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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Limited editions of this holistic and cleanly book are available!

This is for a brand new ds106 Design Assignment: Weird Book Room:

The Abebooks Weird Book Room lists a collection of titles so farcical you would think they are made up, but they are not. “Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News With Baby Animals”, “Beyond Leaf Raking “, and “Goats: Homeopathic Remedies” are all actual book titles — “finest source of everything that’s bizarre, odd and downright weird in books.”

Your assignment is to design the cover of a book title so weird that it will look like it will fit right in to the Weird Book Room. Be sure to include a little bit of jacket blurb for your blog post where you include your designed book cover. Go weird!

This all started with the tweet:

And I could not help my curiosity to scan the titles at the Abebooks Weird Book Room

Each of them might be a story unto itself, but I could not help but be happy, Neil. So happy to make this into a ds106 assignment and develop my own book title.

So the premise of Zen and Toilet Cleaning is that the rhythmic and circulations of every day bathroom cleaning are ones the resonate with the holy cycle of spiritual zonoids, as depicted in the A’Alahyak Temple. You can achieve a higher state of wah with a brush in your hand and your minds eye open. Learn these techniques in a simple but aproachable style as writtemn by the author, a leading Flush Master

What book will you put on the shelf?