Thursday, August 18, 2011

These Enormous Silicone Breasts Are, In Fact, Genuinely Relevant to This Post About Books and Chess

It's Cheesecake Week here at Burro Hall, a transparent attempt to apologize for having posted that video of dozens of sanmiguelenses frolicking naked. It's in that spirit of reconciliation that we bring you the news of Britain's Greatest Living Author, Katie "Jordan" Price, and her recent failed attempt to break the world record for the Largest-Ever Book Signing. Ms. Price's loss is Mexico's gain, as we retain retain the record, set in 2006, when chess champ Anatoly Karpov signed 1,951 copies of his book in an eight-hour sitting here.

We of course can't quite believe there's an official world record for this, but even more baffling is that 1,951 Mexicans lined up to (a) buy a book (b) by Anatoly Karpov. We haven't been able to find out which book it is, but a check of his titles leads us to believe it was either Caro Kann Defence: Advance Variation and Gambit System, or Chess and the Art of Negotiation, which makes the whole "1,951 Mexicans standing in line for eight hours" thing that much more remarkable.(Except that there was a chance to break a world record involved, so maybe not.)

4 comments:

Pugsterlandia Guauito said...

would be better with pugs

Amiga del Lorax said...

Pugs playing chess and reading books?

Anonymous said...

no, pugs with implants

La Otra Amiga del Lorax said...

maybe the implants ARE pugs?