1.14.2006

Roseanne Rosannasnarkana

I miss Gilda Radner.
"It's always something"

to wit: What classic, this sux!




thanks to LRH for the link!

15 comments:

kitty said...

My very refined grandmother read The Catcher in the Rye to see what all the fuss was about. We could tell that she didn't think much of it because she kept referring to it as Stinker In The Straw.

Linda said...

I LOVED the review for "The Sun Also Rises." What a hoot!

R.J. Baker said...

"don't you hate that."

Christine said...

What a riot! Now, I'll admit that I had no idea "A Clockwork Orange" was a book. Yes, shameful I agree. I only watched the movie once, and once was enought. Not a big Kubrick fan, except for The Shining.

And "Cuckoo's Nest" was about crazy people? Who knew? [eye roll] And the Grapes of Wrath had dirt? Whoa. Didn't anyone pay attention in English Lit - ever?

Now I want some Turkish Delight. Yikes.

Christine said...

Oh, and I miss Gilda too. :)

Jo Bourne said...

The Lord of the Rings -- “The book is not readable because of the overuse of adverbs.”


I can't stop laughing.
The pain. Oh, the pain.

E. Dashwood said...

"Never mind!"

--Emily Latella

Anonymous said...

I dunno, those reviews sound like some of my rejections letters.

Lynn Raye Harris said...

So glad you enjoyed it, Miss Snark. It certainly made my day. Thankfully, I was finished with my coffee when I ran across it. :)

I especially enjoyed the comment about Faulkner. And the Hemingway comment must have been written by the girl who sat beside me in American Lit.

Stacy said...

Remember the Middle Ages? When your opinion meant nothing unless you were extremely well known as an an expert or very rich and powerful? As I read these, I longed for those days.

Stacy said...

Without changing the topic at all, Miss Snark, you should probably check out what Peter Winkler (who has very strong opinions about SASEs) is saying about you on his blog. Unless you don't care, in which case - just forget I mentioned it.

Ballpoint Wren said...

Too funny!

They shouldn't have included the comment from the Nat Turner descendant, though.

It was a complaint about liberties taken in a fictionalized account of a relative—I wouldn't consider it an actual "review."

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I disagree about Turkish Delight. It seems like a disgusting piece of crap mixed with too much sugar and covered in chalk dust.

Ew.

But I agree about Lord of the Rings, although I absolutely loved The Hobbit. (To be fair to Mr. Tolkien, he didn't have a word processor. I mean, if I was his secretary, I'd be like, HELL no I'm gonna have to retype this monster!)

Anonymous said...

I too think that On the Road is an overrated chunk of shit.

And yes, I have read it, cover to cover. So the guy does drugs and drives around in his car and screws anything that moves. And...? A genetically engineered gerbil could do that.

Anon. E. Mouse

E. Dashwood said...

Anon. E. Mouse, You must be very young and unable to appreciate the sense of liberation that book and its expression of rootless energy provided for hindbound readers of an eisonhowerian black and white world of twin beds and levitowns. On the Road was one of those books that turned on the color.