December 31st, 2008

fog and bridge

Local interest- looking for housing?

Are you looking for a new place? Perhaps a new place in southeast SF?
theaggregator is, conveniently, looking for a housemate for a house in the Portola Valley neighborhood of SF (and not down near Los Altos), which isn't far from the intersections of 280 and 101.

More specific details are on his LJ, which you can reach by- startlingly enough- clicking the link above. I know he comes with a dog. I also know he's a pretty terrific guy who deserves a good housemate.
bibliophilia

It's Time for Suffering Is Hip!

So this game is one that I haven't dredged out in a bit. The game is played thus:
1: someone suggests two authors (which I've done below).
2: the next person to play comes up with a title for a fictive collaboration between them. He then
3: suggests two more collaborators.

Points are awarded on a completely gratuitous basis: cognitive dissonance (Karl Marx and Ayn Rand is a high-scorer, here), laughworthy title (Fuck fucking fucker's fucking fuckety fuck, Fuck!, by Erica Jong and Charles Bukowski), Literary in-joke (Robert Anton Wilson and Ayn Rand, for example, would collaborate as Matt Ruff and produce a novel titled Sewer, Gas, Electric: The Public Works Trilogy), and imagination (you can figure out what imagination means). There is no real score-keeping and no real 'winner': it's just amusement.

The game's called 'Suffering is Hip' because that was the title that came out as an imagined collaboration between Jack Kerouac and Jean-Paul Sartre. Imaginative titles are a bit harder- but a bit more rewarding, to my view. However, titles could be more directly derived from the titles of the authors' works: Ian Fleming and Gabriel Garcia Marquez might produce Love in the Time of Goldfinger, say- or Hunter S. Thompson and Jay McInerney might produce Bright Fear, Big Loathing.

Be sure to check comments- because someone is almost certainly bound to have answered my initial kick-off and supplied a suggestion of their own. If the thread forks (it almost always does), go with whichever you feel like choosing.

Ready?
Okay, then.
What would a novel that was co-authored by V. C. Andrews and Vladimir Nabokov be titled- and which two authors would you like someone else to try to title a collaboration between?

Your response goes into your comment. Happy hunting!

EDIT to add:
it really doesn't matter if the thread forks: sometimes I may say 'okay, dead end, go down' but I'll try to avoid doing that. ;)