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I remember having an audio cassette of James Earl Jones reading "the 3 Little Pigs", "the Little Engine That Could" and one other children's story that eludes me.

Ithink Toby McGuire or Topher Grace would make great readers for "King Dork", if the character is supposed to be a less depressed, but more "dorky" version of Holden Caulfield, as I'm imagining he is.......

Posted by Zaphod at December 3, 2005 04:03 AM

keen. i can't wait for the book. the notion of a gold-plated casette gracing the wall of an important office somewhere is classic. the overlooked golden boy of an obscure genre that will never hang above a urinal at the hard rock cafe.

luke.

Posted by luke black at December 3, 2005 04:52 AM

I am so glad to hear you've recorded those songs. I want a copy of "I Want To Ramone You" so bad!!!!

Posted by Jim Testa at December 3, 2005 05:23 AM

I second Jim, that is a kickass song.

Posted by marie at December 3, 2005 07:59 AM

"where audio books were conceived of as audible replications of the text of books for a hearing-impaired or illiterate audience."

I hope those things got pretty loud.

I haven't heard any of the new songs, but "I wanna Ramone You" is a hell of a name. "I'm Still Not Done Loving You, Mama" is pretty good too. Can I get the songs without buying the audio book? I already ordered the visuo book.

Posted by josh at December 3, 2005 02:36 PM

You gotta get Jim Dale, he did such a good job on the Harry Potter books on tape.

Posted by the h girl at December 3, 2005 03:28 PM

Oops - how embarrassing. Of course, Josh, I meant "visually impaired." Sheesh... editing...

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 3, 2005 03:51 PM

ALthough I always look in the front to see if there is a Library of Congress list of subjects. They are kind of kooky.

Posted by slickdpdx at December 5, 2005 03:36 AM

Hey, check this out.

http://www.languagemonitor.com/wst_page20.html

a good link on the year in Political Correctness. Pretty good stuff.
My favorite:

"6. Deferred Success as a euphemism for the word fail. The Professional Association of Teachers in the UK considered a proposal to replace any notion of failure with deferred success in order to bolster students self-esteem."

Wow. Still, at least we can openly admit that husbands and wives sleep in the same bed.

Posted by josh at December 5, 2005 03:13 PM

So I guess there go my hopes of you doing the audio book reading yourself

Posted by Jody at December 7, 2005 08:13 PM

Yeah, Jody, for various reasons it was decided to leave it to a pro.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 7, 2005 08:50 PM