Monday, September 5, 2011

Fail Harder: Community

The term "fail" has become so ubiquitous in today's conversation. Urban Dictionary defines it, among other things, as the glorious lack of success. Jack Layton used the phrase "hashtag fail" in the English language leaders debate in the last federal election. Most of its current usage comes from the Fail Blog, part of the Cheezburger family of blogs. Fail Harder takes the blog to a book, featuring photographic evidence of fails around the world. Helpfully divided into ten categories (such as school, the mall, holidays, kids, pets, and more), the pictures show a wide variety of fails. Some are causes for confusion (two signs for exits, pointing left and right). Some have words in the wrong order (eat kids for free). There are spelling mistakes, design flaws, and unfortunate names for businesses and products. I was shaking my head, usually in disbelief, most of the time I was reading it. You have to see this stuff to believe it.

Find more information at the Andrews McMeel website.

I read an advance review copy from NetGalley.

Read it with:
Cake Wrecks by Jen Yates
That is Priceless by Steve Yelcher
Passive Aggressive Notes by Kerry Miller

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