Puns about books? I'm drawing a blank! (page)
September 28, 2010 1:20 PM Subscribe
I need 144 (or maybe 36) different bad puns, "witty" sayings, and short jokes (plus accompanying pictures) about reading and books. Can you help me?
posted by Mizu to Grab Bag (30 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
This is for a birthday present for my best friend. He reads upwards of ten books at a time, and always uses a bookmark. Unfortunately he's always losing them, so he uses scraps of junk and receipts instead, despite having expressed a distinct enjoyment of nice cardstock bookmarks. He wouldn't ever use a leather or metal bookmark for fear of losing the valuable gift.
So, I've bought lovely colored cardstock. I'm going to cut it down into one gross of bookmarks, and customize each one. This will give him enough bookmarks that he doesn't have to feel bad about losing them, but each one will be nice and special.
I have these little rubber blocks I'm going to carve a handful of different objects/characters/designs into, and use acrylic paint to make prints on each bookmark. Then, I'll hand-write the saying or pun. Don't worry, I have over 2 months to get this done.
To give you an idea of the cheesiness/wittiness I'm looking for, here, my brother has come up with this horrible idea, that I'm definitely going to use:
A picture of a cute little ghost, maybe wearing glasses, and the phrase "BOOK! Did I scare you?"
I have enough carving material for about 16 different little images. There will be 144 bookmarks but I suppose each one doesn't have to be unique - I have 4 different colors so maybe just 36 different sayings, and I can mix and match the images if they don't have particular relevance to the phrase.
My friend reads all sorts of different genres. D&D manuals, hard science fiction, nonfiction history accounts, books about bread making, pulpy fantasy, memoirs, travelogues, you name it. He finds cheesy jokes mildly distasteful but secretly endearing.
So, please, MeFi, can you help me?? Do you have ideas that I can have, both for the phrases and for what little images I should carve?