Sometimes, things are wrong. At one point they may have been alright, and are now considered wrong, or, they always have been and ever will be just plain wrong. Oft times, these wrong things are also funny.

With that in mind, this endeavour features two main strands: the "Shelf of Shame" (books) and the "Screen of Shame" (film) and smaller strands such as "Sound of Shame" (vinyl) and "Miscellany of Shame" (various) - each showcasing items from my personal collection of bibliographic and cinematic oddities and curios.

Deemed shame-worthy according to varying criteria of wrongness, these humourous, surprising, and occasionally instructive items are therefore posted here for your perusal, amusement and edification. Enjoy.

Porn Title of the Week:

Red-dick (Sept 1)
Blow-Jobs (Aug 25)
The Butt-ler (Aug 18)
You're Sexed (Aug 11)
Fuck-Ass 2 (Aug 4)
We're the Fillers (July 28)
Tur-blow (July 21)
The Who-To-Do-List (July 14)
Pacific Rim-Job (July 7)
Blown Ranger (June 30)
White House Going Down (June 23)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shelf of Shame #23


Pocket Catholic Dictionary.  John A. Hardon, S.J.  Doubleday: NY: 1985.  Mass market Paperback.  510 pp.

Makes a great companion piece to "Re-Entry... Christ's Second Coming" (Shelf of Shame #19). Religious material provides such a wealth of inadvertent humour.

One can only imagine the, erm, glowing reviews this one generated in the religious publishing world:

  • "A solid and penetrating work..." *
  • "Deeply satisfying!"
  • "...fully probes the subject at hand."
You get the picture.  I won't even make the obvious jokes about an abridged work somehow "coming up short".  Or that it is a softcover edition of Hardon's work...

For Further Research:
Father Hardon Archives
Hard-Ons (Australian Punk Band)
Leonard Cohen

* Thanks to Vicki L. for her quick wit in suggesting this one. :D

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