Monday, 20 April 2009

Scanmongering Monday :: Hitler and the Hippo

Aaah, what a day. To celebrate the birth of Adolf Hitler, The Sun today launched SunTalk, an online radio station and right wing campaign vehicle. Equally distressing, there is a man cutting down a tree in the garden that backs onto mine. I don't really know why he's doing it and I really want to stop him, but I guess it's his tree. Bah. Now the damn sun's gone in. What a day!

Right, this week's Bookscan comes from a children's book. Give me the name of it and you might win this week's prize, a copy of Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Love Hurts and You Don't Know Why by Dr Susan Forward. So, if you don't recognise the hippo in the sky, why not have a guess?...

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24 comments:

Lennie Nash said...

Is it one of Hitler's illustrations from Das Kinders' version of Mein Kampf?

Lennie

La Bête said...

Ooooh, you're close. Apart from the Hitler thing. Move away from Hitler.

Autolycus said...

The Sun has a radio station? How they are going to get Page 3 in?

La Bête said...

They do the jingles. Like: 'Hi, I'm page three girl, Erica, and I always listen to Gordon Smart, the Prime Minister of Showbiz on Sun Talk.' Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
?

Either that or the hippo is enjoying a 420 trip (unlike me)!

Sigh

AnnAnon

Dan said...

I's not Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton, but I'd just like to point out that that book is really good.

La Bête said...

What's a 420 trip, AnnAnon?

No, it's not Hippos Go Beserk! Dan is quite right.

Innocent Loverboy said...

Pity that's the sun going in, and not The Sun going down.

daisyfae said...

When Seagulls Go Bad, Volume 1: Kidnap, Hippo Rape and Pillage.

Catofstripes said...

I thought this would be easy with google... so many books of hippos.

And I really wanted the prize. sigh

Catofstripes said...

although looking more closely I don't suppose it could be the children's illustrated version of To the Lighthouse? I never did understand that book.

Clare Sudders said...

Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

La Bête said...

IL, I know, I know. Sadly, no.

Daisy, you're just being silly now. Keep it up!

Stripey, I'm sorry. It's good. It's not right.

Suds, is there a hippo in Jonathan Livingston Seagull? I really can't remember. Anyway, again, sadly, no.

Next!

Sharon said...

Perhaps if there HAD been a hippo in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, it would have been tolerable. Everything's better with hippos.

daisyfae said...

History of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Before Giant Balloons

(hey, you said keep it up...)

Anonymous said...

Is it There's a Hippopotamus on our roof eating Cake?!

Swebe

dan said...

Is it wrong for me to not like a man who I've never met who is cutting down a tree I've never seen? I think I might have some latent lumberjack hate hiding in me.
I empathise with you Stan, blooming tree chopper downers!

Boob Pencil said...

I haven't actually read Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I had a friend when I was a teenager who tried to convince me of its worth, but it all sounded very suspicious to me. I just said it cos there was a seagull.

I too tried to use google, but got nowhere.

I don't know why I'm writing this comment. It contains nothing useful, entertaining or valuable and I have no clue what your book is. I'm just avoiding doing any work.

Anonymous said...

420 trip? Not just the 20th April...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)

Plus, heard the news about the hippo that may be fed to the other Zoo animals?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/13/farasi-the-hippo-will-not_n_174569.html

AnnAnon

Anonymous said...

Have you shut it down Mark Farley, you have put my kids at risk you ass hole!!

La Bête said...

Sharon, hello. Is everything better with hippos though? I mean, really. What about The Wire?

Top work, Daisy. You should be on the telly.

Swebe, would that it were. Would that it were.

No, it’s not wrong, Dan. If anything – in my opinion at least – it’s right.

Suds, GET ON WITH YOUR WORK!

AnnAnon, what an education you are. I didn’t know about that dope thing, and I didn’t know about Farasi. Poor, sweet, innocent Farasi! Don’t feed him to the big cats, you bastards! What a world we live in. Eh? Eh?

Anonymous, erm… Have you come to the wrong place? If not, I think you’ve stopped taking your meds again, haven’t you? Go on now. Back on the meds.

Catofstripes said...

Mark Farley used to be one of my best friends, and the lover of my dearest enemy. What's going on here?

La Bête said...

Was he the kind of chap who might put someone's kids at risk?

Catofstripes said...

Nah, although he was some sort of college lecturer. Can't be the same bloke.