One of Brian and my favorite pastimes when we go together to the bookstore, is to point out strange or unusual books or book titles, often speculating on the true contents of said book, or proposing alternate titles.
We came across one last weekend that really sums this up nicely:
How To Watch Birds: A Bird Watcher’s Guide
Not the book we saw, but I like the 60s artwork.
Now at first you might be thinking, of course it’s a bird watcher’s guide, what else could it be? Well, Brian and and I had a few ideas.
How To Watch Birds: A Cat’s Guide
How To Watch Birds: Or What To Do When Your TV Is Broken
How To Watch Birds by Alfred Hitchcock
How To Watch Birds: A Guide To Being A 1940s Misogynist Stalker
How To Watch Birds: A Sparrow’s Guide To The Dating Life
How To Watch Birds: Oh, look! There’s a bird.
How To Watch Birds: They’re Always Watching You
How To Watch Birds: Or A Plane, Or Superman
How To Watch Birds: As They Spin On A Rotisserie
How To Watch Birds: A Coming Of Age Story
How To Watch Birds: 25 Years Of Sesame Street
Or here’s a more existential one I found looking for the book cover on-line:
Here are some other titles we came across:
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
Any thoughts as to some good subtitles? Leave them in the comments, or tell us about other weird books you’ve come across.
One response to “Subtitles”
How to Watch Birds: A Bird-Watcher’s Guide for Watching Birds when there are Birds to be Watched, as Relates to the Watching of Birds.