order around.
4) Link the titles to Amazon so we can check out the books in more detail.
5) Let me know if you've done this. I'd love to see what others come up with
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3 comments:

paul said...

All I have is Light in August. What does that mean?

Wait. That was two sentences.

Gator said...

Ok, here it goes!

I will LEAP for joy and cry out "FREAKONOMICS!" when the LIVING BUDDHA, LIVING CHRIST explain THE COLOR OF LAW in their new EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE QUICK BOOK.

Oooooh! That was fun :-)

dhduff said...

I love it! who shouts out "Freakonomics!"?!?!? LOL.

There is something interesting about Christ explaining law in a book about emotional intelligence. Deep.