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(Gizmodo)   How a parody of _50 Shades of Grey_ made it to the iTunes Top 5 list. Yes, your Mom probably has a copy   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2012-08-23 03:40:12 PM  
What's with the underscores? Is that some new way of referencing a book title?
 
2012-08-23 03:43:05 PM  
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2012-08-23 04:37:34 PM  
Holy crap!
 
2012-08-23 04:59:22 PM  
Heard about this a while back, when people were looking for new chapter submissions. I'm laughing my ass off to see it actually worked. I do wonder how many of the sales went to people who were in on the joke, though. I bought one just because I wanted to see the end result, and I'm likely not the only one.
 
2012-08-23 05:05:47 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Heard about this a while back, when people were looking for new chapter submissions. I'm laughing my ass off to see it actually worked. I do wonder how many of the sales went to people who were in on the joke, though. I bought one just because I wanted to see the end result, and I'm likely not the only one.


Considering the number of one star reviews I would say quite a few people that weren't in on the joke bought the thing and were pissed afterwords. They are going to have one hell of a party at Dragon*Con this year.
 
2012-08-23 05:09:02 PM  
I liked that it was published by DIAF industries.
 
2012-08-23 05:18:35 PM  

Ed Finnerty: What's with the underscores? Is that some new way of referencing a book title?


That's how you indicate an underline in plain text. Similar to how you use *'s to simulate *bold text*.
 
2012-08-23 06:07:57 PM  

KarlMaldensNose: Last Man on Earth: Heard about this a while back, when people were looking for new chapter submissions. I'm laughing my ass off to see it actually worked. I do wonder how many of the sales went to people who were in on the joke, though. I bought one just because I wanted to see the end result, and I'm likely not the only one.

Considering the number of one star reviews I would say quite a few people that weren't in on the joke bought the thing and were pissed afterwords. They are going to have one hell of a party at DiamondDragon*Con this year.


FTFY
 
2012-08-23 06:44:30 PM  
do i wanna know what 50 shades of grey is/are?
 
2012-08-23 07:25:24 PM  
So the article mentions "Justin Young", it's so weird to hear JuRY's name without the "Robert"
 
2012-08-23 07:34:09 PM  

SpikeStrip: do i wanna know what 50 shades of grey is/are?


Isn't it a socially acceptable version of "The Story of O" mated with all your grandma's "romance" novels, and given a Twilight-level of popularity?
 
2012-08-23 08:13:17 PM  
Trolling at its finest. I love these guys. The NSFW show is awesome nonsense.
 
2012-08-23 08:16:27 PM  
I am also surprised how long this took to make Fark. Cue the old news is exciting photo?
 
2012-08-23 08:28:52 PM  

WonderStuff: I am also surprised how long this took to make Fark. Cue the old news is exciting photo?


This. It was in the top ten for about two weeks and has been out for three or four so far. And it's not like this is the first article about it.
 
2012-08-23 09:09:11 PM  
They got interviewed by NPR.
Love this prank
 
2012-08-23 09:29:10 PM  

Shostie: [lh3.ggpht.com image 216x327]


I love that book. Chapter 6 is the best
 
2012-08-24 05:00:37 AM  
Haha. Dumpy housewives who think they're special inside.
 
2012-08-24 06:34:58 AM  

KarlMaldensNose: Last Man on Earth: Heard about this a while back, when people were looking for new chapter submissions. I'm laughing my ass off to see it actually worked. I do wonder how many of the sales went to people who were in on the joke, though. I bought one just because I wanted to see the end result, and I'm likely not the only one.

Considering the number of one star reviews I would say quite a few people that weren't in on the joke bought the thing and were pissed afterwords. They are going to have one hell of a party at Dragon*Con this year.


They might have pulled it off better if it wasn't for the chapter that starts off with the male lead putting on his robe and wizard hat.
 
2012-08-24 07:16:46 AM  
Will 50 Shades of FARK have a pickle chapter?
 
2012-08-24 07:46:24 AM  

robohobo: Haha. Dumpy housewives who think they're special inside.


Well, we are all special inside, and should all have our secret gardens.
But, that having been said - DAMN, ladies - is this really the best shiat you can think of to read? There is GOOD women's erotica, you know.
 
2012-08-24 11:13:00 AM  

jso2897: robohobo: Haha. Dumpy housewives who think they're special inside.

Well, we are all special inside, and should all have our secret gardens.
But, that having been said - DAMN, ladies - is this really the best shiat you can think of to read? There is GOOD women's erotica, you know.


Go on...
 
2012-08-24 03:03:48 PM  
This was done in 1969.

"Naked Came the Stranger" by "Penelope Ashe" was written by 24 authors at Newsday with each one writing a chapter. The person chosen to be the author for interviews was not allowed to read the book.

"Stranger Than Naked, or How to Write Dirty Books for Fun and Profit" came out the next year describing the hoax.
 
2012-08-24 03:16:31 PM  

robin goodfellow: This was done in 1969.

"Naked Came the Stranger" by "Penelope Ashe" was written by 24 authors at Newsday with each one writing a chapter. The person chosen to be the author for interviews was not allowed to read the book.

"Stranger Than Naked, or How to Write Dirty Books for Fun and Profit" came out the next year describing the hoax.


"Naked Came the Stranger" was pretty much the main inspiration for this. In a way they took it a step further in that no professional writers were used. Much like the person chosen for interviews for "Naked Came the Stranger", they had not read the book when it was first released (they may have by now).
 
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