Dead Writers Deserve Google Juice Too

by | Feb 24, 2006

In the Mormon faith, members baptize thier ancestors into the LDS Church posthumously, ostensibly overriding whatever beliefs the person may have had while alive.

Now we have a similar take on dead writers from present day Los Angeles writer, Paul Davidson. For certainly, great thinkers of yesteryear would have blogged, had they had the technology to do so.

Davidson’s book, The Lost Blogs, imagines what some of these entries into the narrative database would look like.


According to the description on Amazon, the book offers hundreds of blog posts from the most famous minds in history, such as: John Lennon’s thoughts after meeting a young woman named Yoko Ono. Tips of the trade from Jesus Christ’s carpentry blog, including how to build a combination water and wine rack. Shakespeare’s treatment for a new play about two princes who misplace their horse and carriage and spend the entire play trying to locate it. How a stray hot dog nearly derailed Ghandi’s hunger strike. Jim Morrison’s original lyrics to Light My Fire. And the missing two cents from everyone else who matters.

When Davidson is not busy writing someone else’s blog entries, he makes some pretty funny ones of his own.

Find me someone who is willing to use mayo from someone else’s house other than their own and I’ll show you someone who likes to live on the edge.

For whenever I visit a friend’s home for lunch and I’m given the choice of tuna salad or turkey, egg salad or roast beef, ambrosia salad or an apple, potato salad or french fries, cole slaw or a side salad I will always choose the non-mayo item.

This is primarily because I am afraid of mayonnaise that isn’t mine.