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25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« on: September 14, 2013, 05:07:22 PM »
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/25-jokes-only-book-nerds-will-understand

I didn't get all of these, but some of them were pretty darn funny  ;D

(Okay, I was curious, so I went through and made a tally:

"That's seriously funny!": 5

"I get it": 8

"I think I know what book that's about": 6

"I have no idea what this is": 6

So yeah, what's your breakdown, literary nerds?   ;D)

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 05:28:28 PM »

"That's seriously funny!": 3

"I get it":  3

"I think I know what book that's about":  2

"I have no idea what this is": 17

Well,  already knew I didn't knew much about english classic literature...

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 08:34:02 PM »
I'm a total book nerd. I've read all of these books.    Number 22 had me laughing out loud.  I need to find a way to integrate that into my daily life
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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 08:43:48 PM »
"That's seriously funny!": 16

"I get it": 6

"I think I know what book that's about": 2

"I have no idea what this is": 1

If someone can explain Emily Dickinson to me, I'd appreciate it.

ETA: NM, just googled it. Duh. Now it's funny!

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 08:54:22 PM »
There were a couple I didn't get because I hadn't read the book and didn't know the gist. Quick look at Wikipedia filled me in on Bartleby the Scrivener.  Not sure who the pictured author is in 19. & puzzled by 18.

My favourite was a toss up between numbers 25 and 16. 5 is pretty funny though.


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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 09:14:50 PM »
#18 is Mary Badham AKA Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird
#19 is HP Lovecraft. 
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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 09:31:02 PM »
Thanks, pastrygoddess. Haven't read any lovecraft.

Have read To Kill a Mockingbird heaps but only thing I remember about the film is Gregory Peck.

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 10:49:31 PM »
16 was my favorite, mostly because it was my roommate's favorite poem ever (other than the Love Song of J. Alfred Proofrock) and she quoted it often :-P

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 04:32:01 AM »
#18 is Mary Badham AKA Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird
#19 is HP Lovecraft.

Oh, I should have gotten those!
I had no idea what HP Lovecraft looked like and that phrase could be applied to too many writers..

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 08:14:55 AM »
To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite book and I cannot for the life of me place the quote about failures to break down the ice.  I'm guessing it must be outside the courthouse when Atticus is standing guard over Tom Robinson.

I only "got" about nine.

I do love the Amy March one though.

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 09:05:55 AM »
My favorites were the Amy March one, also Raskolnikov's inbox and the Oedipus one (English major + psych minor = very strange mind)

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Re: 25 Jokes Only Book Nerds Will Understand
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 04:25:35 PM »
21 had me rolling in the aisles.
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