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(Orlando Sentinel)   Flash mob overtakes mall with a performance dedicated to one of the most boring books in history, which details the exhaustive life of a French terrorist and thief who absconds with a loaf of bread, tormenting the heroic cop who chases him   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 54
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2014-08-31 12:30:49 AM  
They performed the Scarlet Letter as a musical?
 
2014-08-31 01:02:21 AM  
Subby gets a gold star for that description.
 
2014-08-31 02:28:51 AM  
I'm still holding out for the Finnegan's Wake flash mob.
 
2014-08-31 02:31:06 AM  
Krazy Kat??
 
2014-08-31 02:32:57 AM  
BORING!?!?!?! GAH!!! It's only one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written!

*stomps off, grumbling about philistines who wouldn't know a decent book if it...*
 
2014-08-31 02:35:01 AM  
Charles de Gaulle stole bread?
 
2014-08-31 02:40:08 AM  
Is that what that book is about? Thank you, now I don't have to read it.
 
2014-08-31 02:42:39 AM  
flash mobs still happen?
 
2014-08-31 02:45:13 AM  

jimbelina: Is that what that book is about? Thank you, now I don't have to read it.


You're not helping.

/book nerd
//Les Miserables is still a farking awesome book
///slashies still don't care enough about the diacritic
 
2014-08-31 02:51:54 AM  
When a flash mob does "Remembrance of things past" then I'll be impressed.
 
2014-08-31 02:52:49 AM  
The most boring book I ever saw was at a Goodwill store.  It was a reference book about geography somewhere in the western US.  There were lots of tables detailing all sorts of statistics.  I almost bought it just because I thought the idea of putting it on my desk at work would be amusing when co-workers would pick it up and thumb through and then ask me why the fark I had that book.

Is Les Miserables really more boring than that?

thisdaydreamer: /book nerd
//Les Miserables is still a farking awesome book


Okay, I'll add it to my long list of books I should read.  At the rate I'm going, I'll finish that list in about 300 years.
 
2014-08-31 02:56:17 AM  
'Exhaustive life'?
 
2014-08-31 03:04:10 AM  

whither_apophis: When a flash mob does "Remembrance of things past" then I'll be impressed.


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2014-08-31 03:04:34 AM  

moothemagiccow: They performed the Scarlet Letter as a musical?


Book it. Done.  "Drops mic" "walks off stage"

/so boring
 
2014-08-31 03:06:26 AM  

gfid: The most boring book I ever saw was at a Goodwill store.  It was a reference book about geography somewhere in the western US.  There were lots of tables detailing all sorts of statistics.  I almost bought it just because I thought the idea of putting it on my desk at work would be amusing when co-workers would pick it up and thumb through and then ask me why the fark I had that book.

Is Les Miserables really more boring than that?

thisdaydreamer: /book nerd
//Les Miserables is still a farking awesome book

Okay, I'll add it to my long list of books I should read.  At the rate I'm going, I'll finish that list in about 300 years.


I picked up a book on paper airplanes at goodwill the other day. Detailed instructions on hundreds of different designs.

I picked up that, and an Alice in chains unplugged c.d. that was mint for 3.99

C.S.B.
 
2014-08-31 03:07:52 AM  

gfid: The most boring book I ever saw was at a Goodwill store.  It was a reference book about geography somewhere in the western US.  There were lots of tables detailing all sorts of statistics.  I almost bought it just because I thought the idea of putting it on my desk at work would be amusing when co-workers would pick it up and thumb through and then ask me why the fark I had that book.

Is Les Miserables really more boring than that?



That's what we call a 'reference book'. You're not supposed to read it the whole way through.
 
2014-08-31 03:09:06 AM  

croesius: I'm still holding out for the Finnegan's Wake flash mob.


riverrunpastadamandevensomebodygotassissinatedinPhoenixParkIrelandisf u llofgreatmusicandexistentialdespairnadfemaleorgasmslistentothisparable aboutabourgeoisfamilywhichmayormaynotbeametaphorforeurope

repeat for 1000 pages

ohlookthelastpageisthesameasthefirstitwasallabouttheriverliffeyallalo n g

the end
 
2014-08-31 03:10:46 AM  

mcmnky: whither_apophis: When a flash mob does "Remembrance of things past" then I'll be impressed.

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2014-08-31 03:15:30 AM  
Wikipedia:"In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title, however several alternatives have been used, includingThe Miserable,The Wretched,The Miserable Ones,The Poor Ones,The Wretched Poor,The Victims andThe Dispossessed."

I'd like to have an edition titled:

The Miserable, the Wretched, the Miserable Ones, the Poor Ones, the Wretched Poor, the Victims and the Dispossessed

Subtitle:

Wherein the Miserable, Wretched, Poor, Dispossessed Victims are Made Wretched, Poor, Miserable, and Dispossessed in Various Ways by Those Who Would See These Victims Poor, Wretched, Dispossessed and Miserable: A Tale which the Reader May Come to Recognise as Speaking More Generally to the Plight of Dispossessed, Poor, Wretched, Miserable Victims Wherever They Might Occur Throughout the World and Indeed History, If the Author May Say So Himself -- But Enough of Titles; Let Us Now Turn Our Attention to the Beginning of Our Tale, Which Is Certain to Lie Within This Very Book
 
2014-08-31 03:16:05 AM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: I picked up a book on paper airplanes at goodwill the other day. Detailed instructions on hundreds of different designs.


I would have bought that too.

I had this book when I was a kid:

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It only had 20 different designs, but the upside was that I made every one of them.

yeah, CSB
 
2014-08-31 03:24:05 AM  

gfid: Okay, I'll add it to my long list of books I should read. At the rate I'm going, I'll finish that list in about 300 years.


Yeah. My reading list about that long, too.
 
2014-08-31 03:29:47 AM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-31 03:30:21 AM  
Not more boring than the recent movie.
 
2014-08-31 03:37:05 AM  
If you can read more than 2 pages of this book, you are either a genius or a masochist.
 
2014-08-31 03:39:26 AM  
You want more modern literature

i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-31 03:43:02 AM  
I'm writing an autobiography

i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-31 05:13:33 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Wikipedia:"In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title, however several alternatives have been used, includingThe Miserable,The Wretched,The Miserable Ones,The Poor Ones,The Wretched Poor,The Victims andThe Dispossessed."

I'd like to have an edition titled:

The Miserable, the Wretched, the Miserable Ones, the Poor Ones, the Wretched Poor, the Victims and the Dispossessed

Subtitle:

Wherein the Miserable, Wretched, Poor, Dispossessed Victims are Made Wretched, Poor, Miserable, and Dispossessed in Various Ways by Those Who Would See These Victims Poor, Wretched, Dispossessed and Miserable: A Tale which the Reader May Come to Recognise as Speaking More Generally to the Plight of Dispossessed, Poor, Wretched, Miserable Victims Wherever They Might Occur Throughout the World and Indeed History, If the Author May Say So Himself -- But Enough of Titles; Let Us Now Turn Our Attention to the Beginning of Our Tale, Which Is Certain to Lie Within This Very Book


Sooo.. vote Republican?
 
2014-08-31 05:43:59 AM  

albatros183: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Wikipedia:"In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title, however several alternatives have been used, includingThe Miserable,The Wretched,The Miserable Ones,The Poor Ones,The Wretched Poor,The Victims andThe Dispossessed."

I'd like to have an edition titled:

The Miserable, the Wretched, the Miserable Ones, the Poor Ones, the Wretched Poor, the Victims and the Dispossessed

Subtitle:

Wherein the Miserable, Wretched, Poor, Dispossessed Victims are Made Wretched, Poor, Miserable, and Dispossessed in Various Ways by Those Who Would See These Victims Poor, Wretched, Dispossessed and Miserable: A Tale which the Reader May Come to Recognise as Speaking More Generally to the Plight of Dispossessed, Poor, Wretched, Miserable Victims Wherever They Might Occur Throughout the World and Indeed History, If the Author May Say So Himself -- But Enough of Titles; Let Us Now Turn Our Attention to the Beginning of Our Tale, Which Is Certain to Lie Within This Very Book

Sooo.. vote Republican?


upload.wikimedia.org
"Mais oui!"
 
2014-08-31 05:52:02 AM  

Hobo Jr.: moothemagiccow: They performed the Scarlet Letter as a musical?

Book it. Done.  "Drops mic" "walks off stage"

/so boring


I read a lot. A LOT.
Had to read Scarlet Letter for two different college classes, maybe in High School too?
Never finished it once. I think I stopped at the same spot each attempt... When the preacher guy gets all whiny, I mean more whiny then usual.
Ironic considering I kinda like Hawthorne's short stories.
 
2014-08-31 06:50:02 AM  
Is that what it's about? I really did not understand "Cats" at all.
 
2014-08-31 07:22:41 AM  
What a "pain"!
 
2014-08-31 07:56:56 AM  

Duane Dibbley: Is that what it's about? I really did not understand "Cats" at all.


I know. farking opera is impenetrable. I only go to see that Mozart thingamabob, where the fat woman screeches for eternity. I think that's awesome. The Magic Flute, I think.
 
2014-08-31 08:59:47 AM  
I liked the book. I read it
 
2014-08-31 09:07:08 AM  

thisdaydreamer: BORING!?!?!?! GAH!!! It's only one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written!

*stomps off, grumbling about philistines who wouldn't know a decent book if it...*


He rambles off on preachy political discourse even more than Terry Goodkind.  Face it, it's a ranty manifesto.
 
2014-08-31 09:13:11 AM  

Ker_Thwap: thisdaydreamer: BORING!?!?!?! GAH!!! It's only one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written!

*stomps off, grumbling about philistines who wouldn't know a decent book if it...*

He rambles off on preachy political discourse even more than Terry Goodkind.  Face it, it's a ranty manifesto.


And yet one hell of a lot better than anything by Goodkind.
 
2014-08-31 09:22:59 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: Duane Dibbley: Is that what it's about? I really did not understand "Cats" at all.

I know. farking opera is impenetrable. I only go to see that Mozart thingamabob, where the fat woman screeches for eternity. I think that's awesome. The Magic Flute, I think.


It's "screeching" only if she can't hit the highest notes of the Queen of the Night Aria.

/experienced that scenario once
 
2014-08-31 09:44:59 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Ker_Thwap: thisdaydreamer: BORING!?!?!?! GAH!!! It's only one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written!

*stomps off, grumbling about philistines who wouldn't know a decent book if it...*

He rambles off on preachy political discourse even more than Terry Goodkind.  Face it, it's a ranty manifesto.

And yet one hell of a lot better than anything by Goodkind.


I tend to lump them together.  If you can't convey your message soley through the story, or if you don't trust your audience to pick up on your message from the story itself, then that's a serious shortcoming to me.  I hate having someone drone on at me about the same point over and over, even if I happen to agree with them.  Your opinion may vary.
 
2014-08-31 09:46:46 AM  
Wow! I'd give my eye teeth to have seen that.
 
2014-08-31 09:57:08 AM  
I could not finish Moby Dick at all, hit half way and snooze fest.  Why do you have to go into full detail on whale anatomy?
 
2014-08-31 10:01:24 AM  
Proust? Not even in the running?
 
2014-08-31 10:13:42 AM  
Who played the One-Armed Man?
 
2014-08-31 10:14:27 AM  

moothemagiccow: They performed the Scarlet Letter as a musical?


Someone once did a stage production of 2001: A Space Odyssey as a kabuki performance.

http://sayhellospaceman.blogspot.com/2014/08/2001-space-odyssey-gree n- t-productions.html
 
2014-08-31 10:30:31 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: What a "pain"!


Je vois ce que vous avez fait
 
2014-08-31 10:37:17 AM  
That song and dance show kinda relates to the obama supporters that terrorized Ferguson. Valjean, like the democrat rioters, was also a criminal.
 
2014-08-31 10:48:59 AM  

Launch Code: That song and dance show kinda relates to the obama supporters that terrorized Ferguson. Valjean, like the democrat rioters, was also a criminal.


A large young black male Fantine would be an interesting casting choice.
 
2014-08-31 11:20:28 AM  

thisdaydreamer: BORING!?!?!?! GAH!!! It's only one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written!

*stomps off, grumbling about philistines who wouldn't know a decent book if it...*


To be fair, it's also one of the most boring movies in history
 
2014-08-31 11:29:14 AM  

farkmedown: rumpelstiltskin: Duane Dibbley: Is that what it's about? I really did not understand "Cats" at all.

I know. farking opera is impenetrable. I only go to see that Mozart thingamabob, where the fat woman screeches for eternity. I think that's awesome. The Magic Flute, I think.

It's "screeching" only if she can't hit the highest notes of the Queen of the Night Aria.

/experienced that scenario once


Yeah, that's the one. I think it's amazing that a human voice can do that. Hearing it is like watching Kobayashi eat 7 pounds of butter. Human freakery at its finest.
 
2014-08-31 12:25:35 PM  
A story more amenable to Farkers:

manilovefilms.com
 
2014-08-31 12:56:39 PM  

Ker_Thwap: thisdaydreamer: Ker_Thwap: thisdaydreamer: BORING!?!?!?! GAH!!! It's only one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written!

*stomps off, grumbling about philistines who wouldn't know a decent book if it...*

He rambles off on preachy political discourse even more than Terry Goodkind.  Face it, it's a ranty manifesto.

And yet one hell of a lot better than anything by Goodkind.

I tend to lump them together.  If you can't convey your message soley through the story, or if you don't trust your audience to pick up on your message from the story itself, then that's a serious shortcoming to me.  I hate having someone drone on at me about the same point over and over, even if I happen to agree with them.  Your opinion may vary.


It the same damn essay for like 400 pages interrupted by a very thin plot with even thinner characters. And I had to read the farker in French.

There's a reason we have categories like fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Voltaire had more wit and reason in his pinky nail than Hugo. He even wrote science fiction and as a bonus, his stuff is sexy. Read him for social commentary not screwed over by "I think..." pomposity.

The farking Romantics ruined art there for a while.
 
2014-08-31 02:57:30 PM  
 Is it worse than The Catcher in the Rye?
 
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