Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2008 Diagram Prize Winner

Baboon MetaphysicsWhen we last left off, we mistakenly reported that the 30th Anniversary Diagram Prize was the 2008 Diagram Prize. And in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, the Diagram Prize is given to the most interesting, outlandish, outrageous book titles of the year. But finally, the real results for the 2008 Diagram Prize have arrived.

The envelope, please...

What's interesting about this year's prize is that there is actually controversy. The Fromage Frais book is published by Icon Group International, a company that seeks to replace those high-priced temperamental authors with a computer. However, at close to 800 dollars a copy for such a limited audience, it looks like they're appeasing the computer with a bit too much caviar and possibly some tasty tidbits of fromage frais.

Oh, and Computer? There's a technical error in your title. Back to the drawing board, as they say!

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