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message 1: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments In today's NYT. Know some of you here are quite skilled in this type of word play.

Any takers???

http://schott.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...

Some of these are very clever!


message 2: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
These Aren't the Newsweeks that Absolve Women's Heels

(These Are the Times that Try Men's Souls)


message 3: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
....or should that be soles.......


message 4: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments GOOD ONE!!!!



message 5: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Peace and Forgetfulness (War and Remembrance)


message 6: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
Here with the Calm

(Gone with the Wind)

Tooth of the Calm
(Eye of the Storm)

Peace and War
(War and Peace)


message 7: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Becalmed Nadirs

(Wuthering Heights)


message 8: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Raspberry Swede
(Huckleberry Finn)





message 9: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Fuggedabadit.
("Imagine")




message 10: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments The Big Caboose That Couldn't
(The Little Engine That Could).


message 11: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Diffidence and Objectivity
(Pride and Prejudice)


message 12: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Gratification Motel
(Heartbreak Hotel)


message 13: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments A belated unraveling
(A stitch in time)


message 14: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Forgetfulness of Nonentities Present
(Remembrance of Things Past)


message 15: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Dawdle Twigless
(Rush Limbaugh)


message 16: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments The Sea of the Costly and the Second Base of the Pusillanimous
(The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave)


message 17: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
Hie thee to the NY Times, David!




message 18: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments There's no laughing in cricket.
(There 's no crying in baseball.)




message 19: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments The homeboundness of the Poodle.
(The Voyage of the Beagle).

Barack Obama's mastiff.
(George Bush's poodle).

Chastity, Truth & Steno Pads
(Sex, Lies & Videotape).


message 20: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Dead, from London, it's Sunday morning.
(Live from New York, it's Saturday Night).



message 21: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments WOW there David...they gush forth (not plug back) so as NE said...Hie thee on over to the NY Times and enter the contest!


message 22: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Go for it!!!!


message 23: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments after I thought I wouldn't...I bit! Mine are from recent books that I've read and I did submit them to the site.

Home Receiving Non-Equines (Out Stealing Horses)

Caviar and Champagne (Cakes and Ale)

The Mountains of Devilish Silence (The Islands of Divine Music)

Heavenly-Water (Netherland)

The Dunes of Melancholy (The House of Mirth)

The Courtesans of Cairo (The Madonnas of Leningrad)

The Crudeness of the Greedy Bush (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)

Drab Doggerel (Olive Kitteridge)

The Greek Physician (The English Patient)

A Metropolis for Pubescent Maidens (No Country for Old Men)

The Steel Slammer (The Glass Castle)

The Angel in The Foggy Forest (The Devil in The White City)

The Savvy Disunion (The Amateur Marriage)


message 24: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments Lady in Lusterless Lingerie - (Knight in shining armour)

not mine, but I liked it!


message 25: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
I didn't think it was a competition. It looked like any old Joe could just post stuff, no matter how bad the quality (kind of like me when I post here).

Is there a prize inside (like with Cracker Jacks)?


message 26: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments good question?...but I always liked those prizes in boxes of whatever, though they usually made a mess of the product!


message 27: by Anna (new)

Anna | 447 comments Then was the summer of your complacency.
(Now is the winter of our discontent.
Perhaps not genius, or even original, but it came to mind.)


message 28: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
I like it!


message 29: by Anna (new)

Anna | 447 comments Thanks!


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

M..mm this looks fun!

Atheist's Retreat
(Pilgrim's Progress)

Prosaic Misconjectures
(Great Expectations)

The Insignificence of having been Skittish
(The Importance of being Earnest)

pushing it a bit with
Completefront Downward Projection
(Brokeback Mountain)..yeah, that one is a tad dubious!
I'm still in novice mode! be patient L&G pundits..





message 31: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Enslavement to Security (Freedom from Fear)


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

Yuo're one of the scary pundits David!

Very noisey on the Eastern Rear!
(All quiet on the Western Front)


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

And before I hit the sack with 'Ernie' (Hemingway)
What about..
Timorous old Nether regions!
(Brave New World!)

Night night..


message 34: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Hahahahaha!!!


message 35: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments Joanie wrote:
Timorous old Nether regions!
(Brave New World!)


As they say 'down under'...GOOD ON YOU!







message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Cheers Susanne! Hiya Debs.
Yay! Happy Days..I like dis tread..

Being 'Oirish' I have to extend my 'green matter' to include fellow Dubliner Jimmy Joyce!
Ain't Greek or Brave
'Ulysses)

4891
(1984)

West of Hades
(East of Eden)

and..for fellow buccaneer Davy..of the "Have your timbers shivered" brigade, I'm limbering up my 'Pirate Speak' for the 19th.

PLANK..ME!!!!...WALK???






message 37: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Is it today?!! Talk like a pirate Day?? My favourite!!
Avast there me hearties......yohoho and a bottle of RUM!!!!


message 38: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
Garbage Peninsula (No, not Florida) =

Treasure Island


message 39: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Sept. 19 . . .


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Davy, you'll be able to launch your vessel with the nicely timbered stern!


message 41: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
September?! Bugger!


message 42: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
My thoughts about September exactly...

RAID!


message 43: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
blitz


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Bombardment


message 45: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
Oops, wrong thread.

A Shrub Shrivels in the Bronx =

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


message 46: by Anna (new)

Anna | 447 comments MiddleMarch

EndOctober


message 47: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Veterans Day
Novices' Night (old-style honeymoon?)


message 48: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments Laugh you a Lake!

(Cry me a River)


message 49: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Dark Matter and Polka Dots Just for Today
(The Stars and Stripes Forever)


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

God! this thread is a 'synapse sizzler' but irrisistible, hence more offerings..

To there from Demarcation
From here to Eternity (trust me, it's right!)

Damnation
Deliverance

The Moon only sets.
The Sun also rises.

And especially for seafaring Davy..

Submission under the dinghy
Mutiny on the bounty.

Night night, its midnight in Dublin.
and miles to go before I sleep..


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