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Monthly Archives: March 2011

[NOTE: SKIP TO THE BLUE PARTS BELOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND TWITTER HASHTAGS]

Occasionally, I really get into a twitter trending topic and start to feel like I’m on a roll.

For those of you who aren’t aware, trending topics are phrases on Twitter that are smooshed into one big word and marked with a pound sign; they are also called “hashtags.”

In the case of funny hashtags, it sort of becomes a game, not unlike the “Scenes from a Hat” improv game from Whose Line Is It Anyway?

So yesterday I discovered a new one called “Higher Stakes Children’s Books,” or #higherstakeschildrensbooks. The idea, if it isn’t clear, is that participating tweeters would think of classic children’s books, but alter the titles to raise the stakes. Anyway, I clogged up my follower’s feed with as many as I could think of. Here are some of my favorites:

Goodnight, Moon. And cruel world.#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, He’ll Get Diabetes#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Charlie Sheen#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

A Blood Clot in Time #HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Charlotte’s Ponzi Scheme #HigherStakesChildrensBooks

The Lion, the Witch, and their Rough Divorce#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

The Bipolar Express #HigherStakesChildrensBooks

The Little Engine That Couldn’t Produce His Citizenship Papers#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

One Bitch, Two Bitch, Dead Bitch, You Bitch#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Horton Hires a Ho #HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Green Eggs, Ham, and So Many Tears#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Poop#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

Ramona Quimby, Dead at Age 8 #HigherStakesChildrensBooks

And special thanks to David Hawley and Corey Schwanz for these two:

Where Did They Bury Waldo?#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

The Incredibly Selfish and Kind of Asshole Tree.#HigherStakesChildrensBooks

-Brent

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