Thursday, November 18, 2010

That is Priceless by Steven Melcher

Have you ever looked at a painting and thought, "Hmm, I wonder if the painter meant it to look like that child is crushing a small bird? This can't end well." That is the very question that Steven Melchor asked - well, a variation on it - and that led to his blog "That is Priceless," where he gives paintings both famous and obscure new titles. These new titles, like "Real Housewives of the Acropolis," "Jesus Obsessed With His iPad," "Oops! Sorry, Wrong Door," and "Guess Who Found His Mom's Curling Iron?" are meant to say what we're all thinking. It's a funny concept and the book is just about the right length so that it doesn't overstay the joke. (One quibble: there was one caption that snapped me right out of the book - a needless apostrophe on "Witness Protection Program's Family of the Year (the Doe's).")

See more at That is Priceless. I read an advance copy of it at NetGalley.

Read it with:
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin by The Oatmeal
Regretsy by April Winchell
Cake Wrecks by Jen Yates
Passive Aggressive Notes by Kerry Miller
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions by Christian Lander

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