TYPO OF THE WEEK
Real Mistakes, Real Laughs:
Air bases were built on captured islands of Tinian, Saipan, and Guam but they were barley within the range of the long-range bombers.
(hope the bombadiers weren't on gluten-free diets)
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
But I'm not alone! Check out Reader's Digest blogger Maureen Mackey's List of Wild and Crazy Book Titles. Or the granddaddy of them all, The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace (children of famed novelist Irving Wallace). And after seeing titles like Where Underpants Come From, suddenly WHIFF: Human Aroma Through the Ages doesn't seem so outlandish.
In fact, I think I'll check out Where Underpants Come From. I'm sure there's a smelly story in there worth including in my research. As a [first] Gulf War veteran recently related to me, luxuries like bathing and laundering don't exist on the combat front. "After a while," says my friend, "you realize your underwear isn't doing anything for you, so you just throw it away."
Coming from a Marine whose personal record for not bathing (unable, not unwilling) is 37 days, I'll take his word on it.
Got any smelly factoids of your own to contribute to WHIFF? Send them to: email@example.com (your privacy assured). Pending your permission, they could wind up in the book.
"Expect the Unexpected"