Bad Jobs in Novels and Awesome Pen Names
Some of the answers, via the #BadJobsInNovels hashtag:
The villain’s horse in a western.My reply: Harpoonist on Pequod.
Food in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The prince’s whipping boy (RIP Sid Fleischman.)
Laundress in an erotica.
Any one of the 100,000 French soldiers in War and Peace
2. Imogen Russell Williams posits that those who have read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre can be divided into two groups — Rock Stars (those who love Wuthering Heights and hate Jane Eyre) and Librarians (the opposite.)
But the hypothesis falls apart on further analysis. For example, I prefer Eyre and I’m clearly a ^$#*(&)*(&# Rock Star.
3. Raymond Carver Madlibs.
You'll need to think of a lot of smokable things, alcoholic drinks and expletives.
4. Best pen name ever? Diedrich Knickerbocker.
Jason Lea, JLeaisarockstar@News-Herald.com